Tagged: 1936 Paul sellers bench
- 4 June 2014 at 2:04 pm #57893david o’sullivanParticipant
i recently came across a collection of woodworking magazines and taught members would find pauls bench of interest,although he admits himself it is not of his design but a bench that would handle all your woodworking needs.i find the magazines fascinating i believe it was about this time that machines were making an impact as they improved but there is some great arguments to the use of hand tools and one in particular in relation to wooden planes v metal .i am only estimating but i would think that in 1936 the craftsmen that would have apprenticed Paul would have been young boys themselves. check out the price of the hand plane in 1936 well over a weeks wages for the time.
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You must be logged in to access attached files.4 June 2014 at 2:59 pm #57897Joe KaiserParticipant
Cool find, thanks for sharing.
I had recently built a workbench, and not a week later found this design (and Mr. Sellers) on youtube. It looks like it would have been not only stronger, but easier to build. Oh well, such is life. If I ever need to rebuild it I will be using something like this for sure.
Seattle, WA4 June 2014 at 9:43 pm #57920John MeaneyParticipant
David, Those magazines look like they could have some really good articles and projects. Where did you find them?
BTW I went to the Milk Market on Saturday and picked up a Woden #4, paid €15.
Anything I make will be better next time.4 June 2014 at 10:18 pm #57922david o’sullivanParticipant
got them on e.bay £5. i will have to get up to that milk mart some time john
"we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle5 June 2014 at 9:56 am #57938George BridgemanParticipant
Nice find! Not to flog a dead horse but it’s interesting that the bench would be almost 38″ high!
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