View Full Version : FreeStuff Winners from CHESTER TOOLWORKS

Keith Outten
12-08-2006, 12:05 PM
CHESTER TOOLWORKS LLC (http://www.chestertoolworks.com/)

Our own Dave Anderson (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/member.php?u=108) has donated two Awl and Knife sets for the next FreeStuff Drawing. Dave is well known for fine traditional hand tools made from figured and exotic hardwoods.

One marking set of awl and knife in Mesquite, and one in Gabon Ebony. Retail value of each set is $74.

Dave makes Awls, Plane Hammers, Bowsaws, Marking Knives and will customize your order. Visit his web site for more details and information.

CTW Awls are designed for hand comfort and durability. The O-1 tool steel blades are taper ground and hardened to Rc 62-63 for approximately 2 inches of their length and terminate in a fine point. The handles are, like the marking knives, made from exotic and figured domestic or tropical hardwoods and are available to match the marking knives.

CTW Marking Knives are made from 3/32" thick precision ground O-1 tool steel and are 5/16" wide. The blades are individually hardened to Rockwell C 62-63 so they will hold an edge and they are shipped honed and ready to use.

Two Winners will be selected.

Contact Information:
Send Dave A Private Message (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=108)
Visit CHESTER TOOLWORKS (http://www.chestertoolworks.com/)

All properly registered Members of SawMIll Creek Woodworkers Forums are automatically entered in this drawing. This drawing will take place December 14th 2006 and the winners will have 48 hours to post a message in this thread and claim their prize.
The pictures below are the actual prizes

The winners are;
Dave Bonde (Mesquite Set) (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/member.php?u=739)
Sparky Paessler (Gabon Ebony Set) (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/member.php?u=299)

You guys have until 8:15pm EST Saturday December 16th to post in this thread and claim your prize. Congratulations you lucky devils you :)

I am not envious...I ordered a set for myself and they are on the way :)

Tom Henry
12-08-2006, 12:11 PM
I hear many great things about this set. I was able to get a first hand look at the knife at Alan Turner's Shop. Maybe I can get lucky and win my own...:eek: Thanks again for the donation...:D

Ken Fitzgerald
12-08-2006, 12:42 PM
Many thanks Dave!

Adam Bauer
12-08-2006, 1:21 PM
ooohhhh.. Those are almost too pretty to use!!

Lori Kleinberg
12-08-2006, 3:35 PM
Thank you Dave. Those are beautiful pieces of craftmanship.
They would certainly stand out in my meager hand tool collection.

Jim O'Dell
12-08-2006, 3:45 PM
Dave, very nice items! Thanks for offering them! Jim.

Lars Thomas
12-08-2006, 3:50 PM
Dave, thats a beautiful set. Thanks for donating. Lars

Halsey MCCombs
12-08-2006, 3:55 PM
Thanks Dave. Halsey

Robert Green
12-08-2006, 4:06 PM
Thanks Dave for your contribution and beautiful work

Don Bullock
12-08-2006, 4:18 PM
Those are very fine tools. Thank you for the donation. Now I know where to get some if I don't win.

Bob Noles
12-08-2006, 4:20 PM

You are a very special Santa this year, thanks for the give-a-way :)

David Duke
12-08-2006, 4:20 PM
Thanks Dave, hope I win, these if not I may be getting in touch with you to place an order.

chip hamblin
12-08-2006, 4:26 PM
Dave, many thanks for the donation - now all I need is some Christmas luck!! :D

Lou Morrissette
12-08-2006, 4:33 PM
Thanks, Dave. Those are beautiful.

Karl Laustrup
12-08-2006, 4:47 PM
Thanks Dave for your kindness. While I know you make them to be used, I'm not sure I could use them, although I'd like to give it a try. ;) :D


John Schreiber
12-08-2006, 5:21 PM
Now that's exciting. I think I want the ebony set. I've always wanted something made with ebony.

Sean Hughes
12-08-2006, 5:48 PM
Thanks Dave. A marking knife has been on the list!!

Glenn Clabo
12-08-2006, 5:51 PM
I own...and use...a set of Dave's tools. They are well made...work perfect...look purdy...but the best of all...they just feel good in my hand.

Sparky Paessler
12-08-2006, 5:53 PM
Oh, I want to win! I have always admired your tools Dave. They are on my list to get. Thanks for the donation.

Jerry Strojny
12-08-2006, 6:52 PM
My projects needs to be "marked' "awl" over the place. Thanks Dave!

Alan Turner
12-08-2006, 9:29 PM
These are very generous gifts from a master at making fine hand tools. I have a set and would not be without them.

It is hard to cut a joint accurately if you can't lay it out and mark it accurately, and with these guys, at least the marking is dealt with.

Paul Cooper
12-09-2006, 2:02 PM
I just signed up for SketchUp info and other woodworking tips. But automatic free contest entries- far out!!! Thanks to Dave for the great donation.

Ken Shoemaker
12-09-2006, 6:52 PM
Thank you Dave, for your generosity... I admire your workmenship... I'd be honored to own such an impressive set...

Pat Doble
12-09-2006, 7:14 PM
Thanks for the contribution Dave. A couple of great looking sets there...

Dave Anderson NH
12-09-2006, 7:35 PM
Thank all of you for your compliments. To me it's a labor of love, which is to say I'm not intending to quit my day job.:D I feel strongly that it is important to support Sawmill Creek. This group of people has offered me encouragement, the benefits of their experience in any number of woodworking related areas, and most of all, some really wonderful friendships. Since SMC has given to me, I only felt it was right to give back.

