Workbenches For Sale!

by | Jul 10, 2019 | 11 comments

the little john workbench for saleThe workshop stinks of nuts at the moment.
I’m also tripping over big wooden vice screws and having to breath in to squeeze by the massive slabs of ash that are sitting there on my trestles.

This all feels familiar.
It’s because I’ve just finished tarting up some workbenches ready to sell.

I have a rather large collection of workbenches at the moment.
Everything from unfinished builds and prototypes, to old things that I couldn’t resist buying.
So I’ve decided to have a bit of a clear out.

I’m in the process of starting on a new venture, one that I think most of you will be interested in.
It’s gonna take time and a fair bit of funds, but I’ll keep you all up to date as I move forward with it.

To make a start I thought it was time for me to part with some of my cherished workbenches, and maybe build a few more.

As each bench becomes available for sale I’ll do a full post about it, so you have all the details.
Today I thought I’d just give you a heads up on what’s coming, in case one is more suiting for you to wait out for.

Upcoming Workbenches

The first is a 5ft long Little John. (Photo at the top of this post)
This is the very first one I made – the prototype.
It’s got a few upgrades to it that I’ve just added, including a cross system in the leg vice, and I’ve put a spiked planing stop in too.
This bench hasn’t seen much use at all but I’ve still gone over and given it a full tart up making it very close to new.
I’m looking for around £1400 for this one.

Richard's English workbench

My own English workbench. Seen in a photo taken when it was first built as a prototype for Maguire Workbenches, and a close up showing its years of use. This is the bench being built off in most of our video builds.

The next is very special to me as it’s my actual bench.
It was one of the first ever workbenches that I built for sale, and then I ended up using it to build every bench on since.
It’s my beloved English bench in ash.
I’ve just given it a full make over so it functions like new with just some added scars as tell tale signs of its use. And blood.
For this one, make me an offer.
If you want the world’s finest bench, it’s this one. It’s 7ft long.

Two English workbenches

Two English workbenches – a 12′ one in pine, and a 6′ one in oak.

The next will be a 6ft English style bench built in solid oak.
This one is basically new. It has a shaft system face vice and is built like a tank. £2500

And finally, due to space reasons at the moment I need to finally part with my 12ft English workbench. This is the one we built in the video series. It will be serviced and the top flattened up before delivery.
Make me an offer with this one.

I plan on sharing some more photos and details of each bench one at a time as they’re ready. But if there’s one you think you might be interested in feel free to ask questions or make a reservation straight away (contact us here)

Then once these ones are gone I’ll update for the next batch.
Oh, and it’s the finish that smells of nuts…

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About Richard Maguire

About Richard Maguire

As a professional hand tool woodworker, Richard found hand tools to be the far more efficient solution for a one man workshop. Richard runs 'The English Woodworker' as an online resource and video education for those looking for a fuss free approach to building fine furniture by hand. Learn More About Richard & The English Woodworker.


  1. Michael Lindsay Forster

    I bought my Little John a few years ago and still love it – best bench I ever had by a biiiiiiiiig margin! I bet these will be snapped up

  2. Bazz Granger

    Are you going to to be selling some vice screws and blocks? Because if you are put me at the top of the list! 😇

    • Andy

      I second that.

      Excited to hear more about the new adventure, Richard!

  3. Laura Smith

    Can’t wait to find out what your new venture is!

  4. alessandrot

    looking for a nice big vice screw to update my bench. how to get one?

  5. Rico

    Do these benches come with a supporting letter explaining to my wife why I spent so much money on something that I don’t need?

  6. Steve

    Great deals! But i reckon shipping to this side of the pond would blow my balls off.

  7. Ste

    If I had the money spare mate , I’d definitely
    Buy the 6ft oak English workbench oh yes !
    You’ll have to let us know what the new venture is suspense is killing me haha!

  8. Andy

    Just ended up building something similar but to save myself some time and effort I should have just purchased one! When this one breaks down I know where to look!

  9. Lee

    I would buy plans for the little john workbench. love that style.

  10. Kris Jewell

    Good afternoon Richard,
    I bought a 6′ Maguire Signature from you in 2010.
    We love it very much but for the last 4 years it has become an expensive roof box table!
    My husband has used the workbench ‘lightly’ and it is in excellent condition but due to health problem he no longer needs it and it is such a shame that it is not getting the loving use that a piece of this quality needs so we have decided to sell it. After a quick internet browse, I see that you no longer make these but have have interest from people looking to buy. Would our workbench be of interest to you or do you know of anybody searching for one? Regards KJ


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