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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Default Let's hear about your Christmas gifts for the shop


I hope everyone had a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas day and got to spend time with famiy and loved ones, I know I sure did.

I thought it might be interesting to find out if Santa made a visit to your house and left anything interesting for your shop.

I found a few nice items under my tree, there was a counter sink bit set, a 30 piece set of 1/4" router bits for my newly aquired Trend T-4 laminate router and an IOU for a power compound miter saw. I feel like I must have been a pretty good guy to have gotten all this for the shop.

Let's hear about your finds or just your day would be good also.
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Hi Bob,

Not really any presents for the "shop" but, some time spent with family. I think that, that, was good enough for me.


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Same here to only toy for the shop was bought by me so that don't count, but did get to spend Christmas with my son Hes the last one 19 now and I sure this will be the last Christmas with him at home so having a great time now, in fact were going camping tomorrow. yes camping it is a chilly 23deg for the high today. but it will be fun for sure.

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Already showed mine, some clamps. Grr ripper and such. Best part was just bring with Honey, going to church Christmas eve and relaxing. Ya I liked it.

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SWMBO bought me the box joint jigs, brass bars, and jig/project book, as well as the saw handle push block from Oak Park.

Of course, there are "strings" attached My "honey do" list just got longer.


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Heaps of presents but nothing for the shop, (I doubt if any more would fit). Spent a wonderful day with son and daughter-in-law, she cooked a delicious meal which is the reason why we spent such a quiet boxing day recovering.
Bob, let us all hope that your health dramatically improves so that you can give those new tools a good work-out.


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I received a $75 gift certificate and a 10% discount coupon for Rockler, so I made a mad dash down there today. I came away with a set of 4 Bench Cookies, an Incra 6" precision T-Rule, a Protractor No. 19 and an I-Socket that you plug a tool and a vacuum in and it turns the vacuum on when the tool turns on. With just those four items I still had to pay $4.50 on top of the certificate and discount. It seems that $80 just doesn't buy much any more, but I am thankful for what it did buy.

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Great day I got some brand new COAL in a real nice wood box..

But all in all a great day with 30 or so people in the house ..


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I got the Work Sharp 3000 and a bonus leather hone accessory kit for it. Also got a $100.00 Lee Valley gift certificate. Spouse got all the scroll saw goodies everyone told me to buy. Thanks for the help with that! The spouse has been setting up the new toolbox with all the toys today.
The kids and grandkids have been drifting in and out over the last 3 days. It's impossible to get them and their families all together at once. But it's a great way to get rid of left overs Makes Christmas last all that much longer.
A very good Christmas all around.

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Got a drill press table, drum sander attachments for the drill press, Wixely digital angle gauge, portable dust vac system, couple Freud saw blades, some detail rasps, counter sink set, and scroll saw blades.
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