Absolutely amazing generosity! I was floored when I unwrapped my Father's Day gift. Pleasantly so obviously. The details: A 4" Hamilton Marking Gauge in stunning African Blackwood, absolutely beautiful. The new Veritas Dual Marking Gauge, such a nice, heavy, quality tool. 3 Auriou Rasp; a 10" Cabinet Makers Rasp, grain 9; a 6" Modeller's Rasp, grain 15; and a 6" Round Rasp, grain 13. I had put the three rasp on my Christmas list ( never too early to start one of those :) ) so I was really surprised when all 3 showed up on Father's Day. Never tried a hand stitched rasp before but I can't wait to put them to use on some saw handles. Thank you so much to my wonderful wife (and to my girls, although I don't think they knew what they got me till I opened the box :) ).
Oh, and if all that wasn't enough, the day before Father's Day my step dad brought me a pristine Stanley 71 router plane with all 3 cutters, throat closing foot, depth gauge,
and fence. This thing looks like it MAY have been used once. A router plane had been on my short list for quite a while. Check. Looks like a type 13 best I can tell. Also included in his bag of goodies were a BUNCH of brace bits, including a 24, 22, 20, 18, and 17, and 5 expansion bits of various sizes, all in virtually new condition, and two old braces. Thanks David.
Needless to say, it was a great Father's Day. You guys sure know how to feed the tool addiction. :)