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Blog entry by Joe Watson posted 07-22-2011 09:59 PM 2545 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I on occasion visit antique stores and such looking for hand tools. Since building my workbench I have an interest in old workbenches and how they were built. I found this bench on a recent outing.

Antique work bench

looked like it was solid oak and had a slant leg vise.
Antique work bench

Had a nice tail vise as well with those little metal caps that spin up and grab the work which you can see in the picture.
Antique work bench

Not that I can afford the 1200 dollar price tag but I was intrigued by this piece.

-- Got Wood?



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Bertha

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#1 posted 07-22-2011 10:01 PM

Joe, mind PM’ing me where you saw this? I might be just the sucker they’re looking for.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 07-22-2011 10:37 PM

I see these from time to time as well Joe. I always flip the price tag over hoping somebody doesn’t know what they sell for. I love that leg vice.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#3 posted 07-23-2011 01:31 AM

Oh how I would love to see that in my shop. Never see anything remotely close to that when I’m out looking….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 07-23-2011 01:51 AM

You can always make a counter offer Al…. It looks a bit light in weight to me…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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