Overflow XX

This is a nice, lightweight fret saw with a 12″-deep throat for increased cutting capacity. It is a German-made saw and can be purchased new from Lee Valley Tools Ltd.

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A pair of thumbscrews secure the standard 5″ pin-less blades which are tensioned by the lightweight frame.

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Overall, I do like this saw, but not as much as my fantastic Knew Concepts saws.

If you would like this saw, please leave a comment below with a brief description of the first project you would like to make with it. You may enter until the end of Thursday, January 22. I will then draw a winner at random. Even if you don’t get this saw, remember that there is still much more I want to give away.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified as soon as I post something new! Please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

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Overflow XIX – Bulk Items

These items are small and of little value. Unlike other Overflow items, these are first come, first serve. I would be happy to include anything from this page with anything else you may win in future Overflow draws – just let me know when that time comes.

1. Router bit boxes. They come in various sizes and are all empty. They could be useful for organizing or storing small parts. Or router bits. ALL GONE!

DSC_9238 2. Bent picks. I must have more than a hundred. Most look like the lower example, but a handful look more like the top one. If one were to make a nice wooden handle for a pick…

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3. Old, white labels, 4 x 15/16″. They are adhesive backed and start to peel after a day or so when applied to wood or cardboard. One dozen per sheet. ALL GONE!

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If you would like any of these, please leave a comment below indicating what you would like. These are first come, first serve and I’d be happy to include any items from this giveaway with a future Overflow item, should you be selected as a winner! There is still much more I want to give away.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified as soon as I post something new! Please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

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High Tide – The Biggest Overflow Ever

After a busy Christmas season, I found some time to do some cleaning and organizing. I tackled the storage room, which houses parts, supplies, and infrequently-used tools. In an effort to consolidate, I have sorted through my inventory and filled up a number of boxes of things I didn’t need.

Many of the items would be very useful to most woodworkers, and some of them even hard to find. Others were common and of relatively low value and likely not worth shipping. These items will be sold off locally.

Due to the nature of some of the items, and the volume, the rules for this round of Overflow vary slightly from previous times.

How Does Overflow Work?

  1. Bulk bits. There are a number of things that I have in bulk that aren’t worth the cost of shipping and nobody is likely to want the whole lots. I will post these first, and, if you like, I can throw in a handful of these items in the box of whatever you win. You may ask for one, a dozen, or all of them. First come, first serve.
  2. The good stuff! I will post a picture and brief description of the item or group of items up for grabs. Most will be free (aside from shipping, which you cover), but I may be selling some things as well. There will be some hand tools, accessories, parts, hardware, random shop stuff, and books. Most items will be in good-to-excellent shape;
  3. Comment if you want it! I suggest you subscribe to this blog so you get notified when I post something. If you want the item(s), leave a comment on that particular blog post and let me know if you can pick it up or if you need it shipped. Be sure to read the post thoroughly to see if I have requested any specific information to be in your entry. (I will ship anywhere on your dime once my PayPal account is happy.); then
  4. When the deadline to enter has passed, I will submit the names of those interestedinto a Random Chooser and let the program draw a winner. I will announce the winner in the comments section of the Overflow post on my blog and contact them to arrange a pick-up time or shipping details. If the first person chosen changes their mind, the Random Chooser will select another name.

Why am I doing this?

I’m giving stuff away because I would rather help some fellow woodworkers than try to sell it. This is less hassle and more rewarding. I enjoy interacting with my readers and helping others get further in their woodworking.

I also want to increase the number of readers of my blog. Besides having awesome giveaways of quality stuff, I do some pretty cool woodwork, wouldn’t you agree? Please subscribe to my blog using the widget at the bottom of any page or in the right-hand column of my main blog page. You’ll receive notice of what I’m putting up for grabs as well as when I publish a regular blog post.

The ultimate purpose of Overflow is to get this stuff out of my shop (and into yours), so please, tell your friends.

Overflow, Part XVIII

A number of months ago, a fellow brought me a boxful of old tools and said that he just wanted them to go to good homes where they would be appreciated. In the box were these three saw sets.

(A) Stanley Pistol Grip Saw Set

Despite the worn paint, this saw set works smoothly and has an anvil that can be adjusted from 4-10.

 (B) Swedish Saw Set

This made-in-Sweden saw set operates with a pliers-like movement. An adjustable stop slides up and down to regulate the amount of tooth that gets set.

(C) Taintor Saw Set

This saw set is a pistol-grip design. A rotating anvil allows the user to set it for different sizes of teeth. The handles do not open on their own; I suspect that the spring is simply missing.

If you would like one of these saw sets, please leave a comment below indicating which one you would like (or that you’d be happy with any) by July 11. I will then draw a winner at random. Even if you don’t get one of these items, remember that there is still much more I want to give away.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified as soon as I post something new! Please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

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Overflow, Part XVII

Crown Try Square

This 4″ try square made by Crown Tools isn’t accurate, but it looks pretty (minus the marks on the blued steel blade). The rosewood and brass handle is in good condition. Overall, the square measures approximately 5 x 3-1/4″ and the stock is 9/16″ thick.

If you would like this square, please leave a comment below indicating your interest by the end of June. I will then draw a winner at random. Even if you don’t get this item, remember that there is still much more I want to give away.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified as soon as I post something new! Please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

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The Revival of Overflow!

What is Overflow?

In 2011, I started my Overflow program to give away woodworking stuff I no longer used to followers of my blog. To date, I have given away 16 lots of items.

