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Chuck

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12-04-2009 01:55 AM

Dear Lumberjocks, My wife wants me to give her a gift suggestion for xmas. The challenge: it has to be in the 50$-75$ range. What I don’t have: there are many things I don’t have. I prefer hand tools over power tools, and I also consider myself a beginner. Ideas anyone?

-- Chuck, Washington D.C.


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#1 posted 12-04-2009 01:59 AM

Planes and chisels, sharpening gear and lots of sandpaper etc.

-- If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 04:04 AM

Clamps! Obviously!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 04:15 AM

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#4 posted 12-04-2009 04:21 AM

woodworking books .
more wood
a sweater (LOL)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Chuck

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#5 posted 12-04-2009 04:39 AM

WayneC might be on to something; I was thinking about one of those marking gauges or a square/straightedge os some type. And I also LOVE books. anyone ever use that honing guide by veritas? or maybe that’s just more gizmo-type stuff I really don’t need

-- Chuck, Washington D.C.

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#6 posted 12-04-2009 04:57 AM

I’m asking for a nice mortising chisel – about $50. I’m picking 3/8”

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 12-04-2009 05:11 AM

if she wants to surprise you tell her to put home depot gift certificates in big boxes full of stuffing wrapped like gifts…lol works the same

-- M.K.

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mmh

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#8 posted 12-04-2009 05:24 AM

It depends on what you like to make. A nice spokeshave or set of microplanes if you do a lot of hand work. A gift certificate to Garrett Wade or Lee Valley. FYI: You’re in my neighborhood.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 12-04-2009 06:02 AM

If you give her a list make sure it includes make and model number and tell her no substitutes.

-- Joe

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#10 posted 12-04-2009 05:45 PM

We have a wish list in my store. Guys fill it out, then send their wife in to buy. She gets help—-gee, what a concept, and you get what you want. Don’t you wish you lived here in Lubbock, Texas.(Yeah, I know—Blatant commercial promotion, what can I say)

Really, I have in the past, got a woodworking catalog, marked different products, and let her surprise me with “what I always wanted”. I’ve got a Bridge City list for her right now.

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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#11 posted 12-04-2009 05:53 PM

I have asked for more Charles Neil DVDs….

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#12 posted 12-05-2009 02:23 AM

There are some great suggestions here. Thanks to everyone.

-- Chuck, Washington D.C.

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