John Christiansen sent along two photographs that are, perhaps, more interesting than the Christiansen workbenches themselves. For those of you have not been reading this blog since before the flood, and shame on you, John is a descendent of the Christiansen family of workbench and tool chest fame. You can catch up on this unfolding history here and here and also here.
And a worthy bit of information on Christiansen workbenches: "Some of the later benches had cast iron head and tail vises replacing the maple. These vises were made by Abernathy Vise , a company purchased by Carl Christiansen. So if your bench has an Abernathy Vise you can be sure that the bench is made by Christiansen."
Lastly, a note from John which makes it all worthwhile to all those workbench fanatics out there: "I enjoy your blog and it makes me feel good to know that these benches are still being used and appreciated. Best Regards, John Christiansen"
Next up: Mechanic's Companion Proof is on it's way.