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Patron ( David ) did it again :--))

by Dennisgrosen
posted 01-13-2011 12:24 AM

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 12:35 AM

Patrton definitely has helped a lot of people.

Those are great pieces you got there. Enjoy!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 12:44 AM

I too know the excitement of receiving a parcel from the PATRON…
A true man amongst men…
I look forward to you being unblocked and make a wonderful project with some of this fantastic wood.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 12:54 AM

hey dennis
i’ve been wondering too

indonesia = denmark ?

there sure are some intelligent people in the world ? lol

right after (like that night) i sent this
you came out with your tools
and i saw so many planes you have
that one i have had for years under sawdust
don’t even know where it came from
glad you like it

the wood is imbuia
the marker is hard to see on some of the darker wood
i wrote on the ends so the ink wouldn’t stain the face

i sure do appreciate all the kind and lighthearted comments
and encouragement you have sprinkled here on LJ’s
it has always left me sad that you only have pine to play with

enjoy my friend
you deserve it

your daughter is a beautiful girl
such a sweet smile

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 01:00 AM

you are a blessed man dennis..what a wonderful gift…im glad it brought you so much happiness and to have so many types of wood to dream of making something…fantastic…but one thing i dont know , is who is in the picture with your daughter…the guy i know has a blue hat glued to his head…lol…and some whiskers under his nose…huh…one day i might figure it out…one day……...what a wonderful gift you have given david…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 01:11 AM

What an incredibly generous and kind thing to do David.
Dennis you deserve it. I’m looking forward to seeing some projects built from it.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 01:26 AM

Of course we are not surprised. David, you are one of a kind, and truly a great friend to many.

Dennis, congratulations, I personally know how wonderful it is to be on the receiving end of David’s packages.
He always knows the perfect gift. I wish some of my relatives were that observant

Thanks for sharing your joy with all of us


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#7 posted 01-13-2011 01:26 AM

David is a true Patron. He is a Renaissance Man for all seasons.
We are blessed to have him as part of LJ.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 01-13-2011 01:36 AM

Dennis, This is very, very special. There are many in the LJ community, that are very special people and both you and David are that and more. Than you for sharing the photos of you and Silke (I love that name). The round the world travel of this package might just explain the mystery of what is happening to a package I sent to Div in South Afrika, I sent it on Dec. 12 and as far as I know it has still not arrived. It was supposed to arrive by Christmas.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 01-13-2011 02:32 AM

The joy of receiving is quiet a great experience, but I think the joy of giving is even greater. Either way, it is obvious the joy on each side of the ocean today. God bless both of you. Events like this make everyone’s day.

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#10 posted 01-13-2011 06:05 AM

What a great gift from one good hearted man to another. A fun story to read too. Thanks for sharing it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 01-13-2011 06:13 AM

David is one of a kind. We are all truely blessed to know him. I had the honor to meet him in person this last summer. Enjoy your gifts and make good use of them.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 01-13-2011 06:31 AM

David, Dennis: Some mighty fine new material for you to work with. A grat gift.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#13 posted 01-13-2011 01:03 PM

Dennis and Silke, so sweet to see you there by the table, I think I see some geno beeing passed on. Only Silke is a lot better looking than you. LOL. She sure has a sweet smile.
I laughed big time about the detour to Indonesia, yes this just makes it even a better pack.
David sure did spoil you, he not only gave you some wonderful exotic woods, he also send you a plane you have been on the look out for.
Now you have to get some good ideas for the wood, take your time. Perhaps a little box for Silke, I have no doubt she will be feeling really lucky.
Best thoughts and congrats,

David, you rock!

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 01-13-2011 01:26 PM

It is good to hear of such stories as this. For no better reason than “just because”. Thank you both for sharing. Dennis, it will be interesting to see what becomes of the pieces. Hang them on your shop wall so you can often gaze up and contemplate upon them. And don’t be disappointed by the Purpleheart. When you cut it, it will turn somewhat brown. Leave it out in the sun a bit or a few days in your shop and it will go back to purple again.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#15 posted 01-13-2011 01:37 PM

Wonderful Story Dennis, and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer, or more deserving, person!! Enjoy!!
And that David… He’s something special, isn’t he?! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#16 posted 01-13-2011 04:08 PM

What a great story!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#17 posted 01-13-2011 04:45 PM

A lovely gift from one sweet man to another. :) Enjoy!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#18 posted 01-13-2011 05:23 PM

Thank you Dennis, for sharing this wonderful story. I have moisture in my eyes as I read it.
I’ll in my shop today with a light heart and gratitude for such wonderful friends like David and Dennis and, of course, the rest of the LJ family.
Dennis, you have in your hands, not only the product of a generous and loving man’s heart, but the most well traveled lumber, and plane, on earth.
David, you are a true Patron.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#19 posted 01-13-2011 06:12 PM

A great gift from a GREAT LUMBERJOCK!

I’m sure you’ll think of something to make with it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#20 posted 01-13-2011 06:33 PM


Indonesia was occupied, for a long time, by the Dutch.

To the freight companies, Dutch and Danish are probably the same thing.

Hope the box got Frequent Flier Miles :-)

David .... you’re Allheart … but … you knew that.

Dennis: my favorite kind of tears. Enjoy the wood. We’ll be watching to see what you make, with it :-)

The Spirit of the LumberJocks is alive and well !

