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Forum topic by cpt_hammer posted 12-26-2008 06:15 PM 1399 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-26-2008 06:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor christmas

While I know that these are tough times for alot of people, was Santa generous towards you or did you get some coal?

Myself, my holidays aren’t over until Saturday, but so far, Santa has been generous. However, all those Home Depot and Lowe’s Gift Cards that I wanted turned magically into clothes.

While I know that I needed new clothes for my boring job, I needed more tools and materials for my REAL job of working with wood.

I did manage to get some gorgeous Red Cedar and Old Growth Pine from a co-worker, so I didn’t totally strike out.

How did you make out this season?

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#1 posted 12-26-2008 09:13 PM

I should have been badder! IT’s DOWN RIGHT COLD HERE! I need the coal…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 12-26-2008 09:56 PM

Socks and underwear!! Doesn’t anyone understand the woodworker!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-27-2008 01:15 AM

I got a Iltis & Oxhead drawknife, bastard cut rasp, couple of clamps, and a Bosch 1590EVSK 6.4 Amp Top Handle Jigsaw with a bunch of blades. For once I got things I can use. This is so rare, haha.

-- Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.

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#4 posted 12-27-2008 04:01 AM

I got new tires for the family car.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 12-27-2008 07:32 AM

Santa came a day late. I just picked up my first lathe today, a Jet mini lathe model# jml-1014vsi that I found on Craigslist. Still in the original unopened box, saved about $100. I could have done a lot worse.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#6 posted 12-27-2008 08:01 AM

SWMBO does not get the tool lust thing, but I did manage to swap out some electrical wiring ( about 2 hours work) for a 60 gallon, 5 hp 220 v. air compressor. Got it up and running today.

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#7 posted 12-27-2008 09:28 AM

I’ve been trying to get this straight for a long time. Does SWMBO stand for “She Who Must Be Obeyed” or “She Works My Butt Off”? Just asking. As always, bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#8 posted 12-27-2008 02:18 PM

Got a 3/4 hp plunge router, from my Father in law.

Got a Dremel 10.8v cordless, for when I am in the house and tinkering with carvings at the coffee table.

Now I need to put the router to work. And need to grab an extra battery for the Dremel.

Gave my Father in law a Japanese marking knife. And a firefigthers folding knife and a bottle of Pirat Ale.

I am urging him to join LJ as he just built a bunk bed with steps on the end with drawers inside. I like the way he handled the drawer handles on the 2 front drawers. They are inside pulls so the kid does not use the drawers as steps.

He also built a blanket chest for his daugther which is both good and bad; good because she has one now, bad because I had my eye on some solid cedar to make her one.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#9 posted 12-27-2008 05:02 PM

Well I got 2 wonderful additions to the shop.

1) A chain saw blade sharpener (as so many trees dropped last year,we need to keep the blades sharpened all the time)

2) A saw blade sharpener,,with 30 blades waiting to be worked(at $7-$9 per) the savings are going to pay for the tool in the first few weeks alone.

As a Christmas treat,,I got the unique privilege of cleaning the entire building(I usually wait till spring) but the scrooge in me had to be set aside for the shops needs.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday break!

-- Ken, Northern Illinois,

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#10 posted 12-27-2008 05:31 PM

Man, did I clean up! Only two articles of clothing and the rest… wood related.

I got a nice Woodcraft gift card from my brother in-law, about eight woodworking books from my Amazon wishlist (including a book about Sam Maloof that I can’t wait to read) and the ’piece de resistance’ the grandaddy of gifts the Flexcut reciprocating power carver.

Watch out wood here I come!


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#11 posted 12-27-2008 06:25 PM

I only received one thing….. A new lathe! :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 12-27-2008 07:03 PM

Santa skipped me and went to my Jewish friends house! That’s taking this chosen people stuff too far!

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#13 posted 12-30-2008 12:33 AM

Same here, Dennis. Santa did a driveby, laughing his head off.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#14 posted 12-30-2008 05:26 PM

Santa was very good to me.I got a 10” drill press.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#15 posted 12-31-2008 04:36 AM

I got chocolate covered Godiva apricots and Wood! When I’m Baaaad, I’m GOoood!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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