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Thread: Let us see the woodworking related Christmas gifts that you received

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

    Let us see the woodworking related Christmas gifts that you received

    Here are the woodworking and construction related Christmas gifts that I recieved:

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    The main gift, of course is the DowelMax. Everything else will help me to work with warm hands and feet outside, to see on off-site jobs with adequate lighting, to scrape really dirty material, and to be able to easily locate the right hex key.
    Cheers, Frank

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Lake City, Florida
    A doweling jig is the first thing I ever bought from Woodcraft Supply about 25+ years ago when they were a catalog mail order company. Wasn't the same one you have but very similar. I still use it, while I like the quickness of biscuit joining, there is nothing as good and strong as dowel joint (IMHO).

    Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine !!

    Tony, BCE '75

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Floydada, Tx
    Mine will have to wait for 3-4 weeks when my check comes in from the insurance company. I will be a 17" bs from Grizzly and a Hitachi combo router kit. The wife is starting to notice the nicer the tools the nicer the gifts that come out of the shop.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    The Ocean State
    Inspirational book...
    The Fine Art of Wood: The Bohlen Collection by Bonita Fike, Mike Mendelson, and Detroit Institute of Arts
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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    I got an orange borg gift card does that count?


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    A $100 gift card to Woodworker's Source. With all the great wood they have there, it won't last very long.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

    two more

    I now have two more gifts to gloat about.

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    My Grandaughter Isla (almost 8) picked out the handles. They are real rocks and Isla was very very excited about giving them to me. I will work with her to design some appropriate furniture for the handles.

    The Gorilla Gripper works well. I have already tried it on a 4x8 sheet of MDF which was something that I had difficulty moving in the past. No more
    Cheers, Frank

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Monroe, MI
    These are stock photos, but I got a Ryobi Corner Cat sander which looks to be a pretty respectable corner sander.

    Also got the Hose Garage for my Festool vac which is something I never understood why they didn't have before.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    WNY, Buffalo Area

    Woodworker's Christmas!

    There was saw dust and wood chips in Santa's bag this year!
    I had a great woodworker's Christmas! I can't wait to try the lathe out.

    Jet Mini Lathe VS

    Crown 5 Piece Full Size Turning Set - from Rockler

    2 - 24in and 2 - 50in Bessey K-Body Clamps


    The Bandsaw Book

    The Tablesaw Book

    2 Lowe's Gift Cards
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    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Wow must have been a very good boy this year. Is this your first lathe? Whether it is or not, congrats. You got some great tools. (As did everyone else in this thread.)

    Matt, I know my little Ryobi 5" ROS has been a real workhorse...the corner sander looks like it'll be real handy.

    Nice hauls by all...
    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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