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UPDATED: What Tools Are on Your Holiday Wish List?

comments (286) November 24th, 2009 in blogs

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Whats on your woodworking wish list this year? Post a comment below for a chance to win a Fine Woodworking archive DVD-ROM or one of two sets of Bench Cookies. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

What's on your woodworking wish list this year? Post a comment below for a chance to win a Fine Woodworking archive DVD-ROM or one of two sets of Bench Cookies.


Update - December 30, 2009 -  3:37 p.m. (EST)

Congratulations to our three prize winners. If your comment wasn't selected at random, don't fret. We're sure to have more prize giveways in the near future!

• 2009 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM:  medicrs

• Bench Cookies: brannigan3

• Bench Cookies: Andrey

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The holiday season is upon us! What tools and woodworking items are you putting on your wish list?

Post a comment below for a chance to win one of three giveaway prizes: A 2009 Fine Woodworking archive DVD-ROM ($149.95 value) or one of two sets of bench cookies. Winners will be selected at random.

Around or about Dec. 14, we'll compile the comments into a poll so we can discover the most-requested woodworking gift of 2009.

Not sure what to ask for? Get ideas from our Top 10 Tools for a Tough Economy article. It was published in the recent Tools & Shops issue.

Or, scope out the Fine Woodworking Fine Woodworking store where you can buy countless books, plans, and DVDs. This year, don't miss our Holiday Sale where your loved ones can get 25% off hundreds of products and free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

More Gift Ideas

Patrick McCombe's 'list': Happy Holidays to Me
Great Gifts for Woodworkers
Great Gifts Under $50
What Woodworkers Really Want
The Wood Whisperer's Holiday Gift Guide
Stu's Shed: What if everything you want is over budget?

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Comments (286)

foto45steve foto45steve writes: Leigh D4R. I'm ready to start rebuilding my kitchen and as much as I like use creative alternatives to dovetails they just make the most since for kitchen drawers and the chest of drawers I will be building as well.
Posted: 7:40 pm on January 8th

dwgraham77 dwgraham77 writes: the next big tool would be a good jointer
Posted: 9:22 am on January 6th

Rudolf_Hucker Rudolf_Hucker writes: Any contribuions to my very slowly growing tool collection are more than gratefully received but at least with some dust collection I can argue that I am helping with the housework?!
Posted: 9:47 pm on January 5th

customlaplante customlaplante writes: i wanted a shoulder plane this year... i did not receive one. no worries however, i did obtain a no. 3 and 4 Stanley bench plane pair from 1902! very exited!
Posted: 6:43 pm on January 5th

jimlewellen jimlewellen writes: The only thing I don't have is a sanding station. I could use one of those.
Posted: 6:12 pm on December 23rd

mitchell108 mitchell108 writes: As a new woodworker just putting together my shop, the one thing that would really out me where I need to be is a good quality 6 inch jointer. Ah, yes, clean edges !!
Posted: 8:48 pm on December 19th

fauteux fauteux writes: A Laguna 16" bandsaw is a recent addition to my studio disproving the old adage "you can't have your cake and eat it too". A Laguna Driftmaster fence would certainly be the iceing on that cake.
Posted: 6:01 pm on December 18th

AlPap AlPap writes: The top four items I could use the most and wish I could get are:

1. A 13" or 32" surface planner.
2. 250 board feet of 5/4 Quarter Sawn Red Oak minimum widths of 8" and maximum lengths of 12'.
3. Woodrat
4. A new table saw to replace my 25 year old 10" Craftsman.
Posted: 9:47 pm on December 16th

Kikodoss Kikodoss writes: I'd be awful happy if Santa brought me some of these gifts:

Lie Nielson Medium shoulder plane
A full waterstone sharpening kit and/or a Tormek
Magswitch feather board
Apollo HVLP Sprayer
Powermatic Mortiser

But, hey, those Bench cookies look awful good too !
Posted: 10:55 am on December 16th

mpt mpt writes: I'd like Santa to bring one of those Saw Stop table saws. I'm sure my wife and kids would like to see me working with that too.
Posted: 10:44 am on December 16th

msgdit msgdit writes: i put on my list exotic lumber and burls for turning.
Posted: 10:31 am on December 16th

atogrf1 atogrf1 writes: Honestly? The Fine Woodworking DVD. This way, I can free up an entire shelf on my bookcase for other woodworking books.

Other than that, I would LOVE to have a high-end set of chisels.
Posted: 8:26 am on December 16th

spwoodworks spwoodworks writes: A Lie-Nielsen 4 1/2 would be great under the tree this year. Happy Holidays and great woodworking in the New Year to all.
Posted: 6:32 am on December 16th

rfscott rfscott writes: 1. gas line to my shop
2. ten more years of experience by tomorrow!
Posted: 5:56 am on December 16th

regisand regisand writes: A Mathieson Bridle Plough Plane by DL Barrett and Sons
Posted: 12:42 am on December 16th

GEide GEide writes: Hi folks, I'll post the winners of the prizes tomorrow. Thanks all for your feedback! -Gina
Posted: 4:33 pm on December 15th

TDBridges TDBridges writes: A bench vise.
A Veritas MKII sharpening tool.
A dozuki saw.
A new table saw to replace my Dads 36 year old contractor saw.
Posted: 4:11 pm on December 15th

Wingdoctor Wingdoctor writes: Lots of fine figured walnut. You can never have enough quality wood. Merry Christmas!
Posted: 1:23 pm on December 15th

Shoemaker1 Shoemaker1 writes: I am hoping for the new LV Mini shoulder plane.
Some carving gouges, would be nice.
Some tool steel blanks a torch and instructions for tempering.

Lots of other thing would be nice. like a stack of dried cherry, maple and walnut.

Most of all a nice safe, warm Holiday for all.
PS a nice big fluffy pair of slippers I could give to GEide.


Posted: 1:22 pm on December 15th

Cutbow Cutbow writes: Powermatic 3520B lathe
Posted: 1:14 pm on December 15th

Papawsshop Papawsshop writes: Dust Collector System
12" Disc & 48" Belt Sander
Posted: 12:51 pm on December 15th

ptjl ptjl writes: I would like to see an addtional Saturday added to each week so I can actually have some time to spend in the shop. I got more tools that I can possibly use. I need time to master my skills.
Posted: 12:43 pm on December 15th

jjdeal jjdeal writes: Definitely a surface planer and a bandsaw!
Posted: 9:14 am on December 15th

jbschutz jbschutz writes: Santa knows I have been a good boy, but there are a few things I could use. I really could use a better router table and a dust collection system, but mostly, I would like some beautiful wood to turn into even more beautiful projects. I take a small amount of pride in creating decorative boxes from material that would likely end up in the dumpster, so I would love to have connections with those who create that waste, so I could take it off their hands.
Posted: 8:54 am on December 15th

jbschutz jbschutz writes: Santa knows I have been a good boy, but there are a few things I could use. I really could use a better router table and a dust collection system, but mostly, I would like some beautiful wood to turn into even more beautiful projects. I take a small amount of pride in creating decorative boxes from material that would likely end up in the dumpster, so I would love to have connections with those who create that waste, so I could take it off their hands.
Posted: 8:54 am on December 15th

captain02 captain02 writes: For Christmas all I want is a 14" Bandsaw from Delta as I've been good all year
Posted: 5:47 am on December 15th

Aussie_Woodworker Aussie_Woodworker writes: 1. Veritas Bevel Up Smoothing Plane
2. Colen Clinton Cutting Gauge
3. Colen Clinton Square
4. Bandsaw
5. Japanese Saws
6. etc
7. I'm probably dreaming
Posted: 5:13 am on December 15th

casaheil casaheil writes: 1) A good sliding compound power miter saw
2) 1.5-HP or higher dust collector
3) 14-inch or larger capacity bandsaw
4) Ait compressor capable of at least 5CFM @ 90PSI
Posted: 12:49 am on December 15th

scubagord scubagord writes: Where do I start with a wish list. I am just starting up a small cabinet shop and I don't want to sound greedy. I already have a good assortment of tools that I need. Some of the things that I still have to purchase that would be nice to have so that I don't have to go to my buddy's shop and borrow them is a nice router table and router with all the bits, also a thickness planer, some nice clamps and a jointer. All else should fall into place.
HOHOHO I hope everyone has a merry Christmas.

Gordo!
Posted: 11:18 pm on December 14th

gf gf writes: I'm hoping for a dovetail plane so I won't have to make my own. The excuse is that I want to make shoji doors for the closets in the bedroom.

And then I need to time to make them. Hmmm.... Maybe I'd better not mention that or santa will realize I don't really need the plane.

I should probably ask for the archive so I can make some room in the shop by passing my magazines on to others.




Posted: 11:17 pm on December 14th

DougLance DougLance writes: A new hobby for me just retired. so my list is long. So it should be easy for friends and family to find something .

