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Forum topic by thetree posted 03-06-2010 05:46 AM 1130 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2010 05:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: workbench bench

I just bought my first real bench. I was hoping there might be someone on here who has one which is similar and might know the approximate age/maker. It measures 24” X 75”. I think the drawer was added later. I took a picture of how the top is constructed, showing the joint between the individual boards. I don’t really know what other info you might need except the pictures, so please ask. bench overview
tail vise
top construction
end vise


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#1 posted 03-06-2010 06:17 AM

Well, I have no clue about the age, but that is a darn fine bench. Quite nice.

-- David from Indiana --

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#2 posted 03-06-2010 06:24 AM

No clue here either, but yea it is a really nice bench, its definetly got some history in it

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 03-06-2010 07:50 PM

A very nice bench. I would date it from the 1950’s or 1960’s. It is what we would have called a hobby bench. The legs with the bolts and the bolts holding the breadboard ends on the top are from that time frame. the shaped trim and fancy turning on the vice parts are art deco.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#4 posted 03-06-2010 09:06 PM

I’m guessin it came about at the hands of an exceptional hobbyist who was also a telephone lineman (hence the big lag bolts he got from work) ca. early 1960’s. Lol

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 03-06-2010 09:28 PM

Not sure here either just how old it is. My guess would be 1960s too. Great looking bench.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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