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486 days ago

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 fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#1 posted 486 days ago

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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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 486 days ago


It’s still Private… LOL


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

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#3 posted 486 days ago

yep, private paul…

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 486 days ago

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 486 days ago

You need to make the video public Paul.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#6 posted 486 days ago

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 fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 486 days ago


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 485 days ago

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 485 days ago

Very slick. Nice story. This is a gr8 site

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 485 days ago

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 484 days ago

Great video Paul.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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