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Forum topic by GaryL posted 222 days ago 1150 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GaryL

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222 days ago

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 222 days ago

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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sandhill

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#2 posted 222 days ago

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.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Tedstor

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#3 posted 222 days ago

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

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spanky46

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#4 posted 222 days ago

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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Mark E.

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#5 posted 221 days ago

Maybe the seller just forgot the decimal point?

-- Mark

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Loren

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#6 posted 221 days ago

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.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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GaryL

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#7 posted 221 days ago

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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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 221 days ago

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 221 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 221 days ago

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 221 days ago

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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Scott Oldre

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#12 posted 219 days ago

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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GaryL

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#13 posted 219 days ago

“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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bigblockyeti

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#14 posted 219 days ago

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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