Finally… after taking a bit of a handful on, I’ve now got my old workbench ready for sale.
Most of you will know this bench well. It’s been used in most of the videos and has also been the bench that I built 99% of Maguire Workbenches on. It’s the bench that built benches.
I first designed this workbench to be a nice back to basics thing.
It was when everyone first started wanting bling on every corner of their benches. I wanted to try and make a point that the best benches had less, but what they did have was well thought out and worked.
I never intended for this bench to be mine. It was a prototype and I just ended up using it for a bit, and that bit turned into about seven or eight years. Over this time I’ve become very fond of it, like my hand plane, it’s my old friend.
Sadly though (well it’s not sad really), I need to move forward, and I do like a good change. So the bench needs a new home.
I will say now though, if you buy this bench, I wanna know if you ever want to sell it again.
The bench works as a standard English type workbench… the best type.
Although it is built differently. The base is made of two trestles and the top and aprons are as one. Unusually for an English bench, this means it can be knocked down.
The workbench is 7 ft long, 2 ft wide and 34 inch tall. (2.1m x 600mm x 860mm)
The top is 3 inch (76mm) thick and the whole thing is solid ash.
For work holding it has a lovely broken in face vice with wooden screw, which is fully adjustable for ware.
It has a spiked planing stop, holdfast and dog holes. And a central full length stop.
The bench functions as new with no faults or quirks. It shows its past with its scars, as you can see in the photos.
I’ve given it a full service, so that’s a complete refinish, going over the vice to tune it up, and re-flattened the top.
My aim when building workbenches was to make the finest benches in the world.
This bench in my opinion is the finest bench in the world.
I’m looking for offers around £2300. UK only, and I will be personally delivering this one.
If you would like further details or might be interested in this workbench then please get in touch at email@example.com