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random #32: Rockler's March "2010 Master Catalog for Woodworkers"

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 02-27-2010 12:29 PM 893 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Anyone get this in the mailbox this week? I was impressed. Every monthly Rockler catalog is 147 pages long with a simple, stapled binding. This one has a square, glued binding with no staples, and is 195 pages long. Too, every previous catalog I’ve received over the last 3 years is in the company’s blue and maple-ish tan coloring. Sometimes the heading bar and Rockler text inside it are a reverse of these two colors, but usually not. However, this one is all-white, of a much heavier pound stock than the usual cover, and features an embossed and foiled blue and copper text/logo combo at the top. After a couple dozen previous issues, this one made me say “Wow!” out loud when I pulled it out of the mailbox. I always enjoy flipping through them anyway, but this one feels like a trophy version of the usual deal.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator



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jimofsanston

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#1 posted 02-27-2010 01:57 PM

I haven’t seen that one yet.

-- Jim LaCourse

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 01:58 PM

I received this one as well. I was as surprised and pleased as you. They went all out on this one. I thought maybe my ordering earned me some special trophy catalog :)

David

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

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 02:21 PM

I think you deserve it anyway, David.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 03:16 PM

I received mine too, Gary. Like you I was impressed with the catalog’s appearance. And it did the job it was designed to do. I thumbed through the catalog, even though I regularily browse Rockler’s web site. Of course, I had to place an order to reward them for the successful marketing effort! :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 03:53 PM

Not gotten it yet, and I am in MN 30 miles from HQ, they must be saving us for last.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 05:00 PM

Got mine yesterday, Gary. Had the same reaction as you- Wow! Spend the entire evening looking over the new products. As luck would have it, we had to replace our TV and settled on a flat screen. My wife wants it mounted on the wall. I see they have some really neat products for hiding the wires that normally hang down from behind this type of setup. Looks like I can’t put it off any longer- unless I hide the catalog from her :^)

Lew

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

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 05:47 PM

I received mine a few days ago! Darn, now I can spend more of my money…You know how us tool nuts are…gotta have it for the shop.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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