My workshops during time - 10 years on LJ today.

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My workshops during time
10 years on LJ today.

Hi LJ’s,
Yes it’s my 10 years anniversary on LJ’s today!
Little did I know, that I should stay for ten years, get a lot of friends, visits from all over the planet in my little Copenhagen workshop , travel to friends in other counties and even get friend that I see in private on a regular basis. (Ohhh and a brother, but more of that in the blog).

I am truly grateful for my woodworking journey and I can thank a lot of you LJ’s for this also, since blogging on LJ gave me an extra reason to do woodworking, the interaction the response, the things you learned me and most of all the chance to inspire others by sharing my projects became a big part of the driving force that kept me going – thank you all, especially all of you that also became my friends, both the once I meet in real life, but also those of you who are my close virtual friends for years now. (I just had tears in my eyes, smiles).

This post is from the blog:

Here a few of the workshops I had over the years-

1. The FACTORY, my workshop now.
2. Small basement shop.
3. First workshop.
4. Tiny garden shed workshop.
5. Less is plenty, Japanese woodworking in the living room.
6. New allotment workshop.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, perhaps another lost person might find a path to walk…

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 12-10-2019 04:49 PM

Great shops….
I especially like the Factory and the new allotment garden shop.
Happy 10th year and thanks for your contributions here.

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#2 posted 12-10-2019 06:18 PM

Happy anniversary! Keep sharing your woodworking experiences.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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#3 posted 12-10-2019 08:34 PM

You do know Mads that I hold you responsible for all the tools I’ve had to buy since I joined LJs just over 9 years ago. I can trace it all back to the day I stood in your basement shop and you kept thrusting vintage tools into my hands, encouraging me to caress and fondle them. From that day I was hooked and I can’t thank you enough. Looking forward to the next 10 years.

-- 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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#4 posted 12-10-2019 09:06 PM

First picture looks like it came from a magazine, has to be the warmest most charming workshop i’ve seen. Very cool place to work and create.

-- You got to be tough if your going to be stupid. Jason

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#5 posted 12-10-2019 09:25 PM

Hey Mads. Happy anniversary! We’ve sure had some fun. It’ll be interesting to see what the next 10 years bring.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 12-10-2019 11:00 PM

That’s a great looking shop. I wish I had one of your woodworking benches. I must say I doubt I could adjust to working in such a small space. I need to spread out, a lot!

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#7 posted 12-10-2019 11:29 PM

LOL, remember walking past your old shop, 2014.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 12-11-2019 02:29 AM


-- Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 12-11-2019 02:41 AM

That is quite a span of time Mafe. Thanks for the memories ;) Looking forward to you sharing your ways for another 10 years.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 12-11-2019 02:53 AM

Congrats on your 10 yr anniversary Mafe and thanks for all your contributions and
friendly advice. You are appreciated!

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#11 posted 12-11-2019 03:21 AM

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story. It’s what this place and all of our projects are about. Happy anniversary Mads.

-- AJ

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#12 posted 12-11-2019 04:50 AM

I like that kind of presentation! Cool shed you have there!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-11-2019 06:18 AM

Brilliant and read the blog,

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#14 posted 12-11-2019 09:08 AM

Well, you’ve been here almost a year longer than me. I’ve enjoyed following your journey over the last 9.5 years I’ve been here.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#15 posted 12-11-2019 10:05 AM

Mad’s congratulations. its been a pleasure meeting you and becoming friends over the yrs! cheers buddy. I never thought on how long I been here as well. 10.279 yrs hmmmmm…… Its Been a minute. lol

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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