Woodcraft Father’s Day Gift Guide with Scott Phillips

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The American Woodshop’s Scott Phillips visited Woodcraft to help shoppers pick out their woodworking and DIY gift’s for dad this Father’s Day seasonLet’s go through some of the tools and view Scott’s video for a full selection education.

First things first, safety is always at the top of the list when it comes to woodworking.  Protection items start with the Bionic Face Shield (Woodcraft item #147814 for $56.99).  I’ve got this one, and comparing it to a standard face shield, you can’t beat the form shape protecting you from chips flying off the lathe.  It truly is a full face protection shield or as I like to call it, a full space protection shield while allowing for a comfortable fit and breathing ability.

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Another great safety item is the Zem hearing protection headset (item #832898 at $21.50).  Have you ever noticed that some sets are heavy or give you a headache after a while?  Well not these lightweight noise reducers!  The noise reduction (rated at 26bd) allows for speech and other shop sounds to be heard without distortion while protecting your valuable hearing.  You’ve got to try these, they really work well!

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Scott also covers carving with Flexcut and pfeil tools.  From planingturningsharpeningmarking and measuring to hand and power tools, he details every item with explanations that only a top notch woodworker such as Scott could teach in a fine fashion that everyone can understand, simply in his own words, “It doesn’t get any better than that.”

Scott teaches that you never waste a piece of wood, as he always finds a fix or use in the safest possible way with an imagination that can build anything.  He recommends these tools based on his actual use and experience.  Tools like the GRR-Ripper pushing system and new tapering jig by Micro-Jig.  These two items offer the finest quality while giving you safety in your shop for the machines and projects they are designed to be used with.

Other woodworking items include:

For turning, the Mirka Sanding & Polishing Products.  The Woodturner’s Sanding Pack includes 180-, 240-, 320-, 400- and 500-grit rolls of Abranet, a high performance, multifunctional sanding material. (item #154496, $49.99).  It beats using standard sandpaper any day and it lasts 10 plus times longer.  The Turner’s Polishing Pack offers the ultimate acrylic, CA, Tru-Stone polishing system, a four-step process, featuring Polarshine, that takes a project from a matte surface to a gemstone finish. (item#154480, $19.99).  Take it from this turner, you can’t beat this Mirka system, it not only works, it shines above the rest.

The Adjustable Height Shop Stool.  This comfortable stool with tractor-style seat and chrome foot ring and base can be hydraulically lever adjusted from 22″-32″. (item #153763 for $74.99).

The Portamate Tri-Function Adjustable Roller Stand is adjustable from 27″ to 43-3/4″ high, this pedestal work stand has a pivoting head for three types of support and holds up to 200 lbs. (item #154574 is $31.99).

From Big Gator Tools V-DrillGuide, Dad can drill straight every time with this portable guide for perpendicular alignment on flat surfaces, round parts and corners. Guide has 17 drill bit sizes, both standard and metric. (item #154758, standard, $24.90; item #154759, metric, $25.90)

The Work Sharp Field Sharpener 2.2.1is a complete knife sharpener for field, home and shop.  This tool has built-in 20° and 25°
sharpening guides that create consistent blade edge angles with speed, ease and repeatability. (item #158206, $29.95)

The Kreg Jig HD Starter Kit – This jig is designed for drilling pocket holes that are 25% larger than other Kreg Jigs in order to accept the massive Kreg HD screws needed to build outdoor furniture, fences, trellises, railing on decks and more using 1-1/2” and thicker material. (item# 154345, $59.99)

For spray finishing and painting, the Earlex SprayStation Gemini HVLP Sprayer is a sure winner based on time convenience and ease of use.  Powered by a 600-watt, two-stage turbine, the Gemini technology offers two spray modes.  A cup fed gun to spray fine finishes and paints and a pump that pushes material continuously through the hose to the gun for large jobs like walls and fences.  According to Earlex you can quickly spray an 8′ x 8′ wall in six minutes, less time than it takes to tape mask and spread drop cloths! (item #154515, $269.99)

Our own brand items are the best on the market, like this WoodRiver® Low Angle, Adjustable Mouth Block Plane.  The Rc60-64 high carbon tool steel blade with 25° bevel and the knuckle cap design for easy adjustment of the plane’s mouth allow work that ranges from coarse to whisper-thin shavings for smoothing and general purpose tasks. (item #151125, $99.99)

A couple of items that are always perfect for any gift giving time include our Woodcraft Magazine.  This year-round gift brings new woodworking projects, techniques and tools, plus related articles to Dad’s doorstep six times a year. (item #WMAG1, one-year subscription, $19.97; item #WMAG2, two-year subscription, $29.94 – a $10 savings)

And last but not least for when you’re just not sure what your woodworker needs is our Woodcraft Email Gift Card, item #EMAILCRD and our traditional Gift Card, item #GIFTCARD.  Just select your gift cardholder for Father’s Day, enter the amount you wish to give, add it to your cart, proceed with payment, and it’s that simple.

To purchase one or more of these products or learn more about Woodcraft, contact the Woodcraft store nearest you, visit www.woodcraft.com or call (800) 535-4482.

For the ultimate woodworking gift, here is more information about Woodcraft franchise opportunities.  Visit www.woodcraftfranchise.com or email woodcraftfranchise@woodcraft.com.

Let’s remember to thank Dad this Father’s Day for all that he does all year round.
auf Wiedersehen!…Frank

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