During my last day at Popular Woodworking Magazine I had to clean out my corner of the shop. And what I found was disturbing: loads of tools that I didn’t even know I had.
This weekend I have been trying to sort out the tools, create a complete set for my daughter and put the remainder up for sale here on the blog. As always, there are rules. I hate rules. But these rules are in the name of justice for all the readers.
First, please don’t ask for a master list of tools or to come over to my house (yes, this happened last time). These tools will go up on the blog when I have time to post them. I don’t know how many there are (I’ve sorted more than 40 today). I will definitely add more tools to my list as I go – I have several more boxes to go through.
In other words, please don’t ask for special favors. I cannot grant favors and be fair to everyone.
Want to see only the tools that haven’t sold? Easy. I’ve created a category for that on this blog. Click here and bookmark that page. When you visit that link, you’ll see only the tools that haven’t been sold.
While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shipping will be USPS and based on the actual cost to send it to your address. When you send me a message, please make sure you specify which tool you are e-mailing me about. This avoids bad trouble.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.
Here’s the first tool:
SOLD: Lie-Nielsen Bronze 1/2” Shoulder Plane
SOLD: My work doesn’t require a shoulder plane this small. It’s a great little tool. It works perfectly. The blade is already set up and sharp. But it’s not seeing much use in my shop. So on the block it goes.
Retail price new: $199
Price here: SOLD
— Christopher Schwarz