Inventory Number: 1627-385
- Hammacher Schlemmer & Co
- Table size 18" by 48"
- Height: 31"
- Estimated weight 90 lbs
- Two 12" wood vise's size / opens 6"
Built in about 1910 by Hammacher Schlemmer — then a reputable mail-order manufacturer — it certainly has the soulful character of a centenarian. The well-worn cherry wood has a radiant patina, its scratches and stains the result of countless hours of craft. The base was cleverly constructed with heavy-duty hex bolts that allows for easy dissassembly.
The two vises (the clamping devices used to keep a work piece still while sawing, planing, chiseling, etc) have wooden threads and are in good shape. Most importantly, the bench is solid with very little wobble in the legs.
A woodworker’s life revolves around their workbench. It’s here where furniture’s intricate details are crafted — the dovetail joinery, the hand-planed surfaces, the perfect-fitting drawer. Thebench is also an escape from the loud machinery of the modern workshop, a place to measure your next cut.
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