Christmas, $25 limit...what would you ask for?

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Forum topic by JSB posted 12-02-2012 03:45 AM 1624 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2012 03:45 AM

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 -

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 03:47 AM

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

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 03:51 AM

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 -

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 03:51 AM

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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#4 posted 12-02-2012 03:57 AM

Rockler gift card.

-- PaulMayer,

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 04:01 AM

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.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#6 posted 12-02-2012 04:03 AM

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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#7 posted 12-02-2012 04:07 AM

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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#8 posted 12-02-2012 04:09 AM

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

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#9 posted 12-02-2012 04:09 AM

this new item from Lee Valley looks pretty cool.


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

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 12-02-2012 04:38 AM

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

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#11 posted 12-02-2012 05:48 AM

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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#12 posted 12-02-2012 12:17 PM

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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#13 posted 12-02-2012 12:48 PM

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.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 12-02-2012 12:52 PM

Bottle of whisky.

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#15 posted 12-02-2012 01:54 PM

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.

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