Grab A Bargain

by | Jun 18, 2014 | 6 comments

Our Offering to Richard Arnold’s charity sale, was a box full of wooden screws. Each had found itself in our seconds pile over the last year or so, and had some minor defect, though most were difficult to spot even on close inspection. They all worked perfectly but were unsuitable for sale. We brought them along so people could grab a wooden screw for their own choice of donation to Macmillan.

We were pleased to see the screws all disappear, but as one of the last to leave, we spotted a lone screw left over. Richard suggested we bring it home to do with what we wish.

This screw has one of the more obvious defects; a large knot within the thread. It works exactly as it should, and could easily be cut away to give a shorter screw if desired (I’d be happy to leave it, if it were going on my own bench).
We would like to sell the screw and forward the money paid towards Richard’s charity total. We will cover postage to mainland UK, anywhere else please enquire.Wooden screw

KnotIn a week the screw will be gone to the highest bidder. Please let us know your bid in the comments or via email –
All bids to be in by Wednesday 25th June.

We sell our wooden screws at £160.00 with all the frills (garter, handle, suede etc). This is simply the screw and the nut. Any bid goes, remember it’s for charity. Happy bidding!
We’ll email the highest bidder next Wednesday.

While we’re talking workbenches and screws, take a look at this cracking find by Mr Arnold.


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As a professional hand tool woodworker, Richard found hand tools to be the far more efficient solution for a one man workshop. Richard runs 'The English Woodworker' as an online resource and video education for those looking for a fuss free approach to building fine furniture by hand. Learn More About Richard & The English Woodworker.


  1. Paul E Fowler


    I bid $100.00



    • Paul E Fowler


      I was notified that I won “GRAB A BARGAIN”,on7/25/14.
      Paid for it and ordered a screw and but to match @ £160 with both to be deliverd on notice and further payment when completed?

      Please let me know if progress has been made.


      Paul in US

  2. Paul E Fowler


    Although l would love to have the screw, if in the unlikely event l win. I will send the money, and let you offer it again!


  3. Bob Sanchez

    I bid $150. Is this still open for bidding?

  4. Bob Sanchez

    Clarification – that would be 112 Euros

  5. Bob Sanchez

    Richard, if you want to hold fast on the $150 Euros, I am fine. Relationships are more important than the money.


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