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JSB

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586 days ago

Having a $25 limit. What would you buy yourself for christmas? I can think of a million items…need some other opinions. What would you get yourself? :)

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 586 days ago

I am an expensive date. Can’t think of a lot that low. Probably more clamps.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JSB

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#2 posted 586 days ago

I hear ya. Just trying to get some ideas. Maybe some inexpensive goodies that are helpful in others shops. I tell people not to get me anything but they always do. Mine as well give some usefull ideas instead of another kit of Axe body wash.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 586 days ago

I’m with Monte, except maybe I’d get a nice 12” steel rule.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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pmayer

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#4 posted 586 days ago

Rockler gift card.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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hoosier0311

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#5 posted 586 days ago

maybe a descent mechanical pencil, stack of sandpaper, seems like I can always use another bottle or two of Titebond and a bag of those little glue brushes from Harbor Frieght. I always seem to bend the tips off of my needle nose pliers. A pair a safety glasses that arent all scratched up are nice.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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Alster

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#6 posted 586 days ago

A good, small 4” double square is worth its weight in gold. The most-used tool in my shop. And you can get one for under $25 if you hunt.

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ShaneA

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#7 posted 586 days ago

You could get a chisel, or a nice ruler, as mentioned. Clamp, hardware/hinges for future projects, lots of little helpful stuff out there.

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waho6o9

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#8 posted 586 days ago

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=69909&cat=51&ap=3

How about a great 4 in 1 file rasp for 13.95 plus shipping?

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rtbrmb

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#9 posted 586 days ago

this new item from Lee Valley looks pretty cool.

http://"www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=69837&cat=51&ap=4

or a gift card & wait until someone runs a free shipping deal….

Bill in MI

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 586 days ago

rtbrmb , Your link doesn’t work at this time.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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rtbrmb

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#11 posted 586 days ago

my mistake, sorry. Its the veritas planing stop I was trying to show;

here is another try at the link.

Veritas planing stop

Bill in MI

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knotscott

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#12 posted 585 days ago

It really depends on what you need (and want)...

A decent saw blade on sale (Freud Diablo on sale, Onsrud)
A router bit or two
A 24” parallel clamp
Half dozen cheap clamps (HF Pittsburg quick release bar clamps are a great deal on sale)
Gift certificate to Rockler, Woodcraft, Amazon, Lowes, HD

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 585 days ago

My problem is that little stuff I just go buy for myself. Big stuff I am expected to buy for myself. If i send someone else to get it, I never get what I want.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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404 - Not Found

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#14 posted 585 days ago

Bottle of whisky.

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Nick_R

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#15 posted 585 days ago

This sounds funny… but I want one of those old school woodworking aprons.. Mega geeky but I would never buy one for myself. Also, I should also buy a flak jacket because some days it seems I can’t get out of the way of flying wood.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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