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

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 1637 days ago 869 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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#1 posted 1637 days ago

I haven’t seen that one yet.

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#2 posted 1637 days ago

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 :)


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#3 posted 1637 days ago

I think you deserve it anyway, David.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#4 posted 1637 days ago

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! :)

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#5 posted 1637 days ago

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

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#6 posted 1637 days ago

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

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#7 posted 1637 days ago

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.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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