Workbench Gloat

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Blog entry by Toolz posted 03-19-2010 07:35 PM 4016 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a great Craigslist deal on a ShopSmith workbench for $250.00. I needed a quality bench and could not build one for this price considering the price of wood and vice hardware. It measures 6’x2’x33” tall. It has a face vice and a wagon type tail vice. This is a very solid bench with a 2 1/2”-3”thick top. Sellers uncle purchased from Scott Phillips of the PBS show American Woodshop when ShopSmith stopped sponsoring the show.





-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 08:36 PM

congrats. looks like a solid bench!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 03-19-2010 08:39 PM

Bench with history, cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 03-19-2010 09:07 PM

Score! that is a great deal

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 09:20 PM

i paid AU$1200.00 for one similar made in SLOVENIA … it is European Beech… I love mine..
Good score on yours… many happy years using it…!!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Glen Peterson

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 10:05 PM

Great find. The materials alone would have cost 3 to 4 times the price.

-- Glen

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#6 posted 03-20-2010 10:58 AM

You would not be able to build this bench for that price. Great score!


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#7 posted 03-20-2010 11:58 PM

Good buy and great bench.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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