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Its my Birthday:-)

by Callum Kendall
posted 07-22-2008 02:47 PM

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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 07-22-2008 02:48 PM

Happy birthday, Callum! Buy some tools ;)

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#2 posted 07-22-2008 03:09 PM


-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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#3 posted 07-22-2008 03:11 PM

Happy Birthday!!! !!! !!!

can you buy an assistant? (can always use a 3rd hand… and a 4th)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 03:16 PM

Happy Birthday. You can never have enough clamps!

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#5 posted 07-22-2008 03:24 PM

I would say buy a tool, not a jig or accessory. Have fun!

-- Eric at

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#6 posted 07-22-2008 03:37 PM

Happy birthday, Callum! I would say buy a hand tool or a jig.

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#7 posted 07-22-2008 03:38 PM

Happy birthday!!!

Tough question. It all depends on what you’ve already got, and how much you have to spend. But I’m confident you’ll figure it out. :-)

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

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#8 posted 07-22-2008 03:40 PM

Let’s see- 15.

Well you could buy something for your girl friend or you could buy tools.

Hmmmm- girl friend, tools, girl friend, tools.

Yep, tools it is!

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

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#9 posted 07-22-2008 03:56 PM

happy birthday, you should treat yourself to a nice lie-nelson hand plane you will not regret it.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#10 posted 07-22-2008 04:03 PM

Happy Birthday!

It certainly depends on what you have and what you plan on making. You might want to consider a really good set of chisels or something. Maybe a jig to make fine jointery… something that you would find rewarding that will last… so in 30-40 years you can say, “I’ve had these since my 15th birthday and I just can’t wear them out.” Buy a nice quality tool now, and when you get older you will really cherish it.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 07-22-2008 04:09 PM

Happy birthday!!!

I would agree with Steve on this one. A nice quality tool that will last a lifetime. Veritas/Lee Valley tools always get good reviews and they have a nice website.

-- Steve-o

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#12 posted 07-22-2008 06:34 PM

Happy Birthday!! I had a birthday not to long ago and I bought a Bosch 1590EVSK jig saw. My wife and kids always give me money so I can get what I want. Have a great day.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 07-22-2008 07:47 PM

Happy birthday kid! Forget the tools, go buy some cigarettes and beer…preferably Camel unfiltered and some Pabst blue Ribbon.


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#14 posted 07-22-2008 07:48 PM

Sorry..disregard the previous post..that was for my 80y/o’s his birthday too!


Happy B’day!


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#15 posted 07-22-2008 08:44 PM

Happy Birthday…. Buy some really nice wood and make GaryK’s clamp, that way you’ve bought tools and wood and had fun in the shop making something useful :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#16 posted 07-22-2008 08:45 PM

happy birthday pal.

why don’t you get some more tools and accessories or somet

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#17 posted 07-22-2008 08:47 PM

I couldn’t do better than echo Mark’s suggestion. Echo echo….

And a happy birthday too!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#18 posted 07-22-2008 09:29 PM

Well, you haven’t posted shop pix yet, so I don’t know what you need, but if you do not have one, a Japanese pull saw (dozuki) is a great tool – you can practice dovetails, etc…

-- John

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#19 posted 07-22-2008 09:56 PM

Here we say: ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#20 posted 07-22-2008 10:34 PM

Now Callum, what did you really expect the Jocks to say . . . scrapbooking material? LOLOL

Happy one five !!

Geeze I believe I have a T-shirt that is older than you . . . and I’m not that old myself. :-)

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#21 posted 07-22-2008 11:49 PM

Yep, a really nice hand tool. I have my first hammer – over 50 years old. I have some of my grandfathers planes – over 80 years old. Anyway – congratulations.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#22 posted 07-22-2008 11:52 PM

Happy birthday young man. If you have $100.00 buy a Lie-Nielsen block plane.

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#23 posted 07-23-2008 12:40 AM

I’m with the crowd on this one—treat yourself to a quality hand tool….or how are ya fixed fer clamps in that new shop of yours?

Happy Birthday!!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#24 posted 07-23-2008 12:58 AM

Happy Birthday!

