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1029 days ago

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yabadabadooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Today a package arrived from Canada.

A pack arrived today, and I feel not only good, I feel just fine...

This pack ended up with a special story just to come…
Sometimes to send a pack is just to deliver it at the post office and then the receiver go and pick it up, but this time the Danish post company had other plans, the decided that the pack should have a value, and so I would have to pay 100 dollar to receive it in taxes! After a talk with Randy we decided to tell them to go and look in the darkness, and that we wanted them to take the pack in and open it to see they were wrong.

And so time started to tick: 2011/09/20 18:58 EDMONTON Item processed at postal facility
2011/09/21 13:02 VILLE ST-LAURENT International item has left Canada
05:30 International shipment has arrived in the destination country 2011/09/23 12:43 Item has been sent to customs in the destination country
12:42 International item arrived in destination country
2011/09/26 10:30 International item released from Customs to Foreign Postal Administration
2011/09/27 17:44 2923, Denmark Item on hold at postal facility to verify address of recipient 08:07 2920, Denmark Item arrived at postal facility. Item on hold.
07:51 2920, Denmark Item has been received at the delivery office in the destination country
2011/10/10 11:51 2923, Denmark Item redirected to recipient’s new address 2011/10/27 the pack was delivered at MaFe’s house!

Or short: almost a month to get a pack that took three days to ship from Canada to Denmark – that is madness!
We claim to live in a wonderful modern country here in Denmark, and the truth is that even the old Soviet states are more effective these days, that is really impressive – lol.
But being stubborn helped, at the end it came here with no extra taxes no tickets no charges extra, so it paied of to wait.


But look at this face! Yes sometimes waiting makes the finale even sweeter.


This box sure was!
For a man who usually find his wood in the street in the form of old pallets, parasols and furniture’s that can be torn apart and given new life – to receive this pack was like a trip into nature itself, and just the colors and textures almost made me breathless, wauuu I will treasure this.


You can see in the background my wonderful espresso, homemade jam and Berliners (the Danish).
And look what little treasures that showed up in the box also, these will have to find a home in a fine little box one of these days.

Our LJ buddy Dennis had come from his Island yesterday and crashed on my living room floor last night, so he was the photographer, and we went to bed much too late this is why I look a little tired on the photo above.


Little notes on some of the wood and even a wonderful shave of walnut tree.


And yes I read the notes and look forward to cut, but took a peak sneak dip with my nose.

Randy JUSTFINE I am so happy for this wonderful pack, and the fact that it has traveled from you to me, and even had to go through so much to get here just makes me treasure it even more, so that was one of those gifts we call PRICELESS.

Thank you so much, I will think careful before I use and, and will do all I can to make beautiful things out of these treasures, treasures with a wonderful story.

All the best of my thoughts here from Denmark, the last country on the planet that are able to use more than a month to transport a pack five kilometers inside its own borders – laugh.

And finally a warm thought and a big smile to you and the whole family especially the little new member,
Mads

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


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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 1029 days ago

I’ve had stories of stuck parcels of the alike here in France… customs suck.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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patron

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#2 posted 1029 days ago

welcome to the new modern world

what a great gift

and a wonderful smile you have

couldn’t happen to a better guy

are your danishes made in denmark
or in germany (berlin)
all ours are made here

-- 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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SASmith

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#3 posted 1029 days ago

What a thoughtful gesture.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 1029 days ago

patron—I don’t know where Mads gets his Danish, but my grandmother (who came to this country from Denmark) used to make cream-filled pastries (Berliners) that were to die for!

Her Frikadeller (meat balls) wasn’t bad, either.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Cher

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#5 posted 1029 days ago

Hi Mads, you cant get better than that. A lovely gift of wood, espresso, home made jam and I presume some delicious Danish made pastries and of course good company in the form of our wonderful Dennis.

Randy, that was very kind of you, now Mads can spend more time in the shop and less time for scrounging.

Thank you for sharing such a delight Mads, you deserve it.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Brit

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#6 posted 1029 days ago

You’re obviously happy Mads and so you should be. We are also happy, not just because you deserve it, but because it can only mean more wonderful blogs and projects in store for us to drool over. I can’t wait to see what you do with it. No pressure. :o)

Yippeeeeee!

Nice one Randy.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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peteg

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#7 posted 1029 days ago

You look like the cat that just swallowed the canary, all that food you are living tooooo well my friend :: ))))
Well done

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

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Brit

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#8 posted 1029 days ago

....and that Danish looks very much like an English jam doughnut to me. So after pillaging all our old English tools, you’re now stealing our cakes are you? I’m writing to warn the British Society of Baking right now.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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spunwood

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#9 posted 1029 days ago

Beautiful stuff…some deliscious I presume. Like the beard,, and didn’t know scooby doo was broadcast overseas, how funny.

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

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#10 posted 1029 days ago

Hi Mads, I just got in and saw your message, glad to see you got the package and you are satisfied with the wait, I was ready to give up on Denmark! Did you share a piece with Dennis?

I thought in 28 days of the package with the customs or postal agency that they would have built something with the pieces by now… :)

It was so long ago, I forgot that I put the little inlay pieces in, that is what I made for the the plaques for the horses (well, their owners).

Plane or cut that light colored piece and check the interesting sweet smell of Canadian lumber (big smile).

Hope you can make use of scraps that I sent, All the Best!

Randy

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

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Rick Dennington

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#11 posted 1029 days ago

Spunwood…..I believe you mean the Flintstones…Wasn’t it Fred Flintstone that hollored that?.....lol.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#12 posted 1029 days ago

flintstones

-- 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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Brit

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#13 posted 1029 days ago

I thought he was inferring that Mads looked a bit like Shaggy.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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jusfine

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#14 posted 1029 days ago

just a bit? hahaha

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

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lanwater

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#15 posted 1029 days ago

That’s a great gift Mads.

At least they did not returnit back…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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