When I culled my tool set down to the bare essentials three years ago, I sold some of them here on the blog. I abandoned that approach for two reasons: the trolls, and it was much easier and satisfying to give the tools to someone who needs them.
If you have a few extra user tools, you might consider donating them to a project being put together by fellow woodworker and blogger Sam Cappo, who runs PlaneDetails.com. He is putting together a user set of tools, building a tool chest for them and then giving the whole kit away to a deserving woodworker.
I’m donating a portable “Milkman’s Workbench” to the project.
If you have extras, look over the list that Sam has posted on his site here. Sam is totally legit, this project is a great small-scale idea, and I know he will see it through to the end.
— Christopher Schwarz