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Project by workbenchmaker posted 03-27-2009 10:30 PM 4755 views 23 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have made workbenches for more than 100 years now I make only about 12 large benches each year.

My shop was built by my father and his two brothers 1945.

look at my homepage http://www.workbenches.se/

I have made workbenches to 10 different countries and I love my work .

I have made a short documentation of my craft and photos from the old shop and a few custumers work if you want to look it’s on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjQ7Pn7aKVk

Leif K





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Eduardo Rodriguez

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 10:40 PM

Nice workbench and excellent job!!! Any other pics from your heritage shop or about the fabrication process??

-- Tempus fugit...better work wood!!!

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workbenchmaker

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#2 posted 03-27-2009 10:58 PM

Thank you , I got alot of pics from my old shop but i’m not sure how to send them you know my english is not so good.
best from Leif K

look at my homepage! http://www.workbenches.se/

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Francisco Luna

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#3 posted 03-27-2009 10:58 PM

sweeeet!
Are you Leif Carlsson?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#4 posted 03-27-2009 11:37 PM

gosh, I’d love to have one of those benches.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Francisco Luna

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#5 posted 03-27-2009 11:40 PM

My last posting went after your previous response, so I see you are the same person….I was just curious, your name is in one of my books and I simply admire the bench screws you make.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 03-28-2009 12:00 AM

Leif, this is a gorgeous bench. A tool like this is something that most of us would be proud to have in our shops.

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 03-28-2009 12:16 AM

thats a beauty!

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

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 03-28-2009 12:56 AM

Hi Leif

Outstanding craftsmanship! You are a true master of your craft. It is a bench that will last a life time and for many generations to come. Those are quite the impressive clamps that you use! Thank you for posting.

What are the different woods in this bench?

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Roper

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#9 posted 03-28-2009 02:06 AM

hi lief, those are very nice benchs you make, my daughter really likes the small one.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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cabinetmaster

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#10 posted 03-28-2009 02:18 AM

I’d love to have one too. But I guess I will just have to keep the one I got. Great looking benches Leif and great craftsmanship.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#11 posted 03-28-2009 02:44 AM

Those are some great looking benches you make!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Karson

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#12 posted 03-28-2009 03:48 AM

A very impressive workbench. Some great tooling to make the screws. And you use the screws to clamp your own wood. A nice job

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Loucarb

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#13 posted 03-28-2009 04:00 AM

Very special benches. How long does it take to build one?

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Chris

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#14 posted 03-28-2009 04:34 AM

Awesome benches – I was drooling when I saw the thumbnail!

-- Chris

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#15 posted 03-28-2009 05:13 AM

Love the fence in the snow. Quite a press, too.

-- John

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