Galootaclaus 2006 Arrives!
Below are photos of my “Galootaclaus 2006” gift from Derek Cohen from down-under (Perth, Australia to be exact). If you don’t know what/who Galootaclaus is, I recommend that you join the OldTools email list and find out.
I received the most unbelievable handmade marking knife and awl set (in handmade hand-dovetailed box) from Derek!!!
Holy cow! I “tried” to wait until Christmas…but you know…anyway its a “good thing” to open international packages immediately (wink). So, I opened it a couple of days before Christmas and emailed Derek.
All I can say is “wow” what beautiful work! Thanks to Derek very much for my Galootaclaus gift…it is excellent. I have already used the marking knife. I am truly honored to have a piece of his work.
This is my first time in participating in Galootaclaus and I am truly amazed at the people on the OldTools list and the way that Galootaclaus works based purely on the good-will of the participants. Renews my belief in mankind!
Seems as if Australia is also the center of many good woodworking things. I would really like to make a trip sometime soon.
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!