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12-28-2011 12:37 AM

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LJ Christmas presents that I found under my tree!

Someone got lucky here in Denmark and I am happy to say it was me!
This Christmas the postman brought me two presents from the big world out there…
From two of my dear LJ friends!

So I took myself a quiet moment in the Christmas running and sat down to enjoy the unpacking.
As you can see the shape of the first one was making me curious right away since I have seen the shape before on LJ….

It was an obelisk from my friend Jim in the US and yes I had seen it before and even commented on his post!
As a former architect I have a soft spot for the simple shape of the obelisk and with the finish of Jim, the picture of my daughter that he had found and put in the frame, and not to forget the beauty of the wood – I am sold! Yes Jim you stole our hearts here, and I send also warm thoughts from my daughter who also found it to be really beautiful. Thank you Jim, and merry Christmas!

The other pack was from my friend Andy in UK, he and I had a talk about micrometers and the use since I am a novice there. I had bought one for bigger dimensions and thought it was just to be adjusted down when Andy told me I needed more than one… But he came first, and had found a beautiful old English one for me in the most beautiful case.
Now I will spend the time to learn and use it proper and then I am in business of fine measures.
Since I am ‘the vintage architect’ of course I was really touched that he had found me this beautiful old one, and even the click sound makes me happy!
So thank you and a merry Christmas also to you!

So I had a wonderful moment there, full of smiles, and will treasure these gifts from you, thank you.

The warmest of my thoughts and biggest of smiles,

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

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 12:41 AM

Aww that’s so sweet :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 12:42 AM

By the way, very nice new buddy icon :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 12:48 AM

we’ll see some precision now. Great gifts. I’m glad xmas was good to you.

Smiles for 2012!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 02:54 AM

How thoughtful.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 03:03 AM

A great gift to a great guy! When someone gives something, it makes a hole that life will fill. That’s the principle of the DAO (think Yin & Yang). I love you brother!

Happy Holidays!


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#6 posted 12-28-2011 03:18 AM

It’s a gift to have great friends. Friends aren’t great beause they give you things, they are great because they build into your life in extrordinary ways. Those gifts are extrordinary.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 03:36 AM

Awesome gifts! Great one guys, enjoy!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 06:53 AM

My Dad always said “To have good friends you have to be a good friend”, so there you go.

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

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#9 posted 12-28-2011 04:41 PM

Merry Christmas! Those are some very nice presents. I am happy for you.

-- Mel,

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#10 posted 12-28-2011 04:44 PM

Great stuff and well presented.
Nice to have buddys !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#11 posted 12-28-2011 11:55 PM

Tis the season. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 12-30-2011 03:45 AM

Hi guys,
Yes I am a really lucky guy to have friends like this, and I sure smile even more reading the kind comments.
Happy new year and the best of my thoughts,

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

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