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New location, no workshop, old song & MaFe's love.

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#1 posted 830 days ago

Wonderful! :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 830 days ago


What a wonderful story. Sorry about the workshop situation, but it looks like everything else will make up for it until you find a new space. :)

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#3 posted 830 days ago

I always love the pictures you post, Mads. I hope you get a new shop up and running! Thanks for sharing.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 830 days ago

thank you both
for this wonderful new life
you share together

good to hear from you again

japanese isn’t to bad
look at all they have done there by hand

but we do look forward to the new shop soon

in you new and better lives
and the kids too

everybody is happy now

-- 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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#5 posted 830 days ago

It looks to me as though you have workshop enough, for now, and an even fuller heart (possible for Mafe?) and life in other aspects. Not a bad trade for a time. The workshop will come.


-- --bch

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#6 posted 830 days ago

Congrats on the great situation. I know the lack of space wont stop you from creating, and working with wood. Look forward to the creative solutions for working with what you have.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#7 posted 830 days ago

La madera siempre puede esperar,el amor no.Felicidades.

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#8 posted 830 days ago

Best wishes! And happy thoughts!


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#9 posted 830 days ago

Mads, Mauuuuuuuuuuuuwwwwwwwwwwww


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 830 days ago


Wishing you and Sisse a wonderful life and I look forward to reading about your journey from deshi to shokunin.

Whenever I’m feeling that life is getting the better of me I think of people like you who’ve gone through rougher times than I’ve ever had and yet still manage to smile. It keeps me going.

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#11 posted 830 days ago

I wish you the best of luck on this most recent adventure, here’s to it lasting a lifetime for the both of you!!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#12 posted 830 days ago

I’m happy for you. Wish I could pick up and move to CA along Freeway 1 myself, but at least I spent some time there last year.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#13 posted 830 days ago

Good luck with your new life Mads.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 830 days ago

Sorry to hear you were in hospital Mads, but so glad you’re Ok now. I’m so happy for you my friend. You really deserve it.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#15 posted 830 days ago

Wonderful story.
Those 4 letters are so powerful ”LOVE”
Your workshop will come back
We will wait for that to happen.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#16 posted 830 days ago

What a wonderful story, I couldn’t be happier for you! Congrats, Mads! You done good, Sir! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#17 posted 830 days ago

Hello Mads, love is what brings joy to our hearts. It is so good to see that you have found your Venus and by the happy smiles, all is well. Glad to hear your medical condition wasnt life threatening, oh yes a good Chiropractor is a blessing. Your picture documentation is excellent, every detail is interesting.

I am so very happy for you

I am learning to be loving in my thoughts, words and deeds, however diffiicult it is at times ….. perhaps one day I can share a story like yours.

Thank you for sharing your life with us Mads

-- When you know better you do better.

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#18 posted 830 days ago

Congratulations Mads!

I met the love of my life 13 years ago last month. We have been together through thick and thin ever since and got married exactly one year after we me.

At one time the world looked bleak, but in the past 13 years, there isn’t a day that goes by that isn’t a bit brighter because she loves me!

Good Luck old friend!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#19 posted 830 days ago

You are a lucky man! Best wishes for your future together.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#20 posted 830 days ago

wow… sorry to have missed so much of what’s been happening Mads…. glad you are ok, and more importantly amazingly happy you have found such beautiful love and someone to share it with and that shares it with you – you ARE a lucky man. and anything else will follow.

thank you for the reminder of how much love can inspire and conquer all.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#21 posted 830 days ago

Best Wishes, Lucky Man !!!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#22 posted 830 days ago

mads you are surely a blessed man to have found each other .thank for sharing it has brought a gladness to me. life sure can change fast and sometimes it a beautiful change .

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#23 posted 830 days ago

When one door closes another opens and a new journey begins. Smiles to you Mads.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#24 posted 830 days ago

My heart is a-flutter.
I am too a hopeless romantic. I love being in love.

Carry on,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#25 posted 830 days ago

Wonderful story Mads and tells us that maybe Cupid has some preferences and may choose to follow plane shavings over sawdust and breadcrumbs :) I am very happy for you Mafe and for her as well.

Something to think about fellow woodworkers. If one is alone, it might be a good ideal to pull out a block plane, shave off the edges of a little cherry, trail them outside your workshop, and wait… :)


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#26 posted 830 days ago

Mads: Held og lykke.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#27 posted 830 days ago

Hey Mads life is looking very wonderful and exciting for you these days! So glad the hospital visit is over and your new life is up and running. All the best to you and your new love. I see those tools sneaking in there….lol…....look out Sisse the workshop is coming soon! All the best to you and yours, I look forward to reading more adventures soon.


