Wood Craftsman's Personal Property Auction in Jeffersontown

This auction features the personal collection of the first president of the Louisville Area Woodturners. Up for auction are approximately 100 meticulously handcrafted bowls, vases, furniture pieces and more, plus the remaining contents of his home workshop. Other household items include sterling silver, artwork, housewares and more furniture.
  •   Dec 26 @ 12:00pm EST (Start)
  •   Jan 4 @ 7:00pm EST (End)
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Roger McClure has been woodworking for 35 years and he says that he put his heart into it and tried to improve with every piece. He's a retired machinist and instructor at Louisville Woodcraft stores. Roger belonged to the American Association of Woodturners and was the first president of Louisville Area Woodturners.

Now at the age of 90, he has moved out of his home and chose Wardlow Auctions to sell the remaining woodturned pieces, handcrafted furniture, home contents, and the remaining contents of his workshop.

Roger's workshop was featured in an article for Woodcraft Magazine in 2008. Here you can see how his workshop looked in its hey-dey before he sold off many pieces of it, and even spot a few of his handcrafted items for sale in the auction.

Location: 8724 Chase Tayler Pl. Louisville, KY 40299
Open HouseClick to sign up to see the items in person on Sunday, January 3. We will have a limited number of spots available every 5 minutes to help stagger customers and keep everyone social distanced.
Bidding ends: Monday, January 4, 2020 beginning at 7pm with staggered and extended ending.
Pickups: Tuesday, January 5, 10am-2pm and Wednesday, January 6, 1-6pm. 
Shipping/Movers: If you plan to have your items shipped or use your own movers, contact stacie@wardlowauc.com.


All questions regarding this auction should be directed to Wardlow Auctions, Inc. Any member of our staff would be happy to answer your questions and make this an enjoyable auction experience for you.
Wardlow Auctions, Inc.
3600 Chamberlain Ln. Suite 356
Louisville, KY 40241
Office: (502) 489-5515

Stacie Hewitt, (502) 203-5664, stacie@wardlowauc.com

Online bidding is offered as a courtesy. The Auctioneers, Wardlow Auctions, Inc., Seller, and the Internet and Software Providers do not guarantee or warrant the online bidding procedure and/or system to operate without interruption or malfunction, and shall not be held responsible in the event of such.

Potential change in terms and conditions due to government intervention to control coronavirus.

Due to the sudden and dramatic changes that have taken place in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, and the possibility of uncertain changes to come (all of which are outside of ours, the seller’s and bidder’s control), we are temporarily adding a new element to our terms and conditions that will allow for the extension of the auction period under extenuating circumstances as noted below.

In the event of a significant event such as a mandate for everyone to “shelter in place” or “to close all certain businesses”, or other comparable significant action that would impede the continuation of the auction as scheduled, we reserve the right to extend the auction closing date beyond the date originally scheduled. For clarification, this simply means that the auction would remain open but the auction closing date would be extended as reasonable and appropriate given the situation. We will of course notify all registered bidders of any extensions of a closing date should that situation occur. If those events do not occur, the auction will close as planned.

Inspections: Click to sign up to see the items in person on Sunday, January 3, 2020. We will have a limited number of spots available every 5 minutes to help stagger customers and keep everyone social distanced.

Buyer’s Premium: A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the winning bid of each item to determine the final selling price.

Payment Terms: All items must be paid for in full prior to removal and not later than 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2020. Payment may be made by cash, credit card (VISA or Mastercard), good personal check, Official Bank Check, or bank certified check. All purchases over $1,000 must be paid for by cash, credit card (VISA or Mastercard), Official Bank Check, or bank certified check. Most buyers choose to pay for their items when they pick them up. However, you can also click “Pay Invoice Now” when you received your invoice. If you fail to pick up your items, we will go ahead and charge your credit card. Items not removed by the Wednesday deadline will incur a $20 rescheduling fee or at-cost charge if the item has to be moved to our office.

Attention Credit Card Buyers
: Due to a nationwide insurgence of attempts to purchase items with the use of a stolen or fraudulently obtained credit card, for any such suspected transactions, Wardlow Auctions Inc. hereby reserves the right to: 1) request buyers to provide a copy of their driver’s license and credit card with which they are paying, and 2) withhold shipping of purchased items for a period of up to 10 calendar days to insure that payment and validity of the transaction is good.

Removal Information and schedule:
All purchases can be picked up at 8724 Chase Tayler Pl. Louisville, KY 40299 on Tuesday, January 5, 10am-2pm and Wednesday, January 6, 1-6pm.

Shipping: If you require shipping we suggest you use professional shippers. We have worked successfully with a company called Fragile Pack of Louisville to handle customers' shipping needs. Buyers should contact Scott Logsdon of Fragile Pack at (502) 423-0000 for shipping questions and needs. Wardlow Auctions will coordinate your shipping needs to the extent possible.

Registration: Registration is free but does require several important pieces of information. Bidders must be registered with their full name, address, and telephone number. An email address is also required so bidders may be sent winning bid notifications and auction invoices. Information from either a MasterCard or Visa is to be held on file. This information is obtained to deter defunct bidding and to facilitate payment once you receive your invoice. The account will be charged in the event that an item has been unpaid after the allotted time for payment has passed. Registration may only be completed with an acknowledgment that the bidder has read and understood all terms and conditions for the sale and online bidding.

