PDA

View Full Version : What did Santa bring you?



rsser
26th Dec 2009, 11:18 AM
I must've been really good in 09 (by accident prob :- ).

Got a very nice pair of bird-watching binoculars. (Not related to WW except in one respect ....:rolleyes: )

Also shouted myself some Incra rules - they work sooo well - a DeWalt router and a 12" SCMS.

Sawdust Maker
26th Dec 2009, 12:14 PM
I got a sony walkman - only relative to woodwork as I'll plug into the amp in the shed and annoy the neighbours with some quality music - They need to listen to some more Led Zep!:D
Think I might put an order into Rockler for some odds and ends - my treat for me :U Incra rules ... hmmm

Ed Reiss
26th Dec 2009, 01:20 PM
Absolutely nothing related with turning or woodworking in the slightest ...SWMBO says I already have "way too much" :C but that's OK 'cause she is the LOML :U

mick61
26th Dec 2009, 02:16 PM
I got a great piece of Dead Finish from Vern(TTIT).in aswap No other woody type stuff bugger.
Mick:D
All the best for the NewYear everyone.

Manuka Jock
26th Dec 2009, 02:32 PM
I got the key to my mates lathe shed , while he is way on holiday :2tsup:
Seeing as my gear in 300 miles away in in Chch , and the guilds' workshop is closed ,
I'm in woody heaven .

And a packet of shortbread from the great-nephews :p

Cliff Rogers
26th Dec 2009, 03:41 PM
A domi with the works, the whole shooting match (http://www.idealtools.com.au/festool_complete_domino_kit_1?category_id=3919).

I also got the big box of bickies (http://www.idealtools.com.au/festool_beech_dominos_assortment_with_5_cutters_ds_456810_1255x_bu_in_a_systainer?category_id=3919) with the 5 different sized cutters, the handrail fence (http://www.idealtools.com.au/festool_domino_handrail_fence_ra_df_500?category_id=165), the free course (http://www.idealtools.com.au/domino_techniques_1_x_3_hour_session_wednesday_16th_december_6pm-9pm), & the $20 esky (http://www.idealtools.com.au/festool_cooltainer_esky). http://cdn.woodworkforums.com/images/smilies/actions/2thumbsup.gif

I gave the free course to Spooky 'cos I couldn't get there.

I also got a very nice heavy frying pan with a glass lid.

I probley got some other things too but I can't remember them now. :D

Texian
26th Dec 2009, 04:39 PM
Good for you Mick. My piece of DF from Vern has a place of honor in the livingroom.

Thornburn
26th Dec 2009, 05:02 PM
Santa brought me a registration to the 2010 Aust Wood Turning Symposium - Woo Hoo - Now I have to save for the after show hands-on seminars !!

Also got some gift vouchers to Carba-tec - only have to wait 'till Jan 4 !!

Happy New Year

Thornburn

coffenup
26th Dec 2009, 07:57 PM
I got my usual
NOTHING at all not even a card from the son:(
so everyone have fun with their gifts I will buy myself some tools after new year
after I finish paying for the son's car alarm I had fitted thursday morning before I knocked off work
regards michael

EX's Timber
26th Dec 2009, 08:14 PM
I didn't get much this year but I did treat myself to one of these (http://www.cws.au.com/shop/item/tormek-t-7-grinder) plus this (http://www.cws.au.com/shop/item/tormek-wood-turners-accessory-kit-tnt-708) and this (http://www.cws.au.com/shop/item/tormek-bench-grinder-mount) of which I was going to pick up from Jim when I caught up with him at Jeff's place during the week, but mightn't make it now due to being stuck in Hospital (http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/dj-not-well-110428/), but has graciously offered to pick it up and bring it home for me if I don't make it there :H

efgee88
26th Dec 2009, 09:15 PM
Bugger all in the wood turning department!

What sort of Binocs did you score Ern. I got one of these (http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/Products/Binoculars/7507/Premier-LX-L-10x25.html) a few years ago and they are the ants pants.

