Gift for my daughter Mathilde from my friend David (Patron).

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Gift for my daughter Mathilde from my friend David
Also known as Patron, loved from many of us.

Sometimes we are caught by surprise…
Big surprise…

Caught by the kindness of others,
David always had this effect on me.

His kindness, his rock solid heart full of love and a mind that have learned more than most from life.
David you are someone special, a gift.
May God bless you.

So what brings me to write this in public about David!

A postman rings the bell, I open the door, a pack… I expect nothing… from David! on the other side of the globe! It’s for my wonderful daughter Mathilde, please come home soon Mathilde.

She open full of smiles, full of excitement, and we are stunned!

Inside the box a wonderful letter, translated to Danish! David you are wonderful.
We cut out the stamps from the shipping box.

Look at the details!
Wood pegs, beautiful woods tastefully combined.

The moon, makes us dream here.

Elegant opening.

Little fine brass screws.

The part from the shipping box is now fitted to the box, and the wonderful letter is kept under it.

Now Mathilde can fill it up with personal things.

The box is made with love, this we can feel in the details, in the finish.
Thank you David, thank you from both of us here.
The father has tears in his eyes, those of joy.

Best thoughts from both of us to you my friend,

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

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#1 posted 930 days ago

That is very nice! Way to go Patron!

I’m wracking my brain trying to figure out how me made the moon dowel.
Maybe on dowel drilled out and another one inserted, then the whole thing turned off center?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 930 days ago

im thinking drill a hole in light wood, then plug it with dark wood, then use a same size plug cutter off-center from the original hole. definitely a good idea, i may have to borrow this.

very thoughtful present as well

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#3 posted 930 days ago

As a Dad of a little girl (now big), You all touched my heart.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 930 days ago

Beautiful box! I too love that moon dowel. Gotta try it.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 930 days ago

So sweet! Nice going David! :)

-- 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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#6 posted 930 days ago

A wonderful gift and a beautiful gesture.

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#7 posted 930 days ago

A beautiful box for a beautiful girl. It’s all very symmetrical. Well done David.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 930 days ago

Beautiful gift, I know she will treasure it.

-- Chuck

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#9 posted 930 days ago

Wow. I feel pretty fortunate to have seen David’s work, and hear about his processes, in person.

Mads: you and Mathilde are fortunate and deserving people, to receive this wonderful gift. May you and she enjoy it for many decades to come :-)

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 930 days ago

What a wonderful gift… and only fitting for such a beautiful little girl!

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

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#11 posted 930 days ago

A wonderful gift David. You have a big heart.

Enjoy your new box Mathilde. It is a thing of beauty.

-- 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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#12 posted 930 days ago

Cool, absolutely cool!

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

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#13 posted 930 days ago

2 of the classiest LJ’s around Mads and Patron … Nothing nicer than an unexpected gift from afar. Way to be fellas and congrats Mathilda.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#14 posted 930 days ago

That is a beautifully crafted box and a wonderful gift for the father as well as the daughter. Well done David.

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

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#15 posted 930 days ago

Very thoughtful.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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