-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#28 posted 830 days ago

Félicitations et bonne chance, Mads. Sois très heureux avec Sisse, Mathilde et ta nouvelle famille.

Au plaisir,


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#29 posted 830 days ago

Mads, so glad your back and better than ever. I was starting to worry. Best wishes.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#30 posted 830 days ago

Being happy is no.1 on my list of life. Looks like you both are seein it in each other. Enjoy every minute of every day, cuz, you just never know.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#31 posted 830 days ago

Congratulations ! Great story.

-- Jeff,

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#32 posted 830 days ago

You old romantic mads :), what a truly fabulous love story, I can tell at ther moment a workshop is of little matter to you, but, I am sure with the help of your new “handywoman” (I see you have Sisse on the tools already, that’s a good start :)) it will all work out.
All the very best to you both & continuing good luck with the back.
Go well friend

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#33 posted 830 days ago

wow mads

you two have sure gotten everyone exited
with this post


are talking in that funny love language
and even spalm
is all a-flutter

again all the best

-- 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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#34 posted 830 days ago

Oh man, these are really exciting good news! The girls seem to get on well also :)
Hopefully this is the new life you always strived for!

Best wishes dear friend! :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#35 posted 830 days ago

Hi my so dear LJ´s, just checked the post and what a wonderful river of comments and most of all happy thoughts that are running here towards me – thank you.

So wonderful to see how love can be shared, and as I like to say ‘spread like rings in the water’.

Now it is bed time so I will say goodnight and read them all tomorrow – after all Sisse is waiting in there ;-) so I hope to be forgiven.

The best of my thoughts, and thank you for the sweet smile on my face and the silent happy beating in my heart,

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

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#36 posted 830 days ago

It’s great to hear from you Mads. Congratualtions on meeting the love of your life. It’s good to hear that your health is better. I’m sure that you will find a way to continue your woodworking. Again, glad to hear from you.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#37 posted 830 days ago

A story of love, of kindness and generosity – all in pictures and pictures within pictures (and stories within stories).
There will be woodworking again – a loving person can only ignite our passions, not demand substitutions.
All the best!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#38 posted 830 days ago

What a wonderful life update, Mads. You are indeed a lucky man, but Sisse is a lucky woman as well!

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

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#39 posted 830 days ago

I like reading your posts Mafe. You seem to turn your life into some sort of epic ballad….........

‘And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew,
that one small head could carry all he knew’.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#40 posted 830 days ago


Wonderful news! I’m glad to hear of your new love. May your lives togeather be full of joy.

And I’m sure your woodworking artistry will manage to make things even more beautiful in your new world.

Be not a stranger…


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#41 posted 830 days ago

thanks for the update Mads :-))))))))))
I knew you cuoldn´t let the drawing tools be packed down …. lol
glad to see you are on your feet again
remember to clean up after every shave you make before Sisse get home from work
we don´t want to see the lovely smile in her eyes change to dark … sending lightnings after you and us .. ;-)
give all the girls and Karl some big hugs from us then we maybee can be forgiven when you use
too much time on LumberJock

the best wishes in the future to you two and the rest of the family
from Ærø
Silke and Dennis

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#42 posted 830 days ago

You are one lucky guy!
Best wishes for continued health and happiness!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#43 posted 830 days ago


I’d thought that something must be going on with you being so quiet on LJs lately, so I’m glad to hear that it has been (mostly) good. Enjoy this new phase of life and best wishes to you and Sisse. I hope you do find a place for a workshop soon.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#44 posted 830 days ago

Great post, and touching story Mads. I am happy for you, and yes I was wondering why you were not posting. I am glad it was something like this. Never would have known but now that I do it’s good, all good.

-- Mel,

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#45 posted 830 days ago

Live ,Love and Laugh ,I’m very happy for you both,and the whole family .

-- Custom furniture

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#47 posted 830 days ago

I wish you much happiness! It looks like you are on your way toward something wonderful.


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#48 posted 830 days ago

Well done Mads. I knew there had to be a reason why we had not seen much of you lately. Congratulations and best wishes. It will all work out just like it is supposed to.

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

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#49 posted 830 days ago

Hello, my friend. I am so glad for you! I am happy that you condition was not as severe as it sounded and you have a beautiful person to look out for you and share a new life with. Mathilde seems happy too!
It is nice to see that some of your precious tools came with you!!
Keep in touch, Mads….....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#50 posted 830 days ago

Congradulations! Awesome post, pictures, and writing. Well done and good luck.

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