Bench and Base

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Project by apeek posted 10-23-2019 07:17 PM 1096 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this bench a few years back. It had a nailed together 2×4 base, that was falling apart, so I made this base out of Ash. Finished it with mineral oil and beeswax.

Can’t find anything in the internet about the bench maker – Bent Holmriis – any ideas?

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#1 posted 10-23-2019 08:03 PM

I would imagine that when that beautiful bench top was built, there was no internet! The company may have subsequently gone out of business.

Like I said, that is a beautiful bench and you did a very nice job with the new base. It looks like it will be a very useful bench for your workshop.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 10-23-2019 08:21 PM

The plate would make you think it was from a business, but Sweden, and woodworking bench pretty much just nets you Sjöbergs. Sometimes along the trail to the top, smaller acquisitions just become part of the whole, and no longer merit specific mention on their own. Or they couldn’t stand the competition, and just poofed themselves. Dads retire, and kids don’t want to carry on, lot’s of stories, lot’s of reasons.

Looks like it will be robust enough to get some work out of it. Use it in good health.

Not sure if you are going there, but that frame on the base looks inviting to a nice cabinet to house chisels, and whatnot to use right there at the bench.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 10-23-2019 08:32 PM

Concrats with a grear It might be from this company:
It was founded in 1914, and was a family business for 3 generations.
Why not pop them a email and ask? I assume they will think it is fun to figure it out.

Here you may also see that a person named The same from the same town passed away in 2013 – this is quite likely the same person:

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#4 posted 10-24-2019 08:01 PM

Very sturdy base, should serve you well

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

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