-- -- Neil

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#21 posted 01-13-2011 07:09 PM

Hello Guys (girls),

Yes, David is GREAT man, he is kind, he is helpful, he is thoughtful, he will give you his last dollar, he is a great woodworker, BUT he is also very lonely, he lives in a house that will probably never comes off, he has to take his
water from the rain, he had most off the time no work and therefore most off the time not enough money,
he is sick.
But David is the BEST FRIEND a man (girl) can ask for.
I wish I could help him, but my situation is also not ideal, the only thing I can do is pray for him.
I hope so that more people on LJ who see David as there friend and there is somehow who can help him,
in any way whatsoever, because he deserves it so.

Sorry David, that I’ve writ this, but I love you.

Take care my friend

sorry for my English.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#22 posted 01-13-2011 07:18 PM


I’ll say it again: if YOU feel LIMITED by your English, then …. I can only imagine how WELL you express yourself in your native tongue.

Because … you do VERY well with English.

And … to your last post …. I’m working out the details, right now, for a visit to David. I’ve never met him, and … I think I need to.

And if there’s ANYTHING that I can do to help HIM with the projects that HE is working on …. please be sure … I will :-)

-- -- Neil

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#23 posted 01-13-2011 07:21 PM

Dennis, this was a beautiful gift that David sent you. I cannot believe they sent it to Indonesia but that just shows that God was watching over it to see that it was finally sent to the right place. :) I think that both of you are just a couple of terrific guys. I know that David has helped many people as well as you too, Dennis. This is a wonderful story and things like this makes all of us proud to be Lumberjocks and to be able to know of people like you and David. It makes my heart smile. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#24 posted 01-14-2011 02:10 AM

wauw… I lieve the site for a few hours and come back to so many nice comments
even thow I had a little sneak weiw late afternoon I realy don´t expected this

but I better hold the rule and take it in the right order

Ianwater : I already do it and my daughter even came to me after dinner and ask
can I see the wood again ….so I think we are two thats enjoying it :-)

Larry : good to see you still alright :-)
Don´t hold your breath , I think it will take some time …afterall I have to refurb
a bunch of tools in this winther and make some apliance´s to the bench , some sawbench
sawhorses, toolcabinet… know the drill…too much to do and too little time :-)

David : yep some real intelligent lol ,,,there was a blog about it a few days ago
I think it was called they walk among us
one of the comment was abot a man the cuoldn´t find his loguage at the airport
after he landed
and wanted to report it where the one of the staff said you are in the right place
I´m propper trained to find missing things and then she asked …..have your
plane arived yet …......BOOH

Grizz : don´t worry I give you a hint about the mustage missing …you know how
dangerus it can be figthing with the lawnmover and last time I was in Copenhagen
visiting Mads I needed to steal the frontwheels from it
and about the hat ….I got promoted so I just wait for the new black hat…LOL

Don : thank´s but don´t hold your breath :-)

Kent : I know you have , I realy did enjoy the plane packages with you and your
restoring blog about it …thank´s for sharing that one with us :-)

Ellen : so true :-)

Ken : if you have alert Div. about you have send a packages then I think it wuold
be relative safe on the last legg …..he has alot of streetpoints at the savages
in the local aria….they don´t dare to tuch it
well we have to wait and see

Rand : thank´s
and I liked the reavelpicture of you comming out from the annonymnus crowd…LOL

Steve : welcome back :—))

Tom : lucky you are :-) and I do enjoy it , and I will try ..prommisse

Karson : yes it is and very beautyfull too :-)

Mads : thank´s, I smile :-)

Rance : what a great idea ,frame them like a picture to start with…......
easyer to start dreaming ….but then I don´t think I can focus on the jobs to bee done , thank´s

Mike : thank´s :-) and yes he is speciel

Charlie : :—))

RiverGirl : thank´s now I I think I blussed a lady thinking I´m sweet , I do enjoy :-)

Dick : I will try my best….....but oh boy surdently have such beautyfull wood in my hands
realy did blocked me ….....hope I get over it and my confidence return one day

Neil : thank´s for the update of the history
but don´t you think there is alot of diffent in the sound and shape of .. D and I
they walk among us .. those intelligent ….LOL
but please get your sleep …I will alert you when the times come …LOL

I realy wish I cuold afford to be with you on that trip to David ….go go go and enjoy it
just remeber to bring your best hammer and DIY tools
and you will work with a higher speed than with strangers….don´t ask why I know it….
still painfull to think of the blisters from trying it :-(

Helluva : great I cuold make you smile :-) and I´m proud to know you too mate
now up with the feet and tinkle on the paperblock with your idea´s and the coffee
beside you :-)

All : I have told Silke your nice comment to her and when I told her you say she is alot
more beaufull than me she laughed ….............and from the background …....with a very
dry voice saying ….....that´s becourse she looks like her mum…....DOOH…....
here I walked around all theese years and thought it was becourse of my DNA´s :-(

Silke say´s hello and thank´s for the coment´s

take care

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#25 posted 01-14-2011 03:11 AM

I am really happy for your Dennis! What a great gift from a friend from afar! It is wonderful how you showed us all so we could all share in your joy. Your daughter is a beautiful girl, too. I really enjoyed seeing this!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#26 posted 01-14-2011 03:28 AM

Dennis, I know how you feel. Having beautiful daughters sure did not come about because of us. Wait till she gets a little older. You might want to make a club out of some of Patrons woods to keep the boys away. lol

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#27 posted 01-14-2011 12:44 PM

Sheila Thank´s I tell her you said it :-)

Tom : I even consider to have Jordan carve a wall hanged
shotgun or maschinegun in size 1:1 to scare them with..LOL one is going to take my princess away ….. :-)

I can see you are blessed too ;-)

take care

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