Handmade Solid Maple Carpenter's Workbench c.1970
Beautifully constructed handmade solid Maple carpenter's workbench with two working steel vices, an inlay section for carpenter's tools, two metal "dogs", twelve "dogs holes" (used to hold wooden pieces in place) and dovetail joints. The piece is structurally sound and has retained the original finish.
- CREATOR Unknown.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1970.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Maple. Cast Iron.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 33.25 in. D 36 in. (40 in. with handle and 44.5 in. when vice is fully extended) W 71 in. (80.5 in. when vice is fully extended)
A carpenter's workbench is essentially a table fitted with various holding devices, such as bench stops and vises, made sufficiently strong and massive to be used for a variety of woodworking operations.