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Project by GrandpaDwight posted 10-17-2019 12:31 AM 1079 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this Christiansen workbench with Sheldon quick release vise. I believe this is all maple and I used an English Chestnut stain.





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swirt

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#1 posted 10-17-2019 02:39 AM

Beautiful bench you found. it seems very deep.

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GrandpaDwight

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#2 posted 10-17-2019 03:49 AM

It originally had a vise on both sides-maybe used in a classroom.

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GrandpaDwight

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#3 posted 10-17-2019 03:54 AM

It originally had a vise on both sides-maybe used in a classroom.


Beautiful bench you found. it seems very deep.

- swirt


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#4 posted 10-17-2019 11:28 AM

Nice find and nice restoration as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 10-17-2019 11:49 AM

You found this! wow, the only I every find is pocket lint… maybe the occasional penny on the ground.

Great find. its looks to be a very nice workbench.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#6 posted 10-17-2019 01:20 PM

yeah thats a beautiful bench,i love the patina from years of woodworking,it’s nice to get a new life.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 10-17-2019 02:30 PM

That is a great find!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 10-17-2019 08:12 PM

Beautiful bench.
C. Christiansen sounds Danish – any info.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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GrandpaDwight

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#9 posted 10-17-2019 08:32 PM



Beautiful bench.
C. Christiansen sounds Danish – any info.
Best thoughts,
Mads
The information I have is that Carl Christiansen made workbenches in Chicago from the late 1800s to around 1930s
- mafe

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fivecodys

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#10 posted 10-17-2019 09:39 PM

That is a beauty and quite a find.
It sure cleaned up nice.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 10-17-2019 11:39 PM

Looks fabulous. What are the dimensions?

You might want to e-mail Gary at Toolemera, he’s talking about a lot of pics he’s gotten from The Christiansen Workbench Company, he just started on this 8/3/19 so it’s not too complete.

He’s good people, and would probably like to talk with you, being an owner.

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GrandpaDwight

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#12 posted 10-17-2019 11:54 PM

The dimensions are 52w x 36D x 32h. Thanks for the referal

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#13 posted 10-18-2019 04:31 AM

That is really nice.

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mafe

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#14 posted 10-18-2019 09:04 AM

Hi,
I think your text vanished in your answer to me…
Smiles,
Mads

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

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#15 posted 10-22-2019 04:18 AM

Looks like it is very sturdy, love the finish

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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