Celebration boxes again... - Happy new year!

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Project by mafe posted 12-31-2018 01:58 PM 1272 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Celebration boxes again…
Happy new year!

Hi guys ‘n’ girls.

Life seems to fly and I fly with it, so it has been a slow year for me on LJ…
Plenty of work are being done in my workshop, pictures are taken, ideas comes to life, friends come to visit and even work with me, but some how I just did not find the time or motivation, to post a lot here… Perhaps it’s natural after nine years here and more than 600 posts and blogs, perhaps it’s just me not having as much to tell, but I just started to feel repetition and so I would not bother the world, with my little life. ;-)
(Perhaps 2019 will be more active and I will get some of all the pictures sorted out and made into posts or blogs).

Well, here I am, just to wish you all a happy new years evening and a wonderful year to come, many of you are often in my thoughts with me in the shop and bringing me smiles, or reminding me how you do things, in different ways.

One this last day of the year, I will share the last celebration boxes I have made, they each hold a champagne cork, that represents a special day (yes I drink a lot of bobbles).
One is the first one I drank with my girlfriend Yeli, when I meet her this year.
One is from the day I was told, that the tumor I had operated out this year was not cancer anyway.
One is from my brothers wedding.
One is when Yeli and I had a summerhouse weekend.
One is for Yelis 45 years birthday.
One is for my 50 years birthday.
The tow last three is not from this year, but still important:
One is for the new apartment I bought.
One is for the new apartment when I moved in.
One is simply just celebrating life, with a friend.

Happy new year every one!

Life is beautiful every day, it’s just not every day we can see it.

1. Celebration boxes seems to grow.
2. Just simple mitered boxes with splines.
3. A new bunch.
4. Noting the celebrations.
5. Our friend Marcial and his lovely other half, came to visit my shop.
6. Knife making workshop, I made for my some of my Copenhagen friends.

Hope it can give you a reason to pop a cork or even remind some of you to celebrate life.

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 12-31-2018 02:13 PM

Happy New Year, Mads!

Looks like life has been good to you and my wishes for that to continue on! All the best to you and Yeli!

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

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#2 posted 12-31-2018 02:32 PM

Great to see you posting again Mads. That is a great idea to keep wonderful memories alive. It would never work for me though because I haven’t mastered the art of carefully removing champagne corks. I always open the bottle in the garden and the cork goes flying over my neighbour’s fence never to be seen again. 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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#3 posted 12-31-2018 03:05 PM

Happy New Year Mads. I haven’t done much in the way of posting here either. I’m working on a trip to Europe this year and plan to come to Denmark. I hope we have an opportunity to meet.

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

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#4 posted 12-31-2018 03:21 PM

Imptessive collection

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-31-2018 04:01 PM

Hey Mads, I never tire of hearing from you and reading your posts. Always inspiring. I hope you have a happy New Year bud. Good to hear your 2018 great news: It’s always a warm welcome to have a grand soul mate enter our life. Cheers with you on that one. My wife is my absolute best friend and has been for some 20 years. They bring LIFE to living.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#6 posted 12-31-2018 04:17 PM

Cheers to the new year!

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#7 posted 12-31-2018 04:27 PM

Happy New Year, Mads! It’s good to see a post and a few photos.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#8 posted 12-31-2018 04:46 PM

Have a great 2019 Mads but try to stress a little less and find a few moments to enjoy life’s little pleasures.


As if ….

Best thoughts my friend.

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

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#9 posted 12-31-2018 05:51 PM

What a wonderful way to remember the special moments in life.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#10 posted 12-31-2018 05:52 PM

I will be thinking of you and wishing you a very Happy New Year from Florida in the U.S.A. my good friend.
May 2019 be a good year for us all.
And thank you for sharing your wonderful life with us.

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#11 posted 12-31-2018 07:41 PM

Hi Mad,
As always your post, limited by 6 photos, makes the whole thing. I’m very happy that you have new apartment and kept a workshop.
I’ll try to use this your phrase next year “Hope it can give you a reason to pop a cork or even remind some of you to celebrate life.”.

Happy New Year!
Serge, Ukraine.

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#12 posted 12-31-2018 09:48 PM

Mad, I wish you great experiences in next year. I am glad you are posting again…

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#13 posted 01-01-2019 02:01 AM

Happy New Year, Mads! Keep on keeping on, can’t wait for what is next ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 01-01-2019 03:19 AM

Godt nytår Mads


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

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#15 posted 01-01-2019 03:57 AM

Good to see you posting again.Happy New Year, my friend!!!


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

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