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1234 days ago
LJ fellows hang out.
Dies Lunæ v October MMX a.d.
I was in my car, by my side my new friend Thomas, also known as Napoleon (whom I had just meet last night, on the Three men, one mission, LJ saw test meeting in Copenhagen), I had just picked him up on the train station, since he had agreed to come a second time to a LJ meeting in Copenhagen. When we drove down the street we could see a guy with a long wooden box after him, it was on wheels and had a round wooden handle. So we tried to guess what could be in the box; I guessed he must be a star watcher, meeting with his friends to look at the sky / Napoleon was guessing it was a cannon barrel, and the guy was on his way to meet some brothers in arms… So we smiled from this experience, and talked of last night, then went into my apartment, and made some coffee, and Napoleon told me he had felt so much home, this touched me a lot, but most of all that he had felt like my work shop was his own place.
This was so kind, but the story gets even better, he had brought this by foot, bus and train all the way to Copenhagen – my God the box is so heavy that I can’t even lift it! So I was not surprised when I received a mail today, that he has pain all over, and are resting on the sofa. Dennis I thank you from my heart, that is so touching – Merci, tak, danke and all I can think of Dennis, even this will not be enough.
Then it was dinner time, we eat the rest of the food from last night, that I forgot to tell was smoked lamb leg, and also that Napoleon had made a garlic sauce, that was so strong we could not taste the wonderful wine he had brought. But it was again a wonderful meal, and we had coca cola and read wine.
More stories, and then we went to the work shop again, but it had become too late to make some noise now, so we gave up on the making a grease box idea I had, and just talked, and talked about what we could do with the little metal pieces Napoleon had made for all four Danish LJ’s, but this will be seen at a later time. (Ohhh yes and a woman came and complained that the house was smelling from smoke).
Before we knew it was late and we drove Napoleon to the train, and Dennis and I went home for some more talking, and around four it was time to throw the towel and say good night – another sleeping guest in my daughters room, she is on holly days now.
In the morning, we had some good bread and coffee, Dennis told that he could sometimes drink two pots of coffee before he could wake up, so I never found out if he did.
I suggested Dennis that we went a tour around the work shop to make him a grease box, so he can become member of the GBOC (grease box owners club), and he was happy to say yes (I think)…
After we spend a little time, having a coffee, and talking before I followed him to the train station, where he went back to the little island Ærø, tired as I can understand from his mail.!
I look forward now to make a V-drum sander, from this axis he brought me.
Ohhh yes, and Napoleon brought me a present, a wonderful axe head, so I can be a member of the boat builder club, or at least look like I am… So now I look forward to try this out after making me a handle. Thank you Thomas, to be there, and for this wonderful present.
Thank you both, I can now repeat, it was a evening I will not forget in a while, and another good reason for LJ’s to meet,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.