Well, I’m cleaning shop and reviving Overflow. You might be wise to subscribe to my blog, if you aren’t already receiving e-mail notifications (or visiting daily).

How Does Overflow Work?

  1. I will post a picture and brief description of the item or group of items up for grabs.There will be some wood, hand tools, power tools, accessories, random shop stuff, and books. Most items will be in good-to-excellent shape;
  2. Comment if you want it! I suggest you subscribe to this blog so you get notified when I post something. If you want the item(s), leave a comment on that particular blog post and let me know if you can pick it up or if you need it shipped. (I will ship anywhere on your dime once my PayPal account is happy.); then
  3. When the deadline to enter has passed, I will submit the names of those interested into a Random Chooser and let the program draw a winner. I will announce the winner in the comments section of the Overflow post on my blog and contact them to arrange a pick-up time or shipping details. If the first person chosen changes their mind, the Random Chooser will select another name.

Why am I doing this?

I’m giving stuff away because I would rather help some fellow woodworkers than try to sell it. This is less hassle and more rewarding. I enjoy interacting with my readers and helping others get further in their woodworking.

I also want to increase the number of readers of my blog. Besides having awesome giveaways of quality stuff, I do some pretty cool woodwork, wouldn’t you agree? Please subscribe to my blog using the widget at the bottom of any page or in the right-hand column of my main blog page. You’ll receive notice of what I’m putting up for grabs as well as when I publish a regular blog post.

The ultimate purpose of Overflow is to get this stuff out of my shop (and into yours), so please, tell your friends.

Overflow, Part XVI

There are two different aprons I’m giving away this time.

Canadian Home Workshop Magazine Apron

I won this apron when I got my first piece of writing printed in a magazine.  I used it for about a year and it has glue stains to prove it.

There are three big (sawdust-collecting!) pockets at waist-level and one small chest pocket. The magazine’s logo is embroidered.

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Two adjustable straps go around your neck and waist.

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Lee Valley Apron

I got tired of wearing my first apron, but sometime later, decided to give aprons another chance.  I bought this apron from Lee Valley (Part #67K1006).

It has two large, side-access pockets near the waist and four smaller pockets on the chest.

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This apron utilizes a cross-strap system to hold it to your body.

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In the end, I decided that aprons were not for me. Instead, I just wear clothes I don’t mind getting dirty and dusty. Instead of using pockets, I just put things like my carpenter’s pencil and Magic Square down in areas that are kept free of clutter.

If you, unlike me, feel the need for a shop apron, this could be your chance!  Let me know which one you’d like (or if you’d be happy with either) by noon, Friday January 10. I will then draw a winner at random. Even if you don’t get this item, remember that there is still much more I want to give away.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified as soon as I post something new! Please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

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Overflow, Part XV

Up for grabs is one $20 gift certificate for Blue Spruce Toolworks with an expiration date of December 31, 2013.

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If you would like this $20 gift certificate, please leave a comment below by midnight of Friday, November 22. In your comment, tell me what you would do with the twenty bucks as well as at least one of the following:

  • an idea for an art piece like Art Frame where one part is usually the focal point, but the focus can be shifted to the less dominant part; or
  • why you have or have not placed a pre-order for an Anniversary Box.

I will then draw a winner at random. Even if you don’t get this item, remember that there is still much more I want to give away.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified as soon as I post something new! Please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

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Overflow, Part XIII

 

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This is the Veritas Scraping Plane Insert, installed in my favourite bench plane.  I bought it years ago to use in my #4 bench plane and used it a few times, but over time I found it simpler and easier to use a cabinet scraper or card scraper.  I haven’t used the insert in years.

The assembly installs without tools in a bench (bevel-down) plane with a blade at least 2″ wide.  I think that a #4 is the perfect size for it.

I am including a 0.016″-thick, 2″-wide blade (shown installed) as well as two 2-3/8″-wide blades with thicknesses of 0.016″ and 0.024″.  The blades can be used on their own as card scrapers, as well as in the insert.  I still have the instruction sheet but the 3/32″ hex key to adjust the set screws in the sides of the insert (seen in the top photo) has gone missing.

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Okay, here’s the deal.

If you would like this Veritas Scraping Plane Insert (just the insert – not the plane, too!) please leave a comment below indicating your interest by 6pm Sunday May 5.

I will then draw a winner at random.  Even if you don’t get this item, remember that there is still much more I want to give away.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified as soon as I post something new!  Please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

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Overflow, Part XII

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I kept this Drill Press Stand with the idea that it would help me accurately bore 3/4″ holes for bench dogs.  Then, when I set out to drill them I realized that the drill only has 2 amps and that my larger drill could not be properly installed in the stand.  That meant that I had no use for it.

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This Drill Press Stand would probably be ideal for drilling smaller holes or running a wire wheel brush.

IMG2051 IMG2045 The drill is lowered in a controlled manner with the feed lever on the right side and the whole assembly can be raised or lowered along the post, as well as swiveled to sit away from the base to drill long stock.

IMG2053 The same goes for the table, which can also be rotated.

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The keyed chuck accepts bits up to 3/8″ diameter and the key has a handy storage spot on the stand.

IMG2047 Okay, here’s the deal.

If you would like this drill and Drill Press Stand, please leave a comment below indicating your interest by 10am of April 25.

I will then draw a winner at random.  Even if you don’t get this item, remember that there is still much more I want to give away.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can be notified as soon as I post something new!  Please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

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