18th century workbench for sale! CHEAP
- There is an antique dealer in the Chesapeake area that has a 18th/early 19th century workbench for sale at only 500.
That is **CHEAP** for a great and probably workable antique
Its 8 feet long X 30 wide....x 29 inches high (one could make a base for it)
It was originally offered at 1000 dollars....cut to 500....but going back to auction next week.
If interested LMK ASAP.....
I found it in the Craigslist ads in the Chesapeake Maryland area.....
I dont want to see this get used by some yahoo as a chabby chic kitchen slab (all cut up) or some sort of potting plant table outside.
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Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 13:56:49 -0600
Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Portable WorkbenchVises existed in the late period (and earlier for all I know, but these examples are from the late period):
But they aren't integrated into the bench in the same way as that style of bench.
Alternatively you could go really simple and make a portable four-legged with some dog holes, as in these examples:
On Nov 7, 2012, at 1:35 PM, "Dave Ordway" <dabugler@...> wrote:
> Thanks everyone who's provided input so far. I found this interesting table top on the web and by modifying the dimensions and attaching detachable legs it might fit the bill. Thoughts, too Colonial looking?
> Johann, I reside on the East coast U.S. Not SCA and don't know where Estrella is.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: John LaTorre
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:20 PM
> Subject: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Portable Workbench
> Lagerstein wrote:
> > I've been kicking around the idea of making a woodworking bench that is collapsible or disassembles to bring to demos and faires. I'd like it to resemble something period but be as functional as a folding Workmate. It will mainly be used as a clamping table for sawing, chiseling, and planing. I have some ideas but thought I would throw it out to the group to see if anyone has any ideas or experiences. Material wise; it would have to be stable and sturdy but hopefully not weigh a hundred pounds (for example Oak). Any thoughts?
> There are some pictures of my portable workbench in the files section:
> as well as some write-ups on it in the messages section. If you use
> "workbench" as the search term, you should be able to find them.
> I don't know where you're located, but the bench itself will make an
> appearance at Estrella War, if you happen to be in the neighborhood then.
> Johann von Drachenfels
> West Kingdom