My 5 Best Woodworking Gift List for under 50 bucks

Like any woodworker yearning for that new woodworking gadget, I too can be left wanting. So here is my Christmas, Birthday or just a Gift wishlist for decerning artisans.

Small Rustic Leather Tool Roll Handmade by Hide & Drink 

Well, you have a collection of super woodworking chisels so it is important to protect them. This handy quality leather tool roll in a nice ‘Bourbon Brown’

  • A tool storage solution of yesteryear that is still relevant today. 
  • Made with full-grain Swayze Suede
  • A leather tool roll with patina
  • Fits chisels or other tools up to 9 inches in length and 2.5 inches in circumference
  • The tool roll is ideal for compact tool storage offering style and practicality
  • Although great for woodworkers this tool roll is also great for other trades

Newkiton Dovetail Marker

Traditionally dovetail joinery ass been commonplace in quality cabinet construction for centuries. A joint which causes the seasoned the woodworker some grief. This is why you need a dovetail marking gauge. This Newkiton dovetail marker can make easy work of producing repeatable dovetails in a traditional manner.

  • Hard and softwoods are effortlessly marked using the Newkiton dovetail marker
  • Mark sloped dovetails
  • 4 division markings for Hardwood or Softwood:1: 5, 1: 6, 1: 8, 1: 10
  • Markings are chemically etched on both sides
  • Very accurate because of the quality CNC machining
  • Milled from a solid block (Billet)

Smith’s

From the manufacturer, Smith’s has been a trusted name in the sharpening industry for over 125 years. Throughout our history, we have been focused on a single mission: Provide our customers and consumers with the best value in easy-to-use and effective sharpening and speciality tool products. Our continued focus on this mission has led us to the top of our industry as the leader in the manufacture and distribution of manual sharpening products.

Smith’s 8″ Diamond Tri-Hone

Designed for the edge enthusiast who demands the highest quality sharpening tools and abrasives, it features two interrupted Surface Diamond sharpening stones with a unique overlapping, oval hole design. This design speeds the sharpening process by collecting and holding the metal filings that ordinarily build upon the abrasive surface during sharpening. In addition, each interrupted surface diamond stone comes with a Micro-Tool Sharpening Pad for sharpening small cutting edges and tools, or the tip of your knife blade. The third stone included on the 8″ Diamond Tri-Hone is a Soft Arkansas stone. Natural Arkansas stones are known as “the world’s best finishing stones,” and can actually polish and hone the cutting edge at the same time. No other sharpening stone can perform both these functions simultaneously.

This 3-Stone sharpening system can sharpen edges ranging from very dull or damaged to already sharp blades in need of a quick touchup. It is excellent for sharpening medium to large-sized knife blades with either a single or double bevel on the blade, woodworking tools, fixed-blade broadheads, or straight razors. The three 8″ x 2-1/2″ stones are colour-coded and labelled for easy stone identification and mounted on a durable triangular-shaped stone holder with handles on each end for easy rotation from one stone to the next. A sturdy, non-skid base with a trough in the bottom to catch oil drippings, a 1-ounce bottle of Smith’s Premium Honing Solution and a sharpening angle guide are also included.

This 3-Stone sharpening system can sharpen edges ranging from very dull or damaged to already sharp blades in need of a quick touchup. It is excellent for sharpening medium to large-sized knife blades with either a single or double bevel on the blade, woodworking tools, fixed-blade broadheads, or straight razors. The three 8″ x 2-1/2″ stones are color-coded and labeled for easy stone identification and mounted on a durable triangular-shaped stone holder with handles on each end for easy rotation from one stone to the next. A sturdy, non-skid base with a trough in the bottom to catch oil drippings, a 1 ounce bottle of Smith’s Premium Honing Solution and a sharpening angle guide are also included.

DRILL DOCTOR 750X

Save some money by sharpening your drill bits. Why would you feel happy to rep^lace your expensive drill bitys whenit is so easy to sharpen them.

  • Sharpens standard twist and masonry bits from 3/32″ to 3/4″
  • Custom Point angle sharpening: set any angle from 115 to 140 degrees
  • Adjustable material take-off: Allows user to change the amount of material removed during sharpening to further extend the life of your bits
  • Cast aluminium point angle shuttle for added durability
  • Sharpens Carbide, Cobalt, High-Speed Steel, Black Oxide, TiN-Coated, twist and Masonry bits
  • Longer chuck jaws hold bits more precisely, and jaw guides eliminate jaw twisting on small bits
  • Able to create and sharpen split point bits.
  • “Push to Stop” drill point splitting port: Will not allow you to over split the bit point
  • Permanent magnet motor produces consistent power, regardless of speed or load
  • Easy to replace diamond sharpening wheel
  • 6-foot power cord

The Classic STANLEY No. 62 Sweetheart

Manufacturer supplied info, The Classic STANLEY No. 62 Sweetheart™ Low Angle Jack Plane is made from extra thick, 3/16 in. A2 steel for excellent edge retention with cherry wood handle and knob for comfort. Norris-type adjuster and adjustable throat plate for different types of wood.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Iron is made from extra-thick 3/16″ (4.75 mm) A2 steel for excellent edge retention
  • Cherry wood handle and knob for comfort
  • Norris type adjustment for ease of use
  • Adjustable throat plate for different types of wood
  • Replacement Blade 12-142

By Marcus Kett, Woodworking since 1989 

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Malcolm the Boat ‘RIP’

 Woodworking for me is in my blood as a son of a traditional boatbuilder. My Father Malcolm Kett was highly skilled and inventive individual often referred to as ‘Malcolm The Boat’. 

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Marcus Kett and my Mortar!

Although I have spent a considerable portion of my life seeking further education and gaining qualifications in woodworking, electrical installations, bricklaying and to top it a degree in photography.

Yes, it is a medley of possible career choices but the one that I felt truly at home with was Woodworking. Woodworking has been my staple career choice that has given my family stability.

Why do I write these guides?

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Well that’s Me

We started to write these guides to help our customers. The idea was to provide the information needed to install our made to measure wooden products that we sell on this website and directly to our local customers.

We soon received feedback from people abroad and interested readers not local to us. I like to help people and I am excited that fellow woodworkers or keen DIYers found guidance in my articles. I intend to carry on writing and producing youtube videos for the purpose of providing useful content. Please share our blog with your friends and anyone that could find interest in the magic of working with wood. 

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About Wallybois

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Wally is the middle one

We have lived and worked here in the Limousin Nouvelle Aquitaine since 2010, building window shutters and external doors. Our Volet manufacturing business is based at our home property as a ‘Cottage Industry’. We are a small business operating partly (60%) off the grid and try our best to practice our woodworking ethically.

How did we come up with the trading name ‘Wallybois’? Well, it is simple really, my best buddy ‘Wally’ and the fact that ‘Bois’ is French for wood and we live in France.

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By Marcus Kett, Woodworking since 1989

Based in the Nouvelle Aquitaine of France

Tel: +33 7 81 45 32 82