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Classic Woodworking Bench - $3500

Classic Woodworking Bench - $3500



  Classic Woodworking Bench - $3500
 

 
Ad id: 3011179235673218
Views: 14
Date listed 2 months ago
Price
$3,500.00

For sale is a classically designed 17th century cabinet work bench.

The original design was thought to have been in the 1600's.

This particular work bench was modified and designed by the famous Frank Klausz, one of the finest classical woodworkers of his time. This is a European style woodworking bench which incorporates both a tail vice and a shoulder vice. It also has the heavy Ulmia square steel bench dogs (made in Sweden)--the very best.

Dimensions: 7 feet long, 27 inches wide on tail vise end and most of the table length, 38 inches wide on shoulder vise end.

The key to this bench is it's mass (weight) and the ability to hand-work long sections of wood and very large wood panels over 7 feet in length using the bench dogs as clamps.

There were no motorized planers and jointers prior to the late 1900's. Everything was hand-planed and hand scraped--no sandpaper back then, only 'glass' paper and shark skin for sanding, as we know it today.

The weight is approximately 480 lbs. The bench disassembles: The top, stretchers and both end trestles fit easily in a truck or SUV. The trestles and stretchers bolt together. The top is so massive it rests on top and stays in position with 2 large round wood pins that keep it in place.

The bench is composed mainly of vertical grain 16/4 Rock Maple, White Oak, Red Oak, Crotch Mahogany, Padauk and Koa wood.

All joinery was completed by hand, all mortise, tenon, wedges for the tenons, dove-tails and half-lapped miter joints.

I've used this bench for 27 years. It probably has another 300 years of use at the very least. I've seen similar work benches made in the 1600's that are still being used today.

This table is not produced commercially. It must be constructed from plans which are in a book entitled: "The Work Bench Book", by the Taunton Press. It took 6 months to complete. Except for some of the table saw work, it had to be made by hand because of the design elements. All trestles and risers are constructed using double wedged through mortise and tennon joinery.

The tail and shoulder vises are constructed using hand-cut dove-tail joinery as is the rear "tool alley tray". Tail vice jaws are lined with leather to avoid damage to woodwork while being clamped.

Local pickup only.

Cash Only Please. Will not respond to text messages.

Thanks,

mike

 
 
 
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