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Shop down IIIII?
share my joy

Shop down IIIII

UPDATE 14 January 2014
Know I said it was last, but was just with a big smile and want to share it with you.

Walked in to the shop yesterday afternoon, walked down the lake, and enjoyed the birds in the winter cold water.

But what I enjoyed even more was this.
Arriving to my little work shop.
Seeing life has returned now.
Even the facade has been painted.

Getting into the shop.
Now the things are back in place, and I am almost done moving in.
Even had a fire in the stove again.

Also I meet this guy in the shop every day now, he is finishing up for the contractor.
A really kind man, we have spent a few good days there now.
Had a good moment the other day, I saw his chisels were as dull as a screwdriver and so I offered him to use my water grinder. He had never sharpened like that before, he has been a building worker for 20 years, always used an angel grinder for sharpening. So he was in sharpening heaven, when he learned to sharpen and did all his chisels, also he said he will buy a water grinder now (sure he will remember this job in Copenhagen in the future).

The back room, when I arrived…
Might look chaos, but I have now unpacked 20 boxes, so it’s great progress.

Ohhh and look I build a little the other day.
A storage for tools, lumber and a table top for drill press and disc sander.
So even it looks chaos, things are getting along.

The last boxes unpacked.
Hmmmm, that will be todays job.

Yes and I also managed to rebuild this one, so I can now use it for lumber storage.

After several hours the back room looked like this.
Notice the planer and thicknesser.

I build a little mobile cart for them.
I need to put all on wheels, since the back room is small, so I need to be able to move the tools into the shop sometimes.
(I was dreaming of a flip top version, but don’t have room enough).

And the rest of the room is now also getting closer to be functional.
I call this room the machine shop.

I will end with this picture of my antique French tabernacle, this because I have promised a close up. ;-)
Perhaps my work shop is my personal tabernacle.

So today I smile, feel I am getting really close now.
Thank you all for your wonderful words on the way, they sure helped me keep the smile.

Best thoughts,

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

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#1 posted 01-15-2014 12:14 PM

Gratis Mads! I bet you are really happy to have your little slice of heaven back. This has been an adventure reading about your journey

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 12:37 PM

glad you’re back in your shop, looks great!

I really like the wood burning stove.


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#3 posted 01-15-2014 12:45 PM

You make me smile Mads.
What a warm and wonderful space you have created. It looks so cozy.

Life throws us curves and we must respond. You are getting real good at responding.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 12:47 PM


-- 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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#5 posted 01-15-2014 01:24 PM

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 01-15-2014 01:31 PM

I know it is tuff to be patient in these situations, but, looks like you will soon be up and atom.

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

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#7 posted 01-15-2014 01:33 PM

I am so happy for you Mads! Illness has kept me out of the shop for a short time. I know I have not endured it with as much grace and smiling as you have. I lift my tea glass to you in a toast. “Welcome Home Mads. Welcome Home!” I am being silly, sitting here with tears of joy for you my friend.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 01-15-2014 03:09 PM

Welcome Home, Mads!

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

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#9 posted 01-15-2014 03:39 PM

A little slice of Heaven.
You deserve this wonderful environment my friend.
And congratulations.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 01-15-2014 03:42 PM

Finally, back to heaven. Congrats, Mads. Enjoy it !

All the best my friend in this new environment.


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#11 posted 01-15-2014 04:27 PM

Looking good Mads.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 01-15-2014 05:06 PM

Congratulations Mads! You must feel like you have gotten your life back. At least that is how I felt after we moved to our present house and built the new shop. Everything looks very well organized and pretty compact. Have fun and don’t forget to post whatever you get up to in there. Did you do those paintings?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 01-15-2014 05:37 PM

Happy days are here again! ;=-)

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

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#14 posted 01-15-2014 06:03 PM

Congratulation !
I am looking forward to all the fantastic projects you will make in your new workshop.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#15 posted 01-15-2014 07:40 PM

am so glad for you, i know what its like to have a life of pain and a life that has been changed in ways we never thought would happen, and our shops are a big comfort..and now your on your way to having your shop back, creativity shall return in a mode that will allow you to even express it thought real items you have crafted…now is the time to again be a WOODWORKER…shine brother shine…

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

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