1. Tablesaw; 2 router table; 3 Bandsaw 4. chisel set 5. Woodrat (looks very interesting) Has to be a very generious Santa.

Those are the biggies and any hand tool even a hammer, level would be great.


Posted: 10:52 pm on December 14th

NateC NateC writes: Jet 1236 VS Lathe

Posted: 9:58 pm on December 14th

basset-hound basset-hound writes: My Christmas wish list for tools would be a good router and a router table with lift to put it in. More than tools I need more shop time. Hopefully I'll soon be finished with the "must do" carpentry projects in our new house and I'll then have the shop time I want.
Posted: 9:44 pm on December 14th

mrmoab mrmoab writes: Tools are easy, that's just money . What I need are some skills! Hoping for more time in the shop, and to attend a few classes to build my skills. This learn by experience is good, but man am I piling up the sawdust on the do overs...
Posted: 2:36 pm on December 14th

jross56922 jross56922 writes: My number one wish-my shop finished. I have to wire,insulate, sheet the inside walls, then layout all the tools I don't have. ha,ha. Then well I would start with an edger, and router table insert-lift, and who knows, I would be happy with a pencile.
Posted: 1:49 pm on December 14th

TedFurlong TedFurlong writes: Time, Time, and more Time to do more woodworking is at the top of my list, but after that:

LIe Nielsen Low angle Jack Plane
Veritas Shoulder plane
Tom Figden's new book
Additional diamond stone

Oh and did I mention more time for woodworking?

Ted




Posted: 11:44 am on December 14th

RobODell RobODell writes: This year, for Christmas I would love to have Santa bring me enough really cool curly maple in 8/4 stock so that I can finally build that rocker that I’ve been planning on for a while now. Hard to find the right stuff where I live. If not, I’ll be happy to just be able to hang out in my shop with my 6 year old grandson while we build toys to kids. Well, maybe that’s my first choice anyway!
Posted: 11:33 am on December 14th

smeghead smeghead writes: Well, I have enough clamps, I don't want any more router bits, and at some point, you don't need any more lumber, right?
OK, so add the ability to make believable lies to my wish list! :-) Actually, what I really want is something to help with joinery - a Dowelmax, Mortisepal or Leigh FMT. Or all of them....
Posted: 11:07 am on December 14th

gtpreacher gtpreacher writes: My shop needs a good clean up. The old Shop Vac is just about worn out, so I'm looking for dust a collection system under the tree.
Posted: 9:58 am on December 14th

jojojellybean jojojellybean writes: Time in the shop and a saw blade that cuts square.
Posted: 9:05 am on December 14th

whampoo whampoo writes: The CarveWright machine is the top on my wish list ... and that is just it too... a big wish ... it either that or a full on CNC router which I know it really a huge wish .... a person can dream right?
Posted: 11:03 pm on December 13th

dtobey dtobey writes: My wish list is: router table, sander, lath table.
Will build all except the sander of course.
Posted: 9:50 pm on December 13th

EvilleBob EvilleBob writes: We too are building a new house and I have 3000 bf of 1/4-sawn white oak for all the trim and detail work, so I want Santa to bring me a new planer - a big one this year. - Bob
Posted: 8:45 pm on December 13th

APO APO writes: My wish list has only two things on it,
1. To become a better Husband, father and grandfather
2. To be come a better woodworker,,,

I am working on both,,,
Posted: 8:11 pm on December 13th

ConstantRemodeler ConstantRemodeler writes:

I'm hoping it's a Veritas bevel up smoothing plane but I think Santa has already got me something else. Oh well at least it will be a surprise.
Posted: 4:09 pm on December 13th

Preema Preema writes: Even though Mrs. Claus knows I've been a little more naughty than nice, I'm hoping they'll be a Veritas Shoulder Plane under our tree when I get back from delivering all the toys listed in this blog.
Posted: 3:58 pm on December 13th

Chrislac Chrislac writes: A nice new Lie-Nielsen workbench would sure look good under my Christmas tree. The one I have needs to meet its maker in my fireplace.
Posted: 1:39 pm on December 13th

TOMMAN TOMMAN writes: Dear SANTA CLAUS
My Christmas Wish Is For A Set Of ADRIA Dovetail & Tenon Saws
As Pictured In Fine Woodworking, Issue #207, Page 94..
I Have Included My Address As You Have Missed Me Last Year
The Year Before That ,The Year Before That, The Year Before That,The Year Before That!!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas To All.....
TOMMAN
Posted: 11:56 am on December 13th

ragim666 ragim666 writes: Hi!
Bench Cookies - are exactly what I want!
Best regards!
Posted: 11:49 am on December 13th

TOOL101 TOOL101 writes: I'm wishing for a book called "The boy scouts of America, merit badge: woodworking...? I have been looking for a way to introduce my kid's(4 & 7)to woodworking. This way I can get them in the garage with me and have a guide for them to follow. By the way Mrs. Clause already delivered my leigh super FMT bless her heart. I've been a good boy this year...
Posted: 11:16 am on December 13th

brenshaw brenshaw writes: My wife and I celebrate XMAS all year,so other than a replacement Li ion drill and some shop accessories.The most important is a shop to use and store them in.I have no place to work and due to some bad luck the past couple years no extra $ for a shop.
Posted: 9:57 am on December 13th

Last_man_Standing Last_man_Standing writes: I would like to get a band-saw, lathe, table mounted router, buffing wheel,and board planer, among other things. I make Instruments, so they would come in handy, at least a bit more then hand planes and worn out chisels!
Posted: 2:08 am on December 13th

mnwoodworker mnwoodworker writes: Soo many tools so little $$$. So the thing I would like that I know will not happen is a Lie Nielson #4 Bronze.
Nate
Posted: 9:20 pm on December 12th

lencrull1 lencrull1 writes: I would like another circle saw, or palm sander. Both of my old ones are near dead due to hard use. Also, I really need a shop-vac, which I don't think I will get this year.
Posted: 8:34 pm on December 12th

michaelnomad michaelnomad writes: A circular saw or a router... just starting off here.
Posted: 7:11 pm on December 12th

Knot55 Knot55 writes: Veritas Bench pups
Veritas Scraping set
Veitas Low-Angle Block Plane
Posted: 5:27 pm on December 12th

Shozan Shozan writes: Clamps- some of the Bessey "K" body clamps that stay square. You can't be too thin or have enough clamps.
Posted: 2:47 pm on December 12th

DBJenkins DBJenkins writes: At the top of my Christmas wish list is the wood to build a workbench. The ultimate Christmas wish would be to receive the wood for the workbench AND to have the opportunity to work with Garrett Hack to build it.
Posted: 12:51 pm on December 12th

BAM67 BAM67 writes: Christmas wish list - thats easy. A delta HD shaper (older is better) and a winters worth of kerosene to heat the shop (I hate the cold).
Posted: 11:08 am on December 12th

frank T frank T writes: Fine Woodworking DVD archive and a set of bench cookies!!!
Posted: 8:58 am on December 12th

Paulphot Paulphot writes: Well I would have said a new lathe, some nice new HSS turning chisels and a bench grinder with a wet wheel but my wonderful wife bought me those as an erly present. I guess she really wants me to get those 30 pens made up for Christmas presents. So I would like another month till Christmas so that I can get the order finished.
Posted: 8:18 am on December 12th

GianniB GianniB writes: I'd love to get a new table saw, but I'd gladly settle for a hug and a kiss from my wonderful wife.
Posted: 5:33 am on December 12th

BioBill BioBill writes: A band saw for sawing/resawing from random pieces of trees I get (mesquite looks promising!)
Bench cookies
Low angle Veritas plane
Good quality jack plane (the sides on my old Stanley aren't square to the bottom)
Gooseneck scraper
Jet cabinet bar clamps
Posted: 11:30 pm on December 11th

fmarabate fmarabate writes: I probably should ask for a new job, especially since I am getting to comfortable not working for a living, but where is the fun in that. :-)

