What did YOU get for Christmas

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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 12-25-2008 07:25 PM 2679 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay boys and girls, couple months ago everyone posted their “wish list” when the government anounced their economic stimulus check (return of our own money). On somewhat the same note; give it up, what did Santa bring you for your shop? I guess I’ll go first: a hot iron to mark/brand all my projects. Yeah it was a wish list item… the way Merry Christmas morning everyone.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#1 posted 12-25-2008 07:37 PM

I got a 42” flat screen and have no idea where to put it. I had a 32” before. She must think I need more TV. (?) bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#2 posted 12-25-2008 07:40 PM

I got a lump of coal. Anyone ever tried to turn coal on the lathe?

Oh, and I also received a power reciprocating carver and a Woodcraft gift card.

Merry Christmas DocK.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 12-25-2008 08:14 PM

$100 gift card to Rockler … goin’ shoppin’ soon.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 12-25-2008 08:50 PM

a Stanley no 92 rabbet plane, some engineers squares, clamps, and some TWW gear. That was just from my girlfriend and her parents, i still havent even seen my parents yet! more loot to come!

Merry Christmas,

-- Nick, Maine;

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#5 posted 12-25-2008 09:16 PM

I woke up. That was a good start. Waited for the skies to clear then spent a few hours outside making noise and sawdust. Of course the best gifts I received were “Merry Christmas” calls from our kids. All is good. Merry Christmas one and all.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#6 posted 12-25-2008 09:25 PM

best present…watching my kids unwrap their presents…and my 5 year old ride up and down the side walk on her new bike…oh…and daddy got new comfy slippers and bathrobe…both of which i am going to live in for quite a while…

Merry Christmas all…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 12-25-2008 09:38 PM

Why Doc, I’m glad you asked.

It was a very Veritas Christmas at the Bordners.


optical center punch
bar gauge
propane tank gauge
miter hook
hinge screws
Beall 82°Countersink
painters pyramids

images “borrowed” from the Lee Valley catalog. Thanks, Mr. Lee and my wonderful bride for making so many shop dreams come true.

Way better than a Red Ryder BB Gun!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 12-25-2008 10:12 PM

The wife surprised me with a Delta 14” Bandsaw and a jack-russell terrior. What a combo huh???? Thanks dear…

-- Jaykerz----I refuse to waste anymore talent...

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#9 posted 12-25-2008 10:18 PM

I got a $25 gift card from Lee Valley, a book on Stickley furniture, the book Draftings and Design for Woodworkers: From Pencil and Pad to Screen and CAD by Robert Lang, the Lee Valley vintage tool calendar, A Lee Valley plane screwdriver, and $50 in cash from my inlaws that’ll get used for woodworking stuff :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 12-25-2008 10:42 PM

I got a box of candy, a new calendar and a water bottle so I can drink water in the shop instead of pop. Merry Christmas to all.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 12-25-2008 10:49 PM

i got a lowes gift card for buying the lumber for my spray booth

a wixey digital protractor

lie Nielsen scraper set

a 5 gal cyclone lid

it was a very nice Christmas. i love this stuff. don’t know how i lived without the digital protractor.

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#12 posted 12-25-2008 11:42 PM

Well this morning I made off like a bandit. My girlfriend gave me the best present of all, the ability to wake up with her. Second to that she got me a set of 2 Cherries straight chisels, a set of 2 cherries miniature carving tools, a set of Henry Taylor Skew Gouges, and a set of miniature planes. I now have a very nice selection of carving tools and hope to make some nice projects in the future. To Heidi, Love you baby.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#13 posted 12-25-2008 11:42 PM

bbqkinlg, you need to check my previous blog for the answer on what to do with that flat screen
Doug, you hit the jackpot you must have been a very good boy.
Tom, My New Years resolution. no more pop, gotta stock the shop frig with something else besides high fructose corn syrup.
KOL, NICE! better hang onto that girl.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#14 posted 12-26-2008 01:04 AM

My wife told me I could spend all my retirerment checks and part time Lowes checks for equipment and tools I need to equip the new shop for the next seven months. I think my best Christmas gift is my wonderful wife.

Merry Christmas!
God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 12-26-2008 01:21 AM

Trifern, from what I’ve seen if anyone can turn a chunk of coal on a lathe you can. And, the result will be beautiful.

As for me, I did pretty good. The BOSS was very good to me this year.

Delta 50-760 DC
Worksharp 3000
Rockler digital height gauge
Rockler fence clamps
Shopnotes Volume 15
Harbour Freight 18 gauge air nailer
Shop apron from Duluth
Some cash for my toy fund

I must be a good little boy. Hope everyone’s Christmas was as Merry as ours.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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