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    Lets see those gifts

    Besides the guitar pre-amp I posted on Dan Mooney's thread, I had this under the tree this morning...

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    Nice. Glenn showed me how to use it. Super jig.

    No 'stuff' at my house. My gifts are the friends I have here and all over the globe. Thought about getting myself something. I did a couple of weeks ago. I sunk $4k in the car!

    Merry Christmas.
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    It's good to be square....now there are no excuses
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    ....And maybe, just maybe...no more burned butt
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    The wife & I haven't exchanged gifts in a decade or so, always pretty much bought what we wanted/needed whenever...but now after three+ yrs of living the good life{unemployed } we really couldn't justify it if we wanted...have to admit though, this is the only time of year we ever regret not having kids of our own love to see their shiny happy faces come X-mas morn
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    Similar to Ken and his wife, Bobbie and I celebrate all special occasions throughout the year. If we see something we want and justify the expenditure, we don't wait for birthdays, Christmas, etc.

    I order online or pick up from one of the borgs smaller items routinely. Earlier this year, I posted about my new table saw and Incra TS-LS system. Several weeks ago, I caught the Incra iBox at a good mark-down price, but was waiting until I had made something with it to post about it. With my share of Christmas money from my wife's folks, I bought Lithium-Ion replacement batteries for my Porter-Cable 18V drill/drivers.

    On my wife's side of the ledger, she shops throughout the year using coupons and other incentives at department stores. She routinely ends up with top label clothing for an average of 25% of retail value. She likes Fossil watches and some of their jewelry, so I order her something when I see an item she would like. If I don't catch something, she'll ask if I like it and we order it together.

    All of this is not to brag, but to present our way of handling our situation. My wife retired last March 1. I've been retired for about eight years. We live over 1000 miles from any of our kids we would want to spend a holiday with and they have their lives and work schedules. Rather than exchange gifts on special occasions anymore, my wife and I spend time preparing meals together or pick one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate.
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    Woodworking/Tool wise I got a Sears Gift Card, This is what I just ordered with it . . .

    My old one keeps losing the velcro off the pad.

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    Nothing Woodworking related I'm afraid. I generally just get what I want where those are concerned..

    But I did get a dog torturing device.


    And a wife torturing device.
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    So What does a Diggiery Do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    So What does a Diggiery Do?
    In my case, it appears to be more of a DidgeriDon't!

    But it is supposed to help with enhancing your breathing ability and reducing sleep apnea, for whatever reasons. If it can do that, I can give it 10-15 minutes a day.
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    Cool... that's a great looking do. If you can master circular breathing you got me beat. I followed on line instructions for making one out of pvc. Used a rubber plumbing adapter from Lowe's as a mouthpiece. Funky look, but great sound.
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