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08-04-2011 08:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: elf the anarchist’s tool chest thank you

A vintage architect says thank you!
to an elf or a fellow LJ…

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Someone has sent a book for MaFe the vintage architect?
It is ‘The anarchist’s tool chest’ and it arrived today with UPS…
It must be a wonderful little thoughtful elf, a book elf.

Whoever this secret little person is, I thank you from my heart, I was a big wonderful surprised smile this morning. Hmmmmm life is sweet when we remember to look and when we have the luck that others send some of their kindness to us. Jubiiiii, I will be reading this Schwarz book with double the joy.

Now I will lie down in my little garden, lay there and dream of little elf’s and kindness.

Thank you from my heart, it touched me a lot,
Mads

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


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Bertha

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 09:25 PM

Mads, I know the identitity of this kind little elf. It’s not me, as I’m more a warty hobgoblin than elf, but my lips are forever sealed. You will treasure your gift even more if you ever identify this kind elf, as he is one of fine principles and wisdom.

-- 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 08-04-2011 09:29 PM

You see, all those saucepans of milk were not wasted after all !
Nice Elf !

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 10:07 PM

congrat´s Mads :-)
not surpriced some of kindness return to you from time to time .............. (SU….) LOL
you deserve it ….. enjoy

thanks to the elf with a big hart :-)

let us know if you learn something ….. Ha Ha

take care
Dennis

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 10:20 PM

Mads, you are a fine man and there are many here on LJs that loves you so this is not strange to me at all. You deserve the occasional anonymous gift as do many others here as well. So just smile and enjoy your book. I am told that it’s a very good book – so much the better. God Bless.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 08-05-2011 01:28 AM

Hi trallelaaaloooliii,
The alf are silent, I am enjoying.

Al, yes I had a idea you might be involved, I remember not so long ago the warty hobgoblin was sending me a book on making hand planes and he used the same name… So I was thinking you had given some info to the elfs… lol.

I do have a idea of a elf with principles and wisdom – hmmmmm….

Fabrice, that one you will have to explain… Saucepans? Yes- a wonderful elf.

Dennis, Thank you for the kind words, I have no idea if I deserve it, but I do love the fact that the elf think I do, and I do love to get a secret little present from a US elf, it’s a little story in the story, so yes I have a big warm smile here.

helluvawreck, I also get a little red in my face now, thank you. I also hear this book should be really good, and I will enjoy it this I know, a book about tools, a book that came with UPS send by the ELFs, that is hard to beat, and sure is impossible not to enjoy (and I do like Schwarz when he is not angry at me – lol).

Best thoughts guys, and thank you for the words of sugar I will do my best to live up to them and for making me even more curious now also,
Mads

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

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ShopTinker

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#6 posted 08-05-2011 02:41 AM

You have a lovely spot, there in your garden, to read and think deep thoughts.

I’m not surprised that a kind elf thought you deserving of that book. There are many of us who appreciate the time you invest in your blogs. You are very generous person. You freely share with us all the things you’ve learned through research and practice.

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

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#7 posted 08-05-2011 03:52 AM

Mads:

I read this book on my vacation at the beach. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. There are a number of threads and reviews on the book. You Al and Wayne have inspired me to re-design my shop to accommodate more hand tools. (and spend more money!) Nice little garden there ; )

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#8 posted 08-05-2011 07:43 AM

Mads,
The saucepans were simply a reference to a practice in Celtic folklore : some people would leave out a saucepan filled with milk for the faeries/elves/small people/fair folks/Korrigans every night. Thus doing, they were hoping to win the good graces of said faeries/elves/small people/fair folks/Korrigans who can be very nice if they like you and very mean if they don’t…
Clearly you are a friend of the faeries/elves/small people/fair folks/Korrigans (and you deserve it)

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#9 posted 08-05-2011 08:19 AM

That is nice.

Like all our friends said you deserve it. Enjoy!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 08-05-2011 12:27 PM

Hi hi,

After a good nights sleep, I woke with a smile.
Breakfast and out with the trash, while going there I looked at the top paper and it was the shipping paper from the bookseller, I noticed something I did not see before the book was billed to a person in Sacramento, the name I did not know so I checked on Google and look what came up…

I laughed big time… But perhaps… We never know a wood working dog!
Naaaaaaa, I think it must be a cover for a elf, this elf is smart I see.

So now I will just go through the 30.550 members on LJ to see if I can find some one in Sacramento, see you in a month…

I start to wonder if elfs do whittle…

Dan, I love my little garden, it is really small 10×20 feet, but even so I managed to make it a little part of paradise as I usually say. When I moved in four years ago it was just some gravel and a few spots of grass, now I feel like sitting in a little clearing in the woods, yes I do love my little green spot, I feel blessed here.
I enjoy the circle LJ makes, to make a sketch, make a project, document it, share it and perhaps even inspire, and then at the end get all the feed back, and yes all the wonderful words and kindness, this is worth so much to me and makes me feel rich in live – what more can we ask for. (Except some old tools to restore – laugh).

TechRedneck, so here was the answer, the inspiration, it is so rewarding. I’m glad you got the bug it is a wonderful bug, yes he do eat his way into our budget, and yes he do keep us awake once in a while, but to be able to shell the fresh wood, see the shavings of a well tuned hand plane and even create as we go, that sure is a gift.

Fabrice, now I follow, thank you, I will set out some milk now. I was just at a wonderful museeum the other day, and finally I got my self a fire steel, so I have been in the forrest to find a tinder and so on, soon I will have reaced the step of evolution where I make fire… So I guess the saucepan with milk fits right into my middle age life here.

Ian, a big smile from me to you.

By the way and in balance with the middleage theme, the bench is my fresh made shaving horse without the top, I will post this soon.

Best thoughts to all of you, and especially my elf,
Mads

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

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#11 posted 08-05-2011 01:17 PM

there is more than one elf and they do move around so looking in sacramento wont get you closer .. LOL
and the bench looks good sofare …. but I think you shuold have made alot longer
if it has to dupple as a couch and shaving horse :-)

have a great day :-)

Dennis

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Bertha

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#12 posted 08-05-2011 02:06 PM

Those capable looking hindquarters look like those of a worker that’s toted heavy stock. I suspect your elf may be nothing more than this Sacramento canine. Or perhaps there’s another elf in that sunny state.

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

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#13 posted 08-05-2011 02:46 PM

Proud for you Mads…. Enjoy your book and the good fortune of wonderful friends…. Simply reading this made my day today. Thank you for helping remind me of what I tend to forget from time to time….

Enjoy your garden and book my friend….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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RGtools

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#14 posted 08-05-2011 03:13 PM

I love that your garden bench has a ripping notch.

Glad that all is well in your world and that you have good friends.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#15 posted 08-05-2011 03:36 PM

Beautiful slice of paradise you have there in your garden. Thanks for sharing this story with us; everyone needs an elf friend!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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