Not knowing how much money you got, makes it hard to say….

We don’t know what you already have…

Sometimes, you can get some good deals from Amazon, free shipping, etc.

I’ve heard good things about the Rigid thickness planer at HD…

If you’re going to be into doing hand-cut dovetails, a Nielsen DT Saw would be good…

Can you tell us more of what you have, want to do, etc.?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#25 posted 07-23-2008 01:07 AM

Happy happy birthday Callum!

I agree with others – buy tools——I vote for a good set of chisels (or one or two).

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Callum Kendall

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#26 posted 07-23-2008 01:55 AM

Hey guys, thanks for all the replies!

I am thinking about buying some clamps and maybe a pull saw also a nice set of chissels


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#27 posted 07-23-2008 02:05 AM

Happy Birthday Callum :o) – I see you like to turn how about buying some burl or turning wood on Ebay and make yourself a new lathe Tool ( handle) I really like my Combo tools if you need some info you can contact me or bhavens =you can make some really cool tools and save Big $$ doing it yourself .
Again Happy Birthday Hope you have a Great one.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#28 posted 07-23-2008 02:33 AM

happy birthday… buy something that you need.. Either dream figured wood or a tool…

-- making sawdust....

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#29 posted 07-23-2008 04:07 AM

Hi Callum;

Happy Birthday! You are off to a great start in life!

Celebrate, buy tools!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#30 posted 07-23-2008 05:04 AM

Best wishes Callum, buy a tool you won’t forget about.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#31 posted 07-23-2008 05:28 AM

Happy Bithday Callum…
Wow – what to buy… Just make sure it’s QUALITY and something you will really use a lot. A nice hand plane (i.e., block plane) has been a favorite of mine. Buy one and tune it well and you’ll enjoy it for YEARS and YEARS..! Not sure how much cash you have but a Lie-Nelson or Veritas is money well spent. My Record does a nice job (about $60) but I don’t know if they’re available anymore.

-- God bless! Freddo (Northern - NJ) Our Creator designed us to create - so use WOOD!

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#32 posted 07-23-2008 05:34 AM

Happy Birthday. Buy wood and make something to sell and then buy the tools. That way you are an Entrepreneur.

-- 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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#33 posted 07-23-2008 10:31 AM

I think I may do that Karson and thanks again for all the replies!


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#34 posted 07-23-2008 10:36 AM

... or buy few lj shirts and spread the word in England heheee

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#35 posted 07-23-2008 02:46 PM


-- Jerry

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#36 posted 07-23-2008 03:57 PM

Happy birthday!!!

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#37 posted 07-23-2008 06:19 PM

Happy Birthday (I’m late I know, but let the celebration continue)!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#38 posted 07-23-2008 06:54 PM

Hey Cal, I think our birthday is on the same day!!!! July 22nd….cool… I am the big 50 now :( I am still in Dallas celebrating it, 200.00 bucks dropped out of one of my cards…I was thinking of stopping by the Guitar Center but I could afford a Jet Mini-lathe :)


-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#39 posted 07-24-2008 03:00 AM

happy birthday though it’s a littler later.

-- Everything is possible!

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#40 posted 07-24-2008 03:01 PM

Happy Birthday and clamps are your friend

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#41 posted 07-24-2008 04:48 PM


Or a subscription to your favorite woodworking magazine would also be nice. There’s also a ton of woodworking books out there. Find something that really interests you and study-up! Books last a long time but the knowlege lasts forever. And Happy Birthday!


-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#42 posted 07-24-2008 06:24 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#43 posted 07-24-2008 09:21 PM

OK…Better stick with the “woodworking” books for now! Besides, your mom will eventually find your Playboy and toss it out…after beating you to death with it! If your dad finds it, he’ll shame you then steal it. LOL!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#44 posted 07-24-2008 11:20 PM

Popular Woodworking and Fine Woodworking???

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#45 posted 07-26-2008 08:34 PM

happy birthday! looks like your another july kid!

my birthday 27th

i think you should go for some nice hand tools. what i am looking at for my b-day is a veritas 90 degree plane to clean up the table saw edge and make sure that it is 90 degrees.

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