The post office delivered a wonderful gift today. It had traveled roughly 4000 miles or 7000KM to get here from what looks to be a wonderful island in Denmark.
My LumberFriend DennisGrosen had sent me a package.
The box contained an incredibly well wrapped package, a very thoughtfully written and heart warming Christmas card from Dennis and his family, and a load of packing puffs that my son had a good time with.
Thankfully they kept him busy, which gave me time unwrap all the protective layers on this package. Dennis obviously loves tools as much as I do. :)
Inside was a folding ruler that measures up to 2M or 76 inches…...errr wait, last time I checked 2m was closer to 79inches. Then I recalled a discussion Dennis and I had about the existence of the Danish Inch on one of Mafe’s greasepot posts…Mafe is good at bringing people together. This folding ruler measures in Danish (Dansk) inches.
The old Danes must have had big feet because their inches are 3% longer than the “English” system. The folding joints are tight and the ruler is very light. It is a pleasure to use. I must take care not to use it accidentally though … perhaps it should go on a plaque to remind me that in the event my woodworking is off by 3% that there is still somewhere in the world where I can be right.
Thank you Dennis for a wonderful gift, the smile on my face and the warmth in my heart. LumberJocks has some of the best people on it and you are certainly one of them.
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