With all the chatter about workbenches in the past few weeks, I would be remiss in not sharing my recent finds. One was at last an auction last week. The other, more curiously. at the local high-end antiques shop.
First is this well used specimen claimed to be from the early 19th century. It is a nice long bench.
It has a front apron for supporting long boards.
A leg vise.
Different bench stop:
A few views from below:
The front half of this bench is 3″ laminated boards and the back half is a 4/4 board.
The other bench is a an antiques dealer. I see these benches and always wonder if they were a worker’s bench or a gentleman’s bench?
Bench is made (or marketed) by Selle.
And like most benches, it has legs:
This one reminds me of some Hammacher Schlemmer benches I’ve seen. Fairly close to a generic workbench. Only $2600, planes not included.