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01-13-2011 12:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood humor bubinga cocobolo purpleheart mahogany walnut maple cherry rosewood lacewood bocote arariba

Patron did it again :—))

Thank you so much

for the Globetrotter
First in December I got a Pm from our dear Patron of all times David ...................
saying ”give me your delivery address
I have a little gift that can help in your future woodworking

BANG …....AAUUUCH my Jaw hit the floor realy hard
but if the patron say jump you jump…..LOL
of course he did get my address still confused as I was from the jawdropping
a few days after another Pm arived from David
saying ”Gess what ?
Your prayer has been heard and is in the mail

If I wasn´t confused before I can asure you I was it now , and very excided as well
so excided that I think my postman thought about calling after the bluewagon for me
(you know them with the nicely white dressed huge men in )
well just becourse I nearly knocked him down every day so I cuold see in his car
for the letter/smallpackage from David after the first week had gone by and untill
today ….....LOL…......tell me who wuoldn´t have done the same if you knew a L J
package was expected in the very near future….......and it was one from David oh boy oh boy
well the day´s went by and David and me started to get little nerveus about when it
wuold arive at the doorstep
David even surgessted that the mail office had send a rowboat from england making
a speciel delivery …..LOL
finaly it arived today
and here your see the small package/letter I expected….............just a hell lot bigger….LOL
and haevy too :-O
I still had to finish the afternoon at the job….I´m not so sure it was up to the standard ….LOL

I have a pre woodworker asking alot of times today , “when are we going to open, when are we going to open ”....well you know the drill from Chrismas …LOL
it is my daughter who was as excided as I was :-) I gess I most have talked alot of that packages
the wife was tired of it from day one I said I was expecting a little package from U S A
replyed with “what have you bought now ”..... when I told her I didn´t bought anything but David
was sending something but I don´t know what it is , she just shaked the head and wuoldn´t believe me .. :-)
now she does….LOL
here you see two kids barely have the power to open the package….too excided I gess

here you see why it did take so long before it arived :-(
I have this idea in my head (from earlyer jobs) always tjeck the following note
in the plasticwindow…..I did so with this one
and glad I did it ,a very big blue stamp on the note say MISSENT TO INDONESIA …..LOL
and came via the German postsystem before it landed in Denmark
so thats why I called the package the Globetrotter

here you see what is in the package
wood ….woood…...fantastick woood …...woood I only cuold dream of and see in project´s on L J
WAAAAUUUUUUUW …thank you for the tears in my eyes David ….I discovered them when my daughter
asked me why are you crying father … sweet she is :-).......well it seems to me I´m getting soft lately..LOL

here you se another BIG ..BIG SURPRICE in there too
a very nice side escapement scewed shoulderplane / rabbetplane
one I have been hunting for in a long time to match my normal shoulder/rabbet side escapement plane
I realy don´t know how David does it every time , beside being a fantastic person ,a great carpenter and
woodworker he most allso bee a great magician … I recall I have never spoken about
a scewed shoulder /rabbet plane on L J …I know I have said many many times I was tired of our poor pine and I envy how easy acsess you have to beautyfull lumber…..LOL … he allways seems to know what people need when he wants to do something for them…..........thank you so much for being the person you are David

I have one question David
what is the name of the third wood in the next picture here

1. Marple 2. Maghogny 3. mbuia ? (is what I cuold read )

here in this picture it is
1. Arariba 2. Black Walnut 3. Rosewood

here in this picture it is
1. Cherry 2. Purplehart 3. Birdseye Marple


here in this picture it is
1. Bocote 2. Burbinga 3. Cocobola

here in this picture it is
two different colour of Lacewood

after my daughter and me had talked about and looked at this beautyfull gift from David
a copple of hours ….....She who always most be obayed came to the dinning table
with a very power full shaking head ….chuckled while she said …..bedtime young lady
its an hour over your bedtime ….you are just as crazy as your father , then she looked
at me and said ” you know its schoolday tommorow …how cuold you”
ha ha I wont tell anyone I did see the smile in her eye´s

I know I had all the time I have been here said to my self and dream of all the lovely
project I wúold like to make
and know when I have the oppetunity …........well I can´t think of anything to make
out of it …...........blocked /speachless call it what you will…..I just know it will take a long
time before I figur it out …......I know I barely dare to make a cut or plane a fine shave in it
maybee there will bee a day when I have confidence enoff to make something with it
in the meentime I will use it as my dreambox when I feel stocked
and I have a feeling that my daughter will sneak in the shop and look at it too from time to time :-)

thank´s once again David for both the package , Letter and for giving me some preasured time with my daughter
both today and in the future
A gift I never will be able to return, only a humble thank you

take care my freinds and thank you for looking
may you all bee blessed with good freinds

Silke and Dennis

Ps. yes it is placed in this furom becourse I think there is other L Js that never have seen such wood before
so here is my excuse before you make a rant out of it :-)

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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. Southern Delaware soon moving to 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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