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Thread: So what did Santa bring ya for Christmas.

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    So what did Santa bring ya for Christmas.

    Now it's time to gloat.
    I got a 36" belt sander,
    Sorby hollowing tool,
    Sveral gift certificate and lot of other goodies. Pictures to follow.
    So what did you get from Santa..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    I got a Lee Valley turning smock and a Lie Nielson low angle block plane. Now I guess I get to learn how to use a plane. The kids sent me some cocobolo and ambrosia maple bowl blanks .
    George

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    I expect only one woodworking gift this year. And it came from Steve Clardy, on a different forum we have a SS gift exchange and lucky me Steve got my name.
    Even with his recent shop troubles he still found the time to full fill a SS gift exchange, what a guy. He sent me a very nice hand plane. Will need to learn to use it now.

    Thanks again Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Jones View Post
    I expect only one woodworking gift this year. And it came from Steve Clardy, on a different forum we have a SS gift exchange and lucky me Steve got my name.
    Even with his recent shop troubles he still found the time to full fill a SS gift exchange, what a guy. He sent me a very nice hand plane. Will need to learn to use it now.

    Thanks again Steve.
    You lucky Guy!!

    FYI, the way it is sitting now is good, the back of the plane, the end you stand behind is at the big handle side, front of the plane is the little handle side, and wood you want to make smooth is under the flat side

    Maybe you should print them instructions out....

    Well I got a big fat zero, from my wife, but then again, I'm always seeming to buy myself too much stuff off season anyway

    My sister sent me season 3 of "Corner Gas" and my folks sent me a 101 workshop tips and tricks magazine thing, some good ones in there too.

    I just got of the MSN Messenger with my family in Canada, they opened the presents from us today, Christmas for us, and Christmas Eve for them, so they could thank us for the presents etc. The wood turnings went over really well, the kids loved their Yo-yos, my niece loved her top and the pens were great too!

    Well, now we have the rest of the day of work ahead of us, no let up until the 1st of January.

    Hope you guys enjoy yourselves!

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    [Pre-gloat warning]
    I have it on good authority that after he gets un-backlogged, Randy at Monster Tool (and Santa) are going to be sending me this shortly after the first of the year:


    and this, with the newer laser instead of the one in the picture:


    Oh yeah, this, too:


    We won't be opening the rest of the presents until later this morning, but this is the only woodworking stuff I'm expecting.

    More importantly, I get te most enjoyment out of the reactions from people receiving gifts from me.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    Most of my gifts surround the fact that I'm gonna retire from my teaching posititon at the end of this year. I got a fillet knife, fishing rod, fishing sunglasses with 2.00 diopters in them, a couple pair of pliers for the tackle box. My main tool gift is the Drill Doctor 750. My wife got that for me.
    I once heard that cats and women will do darn well what they please and that men and dogs would do well to accept it and just go on.

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    Steve Clardy Guest
    No christmas presents from family here this year.


    But----------------------------------------


    I consider all the donations, offers of help, and all the encouraging words when I had my major shop disaster, all the help from my family,


    The biggest, best gift of all this year.

    Thanks to ALL

    I am back to work

    Thanks to each and every one of you who helped




    Ps. Thanks Doug. I was worried if it was going to get to your house in time.
    Last edited by Steve Clardy; 12-25-2006 at 03:47 PM.

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    My daughter bought me a new Bosch barrel-grip jigsaw Now there will be one less Porter Cable tool in the shop.

    I bought a gift certificate at a tree nursery for my wife. Together we had bought ourselves an early pair of gifts, an Abyssinian kitten and a Bengal kitten. We have always had at least one cat(max 3) in the house since we got married 33 years ago.

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    I'm pleased to report that from my wife and kids I received a Lee Valley shoulder plane and a 3/8" Hirsch (sp?) mortising chisel. Not to mention, the pleasure of watching their faces light up when opening up their gifts!

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