Howie French
12-09-2006, 9:10 PM
Thanks Dave ! Those look great !
Very Nice offer.


Jonathon Spafford
12-11-2006, 2:48 PM
Cool... nice gift!! I wannum.... I wannum! :D

Tom Hamilton
12-11-2006, 2:55 PM
Thanks Dave, a wonderful gift. Tom

John Guerra
12-11-2006, 3:24 PM
Dave, those are beautiful! Thank you for being so generous.

glenn bradley
12-11-2006, 11:18 PM
Well Merry Christmas indeed! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!

Gary Herrmann
12-12-2006, 8:29 AM
Very nice, Dave. Now if I can only admire them in my shop...

Tyler Howell
12-12-2006, 8:40 AM
I love my CTW!!!!:D :D
I could find room for more.:cool:

richard poitras
12-12-2006, 3:11 PM
Thanks Dave for your contribution ......

John Shuk
12-12-2006, 8:26 PM
I love my CTW marking knife. I'll enjoy winning this one even more!
Thanks Dave.

John Kendall
12-12-2006, 10:59 PM
Thanks for the great tools! Very nice tools, I might ad!!:)

Al Willits
12-13-2006, 9:03 AM
Well, I just seen a new addition to my tool list...unless of course I win them here...:D

Pretty nice stuff, thanks a lot.

btw, welcome Paul, nice to see another Minnesotan here. :)


Karin Voorhis
12-13-2006, 10:45 AM
Dave these are very nice and nice looking........ great craftsmanship.

Louis Bois
12-13-2006, 12:27 PM
Thanks for generously offering these Dave...and just in time for Christmas!!!



Robert Rozaieski
12-13-2006, 3:26 PM
Thanks Dave, beautiful tools as always!

Gord Taylor
12-13-2006, 6:16 PM
thanks for the donation, very nice.

Ron Robinson
12-14-2006, 7:25 AM
I'm in.

Ron Robinson

glenn bradley
12-14-2006, 10:42 AM
So you're drawing today and the winners have 48 hours to post on this thread to claim their prize, cool. How do they get notified that they should post? Or should they just be aware and post like this?

Don't mind me, I'm just a free-stuff craving WW'er ;-)

Jim O'Dell
12-14-2006, 11:03 AM
That's right, Glenn. Come back to this thread to see your name. Usually Keith edits his original note so you'll see your name (and mine!!:D :D ) listed there. Good luck everyone! Jim.

Jerry White
12-14-2006, 11:50 AM
A lot of folks are drooling over these! Thanks, Dave.

Jonathon Spafford
12-14-2006, 4:26 PM
Can you randomly accidentally on purpose select me, PLEASE?????

Glenn Clabo
12-14-2006, 5:16 PM
Thanks Jim...But there are 27 Glenn's here at SMC.;) :D

Joe Unni
12-14-2006, 5:22 PM
Please, I'm gonna win
Please, I'm gonna win
Please, I'm gonna win
Please, I'm gonna win
Please, I'm gonna win
Please, I'm gonna win


Really Dave, thanks for the donation.

Hey, let me know if you're going to be in the Lawrence MA area some time - I'd love to show you the shop.

Thanks again,

Keith Outten
12-14-2006, 8:21 PM
I drew the two winners, their names are in the first post of this thread.



Don Bullock
12-14-2006, 9:15 PM
Congratulations. I guess now I'll have to place an order since I didn't get a set.;)

Dave Bonde
12-14-2006, 9:38 PM
WOW! First off let me thank Dave for his awesome generosity, and to Saw Mill Creek the best Woodworking forum on the net, this is a great surprise and greatly appreciated. :) Dave Bonde

Karin Voorhis
12-14-2006, 10:05 PM
Congrats to the winners!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW what a great win!!!!!!!!!!! Now after you get them show pics of what you do with them!!!!!!!!!!! :) Putting just them on display is more then expected however create something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):D

Jonathon Spafford
12-14-2006, 10:20 PM
Congrats to the Winners!! They look like really nice sets!

John Miliunas
12-14-2006, 10:33 PM
Congrats to both winners! I'm sure you're gonna' love them. I don't have one of the Chester awls (yet) but, I do have one of the marking knives and it's beautifully crafted. :) Like I said...Ya' gonna' luv 'em!!! :) And thanks again to Dave for providing this membership with such wonderful prizes! :D :cool:

Sparky Paessler
12-15-2006, 12:55 AM
I won I won! Thanks Dave and all of sawmill creek. Your the best.

Dave Anderson NH
12-15-2006, 10:27 PM
For those folks hoping that there would be a second drawing because someone didn't respond in the required 48 hours, you're out of luck. Both Sparky Paessler and Dave Bonde sent me PMs to claim their prizes.

There is hope you the rest of you folks though. I'll be donating 2 more sets of marking knives and awls for the Free Stuff Drawings sometime late in 2007.

Again, I thank all of you folks for your kind comments.

Dave Anderson NH

Zahid Naqvi
12-16-2006, 12:52 AM
Thanks Dave for the donation, and a big congrats to both winners.

John Schreiber
12-16-2006, 2:09 AM
There is hope you the rest of you folks though. I'll be donating 2 more sets of marking knives and awls for the Free Stuff Drawings sometime late in 2007. You're a prince Dave. Thanks for the donation, the moderation and the help you've given in the forums.

I know I can't afford to buy something that nice, so I'll have to wait until late 2007 for my next chance to win.