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mafe

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1069 days ago

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A gift and a thought from a LJ friend
Yes I am so lucky that I have to pinch my arm once in a while.
I have come to know a handful of people who really brings me light, people I feel sure will stay a part of my life, and look what can happen on top of this.


This is what the postman brought to me, and yes I was fast to run into the shop to open it.


And this was what was inside, an 8 mm push button quick nut – I never even heard of this in my life.
But when I posted my updated drill press stop Jim offered me one, and send it all the way to Denmark.


It came to Copenhagen the day after I drilled through my finger with a push drill… (Sorry to be slow here).
But as you can see it works really fine, I push the nut and it can be moved in a second, before I had two screws that had to be turned all the way and then tightened.


So this is really a wonderful upgrade to my drill press, and I am really grateful.


Jim did not ‘only’ send me a nut, he also send me a wonderful letter and a picture of a Saint Jude, In the Roman Catholic Church he is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes and after Jim heard my story he referred to me about Saint Jude and he has become my guardian since then, even I have never been very religious (I never heard of Jude before, even I was baptized in a protestant church and went to school in a catholic school, but it was probably me and not the school…).

Dear Jim,
I want to thank you, not only for the gift, but also for our friendship and the token of hope you have given me and that are a part of my life now – thank you!

These days I actually have St Jude not only on the wall of my workshop but also on my night table I have my book of songs and prayers, and on this a little cross and a amulet of St. Jude, I bought this little amulet to give me smiles and hope and I hold it in my hand when I have a bad day with pain from my neck.

Thank you for that light you gave my life.

Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

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


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 1069 days ago

Well you both are tops on my list. Thank you both for sharing.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1069 days ago

Lucky break Mads!! Save you a lot of screwing ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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peteg

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#3 posted 1069 days ago

Good on ya Jim, bet you both feel very happy with the outcome. This realy is a fantastic sight & not just all p..s n wind :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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lanwater

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#4 posted 1069 days ago

That makes 2 of us who never heard of a push button quick nut.

Friendship is the greatest thing in life.

Enjoy!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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WayneC

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#5 posted 1069 days ago

What a very nice gift.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1069 days ago

It’s a nice gift and story Mads.

-- 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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jjw5858

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#7 posted 1069 days ago

This is one of the reasons this website is a wonderful avenue to share our love of woodcraft. Everyone on here for the most part are great crafts people with a positive spirit willing to help.

Keep up with the great posts Mads and best wishes.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 1069 days ago

Mads, you are very welcome , my friend. I’m glad you find the quick adjustment nut as useful a I did!
Enjoy…..............Jim

ps. I would like to add that to get a quick nut shipped from Grizzly, it cost $6.95. To ship this nut all the way to Denmark it cost $4..go figure!!!!!!!

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

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Manitario

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#9 posted 1069 days ago

what heartwarming story. It’s nice to start the day off with a story that brings a smile like this.

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

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racerglen

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#10 posted 1069 days ago

Very nice both of you.. As far as the shipping ??
Maybe there’s internal customs to get from Grizzly to Jim .. ;-}

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-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Bertha

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#11 posted 1069 days ago

Mads, wonderful gift!
I knew I’d find you here, so make sure not to miss this if you haven’t seen it already:
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolRestorations/Renovating%20an%20Infill%20Smoother1.html

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 1064 days ago

cool :-)
looking forward to see how that gadget works next time :-)

Dennis

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 1062 days ago

Great gift and LOVE THE SAINT JUDE! That’s hysterical. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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