It’s been a while since my last post, and I’m going to keep this one short. I have some ideas for upcoming posts, so hang in there; I promise it will be worth it. I’ve been planning a series on how my wife and I designed and built our show set up, so I think that’ll be a good a place as any to start delivering you worthwhile content if you are interested in that. I am also quickly approaching my departure to Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in February 2013, so I will be bringing you along as I prep for that. I really need to make a tool chest to ship my tools out to Maine in, but I am not going to build it using the traditional type chest design or materials. So that will be an interesting build. And of course, I will be blogging my adventures while I’m at the school so that should be interesting.
Now as far as the title of this post. I am in the process of thinning out my tools as I prep for February and have decided that in an effort to increase traffic to this blog, I will be having a give away to one lucky individual. I have put together a pretty decent tool kit that should have many of the things a person just getting into woodworking may need.
As you can see it has a lot of nice things; some in really good condition, some that may need some minor tune up, but all of them work. So here is a quick rundown of what’s there: Disston sash saw filed rip. Stanley Bailey No. 3 (w/Veritas A2 blade) and no 5 (with Stanley blade), unmarked Jack plane with Stanley blade (about the same size as my no 6), old school craftsman block plane, Kuntz spokeshaves in flat and rounded bases, Stanley no 93 shoulder plane, Veritas marking knife, scraper set (w/Clifton gooseneck), scratch awl, bevel gauge, pin style mortise gauge, and 4 piece Irwin chisel set. Now for the only problems: 1) I’m not sure how I should conduct the contest and 2) Because of the size and weight of the box (and associated costs) I will not be able to ship it outside the continental United States. Sorry, that’s just how it has to be. So if you have any ideas on how I should set this up or if you are interested or knows somebody that might be, please let me know. One major caveat I should mention, I will not give this away unless I have good participation. I just want to get the word out there and have this nice tool set go to someone who will use it and appreciate it. Thanks for reading!!
I’m the king of participation 😉
Still can’t believe you’re pulling this off…you lucky bugger!
Awesome! Can’t wait to follow your tool chest build!
Oh man, that’s awesome. Thanks for passing it forward!
Came across this post as my brother in law is looking for tools, but we’re in the UK 😦 Still, a good thing of you to do!
Do you have a facebook site too? If you are looking at ways to get good participation and drive traffic, you might consider having the MWWA put up a poster at their booth at WIA. They mentioned this post in the last podcast. Maybe you could open it up as a call for beginning woodworkers (or maybe just someone who would like what you are offering) (of which I am both;-))
Hand out a card with a QR Code linking to your post. (easy to create one online) Have them register via comment for a random drawing for the Prize pack. Part of the registration can be to ask for a story about why they want(ed) to get into woodworking and how the Prize Pack could help them out.
I do have a Facebook page. It’s Facebook.com/Thebutlerdiditwoodworks.
That’s a really great idea, I may just have to use it! Thanks!
There are certainly some nice tools there. I think that whoever is lucky enough to win them wouldn’t mind paying the shipping costs. That’s a small price to pay to get a decent set of tools.
It’s the same basic tools I started with. Everything is sharpened and ready to go to work!
Your site link is up on my blog now. I have close to 40 wordpress followers and about a half dozen on twitter. Not to mention around 170 on facebook. Hopefully that will lead to some more traffic.
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Thanks to Woodtalk online, I found out about your site! Excited to see what your progress is and will be visiting soon to see what’s new. Nice set of tools and I don’t own but one nice plane and some chisels so I could use them as well. Nice Job!
I am a rookie to woodworking. I have always wanted to get into it. I have spent the last 4 months reading researching and purchasing. I am amazed at the wealth of knowledge and the free passage of creative ideas and tricks available on line and in magazines. I especially love your site and presentations. I have yet to turn my saw stop on, however I have a armslength of projects I want to work on. My youngest son of 5 children is a budding artist and I figured I could frame his artwork…. Thanks for all your information