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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia

    Beginner Gloat from Lee Valley

    Hi Guys:

    Just wanted to give you the Lee Valley Report:

    Here is what I bought this morning. My very first, mine, all-mine, and only mine, woodworking tools.

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    2 books
    a set of 3 Japanese detail saws
    honing gauge
    doweling jig
    a couple of good rulers
    a set of beginner carving tools
    and a hat.

    Since you guys told me that if there's no photo, it never happened, here's the photo for you from my backyard.
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    "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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Seems you got trapped in another woodworking vortex Cynthia ....the Lee Valley store.

    Nice tools but you got me curious why three Japanese saws? I can only use one at a time.

    BTW you in good company here Robin Lee is a member of our forum.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    You Go Girl
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars

    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    And thus the joinery journey begins. And you picked an excellent place to shop. I wish we had Lee Valley stores where I live.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    And thus the joinery journey begins. And you picked an excellent place to shop. I wish we had Lee Valley stores where I live.
    Now that would be nice, very nice indeed. Only they need to build it in INDY. You left coast guys may fall in the ocean.


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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    North of Reno, NV...middle of the desert
    Well, Cynthia, unless we see you with the hat on, it really didn't happen.

    Of course, it's me, the jig, calling the saw, well... un-beveled

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Wow, Nice haul! You don't mess around!
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    "The Illustrated Cabinetmaking" is one of my favorite books. Good choice!
    “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” - John Ruskin
    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Oscar Wilde

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    good store for sure cynthia,, and your off to the races now
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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