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    Ever get a GOOD unasked for GIFT???

    I notice a gift I received several years ago that I really like. It is hanging on my wall at the shop. It was unasked for but when recieved it I knew I really liked it.
    This is that gift.
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    It was given to me by a friend that makes burglar bars for folks in Houston. Don't you know his business is booming!
    The other gift was given as thanks for having helped with figuring out the design and building of a kitchen for his mother, he was a pharmacist.
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    Have you ever received a gift that was totally unexpected that you really liked???????
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    My second child.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Young View Post
    My second child.
    I can't top that...
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    Hi,

    That complaint button really cracked me up! (yes, I know that is improper English---but it says it all)

    You made my day.

    Thanks and Enjoy,

    Jim

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    Incra Miter2000 - the wife-to-be decided to ignore all the tools i DID ask for one christmas .. well she done good
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    My grandfather's pocket watch as a graduation present. He wanted to help me so much, but never knew how. Little did he know what an impact he had on me.

    Wes

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    Love the complaint button.

    My Brother-In-Law gave me a less than politically correct shop clock.

    Basically, a Truckers hat with a Confederate flag and a clock on it.

    He sent it to me after he moved to Mississippi.

    As ugly and stupid as the thing is, it keeps pretty good time, and I actually use it in the shop for a clock.....
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    I also can't top Jim Young's best gift, but this gift was definitely unexpected and good:

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    I was talking to my dad about a year ago and mentioned that some day I wanted to buy a used pickup for a lumber hauler, and he immediately said "I might just have one that would make a good lumber hauler." He gave me his pickup and bought himself a car to replace it. (His legs were getting too worn out to drive the 5-speed in the truck, so the car and automatic transmission were a good thing for him.) The price was the cost of a plane ticket to go pick it up (so maybe it doesn't qualify as a gift.) Haven't really had a need for the 4x4 capabilities here in La La Land, but the Tommy Gate on the back has been a real help.

    That all said, I much prefer to give unexpected (but needed) gifts than receive them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Young View Post
    My second child.
    ...my third, fourth, fifth, and sixth child.


    Actually, my best friend is a woodworker and very generous guy. I've got several surprise gifts in my shop from a guy who knows what I need and like! Forrest WWII 40T TK, Wixey angle gauge, Woodcraft tenoning jig, Fowler combo square, 220v DC remote control, Gorilla glue, Jeff Jewitt's book, and lots more good stuff...
    Got Wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott spencer View Post
    ...my third, fourth, fifth, and sixth child.


    Actually, my best friend is a woodworker and very generous guy. I've got several surprise gifts in my shop from a guy who knows what I need and like! Forrest WWII 40T TK, Wixey angle gauge, Woodcraft tenoning jig, Fowler combo square, 220v DC remote control, Gorilla glue, Jeff Jewitt's book, and lots more good stuff...
    I don't suppose he is looking for another best friend?

    Best unexpected gift? hmmmm
    Wifes cousin was at a sale once. He bought the remains of a 212 JD garden tractor for $12. It had a complete hydraulic lift kit on it. IF you can find one they will run you around $600 and up.

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