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What are you building or expecting for Father's Day?

Two part question here. For those building gifts for their fathers, what are you building?

For those fathers, what are you expecting, asking for?

I'm thinking of building my Dad a router bit box for storage and I may have dropped a hint or two around the house.

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Lost my dad too soon.......34 years ago when I was only 30. For my Father's Day, I'll be happy with a kiss from my granddaughter. She's the best gift my daughter ever came up with.
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Working...same as Easter, same as Mother's Day....first day in of a 4-day 48 hour rotation.

I might be able to enjoy some steaks on the grill when I get home.
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For those fathers, what are you expecting

New shirt and a piece o tail.... both to big.

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OH, wait a minute ............Yep!.............That's what he said!

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I'd love for the docs to finally tell us that I will indeed be a dad... Lacking that though I guess I don't qualify...

My Dad is on the other side of the country, which stinks. I am working on a couple of clocks and desk sets for family, and Dad will get one...

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When I was much younger I played a lot of Fast Pitch Softball and my dad was one of the coaches. We were pretty good too, we won several titles along with several tournamants. About six years ago I was getting into the woodworking hobbie and decided to build him a special memorial. My wife had found an old game ball that all the team had signed and gave to my dad. I took one of my old gloves and glued the ball into it. Then I mounted it (laying on it's side) on a plaque and built a glass case around it. I included an ingraved plaque that read "Happy Father's Day, Thanks for the memories. He cried when I gave it to him. Had it displayed in the house for all to see. When he died a couple of years ago I got it back.

Sorry to ramble but I sure do miss him.
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That's a great story, BigBull, thanks for sharing it. My dad coached all my childhood sports teams.

dbhost, yeah, my parents are in Dallas, so I don't get to see them as often as I'd like.

Scott... wow man, I'm sorry. Hopefully you get some good compensation as much as you're working!

mdntrdr, walking on by that one :)

Roger, sorry to hear about your dad. Happy, however, to hear about your grand daughter

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Dang BigBull.........that was a good one.

I'm with Roger N.........a kiss from my grandbaby will do just fine.BW

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Bought my father a Delta scroll saw and stand for fathers day(used, but in excellent condition at a yard sale). I knew it was something he had been considering buying.

This will be my 1st Fathers day...not sure what to expect...a relaxing day will be enough....but a new table saw would be nice too!
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My dad has been gone about 10 years now.

As for me... Nothing really.
LOML and I will go out to breakfast at a dive that we like. My youngest son will drop by and we'll probably go out to dinner. My other son is dealing with a family death in his wife's family so if I get a phone call, it will be more than enough.

I've already said to LOML that nothing for F-Day, B-Day and Christmas. I'm going to spend a fortune at AWFS in Las Vegas.

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What I want and what get from my wife are to totally different things...I want tools so I'm sure it will be clothes.....as for my nine year old son just a jug would be perfect
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What I want and what get from my wife are to totally different things...I want tools so I'm sure it will be clothes.....as for my nine year old son just a hug would be perfect
i love that little turd!
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Not a jug a hug....sorry for the typo
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I always get what I want of Fathers Day. The day is spent with my kids and wife. We usually bring my two boys, 7 & 4, mini golfing or swimming or something. They plan the day out for me and include all of the stuff they think I like. We do the same for Mothers Day.

I know that someday soon they will be off and on their own so I just like to hang out with them. We will definitely go for ice cream later on in the day. As for a gift... I am going to finally get that jointer I have been looking at so it isn't really a Fathers Day present but I don't really need/want anything..... besides that jointer

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Well after much deliberation, I've decided to delve into another box for the old man. I'm going to have a shot at making a valet for his night stand to place his change, phone, wallet, etc in. Wish me luck and early happy father's day to all the dads out there!

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