So lets see: 1)Kreg Jig K3 Master, 2)Jet Bench-top Mortiser, 3)Vacuum System for my Lathe, 4) Cyclone Dust collection, 5) Lie Nielson Jointer Plane, 6) Lie Lielson Adj. Mouth Block Plane
Posted: 10:30 pm on December 11th

yddet yddet writes: I would put on my wish list any Lie-Neilson or Veritas low angle bevel up hand plane, and a digital height gauge. I love precision tools. Since Santa comes Dec. 25th and the Stork (my birthday) a couple days later maybe one of them will see the tools I circled in my Fine Woodworking Mag.
Posted: 9:43 pm on December 11th

reggieaudy reggieaudy writes: I have a 4500 sq ft workshop and all the basic heavy duty tools - but, the one thing I really need is a finishing booth with exhaust system.
Posted: 7:45 pm on December 11th

dustcollecter dustcollecter writes: I am building a new house and it won't be ready till Febuary It will have about a 1500 sq ft basement so all I want for Chrismas is that the wife does not take 1450 sq ft for herself. Happy holidays too all.
Posted: 7:35 pm on December 11th

oak76 oak76 writes: I would like a new router table. I also could do with a new shop heater. Most of all I could use more time in the shop.
Posted: 4:16 pm on December 11th

cdzjewlz cdzjewlz writes: I wood like to have a planer so that when I redo my kitchen in the spring I can do all the floor boards reused from old barns etc. I've been a good girl I promise
Posted: 4:04 pm on December 11th

cigarmike cigarmike writes: For Christmas I would like not to be so rushed to get a project completed in time for Christmas. I seem to do this each year. Other than that, a nice Steel City dual drum sander sure would lessen the sanding chores somewhat.
Posted: 3:06 pm on December 11th

customwoodwork customwoodwork writes: A Forrest Woodworker II Table saw blade, could always use more clamps, another router, more dust collection, of course, some bench cookies--for a start.
Posted: 2:39 pm on December 11th

AEW AEW writes: How about a set of basic tools for the high school shops in the country? Without some hands on education for our young people, all they will be constructing is video games and text messages.
Posted: 2:37 pm on December 11th

rich99 rich99 writes: a bandsaw... i have an old 3 wheel craftsman bandsaw, but its' resaw height is only 4 1/2 inches... i'm looking at a grizzly 14" saw that will resaw up o 12".
Posted: 2:30 pm on December 11th

rblaiklock rblaiklock writes: 1. a Sauer & Steiner smoothing plane
2. Leigh Super FMT Jig
3. But mostly, the uninterrupted the time to use them
Posted: 11:37 am on December 11th

medicrs medicrs writes: no tools on my list, just one thing I would like is for the wife to quit saying "that I spend too much time and money in that shop"
Posted: 8:47 am on December 11th

Firemarshalbob Firemarshalbob writes: What I would like most for Christmas is a large bowl lathe and a woodstove in my shop so my hands don't get so numb when turning in the wintertime.
Posted: 2:18 am on December 11th

DrDaryn DrDaryn writes: I could use a ton of stuff but a number of little things come to mind. A nice veritas depth marking gauge, a cabinet scraper, an random orbital palm sander, a dust collecting unit, a jointer, a Sawstop contractor saw and whole bunch of other things I don't even know that I need yet.
Posted: 1:05 am on December 11th

NewMike NewMike writes: All I want for Christmas is……… more time to be in my shop, enough materials to complete 5% of my thousand item project list, and the patients to finish them one at a time!
Posted: 12:59 am on December 11th

BillFranklin BillFranklin writes: A Porter Cable 7518 router and Woodpecker PRL V2 lift. Ho Ho HO!!
Posted: 12:28 am on December 11th

CanuckGal CanuckGal writes: I already know I am getting the Work Sharp 3000, that was at the top of my list. There are several woodworking books I would like. Any of the Router Workshop DVD's or books. A midi lathe would be nice and I could use a drum sander. But I would sure like to give those Rockler Bench Cookies a try!
Posted: 12:17 am on December 11th

toolswede toolswede writes: A new bathrobe..thick and heavy! Please!
Wishing for tools in the X-mas box is no fun...I want to buy my own stuff...you´re missing out of all that agony of resoning what/why/should I/do I need it/is it worth THAT money!!!
Posted: 12:14 am on December 11th

Bradleyman Bradleyman writes: Merry Christmas to al my fellow wood-smiths.!
What I would love most for Christmas is someone who is a seasoned and wisen woodworker who would spend a couple of days with me in my shop and help me set it up. My Dad died before this could happen:{

Posted: 10:32 pm on December 10th

lkn4wood lkn4wood writes: Merry Christmas to everyone hope everyone gets at least one thing on there list.
Posted: 8:18 pm on December 10th

LocalHero LocalHero writes: I've a hankerin' for a Festool TS 75 EQ Circular Saw and guide.
Is there really a Santa Claus?
Posted: 6:34 pm on December 10th

Craig E. Johnston Craig E. Johnston writes: I have put some items on my list, some of which I don't expect to get:
-Almost any Lie-Nielsen plane, particularly the brass block plane or Low Angle Bench plane. (Guess which category these are in?)
-One of the new Stanley Sweetheart planes
_A digital magnetic angle finder
-A Hock iron and cap for my existing plane
-Jorgensen parallel jaw clamps, ideally 4 x 36"
Posted: 6:06 pm on December 10th

uncledudley uncledudley writes: 1 I would love a portable chainsaw mill so I can plank some of the fallen timber I have access to.

2 A good bandsaw suitable for resawing recycled timber.

Posted: 5:58 pm on December 10th

Woody1202 Woody1202 writes: I would like a better 14 in band saw... Laguna SUV would be great!!!
Posted: 5:35 pm on December 10th

Peter the Woodworker Peter the Woodworker writes: What I really want is a super high-end, beautiful, thick, curly, plank of wood (or 3!).
Posted: 5:22 pm on December 10th

Hal W Hal W writes: Although, I've already put the bench cookies on my Christmas list, what I'd really like is a place to set up shop. Moving from Ohio where I had a really nice basement shop to Memphis where they don't have basements and the weather is either too hot and muggy or too darn cold to work in the garage has definitely put a crimp on my ability to do much woodworking at all. If I did have a dedicated shop, I would definitely have a top notch cabinet saw on the list. My ShopSmith is fine for small projects, but safe bevel ripping of large work pieces is out of the question.
Posted: 4:31 pm on December 10th

tpobrien tpobrien writes: 1. A really good 10 inch cabinet saw
2. Grizzly slow-speed grinder
3. General Dovetailer
4. Nova Cole Jaw Set for midi-size lathe & SuperNova chuck
5. Bigger drill press
6. Porter Cable palm sander
7. Better router table and dedicated motor with top lift
Posted: 4:12 pm on December 10th

JMack JMack writes: A Makita Dual Slide Compound Mitre Saw or equivalent - Ridgid, Bosch etc.
Posted: 4:12 pm on December 10th

briancoy briancoy writes: I'd like a 14 inch bandsaw or a decent table saw.
Posted: 3:43 pm on December 10th

mobilesawyer mobilesawyer writes: How about a 3hp Shaper (Delta) or maybe a Hollow Chisel Mortiser. I can't decide. Does it have to be just one?
Posted: 3:28 pm on December 10th

stoiaj stoiaj writes: would really like a 2 hp bandsaw - doesn't matter what brand - i'd be thrilled with any of them
Posted: 3:13 pm on December 10th

Angel Angel writes: I do not want much this year. Times are kind of tough.
1. Veritas minature shoulder plane
2. veneer cutter.
Posted: 2:19 pm on December 10th

gbilling gbilling writes: The list is too long for this small box.
I'm going to build myself a new workshop/garage
this coming spring. So I will need new EVERYTHING!!!
Posted: 2:10 pm on December 10th

Holry7778 Holry7778 writes: Power Tools
Grizzly 8” Jointer- G0586
Milwaukee 1/2 in. Magnum® corder Drill

Woodworking Hand Tools
Hock Hand Plane kit
Parallel Jaw clamps (Bessey, Jorgensen or Jet)
Norton Flattening Stone

Finishing
Painter’s Pyramids
Disposable Paper Strainers
Graduated mason jars (16-32oz, preferably wide mouth)


Oh and all the free-time I can dreeam of ;)
Posted: 1:52 pm on December 10th

jlfullmer jlfullmer writes: A real workbench and a Bosch Variable speed Colt Palm router
Posted: 1:39 pm on December 10th

chezar chezar writes: All I want for Christmas is ...............more room so I could expand with a bunch of tools I would love to get such as a band saw, sander, jointer/planer and a good table saw with work tables. I have no basement and only a two car garage in my bi-level so I sacrificed parking my car for a shop.
Posted: 1:21 pm on December 10th

ZeroG_Guy ZeroG_Guy writes: I have been wanting a Lie-Nielsen #4 Smoothing Plane for some time now!!!
Posted: 1:18 pm on December 10th

jlsltd jlsltd writes: I'd love to have the Fine Woodworking Archive DVD Set, but some Rockler
Bench Cookies would be just fine to.
Posted: 1:17 pm on December 10th

HenryJ HenryJ writes: Pretty easy: a fine-tooth Japanese pull saw, a Veritas scraper holder, and some bench cookies (which I'm hoping to win in this contest).
Posted: 1:15 pm on December 10th

Cubby Cubby writes: I don't want much. As long as I can plug it in, or sharpen it up, or hold it in my hand, or look at it on my tool rack; as long as I can do any of these, it will make a great Christmas gift for me.
Posted: 1:08 pm on December 10th

nealaron nealaron writes: Good clamps, like the Jet parallel clamps, are always on my list. This year I'm also hoping for Leigh Valley's new dovetail saw. But if some one wants to replace my 30 year old contractor saw with a new Unisaw, who am I to complain?
Posted: 1:07 pm on December 10th

