05:43PM | 12/29/10
Member Since: 12/29/10
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What home improvement presents or gifts of experiences were under your tree this year?


06:33PM | 12/29/10
Member Since: 12/27/10
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The godmother of our 7-year old son must have read Bob Vila's "Last Minute Gift Ideas". She made a donation to Heifer International for us AND she gave our son his first real tool box-- assembled by our local hardware store, Wankel's Hardware.

Here are 12 items the folks at Wankel's recommend in the first toolbox for a new do-it-yourselfer (and model train buff):

Tool Box


Retractable Measuring Tape

Set of 6 Miniature Screwdrivers


Phillips Heads Screwdriver

Flat Head Screwdriver

Small Crowbar

Carpenter's Pencil



Pair of Clamps



09:45PM | 01/03/11
Member Since: 12/20/10
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My dad gave us an awesome divided box with all of those little things that you always seem to need and don't want to buy a full box of (like diff. size screws)...and a promise to dive into his huge shop of tools and give us one of whatever he has two of and that we can use.


03:48PM | 01/05/11
Member Since: 01/05/11
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Wankel's is great and I like supporting local retailers!
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