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Forum topic by jumbojack posted 05-23-2015 06:03 PM 1607 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jumbojack

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05-23-2015 06:03 PM

A friend of mine (not a woodwork) asked if I would help him move some things in his deceased father’s garage. We were moving stuff into a dumpster when I spied this bench in the corner buried in boxes and other junk. I said if he planned on selling it in his upcoming yard sale I wanted first crack at it. He assured me I would be alerted IF he in fact was going to sell it.
The next day he called and said to get some help and a Benjamin and come get the bench. Here it is and some of the other stuff he tossed into my truck.

Overall I am pretty stoked about my new bench as this is what I have been working on.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith


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#1 posted 05-23-2015 06:13 PM

That’s a heck of a deal, certainly looks like a well earned improvement.

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#2 posted 05-23-2015 06:19 PM

Right on. Major score!

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#3 posted 05-23-2015 06:40 PM

Oh man, nice bench and vises and stuff. I’m jealous, you helped your friend and it really paid off!

-- missouri, dave

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#4 posted 05-23-2015 06:47 PM

That’s some really nice stuff, jack. Congratulations to you and to your friend who has a friend who will come through when he needs help.

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#5 posted 05-23-2015 07:00 PM

You suck. ;)

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

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#6 posted 05-23-2015 07:19 PM

Super deal

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 05-23-2015 08:05 PM

And quite the nice piece of maple on the front of that bench. Score! I see some benchdog making in your near future. Enjoy.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#8 posted 05-23-2015 08:05 PM

Grats on a great buy – can’t figure out why I never find these buys :( ;)

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#9 posted 05-23-2015 09:39 PM

Love thy neighbor as thyself and look what happens…....

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#10 posted 05-23-2015 10:39 PM

Congratulations on your exceptional find Jack. That looks like a wonderful bench. What an upgrade from what you were using before, and I thought my repurposed office desk was a crap workbench, you’ve been suffering far worse than me!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#11 posted 05-23-2015 10:45 PM

Wow on the bench!!!!

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#12 posted 05-24-2015 12:07 AM

Yeah, you do suck!

And I have the twin to that Zyliss vise, bought it at a state fair in Florida about 35 years ago!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 05-24-2015 12:30 AM

Jack, ..... You really, really suck!!
... and I mean that in the very best way.
Congrats, what a great score.
With this bench and a ShopSmith, the sky’s the limit.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#14 posted 05-24-2015 12:32 AM

I still remember the zyliss vise “infomercial”. Was a forerunner in that form of advertising of DIY tools.

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#15 posted 05-24-2015 12:37 AM

Way to go Jack! No good deed goes unpunished. You deserve to have a great bench like that. Now go enjoy it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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