Some Father’s Day ideas

There is absolutely no way that this could be any sort of comprehensive list, so I’m not even going to try to cover the range of items a woodworking Dad might be interested in.  However, here at least are some ideas (and keeping the price roughly under $A100).

First one has to be a digital angle gauge, such as the Wixey, costing around $70

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

Also from Wixey is the Digital Height Gauge.  This is just over $100 (on special for $101).  There are other items in the Wixey range, but these two would be my favourites.  Both from PWS.

Wixey Digital Height Gauge

Wixey Digital Height Gauge

Next, from Chris Vesper Tools, you could look at a Joinery Knife, for $65. These individual hand-crafted tools are both functional and aesthetic.

CV Joinery Knife

CV Joinery Knife

He also makes a precision double square that is well regarded.  This breaks my rule a bit, coming in at $123.

CV Precision Double Square

CV Precision Double Square

A Magswitch product  is another tool that would be very popular on Father’s Day

Something like the 30mm Table Featherboard for $89 from Carbatec or Woodworking Warehouse

MagSwitch Featherboard

MagSwitch Featherboard

or a $65 MagSquare would make a good gift, and be continually useful in the shop.

MagSquare

MagSquare

More ideas to come…….

A store stocking benchtop Triton!

Yes – such an animal does exist! I’ve been told that Hardy’s Mitre 10 in Pakenham either has (or soon will – in the next week or so – ring to check if you plan on making a long trip) the full range of Triton benchtop tools on display. Sharpener, Sanders, Thicknessers etc.

Some other stores may also do so in coming months – will let you know as I hear, but kudos to Hardy’s!

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