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Forum topic by GaryL posted 11-30-2013 10:58 PM 1390 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GaryL

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11-30-2013 10:58 PM

I thought this might be intriguing to someone.
Seems to be a bit pricey but I’m no expert on vintage workbenches.
I have no affiliation with the seller and know nothing about it.

Craigslist http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/fuo/4183968152.html

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.


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theoldfart

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#1 posted 12-01-2013 12:40 AM

Way over priced given the effort to bring it back to usable condition. I think this guy’s looking to sell to interior decorators with big budgets.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#2 posted 12-01-2013 12:46 AM

I agree it is way over priced The condition is very poor even as an antique. I see these a lot in way better condition for $the same price or less 12 to 14 feet long.

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#3 posted 12-01-2013 01:12 AM

Unfortunately, that workbench will become a wine rack in some trophy wife’s living room.

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#4 posted 12-01-2013 10:04 AM

Gary, build a new one for a third the price including the two vices!
I know it wouldn’t be a antique, but some day it would!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#5 posted 12-01-2013 05:02 PM

Maybe the seller just forgot the decimal point?

-- Mark

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#6 posted 12-01-2013 05:08 PM

Price is a bit high but the patina of use gives these things
value for decorators. I think it’s priced a little high but
not hugely. You can check ebay if you’re curious about
values of vintage benches with wooden vises.

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#7 posted 12-01-2013 11:22 PM

This didn’t even interest me. I’m not onto old and beat up, i.e. shabby chic..lol
I plan on building new.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#8 posted 12-01-2013 11:32 PM

My thought is, he may have been asked many times to sell it, but hasn’t really decided he wants to sell it at that price. No. Way.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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GaryL

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#9 posted 12-01-2013 11:38 PM

Now this is more like it…...
Ulmia and a Sjoberg

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/tls/4167366348.html

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#10 posted 12-02-2013 02:31 AM

No comparison, that newer one is the deal. The old one seems overpriced and would just be for looking at in a museum setting. The newer one would get the job done.

As good as the price is, I’d prefer to always make my own workbench. That way I could put in my personal features that I feel are needed. That Ulmia bench has no drawer in it. I’d want one for sure..etc.

My 2 cents worth…................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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waho6o9

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#11 posted 12-02-2013 03:58 AM

Sjobergs Workbench would be the one I’d pick.

Nice bench with a tool tray and I like the vises on it
as well.

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#12 posted 12-04-2013 01:35 PM

Very high price. I like them also for accent pieces, but have seen beautifully crafted and definitely used European versions around the $900 – $1100 range. This one is just a thick table with a vice on it.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#13 posted 12-04-2013 03:07 PM

“This one is just a thick table with a vice on it.”
Had to chuckle at this….isn’t that pretty much what a workbench is….no offense.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#14 posted 12-04-2013 04:10 PM

Sometimes if I’m “asked” to liquidate some of my stuff that I have no intention of doing, I’ll price it so that I can say “yes dear it’s for sale” knowing I won’t have to part with it. Could be the same thing going on here.

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