Just now seeing this thread. That rifle is amazing!!!
I got a cheap bandsaw for Christmas and hope to make a few landing nets over the next couple of months. Should be fun to play with. I just have to remember to not touch that whirling blade!
Great gifts everyone. I love toys as much as anyone (Santa brought me a new 3X9 Zeiss Conquest scope for my rifle) but Shawn said it best...some of my most cherished gifts are the hand made ones. Not a Christmas gift, but my older brother built me a beautiful fly tying station for my 50th b-day last year...I guess he's hoping I'll keep him stocked in flies!
Yep I agree. I got a lathe as a gift last year for Christmas and spun up several gifts throughout the year and for this years Christmas. I'm hoping the table saw will be able to build my repertoire of possible gifts.
-Shawn Madison“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
I got the gift of sweet baby Jesus, who later died for my sins!
Good on you Rod.
I just have a wood lathe that lets me turn my cork grips, reel seat inserts, and a few other odds and ends that make good gifts like pens, bottle stoppers, turkey calls, handles for other tools, christmas ornaments, the list is pretty much endless.
I've wanted a metal lathe to make reel seat hardware and ferrules but I just don't have the money or the space and really the time to learn how to do it but I would love to try.
FWIW, lathes are the cheapest part. Wood or metal, the accessories, tools, cutting tools, etc. really add up. Shawn, there are a number of websites that carry new and used machinery. Just search a particular word/words and go for it.
The reason for the season!I got the gift of sweet baby Jesus, who later died for my sins!
You are definately right Knothead! My mother does a lot of quilting and I recently saw someone who made handles to hold seam rippers. I thought that would make a cool little gift. To do the job, I wanted to be able to drill on the lathe and needed a different chuck to correctly hold the piece. Parts for the seam ripper, about $2.00. Chucks and Collets, over $100.
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