Cheers,

FrankG

Sawdust Maker
26th Dec 2009, 09:24 PM
I didn't get much this year but I did treat myself to one of these (http://www.cws.au.com/shop/item/tormek-t-7-grinder) plus this (http://www.cws.au.com/shop/item/tormek-wood-turners-accessory-kit-tnt-708) and this (http://www.cws.au.com/shop/item/tormek-bench-grinder-mount) of which I was going to pick up from Jim when I caught up with him at Jeff's place during the week, but mightn't make it now due to being stuck in Hospital (http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/dj-not-well-110428/), but has graciously offered to pick it up and bring it home for me if I don't make it there :H

DJ
that's what I wanted :doh: except for the gravel issue :cool:

Nice binoculars efgee88

ozhunter
26th Dec 2009, 09:29 PM
Will use the cash I got to get a couple of Incra rules.

artme
26th Dec 2009, 09:49 PM
Nuphphink mutch!!!:no::no::no:

powderpost
26th Dec 2009, 09:49 PM
I got left alone by my MIL.... Just ain't nothing better than that... :thumbup:
Jim

rsser
26th Dec 2009, 09:52 PM
What sort of Binocs did you score Ern. I got one of these (http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/Products/Binoculars/7507/Premier-LX-L-10x25.html) a few years ago and they are the ants pants.
FrankG

Nice looking unit Frank.

Mine are Leupold 10x42. Good to have a large aperture since much of the watching you do is in low light at dawn and dusk.

Christos
26th Dec 2009, 10:02 PM
I got tied up with work and so it was very hard to get out and get things for people. Only able to get two items one for a three year old (my niece) a little teddy bear. And one more present for a older girl but have not been able to give it to her so I can not say yet.

Farnk
26th Dec 2009, 10:02 PM
Was fortunate enough to score a Carbatec 16 piece forstner bit set, along with a couple of home brew kits. (Pilsner and a Porter)

Need to get some bottles and start washing!:D

Reece
27th Dec 2009, 12:04 AM
I got a Nova 1624-44 from wifey :kickass:

and an outrigger unit for it from the in-laws.

first thing i turned was a baseball bat so i could keep everyone away from the lathe, otherwise i'd have to wait a week to get another go :D

Old-Biker-UK
27th Dec 2009, 05:04 AM
Santa must have got the letter I put up the chimney because.........
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/remark/pages/hobbies/odds_ends/chrisypres.jpg
A set of diamond hones, a biggish lump of African Blackwood & a bottle of the amber nectar.
If the hones won't sharpen the carbide well enought to cut the blackwood I can drown my sorrows with the rum.
Mark

wheelinround
27th Dec 2009, 09:53 AM
Santa must have got the letter I put up the chimney because.........
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/remark/pages/hobbies/odds_ends/chrisypres.jpg
A set of diamond hones, a biggish lump of African Blackwood & a bottle of the amber nectar.
If the hones won't sharpen the carbide well enought to cut the blackwood I can drown my sorrows with the rum.
Mark

Hone Hone Hone Merry Phissedmiss :U

Ed Reiss
27th Dec 2009, 01:06 PM
A set of diamond hones, a biggish lump of African Blackwood & a bottle of the amber nectar.

...and that bottle of rum lasted long enough to have it's pic taken how???:?

wheelinround
27th Dec 2009, 02:19 PM
LOML had arranged for Darrel Smith from Ornamental Turners to make me one of his wall clocks for the shed :o:no: no way its going in the shed already hung on dinning room wall the old clock gone to the shed. :U

Skew ChiDAMN!!
27th Dec 2009, 02:22 PM
Time to log on.

hey, that's way more than I expected! :;

Cliff Rogers
27th Dec 2009, 08:10 PM
G'day Skew, have you caught up yet?

Christos
27th Dec 2009, 08:21 PM
LOML had arranged for Darrel Smith from Ornamental Turners to make me one of his wall clocks

Now that is timely.

