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02-28-2015 12:22 AM

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My husband and I have our 10 year anniversary coming up and I am looking for gift ideas. Woodworking has been his hobby for the past 7 years. I know that he likes hand tools. He has all of the major saws, a planer, clamps, etc. I would like to get him something nice, but I am at a loss. Any suggestions or some of your favorite items in your garage/shop. He has mentioned wanting something (a steamer maybe) that would bend wood? Great books?? Workshops?? Anything. Thanks in advance for any help.


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 02-28-2015 01:16 AM

https://www.leevalley.com/en/home/GC.aspx

Welcome to LJ’s 4evertools!

How about a gift card^ from Lee Valley?

Something to consider, good luck now.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 02-28-2015 01:49 AM

Tools can get a bit personal and specialized. Maybe you can trick him into hints ;-) Good luck.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bonesbr549

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#3 posted 02-28-2015 02:19 AM

Budget?

My wife and kids use to buy me tools, and I’d say thanks but inside I was going oh no!

they now give me gift cards to woodcraft which I love, and they know the type of good bessy clams I like and they know those are always good.

Do you know what he needs?

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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sikrap

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#4 posted 02-28-2015 03:38 AM

What kind of woodworking does he do? If he makes furniture, a nice Lie Nielsen hand plane would be a fantastic gift, but one of those will run anywhere from $150-$500, depending on the plane. Good chisels are always a nice gift as are some “specialty” tools, like a skew rabbet plane, the Lee Valley plow plane, a nice router plane, dovetail saw, etc.

Good Luck!! and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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rustfever

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#5 posted 02-28-2015 04:46 AM

I recently obtained a device to measure the angle of the tapered grind of cutting tools. I don’t know how I survived so many years without.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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AandCstyle

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#6 posted 03-01-2015 01:36 AM

Maybe a steam box kit and a book explaining the process?

-- Art

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