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:
- Ridgid Air Filter;
- Veritas Scraper Holder;
- Makita 1/3 Sheet Sander;
- Lee Valley Dovetail Saw;
- Saw set; and
- Router bits.
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:
- 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;
- 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
- 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.
8 thoughts on “Overflow is Back, Again!”
I do appreciate this very charitable, friendly gesture
Good on you Chris. Stunning piece on your main photo. Have you ever seen Barbara Hepworth’s work http://barbarahepworth.org.uk/ . I am very fortunate to of been able to see some of it close up and in context where she made them in Cornwall. Keep up the good work!
There you are Chris, creating again but this time Random Acts of Kindness. What a great gesture. I hope you receive as well.
I agree, though I don’t have the amount of tools that you have, I try to give away anything I’m not using. Just this year I gave away a router, a 6″ Delta jointer, an old smooth plane, an old block plane, an old jack plane, an old spokeshave, and a few old backsaws. For me, it wasn’t worth the time trying to sell them. I would rather just give them to somebody who could use them.
That is quite the list of tools to give away (the jointer especially). You’re a very generous individual.
Thank you !!! I can’t take much credit over the planes because I either acquired them for free or very cheaply. The jointer was/is nice and in very good condition. I found that I like to edge joint with a jointer plane and that the results are better. The jointer was simply taking up space. I appreciate the compliment, though.
I have enjoyed reading your blog for some time and am amazed at your generosity in this way! Great stuff
I like the lee valley apron IMG_6571.jpg