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: 34" x 3-3/4" x 3" 34" x 3-3/4" x 2-1/4" 45" … Continue reading Overflow, Part IX

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 … Continue reading Overflow, Part VIII

Overflow, Part VII

I bought ten of these wine glass kits from Craft Supplies USA.  The stems were cut off so that all the maker had to do was turn the bottom half.  It seemed like a neat idea at the time, but I've somewhat lost interest in turning. If you would like these ten glasses, please leave … Continue reading Overflow, Part VII

Overflow, Part VI

This time, I am giving away one Makita BO3700 Finishing Sander which has seen a minimal amount of use.  It uses 1/3 of a standard 9x11" sandpaper sheet which is held in place by a spring-loaded clamp at each end of the pad. The soft pad has eight holes for dust extraction.  The steel plate … Continue reading Overflow, Part VI

The Generosity is Spreading

Since I started my Overflow program to give away shop stuff I don't need, several people have told me that I've inspired them to do something similar.  The first person who has taken action is Nick Roulleau.  He recently gave away a Rockler Dovetail Jig and says he still has "a few more items". Nick is … Continue reading The Generosity is Spreading

Revised Rules for my Overflow Shop Giveaway

I've given away two things so far, a Ridgid Air Filter and some spalted maple.  The air filter went within four minutes and the maple went within two minutes.  Now, it was exciting to have woodworkers following my blog so closely, but it was unfair to those who don't spend their days tied to their … Continue reading Revised Rules for my Overflow Shop Giveaway