JE1 JE1 writes: The top on my list is about as simple as it gets (and free too). Time. That's it, just a little time to get out into the shop and finish any of the half dozen projects I've started and haven't been able to finish. That and a planer with a helical cutting head. The Steel City 13" portable would do me just fine.
Posted: 12:58 pm on December 10th

ovrtime ovrtime writes: Triton 3 1/4hp router, and an 8' jointer with room to use it
Posted: 12:57 pm on December 10th

AZMO AZMO writes: I want my wife to give me her rights to the garage.... This sharing thing is great at Christmas, but what a gift to receive! 420 sq ft of shop space!!
Posted: 12:56 pm on December 10th

ssamuelj ssamuelj writes: As I continue my efforts toward being a hand-tool "purist", I hope Santa brings me a set of those sweet Leigh-Nielsen bench chisels!
Posted: 12:49 pm on December 10th

oldat45 oldat45 writes: i would love to get a week at the wooden boat school in brooklin maine, and to continue to get those little side jobs which require me to have to buy that one tool that i don't have that i need to get the job done (honest honey the job will pay for this tool and i'll still make a profit)
Posted: 12:23 pm on December 10th

konaman konaman writes: I want a Leigh D4R jig but i'm asking for some glue and finishing supplies
Posted: 12:09 pm on December 10th

EmilJHecke EmilJHecke writes: A Bosch Variable speed Colt Palm router.
Posted: 12:03 pm on December 10th

sharonlev sharonlev writes: LV/Veritas low angle Jack Plane
Woodpecker PRL2 router lift /or/ Triton 3 1/4hp router
Incra LS/TS 17" router fence
Posted: 11:08 am on December 10th

newtowoodworking newtowoodworking writes: Although I could think of a lot of things that I could use, I would be happy with the FWW Disc of all 208 issues of FWW, and a Ryobi spindle sander or a good 12.5/13.0 planer.
hope santa thinks I've been good this year. Merry X-mas everyone.
Posted: 11:06 am on December 10th

Beej76 Beej76 writes: A set of hand planes. I find so many uses for them on my projects and I don't have a single one in the shop yet. I've got my eye on the new Sweethearts, we'll have to wait and see what my sweetheart thinks.
Posted: 11:05 am on December 10th

Carr01 Carr01 writes: My top three wishes are:
1. A new cabinet saw
2. A tenoning jig
3. A table top mortiser
Posted: 11:05 am on December 10th

jollypond jollypond writes: My Christmas wish list is only one gift. To be able to spend a month at one of the Fine Woodworking schools listed on your website. I am a beginner and want to advance at a more rapid pace than learning on my own. And, at 65 years old I need to advance as quickly as possible if I am to enjoy the intermediate level.
Posted: 10:56 am on December 10th

Ron_C Ron_C writes: I'm just getting started in woodworking, so my wish list looks pretty much like a Rockler catalog. Still, learning and developing the skills to use all those tools competently is an equally desirable wish. I know Santa can't wrap up experience and put it under the tree, but there are a few things that can point me in the right direction, like a FW archive CD, a FW magazine and/or online subscription, a library of Taunton books and DVDs, and the help/advice given by woodworkers who generously share their knowledge and experience in communities such as this one! Thanks to all you folks and Merry Christmas everyone!
Posted: 10:53 am on December 10th

kerngm kerngm writes: A good solid workbench, nothing fancy. Or the wood to build one.
Posted: 10:49 am on December 10th

Kengy Kengy writes: Bosch jig saw and Dewalt biscuit cutter
Posted: 10:48 am on December 10th

malconst malconst writes: Well Well were too start:
Small this year is the smartest sell to the family.
1. MagSwitch system
2. Hold fasts
3. Saddle Square
Dreaming of:
1. Work Sharp 3000 + acc.
2. a better Tenon cutter unit for the table saw.
3. Mortising machine.
4. Brazing/Cutting compete unit w/ medium size tanks.
5, Larger heater for the shop.
Now where's Santa?

Posted: 10:13 am on December 10th

Sams_Dad Sams_Dad writes: Making the transition from handy around the house to woodworker, and I am hoping for a good router.
Posted: 11:46 pm on December 9th

Boogalee Boogalee writes: I would really like a Carve Wright system and a Wood Rat.
Hope I've been good enough this year.
Posted: 10:58 pm on December 9th

EricCarlton EricCarlton writes: Would love some more bar clamps, a larger bandsaw and a subscription to fine woodworking.
Posted: 8:05 pm on December 9th

Paul_MI Paul_MI writes: Simple for me. Clamps and more clamps Looking for the K-body style.......Thanks Santa
Posted: 5:49 pm on December 9th

philtomlinson philtomlinson writes: a couple of really good chisels
one of those gizmos that turns on the shop-vac when you turn on the tool
magswitches

Posted: 5:48 pm on December 9th

Hoopa Hoopa writes: I wish for a cheap, old unisaw that I can refurbish and a big honkin heater for my gar, er, shop.
Posted: 5:47 pm on December 9th

gugnheim gugnheim writes: After thinking on it more, and in the spirit of the contest, post surgeries and PT, I'd redo my answer for a set of planes, jointer, jack, molding, etc. Something to help me recuperate physically.
-Ryan
Posted: 3:17 pm on December 9th

Don01 Don01 writes: Enough time to finish everything I have started. Then I'll have room to see what I don't have.
The main tool wish would be continued good sense to walk away from my workshop without doing any harm to myself, my family or my neighbors.

Don
Posted: 12:33 pm on December 9th

W00DWerker W00DWerker writes: Everything! Or maybe just a router, a jig saw, hand planes, an odd jobs lay out tool, bench cookies, and a subscription to finewoodworking.com!
Posted: 11:55 am on December 9th

Andrey Andrey writes: When my girl friend asked what I want for Christmas the first thing that come to my mind was a new Jig Saw, because my old one is awful. So now I already have my new Jig Saw :) (Great girlfriend). Next things in my wish list are:
- Band Saw
- Air Dryer for my wet garage shop
- Front vise

Posted: 2:54 am on December 9th

lkn4wood lkn4wood writes: I told my wife i'd like a dust collector for christmas she said I already have one when I asked her where it was she said the garage it collects enough dust
Posted: 2:23 am on December 9th

lkn4wood lkn4wood writes: The one thing I'd love to receive for Christmas would be a stanley sweatheart block plane. It wasn't until recently that I've started to really enjoy everything about planes from sharpening to using. The problem is I don't have any I used one my friend has and man it was like losing my virginity all over again. (not really but close enough) WOW
Posted: 11:11 pm on December 8th

JFord JFord writes: If I had one choice for a tool it would probably be the new delta unisaw.
Posted: 9:11 pm on December 8th

rudder rudder writes: Well to start my wish list seems to be a mile long. Some of the tools I want and need are big ticket items and some are small ticket items. Here is the short list.
1. Crown gent's dovetail saw
2. Dust be gone dust mask
3. Wells cargo enclosed tool trailer
4. 10" Combination thin kerf blade for table saw
5. Specialty woodworking store in my home town.




Posted: 5:41 pm on December 8th

rudder rudder writes: Well to start my wish list seems to be a mile long. Some of the tools I want and need are big ticket items and some are small ticket items. Here is the short list.
1. Crown gent's dovetail saw
2. Dust be gone dust mask
3. Wells cargo enclosed tool trailer
4. 10" Combination thin kerf blade for table saw
5. Specialty woodworking store in my home town.




Posted: 5:41 pm on December 8th

Scag_man Scag_man writes: A nice 3/8" mortising chisel.
Posted: 5:10 pm on December 8th

rhenton rhenton writes: A Bridge City ToolWorks CT-15 Multi Square. Waaaaay too cool.
Posted: 3:07 pm on December 8th

brian_g brian_g writes: I have a long list of tools that I would like for Christmas. However, I have to be reasonable (money doesn't grow on trees...I wish it did).

