Stocking stuffers for any woodworker
Eleven gifts for around $10 that any woodworker would be happy to get
Let’s face it, woodworkers are a finicky bunch, and fairly difficult to buy gifts for. You may know that your woodworker wants a new handsaw, but which one? Oh, a Western-style crosscut saw; OK, how many TPI, what kind of filing on the teeth, what kind of handle? Can you see where I’m going here? There are too many variables, and too many options for anyone to pick out tools but your beloved woodworker. So, if you’re looking to throw down some big bucks, make sure they have a wish list set up, or do what my wife does: Ask for specifics. It may not be as much fun as picking out the perfect present, but it’ll be the right present.
If you don’t have a wish list or you prefer to shop for a woodworker without asking 20 questions, the staff at Fine Woodworking came up with a list of small items that just about any woodworker is sure to enjoy.
Michael Fortune turned us on to this little knife, and we believe one can be found in Tim Rousseau’s apron as well. I started using this when my nice marking knife went missing, and after using it for awhile, I’ve stopped looking for my nice marking knife. For around $10, any woodworker would be happy to have one at hand.
Sure, every woodworker has at least one or two rulers… that they can’t find. So every woodworker can always use one more. Frequent contributor Tim Coleman considers this little ruler one of his favorite tools of all time. For around $5, you can be one step closer to becoming Tim Coleman… plus, it’s a great little ruler.
Really though, any 6-in. metal ruler…