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Forum topic by patron posted 10-13-2011 11:04 AM 2556 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2011 11:04 AM

imagine my surprise
when i went to the PO and found this present
from martyn (britboxmaker)

all i can say is



i had sent him a PM
when this first came out
to get permission to build one
as a gift for a friend

as we do here on LJ’s
he gave it willingly

i did make two of them
but being new to the process
i had trouble clamping them correctly
and still need to upgrade
to his caliber of work
(the clamps need a wood jig to keep them from warping
and going out of square)

live and learn

on the bottom he wrote this

i will spend this winter
up-grading my tools and jigs

making many that he and others have shared with us
so i can do better work
better than hit and miss
as i have done in the past



sending sunshine your way

-- 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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#1 posted 10-13-2011 11:11 AM

You are a lucky boy to have such good friends, good for you.

I’m sure you’ll treasure it always.


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#2 posted 10-13-2011 11:15 AM

What a Great Gesture!!
A terrific gift to a most deserving soul… Well Done Martyn!!

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

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 10-13-2011 11:20 AM

Nothing like a signed original from the Master. Nice all the way around.

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

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#4 posted 10-13-2011 12:43 PM

A wonderful gift to one who truly deserves a thank you from so many of us…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 10-13-2011 12:54 PM

It’s nice to have friends from afar. You have done so much for so many, thanks.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 10-13-2011 12:57 PM

A worthy gift
given willingly
to a worthy Lumberjock
Hats off to you Martyn
And Patron too.

And, for that matter, to all Ljs that make this forum a community where such things happen.

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

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#7 posted 10-13-2011 02:15 PM

Now that is cool.
And two offspring also.

Good for you guys,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 10-13-2011 02:24 PM

That’s the one he featured in Wood magazine.
Very cool !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 10-13-2011 02:27 PM

What an honor, David.
A great gesture, Martyn.
Stories like this reinforce my beliefs about the goodness of my fellow woodworkers and LJs in particular.
Thanks to both of you.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 10-13-2011 02:32 PM

How cool is this, David! We have such a wonderful group of people here. You are always going out of your way to help others and it is wonderful to see that others are also so thoughtful and reward you for your own kindness. Both of you gentlemen are awesome! It is a great story to see!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 10-13-2011 02:37 PM

You mean he’s got all that talent and he’s a nice guy on top of it?

That’s why I love Lumberjocks.

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

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#12 posted 10-13-2011 02:55 PM

This is just another example of the good will and comradship that exists on LJ. And you helped set the bar high David! Blame it on the wood…?!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#13 posted 10-13-2011 03:09 PM


Congratulations David and Marytnn.

-- 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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#14 posted 10-13-2011 03:50 PM

What a beautiful surprise! Nice work, both of you.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#15 posted 10-13-2011 04:11 PM

Makes you proud to be an LJ, gestures like this say it all.
Super cool, Martyn and David.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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