When woodworkers retire from woodworking or seek to declutter and downsize their shop or when family members need help to dispose of woodworking equipment from a woodworker’s estate, difficult choices lay ahead. In most cases there is a sincere desire to pass along these tools to the next generation of woodworkers.  

Woodworking shops typically contain power tools, hand tools, lumber, and various other items unfamiliar to non-woodworkers. Determining the value and demand for a shop’s contents can be a challenging task. You typically have four options:

1) try to sell these items yourself
2) hire a professional for-profit estate seller
3) find a knowledgeable charitable organization to assist you in selling the tools
4) make a donation and receive a tax benefit. 

The Woodworkers Guild of Georgia (WWGofGA) can assist you in making the right choice that works best for you. 

Click here to see further information regarding the Tool Sale policy of the WWGofGA,

To discuss a potential Tool Sale opportunity, please contact our Tool Sale Coordinator at toolsalescoordinator@wwgofga.com, or to get the process started quicker you can complete the brief form below. An experienced team of woodworkers will help you decide which approach works best for you.


    Your name:

    Your email address:

    Your telephone:

    Street address where tools are located:

    Date by which tools should be removed:

    How urgent is this?   

    Enter a description of donated items, below.
    if you prefer, you may upload up to 10 photographs or PDF files describing the items
    (allowed file types include .JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, and .PDF)