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Forum topic by shipwright posted 05-03-2013 06:04 AM 1084 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2013 06:04 AM

My wife came in with the mail today and I found that I had become the latest LJ to be honored with a gift from our friend Mads in Denmark. Inside the letter I found a fine little wooden stick with a leather strop on one side to keep my knife sharp and the soon to be world famous MAFE mark on the back.
Now this Canadian can keep his Swiss army knife Danish sharp !

That was lovely but what was even better was the little origami crane that accompanied it. I know that these have become very popular in recent years but to me they have a special significance. One of my uncles, an art teacher, taught me to make these about 50 years ago and I spent many a bored hour in high school and university classrooms folding them and distracted more than a few nearby classmates in the process … even got me a few dates. That uncle passed away several years ago so needless to say they hold a nostalgic place in my heart.

The one he taught me was a little different though so I thought you Mads, might like to see how it was made.
Then maybe you can show us how yours are made.

Thanks Mads, You Made My Day.

For You:


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees.

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 06:35 AM

Gosh I can’t see the video. I’m sure it nice though….....
I enjoyed your post. Have a great day.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-03-2013 06:49 AM


It’s still Private… LOL


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 10:47 AM

yep, private paul…

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

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 11:11 AM

Isn’t Mads a great friend to have???? This is the beauty of Lumberjocks; Friendship and enjoyment of woodworking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-03-2013 12:44 PM

You need to make the video public Paul.

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#6 posted 05-03-2013 02:31 PM

It’s public now, I did make the change last night but in what may be described as a “senior moment” I guess I forgot to hit save changes.

Oh well… sigh.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees.

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#7 posted 05-03-2013 04:56 PM


Even your paper folding is perfect!

For you and Mads, and other paper folders there is an excellent documentary on paper folding as art and science. Its available on Netflix.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 05-04-2013 05:53 AM

That’s a crazy video Paul, just fabulous, did it have a stamp attached & make its own way to you :: ))
As you said a great site

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 05-04-2013 03:11 PM

Very slick. Nice story. This is a gr8 site

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 05-04-2013 07:15 PM

Hi Paul,
I was really amazed to see your video, thats cool!
A few years back when I was really at a bad health and was waiting for a operation, I decided to make 1000 cranes, since it is a Japanese tradition that you can have a wich if you make a 1000. I wished that the operation would be a sucess and in a way it was, even I enede up on a retirement early.
My friends like to make fun of me, since I always used to get female attention when we were out, and I folded origami figures, so I know the effect – laugh.
I will see if I can make a video.
Thank you for your kind words.
Best thoughts,

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

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#11 posted 05-05-2013 12:37 PM

Great video Paul.

-- I never finish anyth

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