Phil Baker and Jack Sciara of M-WTCA constructed a museum quality, authentic reproduction of a period workbench for the Gristmill at Mt Vernon. Here are some pictures of that process and what it looks like today.
Bench under construction in Jack’s shop
Bench being placed in the Gristmill by Phil and Jack with help from interpreters
Bench in place in Gristmill. Vises still need to be added.
Closer shot of the workbench.
Two interpreters in period clothing with the bench in the Gristmill.