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 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.

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Recently I picked up a few books that are sure to be inspiring.

500 Cabinets is the latest woodworking-related publication in Lark Books’ 500 series.  Previous books include: 500 Chairs, 500 Tables, 500 Wood Bowls, and 400 Wood Boxes.  This book is not as inspiring as the others, but I’m not surprised.  Although there is certainly freedom to be innovative and creative when making cabinets, there is not as much leeway as with the subjects of the previous books.  Still, I do not regret acquiring this book.

A friend, Federico Mendez-Castro, has one of his pieces featured on page 182 of this book, Claro Cabinet.  Incidentally, Federico’s shop is within a couple hundred feet of other local woodworkers featured in the book such as Enrico König and James Esworthy.  Enrico’s Bowed Front Media Console can be found on page 38 and his Bowed-Front Liquor Cabinet on page 359 while James’ untitled cabinet is on page 163.

Arnt Arntzen (p.13, 172), Lord Godfrey (p. 263), Mario Sabljak (p. 156), and Jeff Trigg (p. 227) are other woodworkers who reside in the Vancouver area and have work featured in 500 Cabinets.

Another new book is David Savage’s Furniture with Soul.  Had shipping from the United Kingdom not been prohibitively expensive, I would have ordered a signed copy.  It is a very interesting read.  There’s a good balance of text and stunning photos in both colour and black and white.

The third book is Warton Esherick: The Journey of a Creative Mind.  This is the book that I was the most excited to get.  It’s not a new book, but I hadn’t previously heard of it.