I would like receive a scroll saw for Christmas.
Posted: 2:59 pm on December 8th

schwa6970 schwa6970 writes: I would love to have a Lee Valley Medium Shoulder Plane and some nice chunks of Maple Burl and Claro Walnut. I just started turning and am totally hooked.
Posted: 2:06 pm on December 8th

schwa6970 schwa6970 writes: I would love to have a Lee Valley Medium Shoulder Plane and some nice chunks of Maple Burl and Claro Walnut. I just started turning and am totally hooked.
Posted: 2:06 pm on December 8th

Marion Marion writes: I would like my boss to approve a two week vacation so I could spend time in my shop. Santa could pack my stocking with a set of lie-nielsen chisels, but time in my shop would be priceless.
Posted: 10:50 am on December 8th

gugnheim gugnheim writes: I'd like to be of physical therapy long enough to actually make something with what I already own. However, anything Festool would be cool. Or a CNC.
Gug
Posted: 2:59 am on December 8th

dafus dafus writes: A Veritas #5-1/4W plane, please. You don't have to wrap it. I'm sure I have a sock it will fit into...
Posted: 9:01 pm on December 7th

kenalley kenalley writes: I'm new to woodworking and trying to fill in my tools--power and hand--according to what I'm beginning to make. At this point, I would really use a decent table saw and a good 14" bandsaw. Grizzly makes some good medium cost, slightly better than entry-level versions of both from $900-$1100, and I would love either! If santa is cutting back, then I would love a Lie-Nielsen shoulder plane and a number 6 jack plane!
Posted: 5:52 pm on December 7th

tonydd tonydd writes: I really want an 8" jointer. My 6" jointer is too small.
Posted: 3:49 pm on December 7th

Luckytobgood Luckytobgood writes: I would like a new router table station and some new raised panel door router bit sets.Also,I could use some good 48 inch bar clamps.Thank you Santa.:)
Posted: 2:58 pm on December 7th

Meuleman Meuleman writes: A router table is on my wish list and i'm going to make it myself.
Posted: 1:49 pm on December 7th

Tonto2 Tonto2 writes: 1. A 14" bandsaw with resaw capability.
2. A Leigh Super 18 Dovetail jig.
3. More time to work in my shop
Posted: 12:00 am on December 7th

dbouch dbouch writes: i need some higher quality marking tools. i'm building my own kitchen cabinets. it's my first serious woodworking project. things are going really well. everything's square and solid. but i'm finding that the more i do this, the more i need to get away from a pencil and into something even more exact and exacting. man, i love making sawdust!!

PS i totally agree with the guys who'd like some beautiful wood. sometimes when i'm seaching through a selection of various hardwoods i'll come across one piece that'll stop me in my tracks. there's nothing like it.
Posted: 11:54 pm on December 6th

eviper67 eviper67 writes: Well I am just starting out in woodworking so there are so many things I would love to add to my Holiday wish list. But if I had to choose just a couple of things it would be a Dewalt planner and a Porter Cable router combo kit.
Posted: 11:24 pm on December 6th

dgogel dgogel writes: A planer would be nice
Posted: 10:19 pm on December 6th

WoodLess WoodLess writes: Got the tools, need some nice wood.

Chuck
Posted: 9:54 pm on December 6th

nicken01 nicken01 writes: My wishlist this year is all Festool. I'm hoping Santa will bring a track saw, sliding compound miter saw, a router, and a vacuum system.
Posted: 8:58 pm on December 6th

DanaH DanaH writes: I would like an Earlex spray station 3000 so I can finish things I start.
Posted: 6:11 pm on December 6th

chisel1 chisel1 writes: Santa needs to give the money so I can build a big workshop in the back yard so I can build sliegh beds easier
Posted: 4:51 pm on December 6th

fam891 fam891 writes: Some nice hand planes and a belt/drum/disk sander would be welcomed. :)
Posted: 3:54 pm on December 6th

Peterman Peterman writes: Hmmm So many great tools and toys to choose from. I'd start by asking for a renewal of my Fine Woodworking subscription. Then a Porter Cable Plunge Router, Delta Jointer, Dovetail jig amd some good old fashion bar clamps for those bigger projects. Oh did I mention how good I'v been this year?
Posted: 11:04 am on December 6th

splinterdog splinterdog writes: What I need are some good hand tools.
Veritas BU Jointer plane.
Some good chisels.
And a good dovetail saw.
Posted: 7:56 am on December 6th

JoeinFlorida JoeinFlorida writes: Would like to have:
1. Sawstop Cabinet saw
2. Lee Valleys router plane
3. Lee Valleys block plane
4. Anything from Lee Valley.
Posted: 9:18 pm on December 5th

planejoy planejoy writes: A friendlier neighbor upstairs, one who doesn't care if I make a little noise as I work early or late on my projects.

Also wanted: More time! More lumber!

SLIGHTLY more realistically: A Veritas or L-N Low-Angle Jack Plane (if L-N, a "hot dog" handle to go with it too), a Veritas Low-Angle Block Plane with additional Small Tote and Front Knob, a Gramercy Tools Bow Saw.

Posted: 4:51 pm on December 5th

BlueThumbWoodWorks BlueThumbWoodWorks writes: I wish Santa would bring me more patience, so that I would take more time with my projects, better eyesight, so that I can see that fine line, and more vision, so that I can design true crafted furniture.
Peter
Posted: 11:46 am on December 5th

woodchuck1954 woodchuck1954 writes: Santa usually gives me a list of things to make, using my old tools.
Posted: 6:35 am on December 5th

slydogx slydogx writes: Alaskan chainsaw mill
Large supply of 2"x2"x3' cocabolo turning squares
Midi lathe w/ indexing head
Posted: 1:16 am on December 5th

BryanB_SJ BryanB_SJ writes: A router, router table, and a plane would come in handy.
Posted: 11:37 pm on December 4th

SBG777 SBG777 writes: My Santa Wish List

1. 2009 Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive DVD-ROM
2. Band Saw
3. Clamps
4. Router Bits
5. Drill Bits
6. Any Woodworking DVD's

Posted: 9:56 pm on December 4th

jdorris jdorris writes: I'm a sucker for hand tools. I'd love to get a couple of new planes or a quality set of chisels. Of course, I wouldn't say no to a table saw to replace mine that has recently developed unacceptable end play.

Merry Christmas all

Jim

Posted: 8:05 pm on December 4th

patwreck patwreck writes: I need clamps, a band saw and bench coockies....
Posted: 4:31 pm on December 4th

TopspinD TopspinD writes: Dear Santa, I would like the following:
1. Natural gas heater for shop
2. Lee Valley gridner rest and jig
3. WOOD - Suitable for plane building
4. LN Moulding plane iron blanks
5. Table saw outfeed table
6. Router table base for recently aquired Incra positioner, router, and lift

And as said by others time and energy to use my shop.
Posted: 3:46 pm on December 4th

eah32 eah32 writes: More clamps, A good drill press, a routing table, a good band saw...I could go on for days. I was good Santa, honest!
Posted: 1:13 pm on December 4th

jpkauffman jpkauffman writes: A gift certificate to the local lumberyard.
Hold-down clamps for shop jigs.
Bench cookies and bench dogs to improve hand tool usage.
Posted: 1:00 pm on December 4th

just wanted to know just wanted to know writes: I would a lift of walnut. I would even do a gift exchange for some 4x12x16' straight grain Douglas Fir.
Posted: 11:18 am on December 4th

Pathrat06 Pathrat06 writes: I would love enough sheet goods (plywood, hardboard, pegboard and MDF), enough hardware (fasteners, wheels, etc.) and enough TIME to really set up my garage workshop!

And if that's too much to ask for, Santa, I'll take world peace, national prosperity and an end to human suffering...just sayin' :)
Posted: 11:14 am on December 4th

MrC MrC writes: Would love a bench top mortiser, but with this economy, it won't happen.
Posted: 10:12 am on December 4th

KevinWilliams KevinWilliams writes: Just space and fine wood. Lots of beautiful wood, and a bit more space in the garage to squeeze in a table saw. Thats all I want. Really :)

Hmm. And just a splinter of JK's eye for such perfect cabinets. Wish wish wish....
Posted: 9:53 am on December 4th

KevinWilliams KevinWilliams writes: Just space and fine wood. Lots of beautiful wood, and a bit more space in the garage to squeeze in a table saw. Thats all I want. Really :)

Hmm. And just a splinter of JK's eye for such perfect cabinets. Wish wish wish....
Posted: 9:47 am on December 4th

RGomez RGomez writes: A Veritas Jack Plane.
Posted: 9:16 am on December 4th

RGomez RGomez writes: A Veritas Jack Plane.
Posted: 9:16 am on December 4th

ajquinter ajquinter writes: Lie Nielsen Chisel Set
Posted: 8:16 am on December 4th

twotone twotone writes: Planes, Planes and more Planes!
Posted: 8:11 am on December 4th

cowboynnc cowboynnc writes: A good beginners router and table with an assortment of bits.
Posted: 4:05 am on December 4th

sadie170 sadie170 writes: Sawstop PCS, I need my finger for my day job, which allows me to keed doing what I enjoy...fine woodworking.
Posted: 12:01 am on December 4th

woodworker52 woodworker52 writes: lots of unusual hardwoods for box construction.
Posted: 11:32 pm on December 3rd

trimdaddy trimdaddy writes: For christmas I want a Porter-cable 3 1/4 hp router. Let the wood chips fly!
Posted: 10:36 pm on December 3rd

dovetail59 dovetail59 writes: I am looking for a new shoulder plane , anything toolwise will be great !!
Posted: 9:50 pm on December 3rd

jb12 jb12 writes: Being new to woodworking, I am asking for a new 10" bandsaw...not sure of the brand yet..still shopping around. The hard part is trying to wait until Xmas!
Posted: 8:24 pm on December 3rd

dowelman dowelman writes: More work, things are kinda lean here.
Posted: 8:21 pm on December 3rd

mdwatkins mdwatkins writes: I'm hoping for a few Matsumura chisels this Christmas. Enough hard maple for a new work bench would be fine too.
Posted: 7:46 pm on December 3rd

westclan westclan writes: I would love a foolproof way of accurately setting the jointer knives on my Makita 2030 jointer /planer. For those who are unfamiliar with this machine, the jointer side has a fixed outfeed table so the knives must be set to the perfect height when installed in the cutter head. The problem is that the knives seem to move ever so slightly when the bolts are torqued down and the movement does not seem to be predictable.
Posted: 6:47 pm on December 3rd

dujpa dujpa writes: I could use a large fore plane, for smoothing large surfaces, and any wood for making projects!
Posted: 6:27 pm on December 3rd

Du77y Du77y writes: I would like to understand how to use Sketchup...

