Estate sale corner find cleanup

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Blog entry by dbol posted 07-19-2011 03:07 AM 1586 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this workbench at an estate sale. It had 75 on it but I offered 20 for it and they took it. It was covered by all kinds of other stuff, and I don’t think the guy working really knew it was a workbench. I started on the legs and such knowing that if I did the top first I don’t think I would have ever done the bottom part.

Once I cleaned it up I wiped on couple coats of poly.

Then on to the vice.

This last one is how it was priced. Not real easy to get that out.
Sanded and planed the top smooth.

The black stain I could not get out.
I need to take a couple more shots of the finished top. I just put a beeswax product on the top. I wasn’t real happy with that decision but I’m not too worried about it.
I would like to get some bench dogs and make the vice fit better.
Thanks for looking. I hope to make blogs in the future once I get a nicer camera.

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 03:11 AM

I love it! It is great that somebody’s bench went to somebody that will use it and has already nursed it back to glory. My bench is 9’ 2” long and I’ve told my kids they’ll get it out of the basement when I’m gone, it must weigh 500 lbs. They’ll be cussing me then. Anyway, nice score.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 03:12 AM

Thats a great find and at that price the vice is worth 5x that alone


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#3 posted 07-19-2011 03:37 AM

Very cool find. Take good care of it!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 04:34 AM

Good Find. Always nice to try to get things for lower price.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 04:35 AM

OMG what a wonderful find. I’m so jealous I can’t even describe it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-19-2011 06:47 AM

It’s great to see a woodworker’s bench end up with someone who’ll appreciate it. Great score!!!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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