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: Inca 10″ Jointer/Planer Combination Machine for Sale

Unlike other Overflow items, I am not giving away this one for free.  I am asking $700.  December 16 update: the Jointer/Planer is now sold.

Several years ago, I bought a 10″ jointer/planer combination machine, which was made in Switzerland by Inca. Since I already had an 8″ long-bed jointer and 13″ thickness planer, I never made room for this combination machine in my shop. I don’t foresee any use for it in my shop, so it’s time to find it a better home where it will be used and appreciated.

Here is the jointer/planer combination machine.  Inca machines are very well designed and of very high quality. They are becoming increasingly rare and are sought-after by woodworkers with limited space.

The dust shroud is sitting on the shelf of the included stand.

IMG3333 When I brought it home, I knew that I wouldn’t be using it soon, so I sprayed the tables with Boeshield T9.The tables remain in fine condition. I believe that they are cast aluminum.

IMG3334 The aluminum fence slides forward about half way. This is the limit.

IMG3345 The machine features a two-knife Tersa head (I believe that this defines the machine as model 560). Knife changes are the absolute simplest and easiest (I’ve heard that blade changes take all of 30 seconds). A spare set of knives is included.

IMG3344 The jointer features a European-style guard that slides back for jointing edges and can be flipped out of the way when required.

IMG3343 The lever with the black ball knob controls the height of the guard. With this style of guard, you pass your material underneath the guard when jointing the face.

IMG3342 Stock is fed underneath the jointer beds for thicknessing operations.

IMG3341 There is a two-speed gearbox, which I believe is for the thickness planer’s feed rollers. The white label above the lever says “Made in Switzerland”.

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Power to the machine is controlled by a magnetic switch.

IMG3336 The 2HP motor draws 10.7 amps and runs on 220V power.

IMG3338 Here is the plug that is installed on the machine.

IMG3335 The saw was made in 1987 – a very good year!

IMG3340 The compact size of this machine makes it ideal for a small shop. The beds may be short, but are adequate for most furniture-scale jointing operations. Furthermore, carefully-located infeed and outfeed support will improve the machine’s ability to joint very long material when required. Personally, I see more value in a 10″ cutting width than long beds. I am asking $700 but will accept offers if you will be giving it a good home.

The machine weighs approximately 120 pounds and has an overall size of 48 x 40 x 32 inches (length x width x height).

Overflow, Part XIV

Sander Sitter

The Sander Sitter is essentially a round crepe pad in a tray, mounted on bearings.  The idea is that you set your random orbit sander down in the tray while it is running or spinning down and the crepe cleans the abrasive disc.

I no longer own a 5″ sander, so I’m giving it away.  It is in very good condition and I’ll even dust it off for the winner.

If you would like this 5″ Sander Sitter, please leave a comment below indicating your interest by noon of Thursday, August 29.  To qualify, simply state that you would like the accessory and tell me which of my creations is your favourite.

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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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.

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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.

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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″

Side 1

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″

Side 1

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.

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