Gary, You need to show a close-up picture of the Ebony shell cutter. I have one that I got from you and it is pretty enough to set out with the duck decoys. I also have one of your Dial Bore Gauge and myrtlewood case. As you said, "They make very good Christmas gifts". Tom E.
I don't know what Gary does/did for a living BUT. The woodworking he has figured out at least as far as the shell cutter goes. It is the only tool I have ever had that looks like it cost much more than it does and works like an anvil. You just can't wear it out and after all that it still is a display piece on the loading bench.
If you don't have one and you load your own you need one.