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mafe

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805 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: mafe move

New location, no workshop, old song & MaFe’s love.
Once in a while I am not sure where to post, this time was one of these…

So this is a little brief update on my situation, not just my workspace situation, but also life as it goes.

I think this little update is a lot about love, but we will see as I write the text…
At least the reason why I have been so little on LJ is due to the fact I meet the woman who can make a simple piece of bread like this into a love story.

Just before we get there I will show you a little drawing of my apartment as some of you know it (I had a few LJ’s there for visit). This is only for sentimental reasons…

She is also the reason I started to make funny cooking…

Since last I have been at the hospital, they thought it was a heart attack, but it was a spinal lock (don’t know the name), so after a visit at the chiropractor I was a new man.
And guess who was by my side all the time…

Quite fast Sisse and I agreed that we better share roof and bed, and since her apartment had room enough and are situated in a good location only few hundred meters from the sea we decided to move there.
Only problem was that we were a room short with three children and us, so it was time for…
Woodworking?
Naaaa….
Metal frame and plaster boards, but at least building a little.

We have been tested in many ways these months, I was sick, making a new unit out of our two families and we even had time to try and rescue an old man who was about to die from being choked in a piece of bread.
Sadly he did not make it, they had to give up at the hospital, but Sisse and I learned that we worked well together in times of crises and this has been useful in the moving also.
May God have mercy on his soul.

Ok, a little woodworking, a bookcase and some beds but nothing worth blogging about on a woodworking site, even it was nice to smell some wood and make Festools run for a short while.

My wonderful daughter Mathilde and Sisse made a competition on fast they could build an IKEA closet, that was a wonderful moment.
(Sorry to admit I had to buy from IKEA…).

This was a sad moment, packing down my workshop at the old place.
I almost got a depression, especially since I have no new workshop so all had to go to storage.

Last load from the old place was my good old Vespa.
Goodbye old life – welcome future.

Last flowers from my little garden.

The view at the road where I live now.
Wonderful to be so close to the sea, soon my kayaks will be at the sea and perhaps a little fishing is waiting ahead also.

Since I for now have no workshop, I will have more time for drawing.

Also the nude on Mondays.

Here a view at my new desk.
Plenty of light.
And if you look at the right side some tools have sneaked in…

My own shaves and Japanese tools.

Sketch books, woodworking books and an old chest in the living room.

Ahhhh some tools and wood, how could I live without!

My tote also found its way into the new apartment.

And even more interesting – my Japanese tools and workbench.

Yes I plan to work with Japanese tools until I find a room for rent to make a new workshop close to home.
I will soon start blogging about the Japanese tools and setup since most of this is already made but I did not have the time to blog.


So now you know why I am not arround as much as usual, hope there will be more time in the near future.

Plenty of warm thoughts to all of you.

Best thoughts,
Mads

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


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Bertha

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#1 posted 805 days ago

Wonderful! :)

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

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Charlie

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#2 posted 805 days ago

Mads,

What a wonderful story. Sorry about the workshop situation, but it looks like everything else will make up for it until you find a new space. :)

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Brandon

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#3 posted 805 days ago

I always love the pictures you post, Mads. I hope you get a new shop up and running! Thanks for sharing.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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patron

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#4 posted 805 days ago

thank you both
for this wonderful new life
you share together

good to hear from you again

japanese isn’t to bad
look at all they have done there by hand

but we do look forward to the new shop soon

congratulations
in you new and better lives
and the kids too

everybody is happy now

-- 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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bch

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#5 posted 805 days ago

It looks to me as though you have workshop enough, for now, and an even fuller heart (possible for Mafe?) and life in other aspects. Not a bad trade for a time. The workshop will come.

Best,

-- --bch

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 805 days ago

Congrats on the great situation. I know the lack of space wont stop you from creating, and working with wood. Look forward to the creative solutions for working with what you have.

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

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ramon

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#7 posted 805 days ago

La madera siempre puede esperar,el amor no.Felicidades.

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#8 posted 805 days ago

Best wishes! And happy thoughts!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 805 days ago

Mads, Mauuuuuuuuuuuuwwwwwwwwwwww

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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meikou

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#10 posted 805 days ago

Mads,

Wishing you and Sisse a wonderful life and I look forward to reading about your journey from deshi to shokunin.

Whenever I’m feeling that life is getting the better of me I think of people like you who’ve gone through rougher times than I’ve ever had and yet still manage to smile. It keeps me going.

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chrisstef

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#11 posted 805 days ago

I wish you the best of luck on this most recent adventure, here’s to it lasting a lifetime for the both of you!!

-- "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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RussellAP

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#12 posted 805 days ago

I’m happy for you. Wish I could pick up and move to CA along Freeway 1 myself, but at least I spent some time there last year.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 805 days ago

Good luck with your new life Mads.

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

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Brit

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#14 posted 805 days ago

Sorry to hear you were in hospital Mads, but so glad you’re Ok now. I’m so happy for you my friend. You really deserve it.

-- 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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canadianchips

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#15 posted 805 days ago

Wonderful story.
Those 4 letters are so powerful ”LOVE”
Your workshop will come back
We will wait for that to happen.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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