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!!