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Blog entry by doubleDD posted 06-06-2014 09:19 PM 3053 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple weeks ago I received a message from one of our fellow LJ’s—Kiefer—Klaus, saying he is planning a trip to visit relatives in the states and he will be driving through my area, hoping to meet up for a bit.
Well things didn’t work out the way we wanted and we never got to meet in person. He had a gift for me so he sent it in the mail. Who would of known that the beautiful mallet Kiefer posted some days ago was intended for me.
When the mail came that day here is what I received.

I was overwhelmed to say the least and felt like a little kid with a new toy. As you can see in one of the pictures the one I was using is not as nice as the one he made. It is easy to understand what friendship is when there are people like Klaus around. Another reason why Lumberjocks is such a great site. I thank my buddy and new friend Kiefer and wish him the best. Maybe some day we will meet up. Thanks again Klaus, Dave

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 06-06-2014 09:40 PM

That’s awesome.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#2 posted 06-06-2014 09:53 PM

What a great story and a super nice gift! More reason to feel good about having a buddy and good friend like Klaus! He is a great craftsman!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 06-06-2014 10:15 PM

You have a good friend there Dave. Klaus is one of the real contributors here and I too call him my friend.
I also share your hope of sitting down for a coffee and shop talk with him one day…... soon???
We’re only one province (and three mountain ranges) apart so maybe one day …......

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 06-06-2014 11:32 PM

Once again proving what a great place this is. Best to both of you.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 06-06-2014 11:55 PM

Nice story… Beautiful mallet!

Nice friend…

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

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#6 posted 06-07-2014 12:33 AM

Another thing I wanted to mention was the insert of the coins Klaus put on each side of the mallet. One side Canadian, the other side USA. He took a guess at the year I was born and was right, 1952. My wife noticed it right away. Just another reason this makes it a special mallet.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 06-07-2014 12:46 AM

Very nice mallet and a very nice gift. That IS what it’s all about.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 06-07-2014 12:58 AM

What a great story Dave and what a wonderful gift. Lumberjocks are the greatest people and I am proud to be a part of them.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 06-07-2014 01:05 AM

Good looking Mallet and an even better story. Hopefully you guys will meet up one of these days soon.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 06-07-2014 01:49 AM

A beautiful gesture and a beautiful gift!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 06-07-2014 02:45 AM

Thanks for this Dave and all of you that looked in.
I just got a chance to join as we had a birthday party for my daughter here .
Yes Dave it is too bad the way things worked out on the trip but I sure appreciate the gift you mailed to me at my sons house and will treasure and use it as you can see .

I hope that someday soon we can meet for real and I also hope that we can arrange a larger get together with a bunch of LJ’s ,that would be great and a lot of fun .
I will do a blog on my trip on which I managed to meet with another LJ just up the road from you.
Thanks again for all the goodwill and friendship gift something that will be with me for ever .

You all be well . Klaus /Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 06-07-2014 02:56 AM

Klaus, it’s hard to tell what your enjoying the most there, the koozie, the drink or the chair. LOL. Glad you like it.
Look forward to you blog. Take care my friend.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 06-07-2014 04:05 AM

That is AWESOME! Congrats to you both.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#14 posted 06-07-2014 04:43 AM


-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#15 posted 06-07-2014 02:54 PM

great story!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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