How to Register for First Time Bidders: Click on “Register to Bid”, at the next page click on “Sign Up”, and then complete the information requested. Upon successful completion you will receive notice that you are approved to bid.

If You Have Already Registered: If you have already registered and been approved, you simply click on the “Register to Bid” link and on the next page, click on “Sign In”.

Description of Items: All descriptions and information are believed correct, but are not guaranteed and as such the Auctioneers, Wardlow Auctions, Inc., and/or the Seller shall not be held liable for inaccuracies in the information. It is the Bidders responsibility to obtain or verify, prior to bidding, any information they consider critical to their decision to purchase. Preview times are available for potential bidders to physically inspect the items. All bidders are encouraged to research all aspects of the items, descriptions and information provided to their complete and full satisfaction prior to bidding. The items are being sold “as-is” “where-is” with no warranties or guarantees of any kind including merchantability and/or fitness for particular purpose.

Bidding: Online bidding is to be understood as a binding contract. Bids will be taken with the understanding that the bidder will honor their winning bid with sufficient funds including all applicable taxes and fees. Do not bid if you do not intend to pay. Notification of winning bids will be sent via email along with an auction invoice within 6 hours of the auction’s close. Be sure to check your "Junk" email folder if you do not receive your invoice within that time frame. Bidding can be made using two methods on our website- by clicking on the “Bid” button or by clicking on the “Set Max” button to establish your maximum bid. Bidding increments are pre-set and vary in relationship to the value of the item.

Bidding Increments:
Up to $20.00 - $1.00 increment
Up to $50.00 - $2.00 increment
Up to $100.00 - $5.00 increment
Up to $500.00 - $10.00 increment
Up to $1,000.00 - $20.00 increment
Up to $10,000.00 - $50.00 increment
Up to $50,000.00 - $100.00 increment

“Set Max” Feature: This feature does your bidding without the bidder having to constantly view, log in, and bid on an item. Setting a maximum online is much like coming to a live auction with a preset spending limit in mind. The program will bid for you, in the prescribed increments, and only up to your set maximum bid for the item. For example: assume an item is currently at $200 with Bidder A having the winning bid, and Bidder B wants to place a bid and is willing to spend as much as $400 for the item. If Bidder B places a maximum bid of $400, the price of the item rises only to the next required bid increment or in this case $210. Your Maximum bids are kept confidential and not available for other bidders to see. Any bidder can raise or lower a maximum bid at any time prior to the close of the auction.

Sales Tax:. All sales are subject to 6% Kentucky Sales Tax.

Close of Bidding: The bidding for part 1 will begin to close at 7:00 PM (Eastern time zone), Monday, January 4, 2020. For your convenience, the closing of items will be on a staggered basis of 7 items every minute. For example, items 1-7 will begin closing at 7:00, items 8-14 will begin closing at 7:01, items 15-21 will begin closing at 7:02, etc. The closing of some items may be extended in the event of last minute bidding. See paragraph below regarding the Extended Ending feature.

Extended Ending: All items in the auction will be subject to an extended ending, whereas at the close of the auction, any bidding activity on an item within 3 minutes of the closing time will automatically extend the bidding for 3 more minutes past the time of the last bid. The bidding on that lot will continue to remain open in 3 minute intervals as long as there is bidding activity within 3 minutes of the previous bid. Once there is no bidding activity within the 3 minute period, the bidding on that item will close. For example, if a lot is supposed to close at 7:00 PM but a last minute bid is placed at 6:59 PM, bidding will be extended until 7:02 PM. If another bid is placed on an item at 7:01 PM, bidding will then close at 7:04 PM, unless subsequent bids are placed.

Penalties: Any bidding found to be fraudulent and/or negligence to provide proper payment in the allotted time will result in all appropriate legal action. Any invoice not fully and properly paid for in the allotted time will be charged to the credit card account presented at registration and the items forfeited. Delinquencies will be noted and will prevent the individual from participating in any further live or online auctions conducted by Wardlow Auctions, Inc. Wardlow Auctions, Inc. retains the right to prevent anyone from participating in this and future online auctions who does not abide by the terms and conditions of the auction or whose actions are not in the best interest of our client, the Seller.

Loss of Bidding Privileges: If you fail to pay for or pick up your items in a timely manner, your bidding privileges may be revoked. Your privileges may be restored by paying for the item and repaying for any loss of the revenue due to the items not having been sold. Additionally if you’ve paid for your items but fail to make pick-up arrangements, please read the following paragraph.

Transfer of Title and Ownership of Property: Title and ownership of property purchased shall convey to buyer only upon payment AND pick-up of the property by the winning bidder. Unless special arrangements are made with the auctioneer, for any items not paid for and/or picked up by the winning bidder within 7 days of the date payment was due, the property shall be considered abandoned and any interest they may have in the property shall revert back to the seller or auctioneer and there shall be no refunds to the winning bidder.

Auctioneer's Representation and Right to Bid: In accordance with KRS330.220(6)(a), it is hereby disclosed that, with permission from the seller, the auctioneer and any auction staff members have the right to bid.