Our Shop #10: 2007 Christmas Presents

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 01-10-2008 11:37 PM 1468 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Jan. 10/08 My Lee Valley Gift Card

My daughter and son-in-law gave us a gift certificate for Lee Valley Tools.
Two items that went directly on the list were a metal detector (the Little Wizard) and a digital angle indicator (not in picture. Should be here next week.)

I added the 1/4” chisel to the list because I use my $1 store one so much and it won’t last much longer, I’m sure.

I also bought a scraper – because, lately, the LumberJocks have said that it is the way to go. Also, because it was a Christmas present and I could invest in a luxury item without feeling guilty, I bought the scraper holder to keep my thumbs from being fried, a drawback according to the LJ reports.

The final luxury – ok, this was just for fun, was a ”miniature block plane”. I’ve checked it out on the edge of a board. Sweet… rounded it right over just like running a hot knife through butter.

Merry Christmas Debbie & Rick :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#1 posted 01-10-2008 11:41 PM

Great idea for a gift Debbie. I must research UK suppliers in the next 11 months to see if they do likewise. A nice selection of tools too.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#2 posted 01-10-2008 11:44 PM

it was a sweet present to open, that’s for sure.. and then the fun I had going through the catalogues (more than once) to decide what I (I mean “we”) wanted lol.. I did ask Rick if he agreed with my selection. He just shook his head “yes” :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-10-2008 11:50 PM

Nothing like tool in the stocking, my favorite.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#4 posted 01-10-2008 11:51 PM

“tool in the stocking”.. sounds like a song.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 01-11-2008 12:02 AM

That scraper handle works good. It puts a nice little bendy bend in the scraper. It’s easy on the hands. Good choices.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 01-11-2008 12:09 AM

Very cool. Actually, your aversion to power tools has inspired me to investigate hand tools a bit more. I’ve been looking at scrapers and Lee Valley in particular. Merry Christmas to you.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 01-11-2008 12:12 AM

It looks like you made pretty good!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 01-11-2008 12:32 AM

thanks everyone :)
we were just playing with the scraper. Fun!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 01-11-2008 12:34 AM

Hi Ms. Debbie:

Very nice Christmas presents for sure. I got coal. I must have done something wrong >

Have fun with your new toys.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 01-11-2008 12:41 AM

That does sound like a song! Maybe you should add it to the LJ Soundtrack.

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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#11 posted 01-11-2008 12:57 AM

i love scrapers and small planes i have a #7 ibex and use it all the time. try a toothed blade for cutting across the grain. glad santa was good to you

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#12 posted 01-11-2008 01:14 AM

Nice haul. That Mallof chair must be next on your project list. :^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 01-11-2008 02:23 AM

ha oh yes..
from a napkin holder to a Maloof chair… yah…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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