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Blog entry by Div posted 01-15-2011 09:48 PM 1630 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

She actually came quite some time ago. It was love at first sight for me and I wanted it to be more than just a fling. I was after a permanent relationship but how could I be sure?

What about the culture shock? It must be very hard to give up a comfortable life in the culture rich Old World and contemplate an uncertain future in a little Third world country at the very bottom of darkest Africa; strange people speaking strange languages living strange lives, wide open spaces with dangerous animals, unknown cities with dangerous criminals (well, maybe in Denmark too?)

Would she be able to cope with the organized chaos of my life? And her new dusty home filled with exotic and foreign friends, how would she handle it?

It was meant to be. She immediately connected with all her strange new friends; she enjoys the beauty of the land, the view from the shop’s window and embracing previously unknown timbers. We are happily married!

Thank you Mads! The beautiful kerfmaker you made for me has its own special place in my tool cabinet. I will cherish it until I go to the Big Workshop…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."



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patron

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 10:00 PM

sweet gift

and an original from the heart too

the honeymoon
is never over
with that love

enjoy

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 10:02 PM

congratulation with your new toy :-).......ups sorry you mention you got marryed to her
I wasn´t trying to upset her ….hope she forgive me some day
and she wont beet you for it :-)

have a great weekend Div.
Dennis

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stefang

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 10:22 PM

A very nice and generous gift from in Denmark indeed. I know a talented woodworker like yourself will get some good use out of it. Well done Mads.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 10:33 PM

My so sweet brother in the dark Africa, where the lions sleep with one eye open, and the savage are well – you!
It is such a sweet story, and I’m really touched thank you.
It was me yes that was her father, and I will now show you here a few pictures from when she came to life.

In a messy work shop in the cold North were the Vikings are well – me…
In the mittle of tools, a tool tote with unfinished dovetails, a unresponsable router set up and tools ‘en Mads, this little hard wood and brass girl came to life, helped into this world by nothing less than a push whale.


A few pieces came together, acually simple but complexe to some, like every woman worth wating for.
A coin from the EU, I belive with a German picture from the big gate of the now broken down wall, a piece of hardwood from a old table tross, brass sparts that had traveld from Paris to Copenhagen, so yes a woman of international standards was on her way.


As you can see she have a sister in Copenhagen, but she never went traveling after she was made.
But she was the image in whom she was created.


At the end she stood there, ready to travel the oceans and over the globe, and made it to the savage – you…


Now she lives with you and the beautiful woman who can do this, and for a man to share his heart is not always easy, so remember to leave her in the work shop at night and kiss the painter good night.

All the best thoughts from my heart, and a thank you from the heart that will not rust,
Mads

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

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 10:37 PM

Congratulations to the newlweds! Though a few “scrapes” are inevitable, I suspect your years together will be smooth and level. (That was pathetic LOL)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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daltxguy

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 10:44 PM

So mail-order brides do work out? Hmmm

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Div

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 11:09 PM

Steve, ha, ha, as long as they are not Russian!

Rivergirl, you wanna come to our first wedding anniversary?

Father Mads, she sends her love! Such a nice post from you. I am off to kiss the painter good night!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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kevinw

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#8 posted 01-15-2011 11:26 PM

Now for us novices that don’t know what this is or how to use it, will there be a blog forthcoming showing it’s use? : )

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 01-16-2011 12:23 AM

Kevin go to Mafe´s (mads) home site on L J and find the kerfmaker under his projects
and that will lead you thrugh it with blogs and where the idea original came from
and some small Vidioclips about it

Dennis

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quartrsawn

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#10 posted 01-16-2011 12:39 AM

Mads is that a router clamped upside down on your work surface???? How stable is that?

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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lilredweldingrod

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#11 posted 01-16-2011 03:15 AM

Congratulations Div. I hope you have a better outcome with the two wives than my great grand dad did. lol
This the spirit that should be in all our hearts. The joy of giving and receiving. Way to go Mafe and Div.

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 01-16-2011 01:41 PM

Div- Send the invite and I will be there will bells on. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mafe

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#13 posted 01-16-2011 02:10 PM

Nat, if you go to my projects and blogs, you will see I found it so stupid that I finally took my time and efford to cunstruct a royertable. And no do not do tis at home, it was really stupid, I fully admit.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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