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I received a Fathers Day gift from Woodpeckers today. Something I've been sorely missing, some quality layout amd measuring tools. My wife bought a set of precision straight edges and rules, 6" and 12", and a precision triangle.
The quality of these tools are amazing. Made from billets of aviation aluminum and laser engraved. Both rules include a standard scale and centering scale. Anyone else have experience with Woodpeckers layout tools?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 04:52 AM
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Lovely present,
I had a card a beer and bar of my favourite chocolate! (Bless my sons, gotta love them)!

They look expensive too!

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I don't have the Woodpeckers tools, but the Incra rules. There is no substitute for quality measuring tools.

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I think we sometimes tend to zero in on all the power stuff, I have been thinking after some projects around the house that I would like to have a good set of quality chisels, same with hand planers. I my quest to get things done I think I have lost sight of what makes wood working wood working, the experience of creating something from something and not just cut it, plane it, and throw it together. I think some of the best work I have seen is from people who really have taken the time to create something.

Well enough of the philosophy stuff I have to pack the car and head to Houston for a very special time.

Really great looking layout tools enjoy.

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Joe, Looks like you will be enjoying your lay outs more from now on. A very thoughtful gift.

PS: I got a white shirt and a tie...

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I think we sometimes tend to zero in on all the power stuff, I have been thinking after some projects around the house that I would like to have a good set of quality chisels, same with hand planers. I my quest to get things done I think I have lost sight of what makes wood working wood working, the experience of creating something from something and not just cut it, plane it, and throw it together. I think some of the best work I have seen is from people who really have taken the time to create something.

Well enough of the philosophy stuff I have to pack the car and head to Houston for a very special time.

Really great looking layout tools enjoy.
I've had really good luck building up my inventory of planes by buying old Stanleys at garage and estate sales and then refurbishing them. It probably destroys any collector's value to do so, but when I'm done I have a really nice plane for not much money. At the last sale I attended, I picked up a Stanley #4-1/2, a #16 spoke shave and a Craftsman block plane for a total of $3.00. Removing the rust, repainting, polishing the brass and refinishing the wood (some of those old planes have very nice wood) took a few hours, and it took awhile to get the blades really sharp. But once I did so, I had some very functional tools for not much money. It is quite enjoyable to return an old tool to useability and makes a nice adjunct to my woodworking hobby.
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My daughters bought me a Kangol Blue Rain Coniston hat from Amazon.com, for Fathers day. They could not source it from the U.K.
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Amen. That's pretty much how my whole collection got built. I just wish I had better storage options, because I'm pretty sure rust will reclaim it all.
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Thomas,

Being the accomodating, compassionate soul I am, I'll offer to "store" them for you here in Alaska, where we don't have the humidity issues you have. They'll be safe and sound!

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