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Old Danish hobby workbench
croissants, espresso and beer…

Bought a old Danish hobby workbench from a old lady in Copenhagen, gave it back life and made a wee blog where you can read the details and find out how these were made, measures and more.

This post is from the blog:

1. Kitchen woodworking.
2. Dogs and beer.
3. Tear down the workbench!
4. Explosion.
5. New life to old tools, bench on bench.
6. MaFe has left the building.

(This bench type goes under the name of Milkmans workbench in US).

Hope this can inspire.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 11-14-2016 01:02 AM

Just took a LJ tour and acually remeber seeing some of these before now:
One with different woods a two sizes:
Here a cool one from LJ with wedges:
Version with standard threaded metal rod:
Wonderful to see how creative people become.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 11-14-2016 01:02 AM

Looks like a very handy bench. Your “wee blog” on bringing this bench back to life is superbly done.
This is a restored bench that you can be proud of.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 11-14-2016 02:27 AM

wow ive never seen someone conbine the woodshop and kitchen together,hey cut some wood and then cut some meat,two of my favorite things,ill give 5 stars on this one.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 11-14-2016 04:17 AM


I guess you just clamp it down to wherever you are… Can you always find a way to clamp it where you want?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 11-14-2016 06:52 AM

Well, that’s real ’’field work’’ or ’’woodworking to go’’ concept,great idea. Sure very educational to see all needed parts to make this.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-14-2016 09:35 AM

Interesting concept! What does the wife think?

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#7 posted 11-14-2016 11:51 AM

Seems to be the best way to squeeze the heck out of an orange.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#8 posted 11-14-2016 12:03 PM

Very nice restore. Mads. Lot of loving care into it!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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JB Brackett

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#9 posted 11-14-2016 12:33 PM

Excellent! I’d love having one of these.

-- “If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.” —Walt Disney

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#10 posted 11-14-2016 01:51 PM

Pretty slick Mads.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#11 posted 11-14-2016 02:20 PM

Interesting bit of kit.

-- Expert at turning Big pieces of Wood into Little pieces of Wood!

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#12 posted 11-14-2016 02:43 PM

Again, Ivan nailed it … woodworking on the go … I have to have one! Great job, Mads, and thanks for the blog!

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#13 posted 11-14-2016 04:13 PM

Mads, I love this portable work table top. From the kitchen to the patio, from the row boat to the campsite, from the hammock to the tree house, let the woodworking continue. Nice work, Mads; be creative and happy and have fun my friend.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 11-14-2016 04:29 PM

You nailed that one Mads.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#15 posted 11-15-2016 11:42 AM

I didn’t see Mads use any nail Madts. LOL.

Seriously though Mads, you made a wonderful job of that. Terrific blog too. I especially love the last photo with it slung across your back.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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