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Blog entry by David Craig posted 1589 days ago 788 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picture a scene in 1978…Ten year old boy carefully scrutinizing the new JCPenney Christmas catalog. Decisions have to be made and so the boy looks through each item and sees how it would work with the current toy collection, whether it will enhance or detract from adventure scenes he has in his head. He wonders how that Big Jim camping gear will look in the toy camper he has in his room, does his GI Joe headquarters need another bunk bed?

Thirty-two years later, same boy spent a day leafing through the latest Rockler catalog. Lots of stuff in there and he has a 75 dollar gift card on the way. So he went through all the small accessories that he can’t get at the local stores and looked for the best bang for the buck to make his little shop a little better.

For a couple days, I felt very much like that ten year old boy years ago. That is something in itself.

I had the shopping cart in my online account setup for a couple weeks. All sorts of little odds and ends I needed but never got around to buying. The gift card came today and I think I broke a new record in emptying the account on that card. All I had to do was type in the numbers and pull the trigger :)

Rockler was kind enough to throw in a few goodies in a box. I was looking for an envelope in the mail so was a little surprised when my brother handed me a box delivered by UPS. Surely a gift card can’t be that big. Along with the card, Rockler threw in another set of bench cookies and a coffee mug. It was a nice touch and I am highly appreciative.

So thanks again Martin for your efforts in encouraging vendor interest in the LJ site and to Rockler for their kind donation and involvement with LJs. You made me feel ten again. Now all I have to do is wait for Christmas…err… next week to play with my toys :)

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.



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Ecocandle

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#1 posted 1589 days ago

That was a delightful story. I just purchased a safety switch from the rockler site. I love their products. I usually buy them from the ACME store, but I wanted to give their online business a try. I am sure you will enjoy playing with your new toys.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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David Craig

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#2 posted 1589 days ago

Proof positive that I spent many delightful hours watching Looney Tunes as a child. I can’t help but think of Wile E. Coyote every time I see the word ACME in your posts and comments :)

Thanks for reading Brian,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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lew

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#3 posted 1589 days ago

David,
Got my stuff today, too.

Rockler and Martin- ROCK!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Martin Sojka

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#4 posted 1589 days ago

Great news! Enjoy.

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1589 days ago

congrat´s David both with your prize
and those few lucky inersent days
you was back walking around and
thought every thing is possiple

two ours more to enjoy them
new and shiny then the fun
begin with it
enjoy and stay safe while you do it

Dennis

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spanky46

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#6 posted 1589 days ago

Very nice story!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Rasta

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#7 posted 1589 days ago

I used to go through the toy catalogs with different colored markers for different priority levels of wants, yea ACME always brings the Wile E. Coyote to my mind as well. I could waste whole days going over catalogs, like I get in a trance looking at them, it’s almost like a sedative.

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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David Craig

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#8 posted 1589 days ago

Thanks all for the comments. Glad your items came also Lew. Always fun to receive the surprise package on the porch from time to time. Thanks for the well wishes Dennis, pleasure to hear from you as always :) Roscoe as a child, I also had the priority system, only it was stars. 1 – 3 stars to identify not only what I wanted but just how badly I wanted them.

Happy woodworking all,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 1584 days ago

well wasn’t that a wonderful surprise!!
Congrats.. and way to go Rockler.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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