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Callum Kendall

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07-22-2008 02:47 PM

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Today is my 15th birthday and I have recived some money, I was wondering what you would suggest me buying for my new shop



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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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Suliman Syria

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


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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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Mark Shymanski

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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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