Shave the man (mini MaFe)

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Project by mafe posted 12-13-2011 09:46 PM 4381 views 5 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shave the man
mini MaFe…

At Christmas things happen in the workshop, but this year MaFe turned into Gepetto as some of my friends here call me…
What has MaFe been smoking?
No, I’m serious, this year I was called Gepetto and forgot my pipe on several posts, so I think it must have been what triggered this project.
The full story will be blogged at a later time.
But what happened was Shave; he is my little workshop helper, my guardian angel and came just like that into my life, he was never planned but just came out of the blue as a call from the past, and now he is here.

Shave is a hardworking dude, he has a attitude problem against the self-promoted gurus of woodworking, and so he wanted a Roubo workbench to show ‘I can do that’, also he is a hand tool freak, likes to make and restore old tools, latest tool he made is a frame saw from an old coping saw blade.
Shave can have days where his bones made of wood and his joints of metal will not work together so he need to stay low, and so he likes to sit in his favorite pipe and smoke his favorite pipe… thinking deep thoughts and about his favorite friends all over the world.
Shave and I was friends from the moment I finished creating him, even he makes it hard for me now to smoke my favorite pipe without putting his a.. on fire.
Last picture shows the minutes just before he was put to life.

Shave and I wish you all a merry Christmas 2011, a year that seems to end so beautiful and bright.

Best thoughts,

MaFe & Shave

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

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#1 posted 12-13-2011 09:57 PM

Ok Mads, you just sit tight. The men in white coats will be there shortly my friend.

Seriously though, I love Shave and I can’t wait to see all the exploits you two will get up to in your shop. I like his haircut by the way. :-)

-- 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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#2 posted 12-13-2011 10:02 PM

Gepetto at it again I see. Bringing a boy to life and a tool to work.

Thanks for making me smile as usual.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 10:08 PM

Shave is a lucky wooden man because he has a nice place to live and a wonderful friend if you don’t mind my saying so.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 10:10 PM

great work you two

bet he likes the scraps
they are like a free lumber store for him

and he has a warm place
to spend the winter

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 10:11 PM

Gepetto’s really working that bowsaw! I love the image treatment. Very vintage, for a vintage architect;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 10:13 PM

Reminds me of the movie nin. Anybody seen it? Very cool, but dark animated movie.

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 10:23 PM

Never a dull moment with you around. Good work, Mads.

Merry Christmas! Bon Noel! Frohe Weinachten!

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

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#8 posted 12-13-2011 10:23 PM

Had to come back for a second look.

In the second photo it looks like he got his chisel stuck and sat down to contemplate how the hell he was going to get it out again.

-- 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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#9 posted 12-13-2011 10:28 PM

Now that is one cool dude!

-- Chuck

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#10 posted 12-13-2011 10:30 PM

That’s pretty cool. Now there’s never an excuse to feel lonley in the shop.

-- Doug

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#11 posted 12-13-2011 10:32 PM

Hey Mads, I thought Gepetto was the creator, not the created ,lol,
What a great workmate to have, hope yopu dont light the pipe while he is sitting upon.
You have a fabulous little set here oh greative one ;; )))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 12-13-2011 10:37 PM

Ha. What fun.
Shave does kind of look like a hand tool guy. I am never sure what they will be up to next.

Thanks for making my day,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 12-13-2011 10:41 PM

I can relate to Shave, my bones and joints don’t work all the time either. Welcome to LJ Shave! I think you need a mate tho :-)

-- Cal Noguchi

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#14 posted 12-13-2011 10:45 PM

Haaaaa…....I love it….this is brilliant!.....Mads you are one guy that holds the great spirit of what woodwork is all about, quality hard work and great fun. A most Merry Christmas to you and thanks for this post….a favorite for sure!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#15 posted 12-13-2011 10:58 PM

hello and welcome to Lumberjock Shave …. hope you will have fun and enjoy the site
its not the worst groupe you can hang out with those days Mads blabling tooo much for you :-)
look forward to see what you come up with in the future. my shophelper Twostein is very impressed
over the bench and tools you have made
if you want to tease Mads just give him a chanlange he can´t refuse …. so you have time to relaxe
with a pibe tobaco or two :-)
just watch out for the two teasing gnomes that always seems to show up in December in Mads´s shop
you never know where you have them

Mads : can´t you get your little helper to polish and hone your objective there is too much dust and scratches
on the pictures …...... well I presume you havn´t gone back to analog negative film …. then you deffently
have to take alot more care about where you store the negatives ….

thank´s for introduce him to us :-)

take care

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