Come See My Work at Port Moody Arts Centre’s Winter Treasures Exhibition

I just signed a contract with the Port Moody Arts Centre to participate in their Winter Treasures exhibition, their holiday exhibition and sale!

The exhibit starts on Thursday, November 20th and runs until Thursday, December 18, 2014. It takes place at the Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St. Johns Street) in the Canadian Pacific Gallery, 3D Gallery, and Suncor Gallery and offers a great opportunity to find a special gift for somebody on your Christmas shopping list.

I’ll be at the Opening Reception on November 20th from 6pm – 8pm and hope to see you there, too! My challenging 18-Piece 3D Jigsaw Puzzles, Dogwood Screwdrivers, spectacular Live-Edge Cribbage Boards, mysterious Anniversary Boxes, and sculpted shelf, Reign, will be on display.

18-Piece Puzzles

18-Piece Puzzles

Dogwood Screwdriver 1

Dogwood Screwdrivers

Cribbage Board 12b

Live Edge Cribbage Boards

Chris and Anniversary Box

Anniversary Boxes

Reign

Reign

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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.

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.

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 computers.

That’s not what I wanted, so I’m changing the rules.

Instead of first-come, first-serve, I’m going to allow readers to show their interest by way of a comment for a set duration.  Then I’ll put into a hat the names of those interested and choose a winner.

Here are the details, updated:

  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 am willing to ship, but you are responsible for all shipping costs.  I can get a shipping quote and will ship once I’ve received funds to cover my shipping costs.  I have a PayPal account with which I can collect funds.);
  3. After a set period of time, which I will announce in the post, I will enter into a Random Chooser the names of those interested and let the program draw a winner.  I will announce the winner in the comments section and contact them to arrange a pick-up time or shipping details. If the first person chosen changes their mind, I’ll have another name chosen;
  4. Nothing is going to be shipped before Christmas (I am not doing this to make money).  If you are local, we may be able to work out a time to pick up the item(s) before or after Christmas;
  5. Items up for grabs will be trickling in over the next month (or probably, longer) so stick around;
  6. If there is something you REALLY want, I take bribes in the form of Felder machinery, Bridge City tools and Sauer & Steiner planes; and finally,
  7. No phone calls, please!
Read why I am doing this HERE.

‘Tis the Season of Giving

Thanks for reading my blog!

It feels good to give and know that the recipient appreciates your generosity.  And guess what?  I have a whole bunch of stuff that I don’t need that I’d like you to have.  (Ok, to be honest, I’m just tired of tripping over this stuff.)

So here’s the deal.  My workshop (in Port Moody, just outside of Vancouver, BC) is cluttered with a range of things I think are too good to throw out and I don’t have time or can’t be bothered to try to sell.  All I want is for these things to go to a good home.  Most of these things will be free but a few items I will be selling.

Here are some details:

  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 am willing to ship, but you are responsible for all shipping costs.  I can get a shipping quote and will ship once I’ve received funds to cover my shipping costs.  I have a PayPal account with which I can collect funds.);
  3. After a set period of time, which I will announce in the post, I will put into a hat the names of those interested and draw a winner.  I will contact the winner to arrange a pick-up time or shipping details.  If the first person chosen changes their mind, I’ll draw another name;
  4. Items up for grabs will be trickling in as I clean out my shop, so stick around;
  5. If there is something you REALLY want, I take bribes in the form of Felder machinery, Bridge City tools and Sauer & Steiner planes; and finally,
  6. No phone calls, please!

Why am I doing this?  Because I would rather help out some fellow woodworkers than get really organized for a garage sale (I am not doing this to make money).  And, yes, I would appreciate having a few more followers, too.

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 on the table as well as when I publish a regular blog post.  The ultimate purpose of this “redistribution” is to get this stuff out of my shop (and into yours), so please, tell your woodworking friends.