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Offline John Raabe

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Practical Gifts for design/builders
« on: December 07, 2005, 09:54:55 AM »
Here are some suggestions for gifts that might be of interest to members of this forum. Please add your own suggestions to the thread.

• Cool looking eye and ear protection in one product. Now you may actually wear the thing!


http://www.radians.com/vision/radpack.asp

• Helpful small and inexpensive clamps for any right-angled connection.


http://www.collinstool.com/collins_miter_clamps.htm

• Another easy to use and even more versitile clamp.


http://www.irwin.com/irwin/consumer/jhtml/browse.jhtml?catId=IrwinCat100038

• A multitool for framing layouts. Use this in combination with your old framing square and you'll find it's a handy combination.


http://www.universalsquare.com/

• This little guy is designed to hold the end of the chaulkline in wood or masonry with its harded pin. Great for the one person crew.


http://www.rocketanchor.com/

• Here's a gift that is probably TOO practical. :P A caulk and sealant made to block gaps and holes temporarily such as around windows that won't be opened until spring. This might pay for itself serveral times this winter.  8-)


http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_id=20
« Last Edit: December 07, 2005, 10:14:22 AM by jraabe »
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Re: Practical Gifts for design/builders
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2005, 12:43:13 PM »
Hmmm.  I wonder if the seal n peel would make the trailer a bit less leaky.

The square job is cute.  Probably useful too.

Humph.   >:(  It's available at Home Depot in California.  You can buy the video on-line.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2005, 12:49:18 PM by Amanda_931 »


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Re: Practical Gifts for design/builders
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2005, 08:03:07 AM »
Laser deal:
Companion Laser Level
Sears item #00948299000 Mfr. model #LM11CN

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?pid=00948299000&sid=I0084400010000100312&AFFL=Y

Was $29.99 Now $4.88 Free shipping with mail-in rebate.
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Re: Practical Gifts for design/builders
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2005, 09:23:11 AM »
Thanks for that, I just snagged one. I'm on the lookout for tool deals right now.
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Re: Practical Gifts for design/builders
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2005, 09:42:22 AM »
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Here are some suggestions for gifts that might be of interest to members of this forum. Please add your own suggestions to the thread.

• Cool looking eye and ear protection in one product. Now you may actually wear the thing!


http://www.radians.com/vision/radpack.asp

• Helpful small and inexpensive clamps for any right-angled connection.


http://www.collinstool.com/collins_miter_clamps.htm

• Another easy to use and even more versitile clamp.


http://www.irwin.com/irwin/consumer/jhtml/browse.jhtml?catId=IrwinCat100038

• A multitool for framing layouts. Use this in combination with your old framing square and you'll find it's a handy combination.


http://www.universalsquare.com/

• This little guy is designed to hold the end of the chaulkline in wood or masonry with its harded pin. Great for the one person crew.


http://www.rocketanchor.com/

• Here's a gift that is probably TOO practical. :P A caulk and sealant made to block gaps and holes temporarily such as around windows that won't be opened until spring. This might pay for itself serveral times this winter.  8-)


http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_id=20
John,
I have done a great deal of woodwork, from scratch building early American flintlocks to fine cabinets and the one-handed clamps are one of the best things ever invented for people who work in wood. I do wish I could find one with a 5 or 6 foot bar though. I'd recoment them to anyone for just about any project. Usually high dollar, but worth every penny.


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Re: Practical Gifts for design/builders
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2005, 02:35:59 PM »
Tool Bag + Johnson Level + Utility Knife $15 at Amazon

This:
McGuire Nicholas 22316 16" Width Builder's Tool Bag in Blue and Black Color Combination
http://w3t.org/?u=fq9
and:
Johnson Level 3748 48" Machined Top-Read Aluminum Level
http://w3t.org/?u=fqa
With the buy both and save on the first link

Add:
Sheffield WH58009 Folding Lock Back Utility Knife
http://w3t.org/?u=fqb
Enter coupon code SHEFELDQ42K5

Total $15.00 with free shipping
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