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Forum topic by Valerio posted 02-16-2015 07:04 PM 1872 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Valerio

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02-16-2015 07:04 PM

I PURCHASED A USED WORKBENCH AND HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT WHAT SEEMS TO BE A BASE MADE OF METAL INSERTED IN TO THE BENCH TOP NEAR THE VISE. THE DIAMETER OF THIS CIRCULAR METAL PIECE IS 2-1/2 INCHES AND HAS A SQUARE CUTOUT TYPE HOLE IN THE CENTER. THIS SQUARE HOLE MEASURES 1/2 INCH AND IS INDENTED INTO THE ROUND PIECE. SINCE THERE WAS NO ACCESSORY THAT CAME WITH THE BENCH, I WAS WANTING TO KNOW IF SOMEONE OUT THERE CAN HELP ME IDENTIFY WHAT THIS ITEM IS AND WHAT TYPE OF ITEM WOULD SLIP INTO THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE.

AS CAN BE SEEN IN THE ATTACHED PHOTOS THIS ITEM SITS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE BENCH DOG HOLES ALONG THE SIDE. I AM WONDERING IF WHATEVER REMOVEABLE PART IS MISSING FROM THE ROUND METAL PARE WOULD HAVE SOMETHING WITH HOLDING PROJECT BOARDS OR ?

ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED.

-- Valerio, Colorado, http://www.WoodworkerValerio.com


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lepelerin

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#1 posted 02-16-2015 07:37 PM

Please do not use capital letters. first it hurts your eyes, and 2nd it’s rude.
Tx

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joey502

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#2 posted 02-16-2015 07:51 PM

He is SCREAMING his appreciation for any help someone can give.

I am not sure what the inserted metal part is for, maybe a mounting base for task lighting?

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ElChe

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 07:54 PM

What did prior owner use the bench for? That’s a mystery to me. No clue what it is. Sorry.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 02-16-2015 08:13 PM

I guess an articulating lamp as well. This base isn’t identical, but it’s close.

And for only $795 it can be yours.
http://www.urbanremainschicago.com/original-c-1920-s-vintage-american-industrial-adjusco-workbench-task-lamp-with-unique-adjustable-flat-disc-joints.html

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Valerio

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#5 posted 02-16-2015 09:54 PM

Thanks for your replies
Lepelerin…The use of capital letters was unintentional and I find it interesting that you state the use of capital letters is considered to be rude. If you were offended please accept my apology

ElChe … The bench came from a wood work shop.

-- Valerio, Colorado, http://www.WoodworkerValerio.com

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Randy_ATX

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#6 posted 02-16-2015 10:23 PM

Not sure what it is for but I had to comment – it could be an illusion, but the bench appears to be covered in a burl veneer. I’ve never seen that before.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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DrDirt

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#7 posted 02-16-2015 10:30 PM

Not sure – - I almost think maybe there was some kind of articulating bench for perhaps carving that sat in the square hole.

Kind of like this…maybe? but with a square post that dropped in

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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Valerio

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#8 posted 02-16-2015 10:56 PM

Here is a better photo of the bench top which might help some.

-- Valerio, Colorado, http://www.WoodworkerValerio.com

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Valerio

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#9 posted 02-16-2015 11:04 PM

dhazelton….Thanks but if that is what I need, I’ll pass. That price is more than some of my tools would cost together. Since your reply I have researched for task lights and have found several. They all seem to mounted by a clamp of some sort or just set on the bench /desk.

-- Valerio, Colorado, http://www.WoodworkerValerio.com

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BurlyBob

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#10 posted 02-17-2015 02:03 AM

Val, I have no idea what that was for. But it does give your bench a certain character and mystique. It gives one a reason to sit back with a good adult beverage and ponder the journey your bench has seen.

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Dark_Lightning

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#11 posted 02-17-2015 02:13 AM

Back in the day, we used all caps because that is all the keypunch machine had, programming in FORTRAN. I wasn’t injured by that, and don’t understand rude, for that matter. Maybe the guy’s just new to the internet.

Herpies (sic)...really? Now THAT is rude.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Jim Finn

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#12 posted 02-17-2015 02:45 AM

IT could be an opening for a sheet metal workers stake like this. Or even a shoe repair stake.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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Valerio

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#13 posted 02-17-2015 04:34 AM

Thanks for your replies. There are some interesting thoughts being generated as the gray matter seems to be hard at work.

-- Valerio, Colorado, http://www.WoodworkerValerio.com

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 02-17-2015 11:37 AM



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You only get herpes when you have more that one girl friend.

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changeoffocus

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#15 posted 02-17-2015 11:53 AM

I think Jim Finn nailed it , not the sheet metal but the shoe repair stake or shine device. I’ll look at a shoe shine stand if I ever get to one of those fancy stores that have them and check it out. I knew it looked familiar.
I have most all of those sheet metal tools and the opening is much larger.

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