EX's Timber
27th Dec 2009, 08:26 PM
LOML had arranged for Darrel Smith from Ornamental Turners to make me one of his wall clocks for the shed

Looks great Ray, do you know what the timber is?

wheelinround
27th Dec 2009, 08:45 PM
Looks great Ray, do you know what the timber is?

Of course Camphor smells great :U

Paulphot
27th Dec 2009, 09:00 PM
Wife of the year (mine) bought me a new Gasweld MC900 lathe and some HSS turning chisels. I think they might be my birthday present as well.

Sawdust Maker
27th Dec 2009, 09:06 PM
LOML had arranged for Darrel Smith from Ornamental Turners to make me one of his wall clocks for the shed :o:no: no way its going in the shed already hung on dinning room wall the old clock gone to the shed. :U

She spoils you :2tsup:
Nice timepiece, wasn't it good enough for the shed? :o

wheelinround
27th Dec 2009, 09:22 PM
She spoils you :2tsup:
Nice timepiece, wasn't it good enough for the shed? :o

Yep she does at that Nick :cool:

It was but if some piece comes flying off the lathe and hits the face :C:C of the clock

Hickory
28th Dec 2009, 06:54 AM
My son gave me a Bench Grinder.
My wife gave me a Notebook computer.
BUT
My Daughter gave me a new Granddaughter (to go with the two other fine specimen of enjoyment and pleasure that she already has produced)
Born just two days before Christmas... what a joy to behold
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/hickoryknee/annabelle6a.jpg
7# 4oz a20 " long w/ Long Black Hair

Ed Reiss
29th Dec 2009, 02:08 AM
Nicest present of all, Hickory ...cute gal :U

artme
29th Dec 2009, 04:24 AM
:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

wheelinround
29th Dec 2009, 08:43 AM
Hickory granddaughter is the best of those presents by far and will be the one that has most ongoing costs incured and time in the shed for. :U

Allan at Wallan
29th Dec 2009, 09:04 AM
LOML had arranged for Darrel Smith from Ornamental Turners to make me one of his wall clocks for the shed :o:no: no way its going in the shed already hung on dinning room wall the old clock gone to the shed. :U

Now that's a happy looking dial.:2tsup:

Allan

Allan at Wallan
29th Dec 2009, 09:13 AM
My son gave me a Bench Grinder.
My wife gave me a Notebook computer.
BUT
My Daughter gave me a new Granddaughter (to go with the two other fine specimen of enjoyment and pleasure that she already has produced)
Born just two days before Christmas... what a joy to behold
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/hickoryknee/annabelle6a.jpg
7# 4oz a20 " long w/ Long Black Hair

Congratulations Hickory,
I too became a grandfather, (for the sixth time) when our grandson
was born two days before Christmas day.
He will be the first to carry on the family surname.:2tsup:

I also got a bbq with a range of utensils from my kids and I
bought myself a second hand four wheel drive.

Allan

Hickory
29th Dec 2009, 10:37 AM
Well Congrats to you as well. Just 5 grandkids ranging from 18 yrs to a few days.:2tsup:

munruben
29th Dec 2009, 11:21 AM
I can't beat Hickory's Chrissy present (New Grandaughter) nor Alans (new Grandson) You can imagine my surprise though when LOML told me on Christmas morning that she had gotten me a new Porsche 911. WOW was I excited. I was about to run out to the garage in my pjs when she gave me a box all nicely wrapped. I was so excited, over the moon, Surely, this was the remote key so I could open the car. I had visions of the neighbours oogling at me as I drove past their house and accidentally pressing the horn just in case they didn't notice me.

