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    Not myself, yet. I'm turning 60 in a couple of weeks, so my clockwork is hopefully good to go for quite a while yet.

    But a fellow churchmember finally determined that it was time for both he and his lovely bride to move into a residential nursing home. A downside, besides having to sell their home and its contents, is that he was a lifelong hobbyist woodworker. An mechanical engineer, he piddled around, but made some really nice furniture. Knowing that I'm pretty active in the shop, and am becoming full-time with my impending retirement in a couple of weeks, he asked if I would take care of his baby.

    He doesn't remember the brand of bench, as he got it quite some time ago. Solid maple, it weighs at least 200 pounds, and is complete with the bench dogs. My friend added a big bucket drawer underneath many years ago, and as we were loading it he told me to take his cabinet, too.

    My question to the collective brainpower here is this...Any idea as to who the maker of this bench was? There is an ID tag inlet into the front, covered over in some sort of yellowed plastic resin, but it's illegible. No other markings anywhere that I saw.

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    Last edited by 19 Stars; 01-24-2020, 02:34 PM.

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    I am unable to see the pictures except for the wall unit. Being old and solid maple, it must be a good one!

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    Hank Lee

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      Sorry about that, not sure what happened. I can see them just fine on this end, but that might be because I've got them still in the browser cashe...
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        Nice bench, But I have no idea on old WW equipment.
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