A good tablesaw...

200 bd/ft of black cherry

A good tablesaw new or used...

dido...
Posted: 5:46 pm on December 3rd

sruss sruss writes: Any woodworking tools would be appreciated, but:
1. block plane
2. jack plane
3. Krenov books
4. Veritas dovetail saw
5. better sharpening skills!
Posted: 3:42 pm on December 3rd

renaissanceww renaissanceww writes: Not that I would turn away tools, but knowledge is power. I would like

1. A weekend hanging out with Roy Underhill
2. A class with Mike Dunbar
3. Lunch with Duncan Phyfe
4. A day working in the cabinet shop at Colonial Williamsburg
Posted: 3:11 pm on December 3rd

308defense 308defense writes: 1. A three piece set of Veritas saws.
2. 8" long bed jointer
3. A set of Magswithhs and feather boards
4. Goose neck light for my Band saw.
5. 100 board feet 4/4 quarter sawn White oak
6. 100 board feet 5/4 quarter sawn White oak
7. Two sets of Bench Cookies
8. 6" Rule
9. Computer for shop.
10.Television For Shop.
11.Central Dust Colection
I hope all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year playing with there new tools and Wood.
Posted: 3:09 pm on December 3rd

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: I think it is time to upgrade my starter Craftsman tablesaw for a more accurate and safer one. I like the homeowener Sawstop or a Porter Cable cabinet saw for a small shop, and I do mean small shop. I was thinking of some of those Rockler bench cookies also. Which one is in the budget of my loved ones? LOL
Posted: 2:55 pm on December 3rd

VeniVidiVici VeniVidiVici writes:

1. 8" Jointer (I already got it!- Santa likes me)
2. Clamps- one can never have enough.
3. A new circular saw for plywood cuts. That Festool saw looks great but sadly, is crazy expensive.
4. Woodworking books and magazines- knowledge is power!

Merry Christmas/ Happy Chanukah all.
Posted: 1:54 pm on December 3rd

gcarot gcarot writes: I could use a thickness planer and a drill press and more clamps and of course world peace
Posted: 1:47 pm on December 3rd

Proleter Proleter writes: 1. Table Saw
2. Smoothing Plane
3. Shoulder Plane
4. Lumber for my new workbench
5. Pipe clamps(set of 6)
6. A dovetail saw
7. The Makita Twins

That's it.

And there is a nice spokeshave plane i bid on ebay. Please Santa, end the bidding :)
Posted: 1:34 pm on December 3rd

ackychris ackychris writes: 1. Guide bearings for my 14" bandsaw
2. Smoothing and jack planes
3. A spacious, heated shop!
4. Jorgenson front-vise
5. Clamps, clamps, and more clamps
6. Gent's saw
7. Bosch plunge and fixed routers
8. A better set of bench chisels
9. Huge amounts of cherry, ash, sipo, alder, and countless other woods.
10. Free space, free time, and three more months till Christmas!
Posted: 1:34 pm on December 3rd

jplumm jplumm writes: 1. A Sawstop (it's wife approved ya know!)
2. 14" Bandsaw
3. Cyclone Dust Collection System
4. A large collection of assorted clamps
5. A pile of various hardwoods to make fine furniture with.
Posted: 1:12 pm on December 3rd

Mooseroo2 Mooseroo2 writes: Hmm... It's a never-ending list!

a) Fein Multimaster
b) P-C Biscuit Joiner
c) Grizzly Portable Cyclone dust extractor (6' high for my 7'6" tall basement shop!)
d) A bigger shop!
e) Delta ambient air/dust cleaner
f) Nice set of water stones for sharpening chisels/blades
g) A proper woodworking bench
h) A lathe
...

Realistically I'm hoping for one of the above, but you did ask for a WISH list.
Posted: 12:51 pm on December 3rd

JoshuaPro JoshuaPro writes: 1. Table saw
2. Jointer
3. Block Plane
4. Dust Collection Upgrade
5. More time to spend in the shop! : )
Posted: 11:56 am on December 3rd

Kaytrim Kaytrim writes: There are quite a few good lists here so I'll add mine.

Hand Tools
Veritas Medium shoulder plane
Veritas LA jack
Breese Infill plane
8,000 grit or higher water stone
Maple for new workbench

Power Tools
Slow speed grinder for sharpening my turning tools
New table saw
Larger Band saw (have a 9" currently)
Posted: 11:43 am on December 3rd

Pointless Pointless writes: Hmmm...let's see. My left index finger would be terrific!!!
Posted: 11:42 am on December 3rd

markgloudin markgloudin writes: I wish for my daughter to come home safley, and for all of the other sons and daughters that are in harms way protecting our freedoms to be able to come home safe too. And cabinet style SawStop with all of the accessories.
Posted: 11:26 am on December 3rd

Rjones25 Rjones25 writes: My woodworking wish list:

1. Restore my great, great grandfather's carpentry tools
2. New workbench, currently use a workmate bench
3. Dovetail saw
4. Bench grinder for sharpening

Posted: 11:08 am on December 3rd

EricBr EricBr writes: Handplanes
Dust Deputy
Woodcraft Gift Certificates
Multiple wood working books
Posted: 10:49 am on December 3rd

Blackwill Blackwill writes: My Holiday Wish List is pretty simple. I would like a decent hand plane, a decent dovetail saw and a few bar/pipe clamps.

Better yet...someone could get all of the above for my cousin, so he doesn't have to keep borrowing mine. That would be the greatest gift of all.
Posted: 10:47 am on December 3rd

rondeal rondeal writes: My Christmas wish! That all our Men and Women in the Armed Services stay safe and have a happy Christmas where ever they are! As for my list, I will be happy with anything Santa wanted to bring me!
Posted: 10:19 am on December 3rd

MrPhil MrPhil writes: Oh Santa, I've been very good,I don't want much:
a Jet JBM-5 Bench Mortising Machine
a Leigh 18" Dovetail Jig
a 3HP Delta Unisaw with 52" Biesmeyer Fence
a Delta 12" Variable speed Drill Press
a Delts 14" Band Saw
Posted: 10:08 am on December 3rd

intothelens intothelens writes: 1. Several different Forrest sawblades.
2. 14" bandsaw w/ resaw capacity.
3. Gooseneck card scraper.
4. Beading scrapers.
5. Mortiser.

Posted: 10:03 am on December 3rd

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: How about:
1. a set of lie nielsen hand planes
2. a set of lie nielsen bench or mortise chisels
3. sawstop
4. 18" bandsaw
5. waterstones
6. a shop
7. MONEY to buy all of the tools above that I can't afford!
Posted: 9:03 am on December 3rd

CaseQuarter CaseQuarter writes: Not really a stocking stuffer, but I am hoping for a Powermatic 54A jointer. That or at least the push sticks.
Posted: 8:23 am on December 3rd

FlynA FlynA writes: 1)Powermatic--PJ-882HH 8" Parallelogram Jointer with Helical Cutterhead.

2) new chisels
Posted: 8:15 am on December 3rd

sdhughes sdhughes writes: 1. WoodRat
2. Benchtop Planer
3. Sawstop Tablesaw
4. 14" bandsaw
5. A second set of everything to keep from having to wait my turn behind my wife!!!!
Posted: 7:53 am on December 3rd

Woodrat1 Woodrat1 writes: I don't want much....

• Someone to buy my 12" Delta Band Saw so I can justify an upgrade.
• A Leigh dovetail jig - with all the options.
• Time to spend on building "fun" projects instead of working on /
maintaining my 40 year old house where nothing has been done
to it since the day the builder handed over the keys to the first buyer.

Happy Holidays to all - whatever it is that you choose to celebrate!

Bill-
Posted: 7:25 am on December 3rd

hbowern hbowern writes: Hi all, on my list is

1. 14" bandsaw
2. Bigger shop
Posted: 7:18 am on December 3rd

johnjosiah johnjosiah writes: 1) Saw Stop Table Saw
2) A shop to put it in
Posted: 6:09 am on December 3rd

DaveinND DaveinND writes: What I want for Christmas-

To thank my high school shop teacher and remember everything he taught about me about woodworking.

