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Offline JCLP

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Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:05 PM »
Hello Foggers,
If your children asked you for a list of items you wanted for the workshop, what would be on that list. Your children only have $25.00 to spend.

Cheers,
JC

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 05:01 PM »

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 06:39 PM »
Pocket calipers made from brass. Once you have them you'll never be without them. :)

Just an example: https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-133ME-Brass-Caliper/dp/B01BHWZSNS/

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline mrB

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 06:08 AM »
How about a Pica pencil or marker?
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=71121&cat=1,42935,42936,43509,71121
Having known about these forever, i saw one in the shop the other day and bought it. I needn't have wasted my time. The pencil lead is relatively thick and doesn't  retain its sharp point for more than one line, after which it is so worn down that any mm accuracy is lost.

Better off with normal ejector Pencils...

(Edited for poor auto correct typing)
« Last Edit: December 24, 2017, 09:19 PM by mrB »
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 09:05 AM »
Don't think the Pica pencils are designed for making precision lines; for precision lines, I go with a 0.3mm mechanical pencil.

I use the Picas on dark woods such as walnut, sepele or even cherry. They are excellent for numbering or marking parts (e.g. with cabinetmaker's triangles) in their proper orientation as compared to chalks which leave a blunt mark to get rid of. I also use them for marking domino locations to prevent mortising errors.

I also like the size and color...you won't "lose" them on a bench like pencils when you have tools or workpieces all over the place.

Must have if you have the habit of marking your work in the stock prep. stage.

« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 09:23 AM by ChuckM »

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 09:31 AM »
Ever since the inflationary use of the Pica marker it's seems to be forgotten that the Pica design was originally intended to be a deep hole marker - not a pencil for precise marking. Basically a "comfort" version vs. just using a lead or pencil refil.

They are great when used as intended.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Shane Holland

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 09:33 AM »
Pica, tape measures, Incra T-Rule, Woodpeckers Mini Scrapper, Woodpeckers 12" rule, Woodpeckers Mini Square.

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 09:48 AM »
I'll try not to repeat :)

Woodpeckers 3" rule (my personal favorite Woodpecker ruler), marking/depth gauge, hex shank drill bit or driver set, Japanese block plane, saddle square, dovetail square(s), set of Sharpie markers, clamps, bench dogs, bench cookies, Bluetooth speaker, Moleskene graph paper journal, t-slot jig parts...

That's what I could think of in 5 minutes, maybe plus a few seconds...

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 09:34 AM »
Festool Sedge T Shirt

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 04:28 PM »
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Offline HAXIT

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 07:49 AM »
I have this in my pocket and every time I use it I have a lot of visitors that want to know where I bought it from.
Cost half of what you are asking and nicely made out of stainless in Canada.
Happy holidays.
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=58701&cat=1,43513,51657

Offline JCLP

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 10:03 AM »
Thanks everyone for the great ideas. It will be simple now to put together a Christmas list for my kids.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.

CHeers,
JC

Offline thudchkr

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 04:20 PM »
I'll try not to repeat :)

Woodpeckers 3" rule (my personal favorite Woodpecker ruler), marking/depth gauge, hex shank drill bit or driver set, Japanese block plane, saddle square, dovetail square(s), set of Sharpie markers, clamps, bench dogs, bench cookies, Bluetooth speaker, Moleskene graph paper journal, t-slot jig parts...

That's what I could think of in 5 minutes, maybe plus a few seconds...

@HarveyWildes Were you talking about one of the Incra 3" rules?  I don't know that I've ever seen a Woodpeckers rule that was smaller than their 6" version.  If you're talking about the Incra Tiny T-Rule, I consider that to be a top pick that falls under $25.

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2017, 09:41 PM »
I'll try not to repeat :)

Woodpeckers 3" rule (my personal favorite Woodpecker ruler), marking/depth gauge, hex shank drill bit or driver set, Japanese block plane, saddle square, dovetail square(s), set of Sharpie markers, clamps, bench dogs, bench cookies, Bluetooth speaker, Moleskene graph paper journal, t-slot jig parts...

That's what I could think of in 5 minutes, maybe plus a few seconds...

@HarveyWildes Were you talking about one of the Incra 3" rules?  I don't know that I've ever seen a Woodpeckers rule that was smaller than their 6" version.  If you're talking about the Incra Tiny T-Rule, I consider that to be a top pick that falls under $25.

It's the one without the t-track "Incra Precision 3” x 2” Pocket Rule"

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 05:09 AM »
The Kreg Multi-mark layout tool is less than $20.00

https://www.kregtool.com/store/c49/layout-tools/p266/multi-marktrade/

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Offline mrB

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Re: Christmas Gifts under $25.00
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2017, 09:22 PM »
Actually the comments about deep hole making with the Pica Dry pencil are very appropriate... That is the reason i do still occasionally use it and it works great... I guess it was my fault for thinking it would make a good line marking pencil..
there's nothing like the right tool for the job