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Look what i jist found................

buried in my basement.
I've been here 'bout 5 years and so busy rebuildin the rest o' the house that i overlooked this little gem.
Previous residents left it, ( and everything else ), behind.
Mmmm..or is it original to the house ? ( built in 1830 )
S'pose i'm gonna hafta git this dragged out to the shop
It measures 9' 8" long x 43" deep x 34" high.
Look what i jist found................-picture-001.jpg
Look what i jist found................-picture-002.jpg
Look what i jist found................-picture-003.jpg
Anyone got any clue as to what all the holes are for ?
I'm figgerin for different clampin applications but how did they work ?

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Nice find !!!!
Been there all this time and just saw it huh?

I'm guessing the holes are for supporting a longer piece mounted in the vise.
You would insert a dowel (peg) and it would support the end of a board.
Different heights for different widths and different locations for different lengths.

Can't wait to see how you use this in your shop. Congrats......

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I agree. How did you not see it it's huge? Lol
I'm not sure what is. I'm sure joes bucket o rust will know.

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Look out, Jim... American Pickers are looking closely at this one...

How come the multi-drawer white cabinet isn't out there organizing all the little parts and pieces you can never find a home for in your shop?????

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Is it wood or steel?

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Someone was a craftsman. That's a traditional workbench
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Nice find !!!!
Been there all this time and just saw it huh?

I'm guessing the holes are for supporting a longer piece mounted in the vise.
You would insert a dowel (peg) and it would support the end of a board.
Different heights for different widths and different locations for different lengths.

Can't wait to see how you use this in your shop. Congrats......
That's exactly what the holes are for (commonly known as a "board jack")
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Nice find !!!!
Been there all this time and just saw it huh?

I'm guessing the holes are for supporting a longer piece mounted in the vise.
You would insert a dowel (peg) and it would support the end of a board.
Different heights for different widths and different locations for different lengths.

Can't wait to see how you use this in your shop. Congrats......
There is so much junk left behind tc that i never paid attention to it all. It's not mine so it's not my business
I only go into that part o' the basement to git to the main panel when i'm workin on the wiring. When that vise cot my attention i then began lookin much closer at everthing.

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I agree. How did you not see it it's huge? Lol
I'm not sure what is. I'm sure joes bucket o rust will know.
It's a work bench Dom. A HUGE OLD workbench. The thing at 11 o:clock to the pressure cooker in the last pic is the vise to the bench.

If i can get permission from the previous owners here i'll ask about all this stuff and what to do with it.
Mmm..maybe there's some wooden 'gold' buried in all that stuff

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Look out, Jim... American Pickers are looking closely at this one...

How come the multi-drawer white cabinet isn't out there organizing all the little parts and pieces you can never find a home for in your shop?????

It's not my property tc. If/when i can talk with the previous tenants here i'll find out what to do with that stuff.
Until i can do that, it's not my stuff to do anything with.

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Is it wood or steel?
Yep

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Someone was a craftsman. That's a traditional workbench
Without goin down and measurin the basement door Cliff,and the bench bein 43" deep, i'm s'pectin that the bench was built in place and used for makin all the woodwork and trim in the house.
That part o' the basement was also the summer kitchen, ( huge fireplace down there ),so possibly it seconed as a table for the woman and her cannins.

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Yep
So its wood and steel.
I sense a little tension in you comments.
Can we agree?
Baahaahaaaa

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So its wood and steel.
I sense a little tension in you comments.
Can we agree?
Baahaahaaaa
You sense incorrectly young Dom
I was jist funnin with ya.
It is a wooden work bench and it has a piece of steel pipe for the vise handle, ( see last pic)in OP.
Oh yeah, and steel square nails holdin it together

Oh yeah, and if i contact the original owner...no wait...the original owner would be dead over a 150 years ago .......lol.....if i can contact the last owner and find that i can have/use it, then of course it would be a STEAL of a deal for a wooden bench

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You sense incorrectly young Dom
I was jist funnin with ya.
It is a wooden work bench and it has a piece of steel pipe for the vise handle, ( see last pic)in OP.
Oh yeah, and steel square nails holdin it together

Oh yeah, and if i contact the original owner...no wait...the original owner would be dead over a 150 years ago .......lol.....if i can contact the last owner and find that i can have/use it, then of course it would be a STEAL of a deal for a wooden bench
I know your messin.
But how do you know I'm young. Lol
Alright. No more jokes.
Please resume.
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