It pays to have a friend who is a craftsman. Wesley Freeman and I took a trip to the Return to the Hook a few weeks ago.
In return for a few dollars he owed me in travel expenses he put together this fine workbench:
I provided the materials from a local construction scrap heap. He built it.
The best thing about this workbench is that it was built to match my height. At 6’6″, I am not accustomed to furniture, cars, desks, chairs, or anything in particular (other than a basketball hoop) built with my height in mind. It still feels odd to step up to a workbench and not crouch over. Fine work Mr. Freeman! At last, I have one item in my house built in proportion to my height. Kudos to Wesley and cheers to all the unrecognized craftsmen of this world–you folks are a lost breed.
Very nice! Curious, have a guess, but can you describe what model and where you got the musket you have above the bench? Is that lower picture to the right actually a framed target (maybe shot-through with a musket ball)? Fond memories of my own basement, which I — to see the light — proceeded to spray paint white! Thanks and enjoy that workbench!
1777 Charleville. India made. Got it from a mom and pop shop in Boston. I have two framed pictures in the photo (my target shots are actually just to the right of this shot actually). The pictures are of Marquis De Lafayette and Daniel Morgan.
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