The ability to keep finding really good deals so I can expand my collection of shop tools.

As far as 'things' for Christmas-
A Router Table
Bandsaw
Drill Press
Planer
Jointer





Posted: 6:00 am on December 3rd

oldewood oldewood writes: 1. Lots of figured hardwoods
2. Lie-Nielsen low angle smooth plane
3. Blue Spruce dovetail chisels

Posted: 2:32 am on December 3rd

brywong brywong writes: Dear Santa,

For Xmas, I would like...

1. My two front teeth.
2. Saw Stop. Sooo Sweet! and
3. Hollow Chisel Mortiser (Cuz I am tired of doing by hand).

Oh yeah and world peace.

Later!


Posted: 1:09 am on December 3rd

Bob_Ottawa Bob_Ottawa writes: 1) Tools to be a good dad to my soon to be born son.
2) Veritas Medium Shoulder Plane
3) Oneway Basic Scroll Chuck
Posted: 11:57 pm on December 2nd

SRogers93 SRogers93 writes: The Skill to make all of my projects without a single mistake. COME ON SANTA.
Posted: 11:12 pm on December 2nd

tommyd100 tommyd100 writes: 14 inch bandsaw with resaw capacity
Posted: 10:55 pm on December 2nd

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: 1. Veritas® Skew Rabbet Plane
2. Iron Edge-Trimming Plane (ie. #95)
3. Veritas® Small Plow Plane
Posted: 10:39 pm on December 2nd

tittlek tittlek writes: My fantasy list would include the following:
Sauer & Steiner Smoothing plane
DL Barret & Son's Plow Plane
Karl Holtey Mitre Plane

Posted: 9:46 pm on December 2nd

johnrezz johnrezz writes: New HVLP Spray Rig!!
Posted: 9:38 pm on December 2nd

David H David H writes: My tool wish list for Christmas is going north but not as far as the North Pole. All the items on this year's list are from Lie-Nielsen in Warren, Maine:
1. Small router plane and inlay blades
2. Long-handled 5/8" bevel edge chisel
3. Starrett 6" combination square
4. 2010 L-N Calendar
5. L-N T-Shirt
And to make things easy on my wife, I submitted the list to Lie-Nielsen for her. What a guy, huh?
Posted: 9:26 pm on December 2nd

mkarafa mkarafa writes: An incra or woodpecker router lift.
Posted: 9:13 pm on December 2nd

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: I,m dreaming of having more free time to enjoy my passion.
Woodworking of course.
Posted: 9:06 pm on December 2nd

drllucas drllucas writes: A set of Lie-Nielsen bench planes and a full set of his bench chisels. Any good quality dovetail saw.
Posted: 8:25 pm on December 2nd

bt inquiry bt inquiry writes: There are a number of tools that I would like. I would have to say the two at the top of the list are:

8" Parallelogram Jointer w/ Spiral Cutterhead
Makita Big Bore Portable Compressor

I know neither one will happen but it it's nice to dream about it. Maybe one day when we have a decent economy again.

I hope everyone has a Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 8:19 pm on December 2nd

wingnut1996 wingnut1996 writes: 1. Patience
2. More Patience
3. Free time to practice above patience.
Posted: 8:10 pm on December 2nd

DaveHarrison DaveHarrison writes: Computers! Sorry to post two very similar comments - did the first one, the computer decided to do it's own thing, thought my comment had been lost, so did a second. Never have this sort of problem in the workshop!
Posted: 7:23 pm on December 2nd

DaveHarrison DaveHarrison writes: I'm fortunate in having a very well-equipped workshop, built up over the last 30-plus years, and probably have all the tools and equipment I need. However, I'm sure I'll soon see something in a catalogue or magazine that would be useful (essential even). What would be nice is a little more time and a lot more energy, but I've never seen an ad for those!
Posted: 7:19 pm on December 2nd

DaveHarrison DaveHarrison writes: I'm fortunate in having a very well-equipped workshop with possibly everything I need - but of course there's always something in a catalogue or magazine that might just come in handy. A little more time and a lot more energy would however be very useful, but I've never seen ads for those!
Posted: 7:11 pm on December 2nd

kenrup kenrup writes: Hock plane kit.
Saw Stop pro. Want to bet on which one I jut might get?
Posted: 6:57 pm on December 2nd

knoxmtn knoxmtn writes: Not much :), just these:
1. Powermatic OES9138 Oscillating Edge Sander
2. Powermatic DDS-237, 37" Dual Drum Sander
3. Powermatic 719 T Tilt Table Mortiser with Stand
4. Vega 2600 Bowl Lathe
Posted: 5:53 pm on December 2nd

Aggie83 Aggie83 writes: After market table saw fence.
Posted: 5:48 pm on December 2nd

lbcollier lbcollier writes: I have found that you can never have too many tools but some tools are more essential than others. I am asking
Santa for a Veritas plane and a sharpening center. My wife says "Good Luck"
Posted: 5:35 pm on December 2nd

bko bko writes: I am going to the Lie-Nielsen mini-show outside of Boston this weekend to look at the inlay tools.

One thing already in Santa's bag is a new chopsaw, but I am still figuring out which chopsaw blade to buy. Forrest is great but $$$, so Freud looks like the value winner so far.
Posted: 5:12 pm on December 2nd

bricofleur bricofleur writes: Since I have all the tools, I wish to have more energy and more time to spend in my basement workshop.

Best,

Serge

PS: Did you really believe that?

BTW, I also wish I could get more space, more headroom, and more wood.

Posted: 5:08 pm on December 2nd

skandic skandic writes: #1 finewoodworking archive cd
#2 an epiphany on sharpening my tools
Thats about it.
Posted: 4:44 pm on December 2nd

gge gge writes: Oh, my tools are in storage in western PA and I'm in GA! The time and money to retrieve my tools and get them set up here! Then I would start a whole new list to fill in the my needs to make them efficient and functional. ggE
Posted: 3:45 pm on December 2nd

mhawkins2 mhawkins2 writes: 1) A bench top planer would certainly be well received.
2) Time to build the beds for my sons; one wants a car and the other a dump truck
3) Time to build the large router table I drew last December
4) Time to build the entry bench promised to my daughter's kindergarten class for their Spring fund raiser. (I suspect I'll get to this one before the others)

Actually just a nice winning lottery ticket would do and allow me to take care of the rest myself :)
Posted: 3:40 pm on December 2nd

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: Veritas Low-Angle Smoothing plane
Lie-Nielsen dovetail saw
A couple dozen acres of land filled with mature hardwood trees and a bandsaw mill
Posted: 3:32 pm on December 2nd

mhawkins2 mhawkins2 writes: 1) A bench top planer would certainly be well received.
2) Time to build the beds for my sons; one wants a car and the other a dump truck
3) Time to build the large router table I drew last December
4) Time to build the entry bench promised to my daughter's kindergarten class for their Spring fund raiser. (I suspect I'll get to this one before the others)

Actually just a nice winning lottery ticket would do and allow me to take care of the rest myself :)
Posted: 3:23 pm on December 2nd

mhawkins2 mhawkins2 writes: 1) A bench top planer would certainly be well received.
2) Time to build the beds for my sons; one wants a car and the other a dump truck
3) Time to build the large router table I drew last December
4) Time to build the entry bench promised to my daughter's kindergarten class promised for their Spring fund raiser. I suspect I'll get to this one before the others).

Actually just a nice winning lottery ticket would do and allow me to take care of the rest myself :)
Posted: 3:23 pm on December 2nd

mhawkins2 mhawkins2 writes: 1) A bench top planer would certainly be well received.
2) Time to build the beds for my sons; one wants a car and the other a dump truck
3) Time to build the large router table I drew last December
4) Time to build the entry bench promised to my daughter's kindergarten class promised for their Spring fund raiser. I suspect I'll get to this one before the others).

Actually just a nice winning lottery ticket would do and allow me to take care of the rest myself :)
Posted: 3:22 pm on December 2nd

mhawkins2 mhawkins2 writes: 1) A bench top planer would certainly be well received.
2) Time to build the beds for my sons; one wants a car and the other a dump truck
3) Time to build the large router table I drew last December
4) Time to build the entry bench promised to my daughter's kindergarten class promised for their Spring fund raiser. I suspect I'll get to this one before the others).

Actually just a nice winning lottery ticket would do and allow me to take care of the rest myself :)
Posted: 3:21 pm on December 2nd

mhawkins2 mhawkins2 writes: 1) A bench top planer would certainly be well received.
2) Time to build the beds for my sons; one wants a car and the other a dump truck
3) Time to build the large router table I drew last December
4) Time to build the entry bench promised to my daughter's kindergarten class promised for their Spring fund raiser. I suspect I'll get to this one before the others).

