This listing is for a remarkable wood workbench complete with 36 miraculous tools. The workbench and all tools were crafted by U. The bench itself is made entirely of wood, and features numerous amazing details: there are four working drawers for tool and accessory storage one of the drawers has divided sections for keeping planes separated (see second to last photo)! (There are two drawers in front, under the middle shelf, and one on each end of the bench).
There are nine drilled holes and in the top shelf, for inserting screwdrivers, and two long slats for storing saws and chisels, one large shelf, below the top shelf, for storing accessories. There is a substantial workbench table space for laying out projects and tools, and four sturdy legs with bracing. My favorite detail is the working vise clamp attached to the front of the bench for holding project pieces in place while being worked on. I acquired this set from a retired retail shop, so I believe it is actually new old stock, although there is no original packaging.
The workbench is signed underneath with Terry's maker's mark ("MA"for McAlister); it also came in a box with other items from the shop with a handwritten note about its contents, saying the tools were by Terry McAlister. Upon researching this artisan, I found information about this exact bench and all the tools he made to go with the bench.There was even a photo of him with the bench presumably by the photographer who documented his work (see final photo). The lot comes with the photograph and a letter likely written by Terry himself, but on the letterhead of the. Photographer who documented Terry's career and the making of the bench. So clearly both the bench and all the tools are by McAlister.
The bench is really wonderfully detailed and would be perfect in a garage or workroom, or carpenter's shop. However the tools are really the most amazing part of this set: utterly realistic, perfectly crafted, beautiful to look at, and (according to one source I found) actually work (I haven't tested this)!
All tools are designed in their "vintage" style so, c. Late 1800s through mid 1900s. Almost every tool is made of wood (some natural color, some stained or dark wood), many with brass or metal parts. The list of the 36 gorgeously crafted tools consists of.4 metal saws with wood handles. 1 file with wood handle.
1 carpenter's try square with wood handle. 1 brass ruler (numbered up to 18 "inches", plus angles marked). 4 different wood mallets (one with brass-wrapped head). 1 brass oil can (non-working).
1 "filled" brass paint or varnish can with stir stick. 3 block planes with metal blades. 1 fenced plow plane with a metal blade. 1 level (with little "bubble-tube" but non-working).
1 coping saw with wood handle. 1 auger drill with wood hands. 1 egg beater hand drill.1 brass blow torch with wood handle (non-working). 1 paper box of "Emerald 2" Steel Nails (empty box). NOTE: The bench is quite large, so please see dimensions to know what you are getting. Terry designed it as a 1:12 scale piece, but it will take up a lot of space in your "workroom" or garage. The tools are not at all bulky or over-sized, but are quite perfect in their scale and craftsmanship.
This would also be a delightful gift for any devoted woodworker: to have the tools of their trade in such a. Marvelous display setting, in such diminutive size!For those who like to know about the artisan: (From a letter, likely written by Terry himself). Terry McAllister started making toy soldiers and military vehicles when he was a small boy guided by his father and mother who were makers of dolls houses and interiors. Terry produced a 1:12 scale, accurate and detailed miniature workbench, complete with 30 miniature tools that all work. One of his early problems was finding miniature working tools to make his miniature creations. He finally overcame this: he made them. His work was in great demand in.
He used the best wood for his work, cherry, walnut, and oak. He worked from original reference books. Terry said that basic hand tools have not changed since they were first made. 5½" H x 6½" W x 4¼ D. Is a vintage, handcrafted, new old stock set , acquired from a retired Miniature Shop.
All components are in excellent shape. All appears to be in mint condition. Is a 1:12 (1 inch) scale miniature, unless otherwise stated in description.It is an adult collectible miniature, and is not meant for children under the age of 14. The ruler in the photo is there to provide a reference point for scale. It is NOT meant to indicate any exact measurements!
Due to angles & perspective, you should not assume that the measurement reflected in the photo is exact. Please refer to listed dimensions for accuracy. Please browse my store (Lovely Little Life Miniatures). Here is the link to my store filled with many wonderful miniatures, etc. Features a curated collection of 1:12 scale dollhouse miniatures ranging from high-end artisan-crafted one-of-a-kind pieces to mid-range quality merchandise.
I specialize in Victorian / Edwardian Period pieces, but carry additional items, as well. I make every effort to pack items carefully (using recycled & recyclable materials whenever possible) to ensure they arrive safely & intact. If item is damaged in transit, please send me digital photos of condition.
Please give me the chance to resolve any issues first, before leaving feedback. Please refer to the photos for exact condition and see close-ups for details. If an item has notable damage or repair, it will be discussed in the item description and shown in the photos. It is, however, possible, that items may have minor imperfections that simply come with working in the world of miniatures.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dollhouse Miniatures\Dollhouse Furniture". The seller is "singndanz77" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.