Thursday, September 19, 2013

Still a workbench

The Society for the Prevention of the Exploitation of Workbenches (SPEW) is slacking again. Actually I'm two minds about this one; it is still being used for something creative, just not for what it was intended. But should any working bench really be subjected to quite so much pastel?

Found it here - you'll have to scroll down past an awful lot of glass jars full of buttons, and plenteous ribbons, so I'll append the caption and save you some possible pain if that's not your idea of a good time:

"I orginally bought this workbench to use as my worktable but, at only 13 inches, it ended up not being deep enough. I still love it, though! It didn't photograph well because the flash made the wood look a lot lighter than it is. I paid $110 for it at Pappy's Antiques and put a glass top on it for two reasons. The top is pretty rough since it was actually some man's workbench. And, again because it was used, it has oil and grease on it."

Good heavens, it was actually some man's workbench. With oil and grease on it. There's a surprise.

Ack, no, fair enough - the world of buttons and ribbons is short on grease, I suppose. On the bright side, it's not been busted up and may yet live again as a workbench sometime in the future. As long as no-one's cut out a heart shape in the middle of the apron in the meantime. Even the most dedicated Spewer may cavil at that in their w'shop.

1 comment:

  1. Com'on Alf - dust down that Maxi and get back into your workshop!
    Pictures of a pastel workbench in a sea of ribbons just isn't cricket!!!


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