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Forum topic by usaftrevor87 posted 04-09-2016 06:26 PM 306 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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usaftrevor87

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04-09-2016 06:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood bench antique woodworking table

Anyone shed any light to possible history of this bench. Maybe what it could’ve been used for or age? I got it from a basement of a building from the 1880s but don’t know much about it.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks

Trevor


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#1 posted 04-09-2016 06:38 PM

Uh…..It is an antique woodworking bench. Not much to add, but a good cleaning and tightening up the joints will help putting it back to work. History of such is probably not available.
You’re a lucky feller. Get busy!!!!!
Bill

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#2 posted 04-09-2016 07:06 PM

Looks like it could prove to be a very usable workbench, trevor. It is used to hold stuff while working edges, ends and faces of boards and assemblies. There’s an end vise, dog holes running across the front, and a european style cabinetmaker’s vise on the front. That last part is not common these days.

I agree with Bill, it can certainly be a user if you don’t have a traditional bench. If you’re considering hand tool woodworking, it could be very useful indeed. Otherwise, where are you? Maybe someone close would like to buy it from you and rehab it for personal use. Too good to destroy…

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#3 posted 04-09-2016 07:58 PM



Uh…..It is an antique woodworking bench. Not much to add, but a good cleaning and tightening up the joints will help putting it back to work. History of such is probably not available.
You re a lucky feller. Get busy!!!!!
Bill

- Bill White

Haha I’m aware no one can tell me in the individual history of the piece haha not looking for a miracle here. I was more looking for Smitty was highlighting. And maybe a guesstimate on age based on the dovetailing and clamps. I tried to do some research online and couldn’t figure it out.
I really don’t have room for it, but like to repurpose and reuse so it definitely will not get destroyed. Maybe I will try to sell it locally or create an industrial style base for it and sell as a sofa table or counter top for a loft downtown.

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