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Friendship shrine #5: Finale

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Blog entry by mafe posted 08-16-2021 05:51 PM 790 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Friendship shrine
Finale.

This is the final part blog, for more info read first part intro.

In this part, we will see the shrine after it’s build and finally completely finished after getting it’s wax finish.

It was a fun project, that stalled, but were reborn and now I have this wonderful shrine, that will always remind me of my LJ friends, thank you all, you are all in it, also those who did not get some wood inside, many of you inspired me in so many ways to take woodworking to where I am today and made me realize, that it’s a never ending story, to become a skilled woodworker.

At first let’s look at the shrine, back in the workshop after the build were finished, but no finish applied yet.


The shrine, with the Netsuke on top.


Opening the lid.


Open with the mirror ready to be used.


Box lifted out.


Netsuke put on drawer.


Hanging there in air.


To be a drawer pull.


Opening other drawer.


Drawers fit on the shelf.


Pulling out the divider.


To reveal a hidden drawer.


All parts out.


Shrine on the workbench.


I sometimes think of my workshop as Pandoras box…


Mini me is meditating by the waterside, reflecting on life.


Some days later at my allotment house.
I had decided to give it a wax treatment as finish, to make the details of the individual woods stand out..
Amazing to see the before and after drawer.


Box also became really detailed.


Coffee tobacco and patience.
Almost managed to scrape off the tape glue and also gave it some accetone.


It was a beautiful spring day, where it was finally being completed.

Here a small video.

Detailed pictures of the shrine:

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or if lucky a few shrines / valets.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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



14 comments so far

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lew

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#1 posted 08-16-2021 06:11 PM

Such a fantastic way to honor those friends who have given you those beautiful pieces of wood.

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 08-16-2021 07:01 PM

Such a beautiful little box, Mads! Thank you for sharing the journey with us!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#3 posted 08-16-2021 07:32 PM

Absolutely lovely project. A good story, a lot of meaning, your signature design elements and a lot of thoughts given to use, design, details and joy. Love it

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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rotorgeek

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#4 posted 08-17-2021 09:04 PM

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

-- Mike - Brunswick, ME

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Brit

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#5 posted 08-18-2021 07:47 AM

Inspired idea, wonderful story, great design, skillfully executed. In short, the perfect project my friend. When we finally get to meet up, I’m going to pat you on the back. LOL.

-- 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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Schwieb

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#6 posted 08-19-2021 06:30 AM

You are an inspiration to so many of us here.

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

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mafe

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#7 posted 08-21-2021 07:22 AM

Hi guys,
Time seems to get wings these days.
On my way to Sweden now for best friends wedding, but want to thank you all, I have been so touched reading the comments and re-feeling all the thoughts I had making the shrine, as I wrote the blog post.
I’ll be back once I’m back from Sweden, to comment you all.
Best of my thoughts and a big smile with a happy tear of joy, thank you guys, for making that happen,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#8 posted 08-26-2021 01:51 PM

Hi hi ho, and a bottle of…
...comments.

Lew, thank you so, as this was what it was all about and the only reason to make the shrine – then that is the best compliment I could get. Big warm thanks.

Dave P, Thank you Dave, I were frustrated during the build, but smile now, so happy to have you with me, also it the thoughts.

Kærlighedsbamsen, Thank you for those beautiful words, I also feel it somehow ended up being a MaFe, so the frustrations about too many woods and the narrowing it in, gave meaning at the end. Tak min ven.

rotorgeek, thank you for taking the time, to read the story. Smiles.

Brit, Can’t wait for that. A warm smile as thanks for your kind words, my ears are red now.

Schwieb, Ken and you to me, hope all is getting together at your place. Thank you kindly.

Best of my thoughts to all my LJ friends, you are all in this shrine, for me it has become the symbol for what we have shared and learned each other,
Mads

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#9 posted 08-27-2021 02:51 AM

You’re quite welcome, Mads! And your talk of a netsuke got me curious, so now I’m reading about inro and looking at the pretty pictures. It would be excellent evening reading if it didn’t make me think so much.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Sodabowski

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#10 posted 08-30-2021 10:55 AM

What an amazing series again, and a beautiful shrine! Yes, projects get delayed, particularly for us migraineous dudes…

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

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mafe

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#11 posted 09-04-2021 11:45 AM

Hi,
Dave, sounds like wonderful reading, I have a soft spot for little boxes, netsuke and just small items made for joy, luck or beauty. So I can easy follow your exitement.
Try to look at TOMOBAKO or TOUBAKO this is small worlds of their own, I have made Toubako with great joy, in a period, where I worked in clay and hope to get back to this, perhaps in a wood form…

Sodabowski, thanks from my heart, it has been a joyful journey. Yes that also takes up lots of time and inspiration will have to wait until healed again.

Best of my thoughts,
Mads

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#12 posted 09-04-2021 12:16 PM

It has been, Mads. I doubt I’ll make a traditional paper and lacquer inro, but I may try a wooden one. And there are some of the decorative techniques, such as chinkin-bori which are very similar to things I already know how to do, and which I may use for decoration on a future project.

There is also a round inro, which fascinates me, and I may end up trying a turned wooden version at some point. I think I know everything I need I order to do something like that, I just need to put all the pieces together.

Thanks for the additional ideas to chase!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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mafe

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#13 posted 09-04-2021 05:00 PM

Dave, Such a lovely inspiration, I can see the wood, the lathe and idea come together.
Look forward to see what you come up with.

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

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Brit

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#14 posted 09-04-2021 06:40 PM

They remind me of chocolate Christmas tree decorations. Mmmm chocolate.

-- 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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