Gift ideas for woodworkers: a practical buying-guide.

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 1363 days ago 6468 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This video is really for spouses of woodworkers. So feel free to “forget” and leave this window open on your monitor for your wife to stumble upon.

Read my entire article here.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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Erik van Baarle

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#1 posted 1363 days ago

Those are some good idea’s, altough i like to buy my drill bits and clams myself too. hehe
I’m so picky
All sorts of special woods is a great gift.
Your new cam seems to be working excellent.
Greetings from Belgium and hope your doing ok right now.
Anyway, thx for the idea’s and most of all, get well man.

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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#2 posted 1363 days ago

Good video and some good ideas too! One suggestion I make to all my family is gift cards! They can be for a particular store or on of those “debit cards” loaded up with bunches of money!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 1363 days ago

I am with you on clamps, glue. What about woodworking books, magazines or dvds would also make great gifts.

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 1363 days ago

Great fun Steve.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 1363 days ago

Fashionista – you can never have enough shoes
Woodworker – you can never have enough clamps

works for me. I’m the one with the clamps!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 1363 days ago

Good work Steve, this video is now another handy tool for us all to keep around to be assured of great gifts.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 1363 days ago

Steven….can i call you Steven? I want to be you when I’m older.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Bob Kollman

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#8 posted 1363 days ago


I spent the last 3 hours looking at graphics cards and power sources

for my computer…. Good gift ideas, a gallon of glue would go down

good right now.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 1363 days ago

I’d like a hat like that!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 1363 days ago

Your vids are always great. You are a special guy, Steve….. and I don’t mean “ride on the short little yellow school bus”. Keep ‘em coming.
- JJ

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#11 posted 1363 days ago

I accidentally started this video when my wife walked into the room ;) I could see her mentally taking notes as she watched. Thank you.

Another tip is if you think of ways to utilize your wife’s skills. Last year she sewed me a dust bag out of canvas that fit below my table saw. This year for Hanukkah she made me a Turning Apron better than any I can find in the store for only about $8 for fabric. The outer layer is nylon so shavings don’t stick and behind that is a layer of canvas for extra protection. It has criss cross shoulder straps to reduce neck fatigue, a neck collar, and an inside pocket :)

In return, I gave her a very nice set of threads.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#12 posted 1363 days ago

Can’t tell in the image but that’s your video I’ve got my child and her mother watching

-- Scott

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#13 posted 1363 days ago

@Scott: Haha…pretend you didn’t see them and act surprised if you get wood for Christmas. Okay, feel free to make jokes…

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#14 posted 1363 days ago

@ Cosmo35: My wife knitted me that hat a number of years ago. Living in California, I don’t usually need it. I was just trying to act all “street”.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#15 posted 1363 days ago

good to see you back making your videos Steve

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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