New Catalog from Highland
My wife and I used to ask each other what gifts we wanted for special occasions since we finally figured out that surprise gifts more likely than not were a waste of money. For several years, my stock answer was "One of everything in the Highland Woodworking catalog." Though I was never able to swing that deal for real, the fantasy endures.
It's a long slow rainy afternoon in Atlanta, so I sat down and added up the price of one of everything in the catalog. I did add in a couple of hundred dollars of Spax screws because I love those things and use them all the time. I also managed to exclude duplicates of many things and if there was a boxed set, I passed on buying the individual pieces and included just the set. I also left out spare parts for repairing tools.
Before placing my order I intend to get by the store and pick one each of every woodworking book as long as we're talking fantasy here. (They didn't list their books in this edition of the catalog, but they list more than a thousand woodworking books on their website.)
My order came to $53,737.94, plus the books, tax and shipping. Of course, I will have to expand my shop to hold all this stuff and I estimate about forty grand would do that. Wonder if American Express means it when they say no preset credit limit? Maybe I can get a discount on the shipping.
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