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03-08-2013 08:42 PM

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Hi LJ’s.

Life is kind of running these days, but not into the sand, just running and sharing wonderful moments with me.

Some months ago I got a mail from a fellow LJ Elksniffer , he told me his son Eric was coming to Copenhagen and was wondering if I could be helpful with some places to look at art since Eric is a painter and here in Europe on a long tour to study the old masters.
By the way I am trying to push or fellow LJ friend to post some projects, I know he is making Winsor chairs, on his son’s website you can see a chair they did together.
I am always happy to help and to meet new people so of course I said yes to meet him.

And so after some mails he was all of a sudden here in my workshop in Copenhagen.
It showed out that we had a lot in common, both studied architecture, passion for art and a lot more that we learned during several meetings and hours of talk. Thank you Eric.

This is Eric’s home and studio, give his site a visit, he has an amazing talent and I will look forward to follow his progress in the future, I think the sky is his limit.

Eric’s wonderful girlfriend came to visit him here in Copenhagen so I had the luck to meet her too, they were both in my new apartment to dine with my daughter and I and today we all three took a ride in my car to visit some museums up the coast.
First two with old paintings that I felt Eric would enjoy, Ordrupgaard and Nivaagaard and finally at the Louisiana museum with modern art, we have to get him updated and also his girlfriend and I enjoyed some modern art too. Smiles.

Who is looking at who or what?

Life is a matter of focus, I think, what we focus on is what we see sharp and this is what we remember.

Here they are in the bookshop of the Louisiana museum.

And we managed to find a simple but inspiring thing for our fellow LJ’s.
I think this one could be a subject for my friend Jim.
It is for putting hot pots on the table.

Here a picture full of smiles from our first meeting.

We are still having more plans here in Copenhagen before they leave, one is a woodworking project that I will post more about when we get there.

Thank you Eric for some nice meetings and I could imagine a future friendship,

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

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 08:49 PM

When I saw the first picture I thought you were changing style…


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 03-08-2013 09:03 PM

How funny, I was just wondering what ol’ Mafe was up to recently. Glad to hear you are doing well and looking forward to your next update. Cheers!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#3 posted 03-08-2013 09:09 PM


In the true spirit of the LumberJocks, you are the epitome of friendship and hospitality.

Thanks for sharing your experiences.

Best Regards. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 09:15 PM

You are a wonderful host, Mads!

By the way, as a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, I was somewhat surprised to learn there is a Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Research tells me the name comes from the original owner of the property, who was married to three different women, all named Louise.

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

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#5 posted 03-08-2013 09:24 PM

You are being a great host Mads. Quite a good coincidence that Eric has also studied architecture.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 03-08-2013 09:36 PM

so glad you met a new friend and had so many things in common, enjoy the trips you do and keep sending us these great pictures, always love to see mafe smiling…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 03-08-2013 09:40 PM

So great to see you smiling!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 03-08-2013 10:04 PM

Nice one Mads you have twin Brother :)


-- 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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#9 posted 03-09-2013 01:28 AM

Nice to read about meetings like this one. Thanks for sharing!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#10 posted 03-10-2013 11:54 AM

Looks like a wonderful time.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#11 posted 03-10-2013 12:13 PM

awesome how the page can bring us together to share and discover!
(.......another ex student of architecture, fine arts and a big passion for the masters!)
Keep us posted!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#12 posted 03-10-2013 02:08 PM

Great story, Mads. It sounds like you both hit it off. That.s wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 03-10-2013 03:35 PM

It’s good to have friends and to make new ones. Thanks for sharing Mads. Take care.

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

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#14 posted 03-10-2013 03:44 PM

Wow, great post Mads! Things like this put a smile on my face that lasts the full day! Thanks!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#15 posted 03-11-2013 04:38 PM

Thanks for sharing Mads! I think you should grow an impressive beard like Eric!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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