What are you Hoping is under the Tree this year from your spouse?

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Forum topic by DrDirt posted 12-06-2012 05:35 PM 1065 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2012 05:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: gifts question christmas

Much as Ralphie strategically placed magazine advertisements for a Red Ryder BBgun for his parents to find.
My hopes are in the hand tool realm of Veritas and Lie Nielsen.

Only anticipating 1 item or maybe a plane + straight-edge.

What is everyone else hopeing for?

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 05:45 PM

Looks like we have the same list! That Veritas shoulder plane is sweet.

A friend has the 48” aluminum straight edge and said it’s just about the most used tool in his shop.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 07:10 PM

My spouse and I are looking for the same thing.
Me to land a better job so we can keep the house.

It sucks to have 40 years experience as an engineer and to have to work 50 hrs a week to get paid the equivalent of what I used to make in 25 hours.

But, I still have my health, and still have my knowledge and skills, and a family that loves me. Things could be a lot worse,

Just don’t think I can hang on for 4 more years till we get a different idiot-in-chief, maybe one that knows something about business and working for a living. I haven’t started cussing yet so I will shut up now.

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 09:06 PM

Sorry Crank to hear of your struggles Yes things are very tough for some over here too. Back to the question I am getting an incra saw mitre jig what’sitt .It is really too small for all time use for my very large saw but the one that comes with the saw whilst it does great cuts is a bit heavy and does not do the infiteimal large number of degrees offered by the incra .Have fun and peace this year.Alistair

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 10:23 PM

I guess thats the problem when you have a wife and a house with greater needs than your own hobby… you don’t wish for much. About the best I’m hoping for this year is Christopher Schwarz and Garrett Hack’s books. From there its all new interior doors and hardware in the house. And guess who gets to install it? Merry Christmas me!

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

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 03:55 AM

pictures tell a story

hands do the rest

talk is cheap

steel is real

: ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 10:44 PM

Agree going through the catalogs… there are lots of wants, as always.

I didn’t see any thing in the new tools that screamed “Buy Me”

The new Festool Large Domino jig looks cool but at 1200 bucks…. I’ll stick with the router, and handmade loose tennons.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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