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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 11-05-2012 04:05 PM 5123 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After moving my shop several times, it has become clear to me that I have more tools than I can use. Some tools were purchased with the best intentions or on a whim and I just never incorporated them into my workflow. Other tools were given to me for review, provided in exchange for advertising, or simply sent to me in hopes that I might mention them on the show. Whatever their origin, I’d rather see them being used than sitting in my shop collecting dust. Instead of selling these items outright and pocketing the cash, I’m going to auction them off here at and give the proceeds to charity (specifically, Livestrong through Woodworkers Fighting Cancer). I mentioned in a previous post that I won’t have time this year to do a Woodworkers Fighting Cancer charity build, so perhaps this will ease my guilty conscience.

Every day this week, I’ll post a couple of auctions. Each auction will run for a specific period of time and you can place your bid in the comments section. When the auction ends, the comments section will be closed and no further bids will be accepted. Each winner will be expected to cover all shipping costs. International folks, you are welcome to bid but keep in mind how expensive it is to ship the larger/heavier items. If the winner is unable to provide payment, the next highest bid will be selected as the winner.

To help you keep up with all of the auctions, I have created a special auction page where you can get a quick overview and updates: Auction Page

Below you’ll find a list of the items I plan on posting for auction. I may add more as I rummage through the shop. When posted, I’ll include an actual picture of the item and a complete description as well as the approximate retail value. Please refrain from requesting item specifics as those will be provided with each auction and I will be happy to answer any and all questions at that time.

Veritas Left Skew Rabbet Plane
Veritas Right Skew Rabbet Plane
Veritas Plow Plane
Earlex Spraystation 5500
Irwin Quick Clamps
Bessey Clamps
Magswitch Featherboard
MicroJig Zeroplay Guidebars
Akeda Dovetail Jig
Woodpecker Router Fence
Woodpecker Router Lift
Incra Miter 2000
Dustright Vortex
Buck Brothers Plane
Rockler Router Table w/ stand
Lie Nielsen #4 Smoother
Jessem Router Table Cover
Festool C12 Drill
Jessem Dowel System
Tenyru Dado Blade

I know this is an auction, but it’s for a good cause. So please spread the word!

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#1 posted 11-05-2012 04:53 PM

This is a nice thing that you’re doing. You clear some space and benefit a great cause.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#2 posted 11-05-2012 06:08 PM

You are a very decent and kind young man. I take my hat off to you and your plans. I think in Scotland I will be too far away but hey you’re doing a great thing kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 04:55 AM

Marc, way to step up to the plate and make a difference with your actions. I wish you the best of luck with it. I’m a bit far to participate as well but I can help by bidding things up ;-#.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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