Way back when, I posted about a giveaway I was planning. I wanted to give a fairly complete woodworking tool kit to one lucky person. It is similar to the basic set of tools I started with, so I am a little sentimental about it. I was hoping to couple it with a membership drive for the modern woodworkers association, but that seems to have fallen through, so here we are again.
Here’s the lowdown. My 40th Birthday is quickly coming up and I have decided that my birthday wish is to share my good fortune with someone else. Kind of like paying it forward. As I look back over my years on this giant spinning orb known as Earth and despite the occasional hardship and bumps in the road, overall I am very thankful for my life. Most days I am humbled to realize how truly blessed I am.
But enough of the mushy stuff, here is the nuts and bolts. (Note: Most of the following comes directly from a social media friend and talented wood artist Chris Wong. His site is Flair Woodworks and you should totally check it out because his work is awesome and from time to time he generously gives away what he calls “overflow”. Plus he is just a great guy!)
If you want to be entered into the drawing for the tool set located here, you need to leave a comment on this post about what woodworking means to you and why you would like to win it. Comments should be posted no later than 3:00pm pacific standard time (PST) Thursday 09 May 2013. At 5:00pm PST, I will submit the names of those who commented into a Random Chooser and let the program draw a winner. I will announce the winner in the comments section of the this post and contact them to arrange the shipping details. Since I am giving away quite a prize package, it is only fair that the winner would pay for shipping and insurance, so I will ship anywhere you would like once payment is received via Paypal! 🙂 If for some reason the first person chosen decides they don’t want it, the Random Chooser will select another name, and so on. If only one person comments, then congrats for you!
Some things to know: I have the akismet spam filter and I have noticed on the stats page that some comments are being marked as “ham” and are being blocked (22 total so far), so if you don’t see your comment, find me on twitter, Facebook, or through my website and let me know. Just don’t wait until the last minute. If I don’t receive a message from you before the deadline, it didn’t happen!
In full disclosure, I had initially envisioned this tool set would go to someone new to woodworking or someone who would like to get into it but otherwise can’t, but I won’t go so far as to limit participation.
Please spread the word to anyone you can think of…and good luck!