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.

LV Apron Back

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.

Review the details of the Overflow program.

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.

Review the details of the 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.

Review the details of the Overflow program.

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.

Review the details of the Overflow program.

Overflow is Back, Again!

What is Overflow?

A year-and-a-half ago, I started my Overflow program to give away woodworking stuff I no longer used to followers of my blog.  It was going strong for a while and I gave away a lot of good stuff including a:

I had given away eleven lots before I stopped tripping over things I no longer used (and got too busy to continue posting other items not under my feet).

How Does Overflow Work?

After Artwalk, I took a few days to catch up with some things that I’d been putting off for a long time.  Want a chance to win some of it?  Here’s how it works:

  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 XI

Router bit sets with 30 assorted bits seem like a great deal and an affordable way to start your collection.  I’m sure that I’m not the only one who bought one of these sets.  They are good value if you look at the cost per bit.  However, the sets often come with moulding profile bits that are quite specific – ones that I never use.  If the bits in the photos don’t look entirely covered in dust, it’s only because I rubbed it off when I put them in the bit holder for the photo.

These seven bits are Dimar/WoodPecker three-flute, carbide-tipped bits with 1/2″ shanks.  They have never seen a router collet.  Here’s a link to their description of the bit set in PDF format.  I’ll include the awkward-to-use Lee Valley bit holder, if you like (it might make shipping more expensive).

Here are some detail pictures of the router bits and profiles.  Bonus points if you can name them all.

#1, 2, and 3 Ogee Bits

#4, 5, and 6 bits.  Oh, gee. More bits.

#7.  This is a special type of cove bit. It’s classic(al).

Okay, here’s the deal.

If you would like these bits, please leave a comment below indicating your interest by 2 am of November 8.  You get a bonus entry if you can successfully identify the seven bits using Dimar’s Profile Chart and the numbers in the photo captions.  For example:

I’ve identified the bits as follows:

1. Dovetail bit;
2. Panel-raising bit;
3. Slot-cutting bit;
4. You get the idea…

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.

Review the details of the Overflow program.

Overflow is Back!

What is Overflow?

Almost a year ago, I started my Overflow program to give away woodworking stuff I no longer used to followers of my blog.  It was going strong for a while and I gave away a lot of good stuff including a:

I had given away nine lots before I stopped tripping over things I no longer used.

How Does Overflow Work?

Right now, my big project is cleaning my shop and you can bet your last dollar that I’m unearthing some stuff I haven’t seen (or used) for years.  Want a chance to win some of it? Here’s how it works:

  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 even a clamp or two.  Most tools 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 post and let me know if you can pick it up or if you need it shipped.  (I will ship 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 would love to see more subscribers to 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 X

Years ago, I bought this Veritas Scraper Holder.  Soon after, I realized that I preferred to hold the scraper in my hands which, I felt, allowed increased sensitivity.

Since I never use it, I am giving it away!  It’s in perfect condition but a little dusty from being in the shop.  (I’m keeping the scraper that came with it.)

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If you would like this Scraper Holder, please leave a comment below indicating your interest before midnight of Friday July 13th (yes, it will be somebody’s lucky day!).  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!  And please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

Review the details of the Overflow program.

Overflow, Part IX

These pieces of Western maple are offcuts from my Tall Workbench with Flair.  They include some live edges, splits, worm holes, taper, and spalting.  They are unique.  There are seven pieces in all.  Approximate sizes are listed below.

Thick stock, from front to back:

  1. 34″ x 3-3/4″ x 3″
  2. 34″ x 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″
  3. 45″ x 4″ x 3″

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Side 2

Side 3

Side 4

Thin stock, from front to back:

  1. 23″ x 4″ x 1/4″
  2. 29″ x 4″, tapers from 1″ to 1/8″
  3. 43″ x 3″ x 5/64″
  4. 34″ x 4″ x 7/8″

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Side 2

If you would like these seven pieces of maple, please leave a comment below indicating your interest before April 10.  I will then draw a winner at random.  Even if you don’t get this wood, 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!  And please tell your friends about my Overflow program.

Review the details of the Overflow program.

Overflow, Part VIII

You know that I, Chris Wong, make woodwork with much flair at Flair Woodworks.  However, you may not know that I also make fine woodworking tools at Time Warp Tool Works (read more about my role at Time Warp Tool Works).

It is a well-known fact that quartersawn material (where growth rings run vertically along the end grain) is very stable and for that reason it is used extensively for Time Warp Tool Works projects, including Moulding Planes and Ash Bench Dogs.  When selecting stock for bench dogs, I always notice that some ash doesn’t look as exquisite as other ash.  The best ash is tight- and fine-grained and quartersawn.  Ash with curvy, figured grain or that is flatsawn (where growth rings run horizontally along the end grain) is not as desirable when long-term stability is a primary concern.

Fine and Purdy Flatsawn Ash

Up for grabs are a total of 14 pieces of kiln-dried, flatsawn ash, each 7/8″ square and 8′ long.  (I can cut them shorter if you prefer smaller pieces of ash for mailing; what you do with the ash once you get your hands on it is up to you!)  Each piece of ash is perfect (free of defects) and needs love and attention that I cannot provide.  I am giving it all away as one package so that I don’t end up with a stick of my ash.

If you would like for this lovely ash to be all yours, please leave a comment below indicating your interest before April 2.  I will then draw the name of a lucky ash-grabber at random.  Even if you don’t get this trunk-load of ash, remember that there is MUCH MORE that I want to give away.

I am also giving away FLATSAWN CHERRY, 1-1/2” X 1-1/2” IN VARIOUS LENGTHS in Overflow, Part VIII.5.

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!  And please tell your friends about my Overflow program.