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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2010, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Default Official "Look what I got for Christmas" Thread

Okay folks, the other day we had a great thread here

where we got to express our Christmas hopes of what we wanted to see under our tree.

In this thread, let's post about what what actually took place for Christmas.

Personally, I did receive those new turning tools and DVD's I had hoped for in addition to some other personal items and few surprises for my outdoor kitchen area. The best present of all though was time spent with our entire family over a wonderful meal and then watching the grand boys open their presents. Priceless memories were made today. We even had our first white Christmas since 1882 in the Atlanta area. I don't think it can get much better than this.

I hope everyone had a most wonderful Christmas day. Let's now hear all about your day and or gifts.

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Bob that just sound great, as you can see it was just honey and I for the most part and I took on a little project that has needed doing and both like seeing done. Merry Christmas!!!

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Sounds like a great day!

Unfortunately, I'm stuck out at sea again this Christmas, but I was able to listen on the phone as the kids opened their presents this morning. It's fun to hear them get excited over their treasures. I was also able to surprise the Mrs. with a kindle book reader which I had loaded up with books for her. I don't get to surprise her often, so it's fun when I do!

As for gifts for me, "Santa" did visit us this morning on board, we all got some nice (and needed) cold weather gear. A nice gesture from the boss.

Hope all is well with you and yours, and have a great Christmas and New Year!

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Hi and Merry Christmas to ALL

Well we had a house full, all the kids and grand kids and one or two I didn't know but the more the better, food all day long and a great little nap at 3:00 was great also
Gifts ,well jack pot again, a Dewalt 611 kit and a tank 3 1/4 hp Freud, ya I know I need one or two more LOL LOL many little tools as well and my cherry chocolates that I love but this time I got 10 boxes I guess they know I like them, one was from a guy I didn't
know, but he was a friend of my son and didn't have a place to go on Xmax. he just got into to woodworking and that made him a new good friend and I pulled into the shop to chat about woodworking for about 2 hours hahahahahahahahaha LOL I can run on all the time about woodworking some times hahahahahahahha, the oldest was in GA. and she didn't get to come but she called and said it was COLD in GA,,,and I told her it was 60* in Denver and no snow

But now it's time for a little pie hahahahahaha

All in all a great Xmax. I hope you all had a nice one too... but I'm glad it's only once a year too..


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Hopin' everyone had a very Merr Christmas...

here, things were more or less how I preferre em. nice and quite sprinkled with a visit here and there to and from good friends and family. Since this is a "what I got" thread, I can make it pretty short and sweet...I had bought a Veritas #7 low angle bevel up jointer a few weeks ago which counted against me *LOL*. the only thing I asked for was a pair of wool gloves with the open fingertips and flap which I got and love.
On the unexpected side of things, I got way too many hugs and kisses for picture frames I had made and give out for the holiday which was extraordinarily rewarding on a personal level. Then I got requests for some furniture and 3, count em, 3 ash urns. Kinda creepy at first, then a bit flattering.
The best part of the day was when my 4 year old grandson got to a gift from Pappy..."Is this the best gift ever Pappy, Is this the best gift ever??? He tore into it like a madman.. opened it up and there it was,, a Pin knot cherry picture frame to go along with the chest of drawers I made him. "IT'S NOTHING, WHAT IS It?" he exclaimed! He just looked at it. He didn't seemed disappointed, just confused. I explained it was the picture frame I had promised him. He said "Oh! ok, its nice" and off to the side it went. We all had a good hearty laugh about the whole thing. There were plenty more toys and games that garnished loud and genuine ouuuuu's and oohh boy's that we had got him, but that "ITS NOTHING" made my day and will last me a lifetime.. The innocence of youth as they say.

As a bit of a followup....we got a call late last night, seems Luke insists that the picture go next to his bed...(the picture is one of him and I down in the shop, my guiding him, cutting his very first piece of wood)...

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Here in our part os Southeast GA we kept it simple with the Christmas festivities which turned out to be one of the best yet as we focused on the birth of Christ and enjoying the family at hand. I guess sometimes the K.I.S.S. method applies to Christmas as well as woodworking.

As for presents under the tree..... I was able to switch the small shop {8x10} with the little bit bigger shed in the back {10x12} in the last month and this past Thursday Santa's Elf's wired it up. Living in the city part of a small town is no place to have your Shop in the front yard.........The Shop now has 8 interior recepts, 2 exterior recepts, 1 shop light and 2 exterior flood lights. Surprisingly 100' of wire was needed just for the interior. A 10x12 shop is small so I have my version of a portable saw station that can easily be rolled out the door for space inside or for cuts on the table saw (4, 8" pneumatic casters from Harbor Freight). The portable saw station incorporates the table saw, mitre saw, router table,down draft table and the big Christmas present, Porter Cables 4216 12" Dovetail Jig. I'm still trying to organize the mess in the shop so I can make some firewood with the DoveTail Jig but that is coming soon.To help comlplete the portable saw station, under the Christmas tree was the paddle safety switch and the i-Socket Autoswitch to start up the shop vac,both from Rockler. I still have a good chunk of work left to complete the portable saw station but I have to it get right - functioning and easily interchangeable for a 10x12 shop to work smoothly. The long needed Collet Extension from MLCS completed my Christmas gifts I was blessed with more presents and love than I deserved and am thankful for all that I received and have!

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Well, Santa must have been looking over my shoulder when I typed my 'wish list'

"Hoping for some gift vouchers from "Carbatec" > i have outgrown Bunnies.....LOL"

I received some clothing, some cosmetics and TWO Carbatec gift vouchers.

CARBA-TEC - Woodworking Tools and Woodworking Machines

Like BJ, I had to nap at 3.00pm also.......LOL

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I was given season's tickets to the Blue Jays, just in time to see them recover the World Series, and my kids also came up with a HD TV. One of the neatest things is a gift card from Lee Vallley which I am magically going to turn into a low angle block plane and a water stone, and a course in woodturning at Lee Valley in Burlington. Not a bad haul.

I also had a woderful two-day Christmas as the kids came in from being at their inlaws and significant others' families. Great times!

I think next year everyone will be getting pepper mills or pens from Dad.


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Way to go everyone! It sounds like y'all had a spectacular Christmas, I know I did.
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I had a great Christmas! I got what I asked for:

A tan t-shirt
A dark green t-shirt
3x LSAT Powerscore books (Logic Games, Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning)
Bunch of new socks (love a brand new pair of socks!)
Universal Gift Certificates (money! )
Candies (various selection)
the new Guitar Hero for PS3 and an additional guitar
A pack of pens
House Season 6 DVD
A handmade box by my Grandfather and hand pained by my Grandmother, I'll post some pictures on the forums shortly.
A jar of homemade Chokecherry Jelly

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