So what did Santa bring you????

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Blog entry by cajunpen posted 12-26-2007 06:53 AM 6240 reads 0 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought it might be fun to see what new tools we all got for Christmas. I’ve had my eye on a Rigid Spindle Sander for awhile now and Santa must have heard me – cause I got one.

I also treated myself to a new Jacobsen Work Bench about a month ago – but I’ve waited until after Christmas to open it up, so I guess it counts as a Santa gift.

Hope everyone got just what they were hoping for. Of course it’s going to be tough to top that great new shop that Calgirl got :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 12-26-2007 07:25 AM

Inspired by Blakes Incra blog, I found myself a Incra v27 miter gage at Rockler. On sale for $49.
Haven’t tried it yet, nor have I told-me-wife-Peggy >grins<

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#2 posted 12-26-2007 07:26 AM

Nice presents! I have the sander and love it, you’ll like it. Please keep us informed about the bench.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 12-26-2007 07:55 AM

ill try and get some photos but santa got me a PC 893pk multi base router and a craftsmen scroll saw of witch im not sure what model it is ill trii to get some photes up if i can ever figure out the girl friends camra,

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#4 posted 12-26-2007 11:50 AM

I got a Sorby Spindlemaster from my Brother-in-law.

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#5 posted 12-26-2007 12:43 PM

you’ll love that sander!

My daughter got me (and Rick.haha) a gift certificate for Lee Valley!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 12-26-2007 03:24 PM

Got myself the Ridig sander for Christmas also. Works great! I really like that I can sand end grain without burning it. This will be a big help for sanding the peices for the segmented turnings that I do. I do have two questions for those who already own this sander and that is what does the wearplate do and what is the proper adjustment for it?

-- Mike

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#7 posted 12-26-2007 03:29 PM

Not a thing for the shop but I got my belly full of steak and ham and laid around and rested.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 12-26-2007 03:31 PM

A Veritas block plane. Boy is it sweet.
A Kreg pocket screw set. Still seems like cheating.
A hard hat. I have not figured this one out.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 12-26-2007 03:50 PM

copying attachment for the lathe
gift certificate for Lee Valley

rikkor got my Spindlemaster

-- Andy Stark

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#10 posted 12-26-2007 04:02 PM

Mrs, Claus got me the power carver on my Woodcraft wish list. Now all I have to do is find some talent to go with it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 12-26-2007 04:05 PM

I got a Freud 3-1/4 HP router…

Freud 3-1/4 HP Router

a Denali digital protractor…

Denali Digital Protractor

and three Fine Woodworking DVD’s (Finshing, Hand Tools, and Hand Planes). I also got a Woodcraft giftcard that’s burning a hole in my wallet!

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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#12 posted 12-26-2007 04:06 PM

I got a vacuum attachment to my Leigh Dovetail Jig.

And I also got some hand tools that will turn into a gift certificate so i can get what I need/want.

The pastor at church said last Sunday when buying gifts for your wife ”Buy it in petite and save the receipt.”

My wife and i do something like that. She buys me something and gives me the receipt.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 12-26-2007 05:08 PM

As I purchased my Christmas gift a few weeks ago (a Bench Dog cast-iron router table extension wing) on clearance at Woodcraft, I wasn’t expecting much. And while it isn’t a tool, I was very pleasantly surprised when I opened a gift and found a new “” hooded sweatshirt! Do I have an awesome wife, or what?


-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#14 posted 12-26-2007 05:13 PM

I got a corded Dewalt drill and a pneumatic staple gun. I’ve been out in the shop building stage sets for an upcoming church play.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#15 posted 12-26-2007 05:41 PM

I got a set of chisles, a set of 2 Groz block planes, a router bit set, and about 75 dollars worth of gift cards to the big blue box store ( I’m thinkin new sander).


-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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