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post #1 of 3 Old 09-23-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Need to spend $17 at Lee Valley Tools.

OK I need ideas quick. I decided to get the $23 hinges for my wife's jewelry box build, since Lee Valley has free shipping on $40+ orders. I need to buy something else in the 17-20 range to reach $40. Suggestions.

I realize this is a silly question, you all not knowing what I already own or what I need. I just want to hear what you would buy to get to the magic number. I am looking at possibly adding a 1-1/2 Narex chisel to my 4 piece set I already have or maybe a canvas tool roll to store my chisels. I have to decide and order either today or tomorrow. It ends the 24th. Does that mean I can order on the 24th?
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Paul, I just entered my order before I read your post.

You can place an order up to mid-night on Monday to get the free shipping.

Suggestions to get to the $40 for free shipping.

Spring loaded centre punch. I use mine a lot. Much faster and easier than the centre punch and mallet I was using before.,43456&p=56652

Hockey puck. Great for sanding, finishing.,43465&p=67844

You mentioned a chisel. If you want a new chisel consider a cranked neck trimming chisel. I use this a LOT for cleaning up glue lines, dado's etc.,41539&p=49944

Fridge magnets. OK not really wood working, but we all need to place notes on the frig.,44646&p=67661

Double sided turners tape. Even if you do not turn, this tape will hold something very well for a temporary hold.,43466&p=49224

Caliper holder. Very useful for calibrating e.g., table saw.,43553&p=67042

These are items from my recent orders, and I have been happy with the purchases.

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Well I ordered my hinges for 23.50, 4 hockey pucks, plus 8 grippy pads and a set of cool blocks for my Delta 14" Band saw, for a total of 45.80. If I had just ordered the hinges it would have been 23.50+8.95=$32.45. Something just bugs me about paying $9 to ship two little hinges and I wouldn't have ordered them without the free shipping. I would have made do with a different hinge for my project. So we both win with their free shipping. They got my order and I spend more than I would have without it.
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