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Forum topic by BentheViking posted 11-18-2011 05:21 AM 1107 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2011 05:21 AM

Just wondering what people are hoping to get for the holidays? What do you plan on getting for others? Anyone planning on doing some Black Friday shopping for themselves? Not sure what any of the specialty stores are having, but I know that HD/Lowe’s/HF/Sears all have their ads available online.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson


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#1 posted 11-18-2011 05:24 AM

I guess I’ll start. I want the PCB220 Table Saw, a set of Marples Chisels and one of the Kreg Pocket Jig kits (probably the Jr). Maybe a Dado set if I’m lucky too!!!

I’ve seen a lot of good deals available, but I don’t have any needs for most of what I’ve seen, maybe I should ask Santa for a house/shop so that next year I can load up on some new tools.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#2 posted 11-18-2011 05:29 AM

Home generator from tractor supply. After hurricane Irene I went to get one and one of the works advise me to come back on black friday. He said it would be half price. We gave up our gas fireplace for a pellet stove. Love it but it requires electrcity. Heat in the dead of winter in Maine is mandatory. Blackouts are not fun without it.

Picked p a Wecheer powercarver. Have yet to put it to use. Upcoming furniture plans… maybe, if I can learn it.
HVLP spray gun. I’ve got a 60 gallon compressor so have decided to start spraying poly instead of brushing.
I need some welding rods. Just about out.
I will also be looking out for an auto darkening welding hood to replace my aging old fashioned ones.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 11-18-2011 05:59 AM

I don’t involve myself in Black Friday, I had to work it one year at Best Buy and came out with a lot of negative impressions about the people I would be rubbing elbows with if I shopped it myself.
At this time I’m more interested in getting items finished for others and getting a nice tree up, maybe manage to get all the lights up this year by buying a couple extra extension cords. Most everything I actually need is more money then I would expect any of my family to shell out so I’m not worried about getting anything.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 02:39 AM

Boy around here Black Friday is getting to be Black Thanksgiving night. Stores are opening at Midnight and cutting the holiday even shorter for their employees. I think everyone should stay home so the discontinue that practice.
As for gifts, I have made about 3 and have started 2 more and that should do it. I bought my gift for me early since the auction was ending on E bay. I bought a Bosch 6” 90 degree Orbital Sander and I love it!! What a workhorse!!..........Merry Christmas to you all….even before Black Friday!!... and none of that happy holiday stuff from me!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 02:50 AM

At this point, I would take nearly anything involving woodworking or camping/survival gear.
Since I am just getting started (very literally) I need pretty much everything you can think of. Almost all of my tools (power or otherwise) are borrowed right now. I inherited a few things from my dad, but not much. router table, bandsaw, drill press, mitre, even some decent hand tools, i could use it all. right now, at the very tippy top of the list would be a decent set of router bits and drill bits or bandsaw blades.
I doubt I get any of that, but it doesn’t bother me, I like giving much more than getting!
as far as things i would like to give, most of the time my family draws names out of a hat for exchanging gifts with a pretty low price cap. I would have to see what names I draw to have an idea of what to make, but I have some good ideas for just about anyone :)
I am planning out a few toys I want to make for my daughter, and was keyed in today by my wife that she wants a jewelry box, so looks like that is where I will be getting started :P The trick will be making it without her seeing it…
And I avoid leaving the house for any reason what-so-ever on black friday. There is nothing out there I need bad enough to risk my life over….

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#6 posted 11-22-2011 08:23 AM

the power carver would be nice. i’m heading to get a jet air cleaner on friday morning was $369 now $266
happy thanks giving to me…

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#7 posted 11-22-2011 08:29 AM

craftsmen on the lake, i still use the old fashion type, tiger hood and a huntsman. just shake it and strike it.
never even tried an auto type lens. they’re pretty expensive aren’t they?
so little money, so many tools…

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#8 posted 11-22-2011 08:35 AM

I just circle a bunch items on the monthly Woodcraft and Rockler Sale Circulars, all small items and “accidently” leave them laying around and ……….. VIOLA! …. They end up in my Christmas stocking!

One of these years I will discover how this works? Just magic …. I guess?

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#9 posted 11-22-2011 03:22 PM

Doordude.. I’m still using a welding hood from 1960. It doesn’t head flip that smoothly any more. I see a $99 one down to $59 at Tractor supply on black firday. It has the larger lens the multi adjustable level dimming. The only thing is it has wild red/orang/yellow flames on it. I often stick weld in my t-shirt shorts and sandals and usually have to put myself out when my t-shirt catches on fire, so it should match.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#10 posted 11-22-2011 07:00 PM

what a clever way to coordinate you outfit craftsman
you should wear grey shorts to go with the smoke ;)

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#11 posted 11-23-2011 07:42 AM

craftman on the lake,the price for the hood at $69,isn’t so bad.and the dimmering function of the lens sounds pretty nice too. maybe you could look for a leather welding jacket, or a set of sleeves.but the sleeves would save your arms and burned hair, but not help with the shirt catching fire.
do you have to use cheater lenses? i use my reading glasses on under the hood. but i have a job comming up for a friend, that i’ll probally have to get one, and then i could wear safety glasses.
Norm,always commented on safety glasses first. nothings worse than getting a dingle berry on the lenses

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#12 posted 11-23-2011 02:58 PM

It’s fun with the hood making everything so dark, you never see the sparks or fire coming. Even a belly fire on your shirt won’t show through the lens. You’ve got to wait till you feel it. Actually the smoke wafts up under your hood long before so I’ve never gotten burned. Funny though, After the fire I once had a palm sized hole in my shirt. The arc caused a pretty good sunburn in the shape of the tear in that area. I wonder if I could make big letters, say maybe LJ’s and tape them on my belly and weld shirtless and have them show after?

Cheater lenses? No I wear my glasses (contacts when it’s sweaty) under my hood. I don’t care for contacts much but for wearing sunglasses, sweating, and wearing safety glasses they’re nice.

Interesting story though. My brother was a nuclear pipe welder at the Portsmouth naval shipyard on submarines. He was pretty good, highly skilled job, x-rayed joints and all… Anyway, as he got older he used to boast how his eyes were holding out long after they should and he could still weld the serious stuff. Later on when I inherited his home welding stuff I used his hood and found them blurry. On examination I found cheater lenses in them.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#13 posted 11-24-2011 03:14 AM

I already got what I wanted for my birthday the other day, a Barracuda 2 lathe chuck. I ordered and just received the 8” jaws. I’m looking forward to getting my feet wet turning bowls, this should be a fun weekend.

As for giving, all of my co-workers are getting pens. My nephew who is studing carpentry might get something in the way of hand tools. Last year I gave him a set of chisels and before that a Lie-Nielsen block plane.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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#14 posted 11-24-2011 04:07 AM

I got nearly everything I need over the last couple of years before last spring. That’s when I was informed the projected continuing slump in the building industries made it necessary to eliminate my job.
Thank’s Obama.

Now I am working for a former employer who knew I was available and was so kind to pay me almost half of what I was making before becoming un-employed.

What do I want for the holidays? BHO’s head on a stump and a big sharp axe. That is probably not going to happen, so I’ll just be content to labor along for for another few months till my retirement savings are all gone then??

Merry Christmas.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#15 posted 11-24-2011 08:32 AM

crank49,sorry to your demise. but at least you’ve got something comming in. hope your boss is not taking advantage of the excess in labor pool. if he is, then karma will take care of him. and your right, untill BHO is gone
then nobody is going to make any money;except the vast state and government workers. the new Pres. will have to thin those ranks

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