New location, no workshop, old song & MaFe's love.

  • Advertise with us

« back to Focus on the Workspace forum

Forum topic by mafe posted 05-14-2012 06:21 PM 4610 views 1 time favorited 87 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View mafe's profile


10827 posts in 2332 days

05-14-2012 06:21 PM

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…
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,

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

87 replies so far

View Bertha's profile


12982 posts in 1936 days

#1 posted 05-14-2012 06:27 PM

Wonderful! :)

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

View Charlie's profile


1100 posts in 1529 days

#2 posted 05-14-2012 06:31 PM


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. :)

View Brandon's profile


4151 posts in 2194 days

#3 posted 05-14-2012 06:35 PM

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"

View patron's profile


13491 posts in 2584 days

#4 posted 05-14-2012 06:39 PM

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

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

View bch's profile


285 posts in 1932 days

#5 posted 05-14-2012 06:39 PM

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.


-- --bch

View Mauricio's profile


7103 posts in 2394 days

#6 posted 05-14-2012 06:40 PM

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

View ramon's profile


153 posts in 2427 days

#7 posted 05-14-2012 06:41 PM

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

View FirehouseWoodworking's profile


675 posts in 2516 days

#8 posted 05-14-2012 06:47 PM

Best wishes! And happy thoughts!


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4166 posts in 2099 days

#9 posted 05-14-2012 06:50 PM

Mads, Mauuuuuuuuuuuuwwwwwwwwwwww


-- 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

View meikou's profile


115 posts in 2878 days

#10 posted 05-14-2012 06:52 PM


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.

View chrisstef's profile


14703 posts in 2249 days

#11 posted 05-14-2012 06:54 PM

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

View RussellAP's profile


3053 posts in 1529 days

#12 posted 05-14-2012 06:58 PM

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.

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


17328 posts in 2919 days

#13 posted 05-14-2012 07:02 PM

Good luck with your new life Mads.

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

View Brit's profile (online now)


6033 posts in 2085 days

#14 posted 05-14-2012 07:13 PM

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."

View canadianchips's profile


2166 posts in 2240 days

#15 posted 05-14-2012 07:14 PM

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 !"

showing 1 through 15 of 87 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics