toolgloat #7: thank´s to our one and only vintage Architect :-)

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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 10-30-2011 02:08 AM 9048 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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thank´s to our one and only vintage architect Mads (Mafe)
its possiple for me to gloat a little again ...... yyyyuuuubiiiii :-)
last time I visit Mads I ask if he wuold look out and buy me some tools on the French e-bay
and in French when he was in Paris

a while ago he told me there was a parcel waiting for me next time I came to Copenhagen…...
since then I have had it like a child on Chrismas evening …. :-)
so we try´d to plan for a day so Andy (Brit be there as well
but wedensday when I visited him again he told me Andy cuoldn´t manage to get there
do to tooo much overtime working at a project he had to finish on time ….. you were missed Andy
hope for another chance in the future :-)

as usual when I´m near Mads times fly with a good dinner , wine and his famous coffee talking
woodworking , tools and a visit in his shop admiring the latest invention since last time :-)
surdently it was in the mittle of the night …... and time for a nap …......still havn´t seen
the parcel with tools …......yes time fly quickly in goooood company
next day after the first cup of coffee …......more tool talk …......and Chrismas time …. LOL

Mads entered the room with a big packet … not a small parcel as I thought ….......
but first … the gift from Mads had to be unwrapped since it was more importen to me
letting Mads see my excided face with a big smile … :-)
you can see a part of packet at my knee waiting to be revealed to me a little later :-)

and here I admired Mads´s work ... beautyfull finish he makes :-)
and wondered a little about was it is since Mads said it was something I needed
in the shop


Thank you Mads ….. :-) I can see I needed it …. LOL
and I look forward to use the gift … it will always reminds me what a great person you are :-)

time to crash his lieving room with the goodies from the packet …......unfortunaly
I don´t have pictures of that … nore do I have one of Mads´s smile that told me it was okay
to spread a little rust on his floors …..
but I have some photo´s of the gloat on my own concrete floor in the shop ….
sorry but it was the only space avable at that moment

first some drawknife´s and a and a spokeshave
then some axe´s , a large froe and a smoothingplane




here you can see it wasn´t a candlelight holder …. :-)
hope you can see what it is …. no price for a correct gess …. LOL
but I deffently need to get some lathe tools in the near future :-)

thank you Mads for being so freindly to houling it back from French :-)

in the late afternoon I left Mads and Matilde like a late lightning as usual
to get my train so I cuold catch the last ferry to Ærø with a bag 15 kg havey´r
than I arived to Mads got home 7½ hours later after midnight very tired
and having a very good feeling even though I knew it will take me a month
to digest all the infomation Mads share so kindly :-)

here is a little exstra story one week old
me and my daughter Silke visited my mother in the weekend
in the train Silke asked if I have remembered reading stuf … (I always punch
her to remeber it before we lieve home ) I looked at her saying yes but didn´t I told
you to pack something so you don´t get bored on the long trip
I have she answered …. but I already have read it 30 times ….............. continued to
reading her magazine :-)
a ½ hour later I had to use the toilet and when I returned she had captured one
of my books ….. look at what she read …......can it be better ….. lol

what a great week it has been for me :-)
hope you enjoyd the gloat a 1/10 of what I have done to share it
hope it inspire others to visit each other

have a great weekend all of you
take care

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 02:17 AM

I couldn’t happen to a nicer guy Dennis. Well done Mads.

-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 02:21 AM

What a wonderful story you shared with us, Dennis. It is so nice to hear about good friends sharing good times with each other and making great memories. What a gloat you have, too! Lots and lots of new tools to work and play with. You are going to be mighty busy this winter! You are going to have to put Silke to work with you. She will be a fine apprentice. I am so happy for you all. You made us all smile with your kindness and friendship. Mads is quite a guy, too!

I hope you all have a wonderful evening, Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 10-30-2011 02:23 AM

wow dennis !

you and mads have a great friendship
and those tools are wonderful

that pepper grinder is a one of a kind
(one meal at a time) LOL

you and silke are both a joy to see

and her studying your books
is priceless

i bet she will be testing you soon

thank you mads
you bring happiness
in all your kind ways

-- 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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Arlin Eastman

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 02:27 AM

I wish we could do more of that here in th US. It seems everyone is so busy or like me can not travel. I like very much to see pictures of everyone, that way I know who I am talking to.
Great search on the tools mads

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 10-30-2011 02:28 AM

Congratulations! It sounds like it was a wonderful visit and a gift.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#6 posted 10-30-2011 02:40 AM

Bravo! I love these stories. Those are some wonderful tools and an excellent choice in reading material. The apple doesn’t fall far;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 10-30-2011 02:41 AM

how lucky you all are to be able to visit like this and give such wonderful gifts to one another…what wonderful tools, such great draw knives, ive never had one yet, but some day…wow dennis , you and silke had a wonderful time…to be able to go n these trips with your daughter, how fun…times to remember for sure…silke looks like she is becoming wood smart like her pawpaw…thanks for the great post…sure glad you and mads got together again…time for my bed time here…im a sleepy ole man…time to drink some joe..and slip off to slumber land…good night dennis and mads….grizz

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

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#8 posted 10-30-2011 02:56 AM

Great handtools and story, glad you guys were able to have a great time, thanks for sharing!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#9 posted 10-30-2011 03:33 AM

Hi Dennis,
Was just on my way to bed when I saw this!
You are just wonderful, and especially with that pepper grinder in the hand – lol.
Actually my Caroline has been dragging all the tools home to her apartment since I had them delivered at her work in Paris, and then after i had the joy of bringing it home with the airplane after, so yes it has been traveling a wee bit. The Plane and the spoke shave are old English and I bought them with some tools I bought from UK.
You will have a little work making handles, but now you are on the way and can get started after a little sharpening, you have a real collection of drawknife’s now, and I heard a bird sing that you also are good for a few axes…

Silke looks so sweet reading in the tool book, my Mathilde is now in the age where we are shopping together, and it is not tool catalogs… her friends did say yesterday that her daddy had a good taste because I choose some closes for her and they were ‘awesome’ – lol. Perhaps one day I will have a son in law or even grandson that can take over the tools here (poor guys).

I thank you back for a fine visit my friend, I was tired and with a warm smile after,

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

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#10 posted 10-30-2011 04:00 AM

I almost forgot to say thank YOU Dennis.

Mathilda and I had beetroot and carrots in honey tonight with our Jerusalem artichoke soup, it was some wonderful with fresh weggies from your garden, something a city boy enjoys big time (leeks, ouions, beetroot and carrots).

And for these that will get a spin in my lathe once they are all dry.

I will drink you coffee and send you a thought also!

I feel so spoild these days.

Best thoughts, thank you and goodnight,

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

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#11 posted 10-30-2011 05:08 AM

Dennis, absolutely engrossing story….I enjoyed it very much…almost like being there. Great gloat also…nice haul….I can see Mads does a fine job finding good items.

Like father like daughter? Perhaps you have a budding woodworker…..I believe that passing on our love of woodworking to the next generation is paramount….or this wonderful craft could go the way of the do do bird.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#12 posted 10-30-2011 05:36 AM


It’s a wonderfull story. Nothing beat a nice visit to a friend, especially Mads.

Enjoy all your new tools.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 10-30-2011 12:33 PM

Hi Dennis, time does fly when you’re having fun with good company. How blessed you both are to be able to visit and enjoy a good meal and that wonderful cup of coffee. You tool collection is growing, I hope you have the space for it. Silke looks like a smart girl I bet she gets it from her Dad.

Thank you for sharing your exciting and lovely story Dennis.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#14 posted 10-30-2011 02:15 PM

Thank you for taking time to post this great story. It seems as if the Europeans do a much better job of getting together than we Americans. I get to do some occasional woodwork with my daughter, that is always a special time for me.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#15 posted 10-30-2011 05:30 PM

What a wonderful story. How neat.
Good job, all three of you.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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