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mafe

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09-22-2011 02:30 AM

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Lumberjerks lost in Copenhagen
or just lost in general…

Flemming (Flemming), Andy (Brit) & Mads (MaFe)’s meeting in the center of Copenhagen.

Ok the scene were set, we had arranged to meet under the big clock at the central station in Copenhagen. 19.00 I was there, alone, so I took a walk around the central station, and there I spend my waiting time watching a bikini photo session for one of our national TV stations being shot on camera. Not the worst way to wait for LJ buddy’s. 19.20 I had left the shooting – or just around that time, I was deep in my thoughts looking at a mobile hanging on the belt of a police officer, it was making strange noise – then a guy went up straight in my face, and I got a big shock even he was a big laugh – that was Andy. 19.22 Flemming was there, a hug from a friend and we were off.

I had decided we should go to a part of Copenhagen where tourists used to come in the sixties, at this time we were famous for liberation of pornography, so my time spend while waiting was just spot on.


Andy and Flemming in the street.

We walked down this Copenhagen street, talking and looking at people and smiling at the atmosphere, a fine evening plenty of people on the street, a few woman of the street a thing made of plastic in a window and we agreed that it could not be a woodworking device, and finally we agreed on a Indian restaurant.


Andy and Mads looking at window frames as true LJ’s.

Wonderful time spend, talking, telling, of course LJ stories and Indian beer and really well cooked Indian food, Andy was so cool, he did not even need to look at the menu he just ordered butter chicken (I think), Flemming and I was struggling to take a decision but did and it was all wonderful food (we shared a little).

After the dinner, I have no idea what time, we walked up to the central square of Copenhagen to have a Irish coffee and a beer in a English pub (we were afraid Andy was home sick) so here we spend a good time telling jokes and looking at the woodcarvings by the bar, after all we are LumberJerks so we see details even at this time.


We passed a art gallery we figured, at least this sculpture must have been art, the shop had mostly DVD’s that we did not really wanted to look at, and the owner allowed us to take pictures if no customers there were being seen on the photo – wonder why!


I’m not sure what is art and what is madness here, but we had a good laugh.


Andy had to tell this woman that he was married and it was late, so we had to go (she did not give him a lot of attention I must say, but I’m not sure he discovered it).


LJ woodworking study tour – here the carvings in the English pub.

Before the last train would leave Copenhagen we went for the station, and took a train, at a later station we said goodbye and send Flemming off (we wish you a wonderful time on the sea now sailor), I took the next train with Andy and left a station later saying goodbye and see you buddy, while I thanked him for a wonderful evening and the amazing brace he had brought to me and gave me as a present (I am one lucky guy).

So I walked home from the station with a smile on my lips, telling myself that I must be amongst the most blessed people on this planet to meet so many wonderful people and even be able to get friendships out of cyberspace.

Thank you Andy – thank you Flemming.

All my best thoughts,
Mads

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


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David Grimes

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 02:36 AM

That is COOL. Making memories and sharing them, too. Thanks for that.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 02:37 AM

I’m dying here… LOL! This is the best travelogue I’ve read in a long time.

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Don W

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 02:41 AM

and a brace to boot!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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jusfine

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#4 posted 09-22-2011 03:17 AM

Sounds like it was a great time!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 03:30 AM

indeed mads

meeting
is so much better
than cyber

everything starts somewhere

glad you all had a good time

-- 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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Bertha

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#6 posted 09-22-2011 03:36 AM

I love it! I wish I could have joined this motley crew. I received a gift from a special LJ in the mail today. I’ll tell you who after I have a chance to properly thank him. Suffice it to say that it’s wonderful to make these friends. Here my gift, a golden lighter, sits atop a strop that was my fathers.

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

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58j35bonanza

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#7 posted 09-22-2011 03:45 AM

Great story!
I am sure it is already on it’s way to a theater near you. lol

-- Chuck

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 09-22-2011 04:00 AM

Oooo la la.. what a place to meet! I totally missed that the windows had frames!!
Nice gift!!

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

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Greg In Maryland

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#9 posted 09-22-2011 04:10 AM

Oh my Mads. What a hoot. Copenhagen isn’t Kansas, that’s for sure.

Greg

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 09-22-2011 04:55 AM

You guys look like trouble waiting to happen. Or did it already happen? :-)

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

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lilredweldingrod

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#11 posted 09-22-2011 05:09 AM

I’m checking the law books. There has to be an international law against that much fun in one evening. lol

It is great seeing the huge smiles on your faces. Everything in the world is right again.

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fernandoindia

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#12 posted 09-22-2011 05:25 AM

Cool story buds. Glad you had good times.

I understand now, Flemming got lost in the window shopping.

Also good to know you get back home safely after the safari.

-- Back home. Fernando

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#13 posted 09-22-2011 05:27 AM

Did you have to take a second look at the plastic thing in the window? haha Glad you guys had a good time and thanks for the interesting pictures.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#14 posted 09-22-2011 06:05 AM

You Gentlemen look like you had some Fine Fun!!
Too bad you had to meet in such a dull city… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Tootles

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#15 posted 09-22-2011 01:07 PM

Glad to hear a good time was had by all.

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

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