Actually just a nice winning lottery ticket would do and allow me to take care of the rest myself :)
Posted: 3:21 pm on December 2nd

HStonehocker HStonehocker writes: My holiday wish list is:
MORE ROOM!!!!!
Posted: 3:12 pm on December 2nd

chri7s chri7s writes: A set of LN bevel edge socket chisels. I think they would even fit in my stocking.
Posted: 2:22 pm on December 2nd

MrHudon MrHudon writes: I've been very good this year...
LN Dovetail saw
LN Low Angle Smoothing Plane
LN Scraping Plane (not sure which one)
LN 3/8, 1/2 and 3/4inch Bevel Edge Chisels
Actually going to check them all out at their event in Boxborough on Friday.

Posted: 2:09 pm on December 2nd

MrHudon MrHudon writes: I've been very good this year...
LN Dovetail saw
LN Low Angle Smoothing Plane
LN Scraping Plane (not sure which one)
LN 3/8, 1/2 and 3/4inch Bevel Edge Chisels
Actually going to check them all out at their event in Boxborough on Friday.

Posted: 1:47 pm on December 2nd

Rinias Rinias writes: 1) Nomikatsu Premium Grade 10-piece chisel set
2) Kunz No.'s 3, 5, 7 planes
3) Biber Classic froe by Mueller
Posted: 1:35 pm on December 2nd

BugCollector BugCollector writes: Not tools really, but some Type L copper pipe and fittings for an air system would be nice. Ducting for the Grizzly 2HP DC that's been hanging on the wall for a year with no way to convey the sawdust to it. A cordless drill (finally! A tool!) to supplement the one I have that's slowly dying.
Posted: 1:31 pm on December 2nd

captlen captlen writes: I want a space stretcher. I need to make my shop bigger and if Santa brought the stretcher I could do it myself.
Posted: 1:30 pm on December 2nd

Greg Jones Greg Jones writes: If Santa were to bring me a Veritas BUS I would be a pretty happy camper!
Posted: 1:21 pm on December 2nd

KariHultman KariHultman writes: An inexhaustible supply of Swiss Pear.
Posted: 1:21 pm on December 2nd

Dinosauro Dinosauro writes: The girlfriend to be okay with me closing in our new house's carport. Alternatively, some 90 degree clamps would be spot on.
Posted: 1:16 pm on December 2nd

BugCollector BugCollector writes: Not tools really, but some Type L copper pipe and fittings for an air system would be nice. Ducting for the Grizzly 2HP DC that's been hanging on the wall for a year with no way to convey the sawdust to it. A cordless drill (finally! A tool!) to supplement the one I have that's slowly dying.
Posted: 1:12 pm on December 2nd

LarryMarshall LarryMarshall writes: The easy answer is 'everything on my Lee Valley wishlist' but I guess that's not fair.

1) LV plow plane
2) LV router plane (the big one)
3) Wenzloff 14" tenon saw
4) Hock blades for #5 & #3
5) 100 board feet of cherry
6) 100 board feet of beech
7) A couple Veritas hold downs
8) Rockler bench cookies

I believe I've just broken the bank.

Cheers --- Larry
Posted: 1:12 pm on December 2nd

SplinteredBoard SplinteredBoard writes: A shoulder plane. No brand preference. Just a shoulder plane.
Posted: 1:08 pm on December 2nd

BugCollector BugCollector writes: Not tools really, but some Type L copper pipe and fittings for an air system would be nice. Ducting for the Grizzly 2HP DC that's been hanging on the wall for a year with no way to convey the sawdust to it. A cordless drill (finally! A tool!) to supplement the one I have that's slowly dying.
Posted: 1:08 pm on December 2nd

fullnelson fullnelson writes: Also a Hock or Finck blade for Krenov style plane.
Posted: 1:05 pm on December 2nd

fullnelson fullnelson writes: A copy of With Wakened Hands: Furniture by Jame Krenov and Students.
Posted: 1:01 pm on December 2nd

MikeLingenfelter MikeLingenfelter writes: I have a mix of power and hand tools items on my list. I'm thinking I want a router lift for my router table. I'm looking to buy a couple Hock blades, for some wooden hand planes, I'd like to build. Also, I might pick up some of those Bench Cookies, from Rockler.

Mike

Posted: 12:09 pm on December 2nd

luciouslar luciouslar writes: Santa's Elf's for a little while would be great
Posted: 11:53 am on December 2nd

DesertWalt DesertWalt writes: I'm hoping Santa will bring a new Veritas bevel up smoothing plane so that all my gifts will be soothing to the touch!

I just wish I could make something for everyone.
Posted: 10:24 am on December 2nd

Jerry S Jerry S writes: Dear Santa:
1. I need time to clean my shop.
2. So I can build a desk out of all that cherry I have had air drying for the last two years.
3. Did I mention cleaning my shop?
4. Oh, and one of those nickels that will stay upright on all of my power tools when I turn them on.
5. Most of all, Santa let me be thankful for all I have now -including a shop that needs cleaning.
Posted: 5:56 pm on December 1st

drevazan21 drevazan21 writes: I want my brand new LN low-angle block plane not to look like I dropped it on a concrete floor my first time using it. That little mistake bent both the adjustable mouth plate and the side rail of the body.
Posted: 12:31 pm on December 1st

shavemaker shavemaker writes: TIME - workshop time, finishing time, designing time, oh and time enough to take things slowly and not make 'short-cut' mistakes!
Posted: 7:05 am on December 1st

Samm90 Samm90 writes: Dear Santa,
My wishes for this year are :
1.0 my chisels stay sharp and don't ever need resharpening. That goes for everything that is sharp in my shop.
2.0 my dust collector sucks and sucks, and don't need its dust bag emptied, ever.
3.0 my one car garage shop, magically turned into 2 car garage.
4.0 hardwood is just as cheap as MDF so I can make lots of mistakes.
Best Regards,
Quang
Posted: 11:58 pm on November 30th

mikhen mikhen writes: A bigger Shop! One with a mini kitchen and a bed. My wife would always no where to find me!
Posted: 9:56 pm on November 30th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: Dear Santa,

I'd really like to get a Time Machine for Christmas. That way, I could go back to when exotic woods were both available and affordable, buy a whole bunch of it, and sticker it away for the present time.

Oh, and I've been a good boy, too. (At my age, the choices are limited).

Posted: 12:45 pm on November 30th

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: Inspirataion and time!
Posted: 1:44 pm on November 29th

jonnieboy jonnieboy writes: Nothin' big. Maybe a Sawstop? Santa baby, hurry down the chimbley...
Posted: 11:26 pm on November 28th

dkerfoot dkerfoot writes: Thinking about the Rockwell Jawhorse...


Posted: 11:28 pm on November 26th

KimberlyO KimberlyO writes: I've been saving for some time for an Oneida cyclone dust collector and ducts. Still a ways off, hoping for some help come Christmas. Maybe Santa will have a bigger toy sack this year! Given my allergies, I've been getting very concerned about health impacts of dust. And like Brannigan3, would sure like to cut back on the piles of dust and chips I need to shovel up off the floor!
Posted: 10:32 pm on November 26th

brannigan3 brannigan3 writes: A General International 1 HP dust collector with canister filter. I'm hoping it will cut down on my floor sweeping time a lot and save my lungs in the process.
Posted: 12:08 pm on November 26th

Ras Ras writes: Leigh D4R 24" dovetail jig
Norton waterstones
wood...lotsa wood
Posted: 9:24 am on November 26th

mvflaim mvflaim writes: A Woodrat. Although I have a 0% change of actually getting one. So if any secret Santa's out there want to help a brotha out I'd greatly appreciate it!
Posted: 6:58 pm on November 25th

NikonD80 NikonD80 writes: I'm after a nice cordless drill to replace my old one that just gave up the ghost - and clamps, lots of clamps :)
Posted: 11:18 am on November 25th

jhonbaker jhonbaker writes: Veritas Dovetail and crosscut saws,
Bessy k-body revo parallel clamp kit
and wood - lots of wood.
I am asking people to think of something they want made and buy me the wood plus a little extra and I will make it for them. Maybe just a gift cert to OWL!
Posted: 8:56 am on November 25th

GEide GEide writes: Yikes! That's quite a list... how much do you think you'll get? Hope that Santa (or your holiday figure of choice) grants these requests! :)
Posted: 8:41 am on November 25th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: 1. Veritas Bevel Up Smoothing plane
2. Lee Valley Economy Turning tool spindle set
3. Magswitch feather board
4. Hirsch carving tools
5. Veritas Router Plane
6. Veritas Low angle Block Plane
7. Intro to Turning for furniture makers DVD
8. Joiner and Cabinet Maker book and DVD
9. Norton 8000 grit water stone
10. Sorby 1/4" Paring chisel

Posted: 6:58 am on November 25th

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