I quickly ripped open the wrapping of the "key" and opend the box... and there it was..:( a new wireless mouse for my computer. :((
Oh well at least it is red so guess it will be faster. :)

Didn't get any woodworking tools but did get a $30 Bunnings gift card from my son.
Other stuff was just just clothes. All in all it was a good Christmas.

wheelinround
30th Dec 2009, 08:14 AM
I can't beat Hickory's Chrissy present (New Grandaughter) nor Alans (new Grandson) You can imagine my surprise though when LOML told me on Christmas morning that she had gotten me a new Porsche 911. WOW was I excited. I was about to run out to the garage in my pjs when she gave me a box all nicely wrapped. I was so excited, over the moon, Surely, this was the remote key so I could open the car. I had visions of the neighbours oogling at me as I drove past their house and accidentally pressing the horn just in case they didn't notice me.

I quickly ripped open the wrapping of the "key" and opend the box... and there it was..:( a new wireless mouse for my computer. :((
Oh well at least it is red so guess it will be faster. :)

Didn't get any woodworking tools but did get a $30 Bunnings gift card from my son.
Other stuff was just just clothes. All in all it was a good Christmas.


:brava:clap2: well done Liz wish I had been there to see his face :pointlaugh: so John will you take me for a drive in it when we come up.:q

munruben
30th Dec 2009, 08:38 AM
so John will you take me for a drive in it when we come up.:qOkay Ray, thats a deal. :)

NeilS
30th Dec 2009, 09:23 PM
Congrats to the new (again) grandads!

Xmas was very enjoyable this year, yet again, with lots of family around without a hint of disharmony. What more could I want.

As for presents, despite strict standing instructions for none, the LOML and I got a voucher for a weekend away at an eco-retreat (my kind of thing) from No 1 son, and the latest issue of Wood Review from No 2 son, and two bananas and an avocado beautifully 'wrapped' from my three year old grandson, his own idea. I think the weekend away is more of a thank you for looking after that grandson two days a week (which is a delight anyway) than just Xmas.

As for gifts given, my two sons each got some specy hand-forged Japanese kitchen knives, details here (http://www.woodworkforums.com/f111/japanese-knives-109164/index3.html#post1086815) if interested. And, the LOML and I have a proposal to buy a mini notebook computer so there are two computers in the house to overcome the inconvenience when someone is looking at woodworking forums and the like (can't imagine who) and the other would like to do emails and look up other stuff.... :U. Just waiting until the genuine post-Xmas sales come on.

I'm fortunate enough to not have to wait until Xmas to buy the woodworking tools I need, I just buy them from the proceeds of my woodturning as I need them. Never more than the accumulated funds, but then it doesn't get much of a chance to accumulate ...:D... unless a new lathe, bandsaw or chainsaw is required.

.....

robyn2839
30th Dec 2009, 11:15 PM
whats the go with grandkids just before christmas ?, i got mine nine days before christmas,a boy Hunter graham , must be an epidemic................bob

wheelinround
31st Dec 2009, 07:05 AM
whats the go with grandkids just before christmas ?, i got mine nine days before christmas,a boy Hunter graham , must be an epidemic................bob

I'd be asking what happened around March .........major blackout, nothing on TV??

Sturdee
31st Dec 2009, 09:05 AM
As someone actually born on Christmas day I feel sorry for those poor kids born at this time of the year.

I know what it's like never to have had a birthday where my day was actually recognised because of me. Normally it's Merry Christmas and oh yea btw happy birthday. And the week leading up to a major holiday is nearly as bad as most don't have the time to celebrate birthdays.

As I'm now old and grumpy :D I really feel sorry for those little kids and I reckon March should be a compulsory abstinence month.


Peter.

Allan at Wallan
31st Dec 2009, 09:12 AM
whats the go with grandkids just before christmas ?, i got mine nine days before christmas,a boy Hunter graham , must be an epidemic................bob

Congratulations Bob,
Christmas is always a busy time and now I have to
teach the little bloke to talk and walk. Busy, busy, busy:D

Allan

NeilS
31st Dec 2009, 09:57 AM
i really feel sorry for those little kids and i reckon march should be a compulsory abstinence month.



...... :)

.....

Sawdust Maker
31st Dec 2009, 11:15 AM
Happy new grandkids :U