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I finally used that Gift Card!

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Review by littlecope posted 06-24-2013 07:20 AM 4529 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
I finally used that Gift Card! No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

A couple years ago, shortly before Christmas, Debbie and I experienced some hardship…
Without going into the details all over again, my Friends from Lumberjocks took it upon themselves to try to make our Yuletide a merrier one… an attempt, that was hugely successful!!
One of the folks here anonymously sent me a $50 Gift Card to Lee Valley! To be honest, the card got mis-placed, in all the shuffling and jostling around of the moves we made…
I despaired of ever finding it again…
But about 6 months ago, it turned up (right where I had left it, of course!)
So I’ve been thinking long and hard, about what to purchase…
Then about two weeks ago, A1Jim gave us all a heads-up, about an E-mail he had received from Lee Valley regarding these…mo92jna

Now here was something I needed!! And they looked like real dandies… so it was done…
Ordered on the 11th, at a total cost of less than $80 plus the S/H (out of pocket less than $30!), received on the 14th via UPS Ground…
I don’t need to tell you how excited I was, getting a package from Lee Valley!The Plot thickens...WOW!!Nice Set!!

These Chisels are beautiful! Debbie even said so, and she is not one usually “moved” by tools…
I have yet to use them (they’re almost too pretty to use) but they all have a great edge and a nice feel in the hand…New Chisel...

They sure beat the heck out of the ones I had…The Chisels...

I want to Thank the Anonymous LJ Friend who sent me the Generous Gift, Thank You!!
And Thanks go to you too Jim for the good steer on a fine set of Chisels! :)
24 June 2013

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.




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#1 posted 06-24-2013 07:25 AM

Glad to see you have them Mike. I’m sure you will put them to good use.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 06-24-2013 07:36 AM

Can barely wait to try them Bob, but I don’t want to beat them up, just testing them out… I’m going to have to come up with a project where I’ll need them! Soon!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 06-24-2013 09:22 AM

Mike those are a nice set of chisels
I’m sure you are going to get great use out of them
Look forward to seeing your future new projects
A chisel rack?

Jamiie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 09:56 AM

That is so wonderful to read! You really made a nice choice too. I love Lee Valley tools and even though they cost a little more, they sure do make nice things and stand behind their products too. I can’t wait to see what wonderful things you are going to make with them Mike. It is very heart-warming to see how fellow Lumberjocks help each other too. We have a great group here and I have made many wonderful friends through this site.

This was a great story to read on a Monday morning! What a wonderful way to start my week. :)

I am so happy for your acquisition!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 06-24-2013 10:45 AM

Jamie: No rack for these my Friend… Even the box that they came in is a handsome and impressive thing!Chisel Box...

I’ll just find a good,safe place to put that
Sheila: I’m glad you enjoyed it! I felt terrible when the Gift Card was lost and searched high and low for it… with no luck…
It finally turned up in one of my boxes that Debbie uses to keep track of her receipts… An Important Place, where I had put it to keep it “Safe”! Too bad that I forgot doing that!
But Good Will will not be denied I guess, and the amount of that Spirit here on Lumberjocks is truly both Heartwarming and Inspiring…
I hope you got a chance to relax and unwind a little yesterday my Friend! All Work and no Play, etc… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 06-24-2013 10:54 AM

Mike – I know well how that is. We put something away to keep it safe and forget where! Both Keith and I have done that and it really is frustrating! People tease me for being so organized, but my motto is “I am organized because I am unorganized.” I can spend a career searching for stuff if I am not! (By the way – doesn’t nice packaging make us appreciate what is inside even MORE?? I know I feel like that with stuff. I suppose if they take the time to present the items nicely, they must spend equal amount of time on the quality of the item – or so we hope!) The set is awesome in every way! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 06-24-2013 12:03 PM

Christmas in June. I likes it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 06-24-2013 12:08 PM

Instead of a chisel rack, how about a nice tilted shelf to display that nice case, and hold it in place when it’s open to make access to the chisels easy? Maybe even a spot below the shelf to store the case top when it’s off?

-- Don

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#9 posted 06-24-2013 12:54 PM

That’s a fantastic looking set of chisels, Mike. Certainly they will be a pleasure to use!!

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

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#10 posted 06-24-2013 01:31 PM

Great looking git you got yourself.
keep them sharp my friend.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 06-24-2013 01:34 PM

That’s a beautiful set, Mike. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 06-24-2013 01:40 PM

Can’t wait for a review.

Wonderful back story as well.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#13 posted 06-24-2013 03:08 PM

Lee Valley has never disappointed me Mike, they offer a lot of “made in USA” products, and the imports they do sell are ALWAYS top notch. Yes, they often are a little higher than everyone else, but wow ! Just look at those gorgeous chisels ! Goodon’ya Mike !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#14 posted 06-24-2013 03:33 PM

Nice looking chisels, Mike.

I’m glad I’m not the only one who loses things in a “safe” place. :-)

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

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#15 posted 06-24-2013 05:45 PM

im glad you got yourself these , i saw them when jim posted them as a new tool to look at, please do a review on them mike, if they do well i just might get me an early christmas gift…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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