LJ friends and gifts. #33: Thomas (madts) dropped by the shop - again. ;-)

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Blog entry by mafe posted 11-16-2017 04:45 PM 3655 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Shop visit
Thomas (madts) dropped by the shop – again. ;-)

Hi guys and girls.
It’s been a while, but now I really had a few things I wanted to share with my LJ friends and this post is the first, so there are more to come!

I have had the honour of having Thomas here before, for those who don’t know, Thomas lives in US and I live in Copenhagen (Denmark), so it is not ‘just’ dropping by.
This time I was lucky that Thomas was in Denmark to visit his son who had his final exams.

But first things first, a while back I got a pack with the mail.
You might have guessed it – it was from Thomas.
A birthday present (it came at my birthday as you can see on the picture).

After my breakfast I went to the post office.

And from there I went to the workshop to celebrate the day, with a few friends and my mother.

What better place, than to celebrate, have cake and guests could one wish for.

Inside the pack was the most wonderful sketch and note book.
(The square is a piece of boat sail, Thomas is a retired professional sail maker).

Please note the detail.

Inside a personal note saying:
A book for your thoughts, ideas and other fine things.
(Do I need to tell I was really touched).
Thank you from my heart Thomas.

But the story gets even better, as Thomas wrote he was coming to Denmark and we could meet up and have the beer we did not find time for last time.

So said, so done – here we are in my workshop – Madts and Mads!
We even found time to meet twice and time for good talks about life, love, family and even some wood talk too.
Thank you for the wonderful visit dear Thomas.

Ohhh yes and we did get to drink a few beers. ;-)
Thomas also brought me some of his home made wax, you can’t imagine how wonderful that stuff smells.

Thank you Thomas, for making it possible to bring this friendship into real life, I feel lucky and you are with me often in the thoughts.

Perhaps this can inspire others to jump in and meet up.

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 11-16-2017 05:22 PM

Im sure you had a wonderful time… how nice is that !!!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 11-16-2017 05:34 PM

A birthday with friends and family. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

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

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#3 posted 11-16-2017 07:21 PM

Our planet is so small !!
Such encounter must have been quite enjoyable.


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

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#4 posted 11-16-2017 08:46 PM

I always enjoy your photos.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#5 posted 11-16-2017 09:12 PM

Our planet is so small !!
Such encounter must have been quite enjoyable.


- Bricofleur

Very small indeed! A mate was looking for information to make his own pickups for three string cigarbox guitars. To make a long story short I introduced him to someone that makes pickups. This person posted a pickup tute in Holland over 15 years ago, the only info my pal found that he was seriously interested. It was funny how the story unfolded … ” Was that you? Yes that was me.”

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-16-2017 09:22 PM

That is really great. I wish I could come to have a beer with you too.

cheers, my friend…............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-17-2017 12:32 AM

Very special happening for a really special person. You continue to inspire me Mads. One day we will have a couple of beers together too. My wife and I are planning an extended trip to Europe. She is half Danish and half German. I am all Northern German. We both wish to visit our roots again. I hope that you are around when we come.

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

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#8 posted 11-17-2017 01:28 AM

Great to see you guys meeting up again. Good friends are precious. Let’s all have a drink.

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

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#9 posted 11-17-2017 02:47 AM

Great gifts and great companionship. Bravo.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 11-17-2017 11:52 AM

So nice to see you guys are doing fine :)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 11-17-2017 10:53 PM

Happy belated B I R T H D A Y !!

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

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#12 posted 11-21-2017 06:03 PM

Mads; Thanks for the kind words. Always a pleasure to catch up with you and shoot the breeze..


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

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