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Project by Greedo posted 04-20-2010 09:56 PM 5150 views 20 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here are a few of the juwelers workbenches that i made, the top is mostly beech, and the base is always pine.
i was looking for something to make wich would give me experience without losing money. and it’s almost by coincidence that i started making these, there’s a big demand apparently for affordable workbenches. it took me a while to get my own model right, and im not entirely there yet, but i want to be different from the simple and yet verry expensive models you see in shops.





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#1 posted 04-20-2010 09:57 PM

sweet job man!

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#2 posted 04-20-2010 10:22 PM

Well done, it looks very sturdy.

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#3 posted 04-20-2010 10:48 PM

They seem very nice. Have all the drawers handy. Not too big. Well done.

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#4 posted 04-20-2010 11:27 PM

Those are nice, and a great nitch to specialize in. I hadn’t thought of that, I’m embarrased to say, because I am a jeweler by night, and an engineer by day.

A question or two.
- Do you have the little pull out arm rests? They don’t show in the pictures, if you do. I, and most jewelers I know, can’t function without those.
- Is the catch pan in the bottom lined with metal, preferrably sheet stainless? I have a bench with just an aluminum sheet bottom and I hate it when my gold dust, from filing, gets stuck between the bottom and the drawer sides.

Nice looking benches though, good drawer placement.

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#5 posted 04-21-2010 01:12 AM

realy great work benches for nearly all kind of work
with small things nomatter what form for trade/hobby
you have
but is there enoff room for the knees /legs under the
bottom drawer when you sit down for working

Dennis

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#6 posted 04-21-2010 02:01 AM

very nice design – beautifully done!

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#7 posted 04-21-2010 05:41 AM

well done it looks like it might work as a carvers bench too with a couple changes.

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#8 posted 04-21-2010 07:00 AM

very nice work…

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#9 posted 04-21-2010 09:50 AM

thank you all for the nice coments!

@crank49 and dennisgrosen, the benches are usually 1 meter tall, wich is much higher than usual tables so that the juwelers don’t have to bend over to work on it.
there is plenty of legspace underneath, usually about 70 cm. i suggested to some customers about adding armrests, but over here it isn’t commonly used and many fear it would just get in the way.
and i don’t have any lining yet in the filing drawer, i trust on the buyers to add someting when they think it’s neccesary. though i am searching for something not too expensive that i can use, and adapt my drawers to fit it. maybe some kind of baking tray.

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#10 posted 04-21-2010 02:41 PM

thank´s for the explanation preciated it
sorry I didn´t say before, welcome to LumberJock
have fun and enjoy the site but be aware it´s too addictive

Dennis

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#11 posted 04-21-2010 03:44 PM

Good job, very well done!! It looks like it will be very efficient.

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#12 posted 04-23-2010 12:32 PM

You did a beautiful job on this piece. Very nicely done.

Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#13 posted 04-23-2010 12:52 PM

Great job, they look great.

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#14 posted 04-26-2010 04:32 AM

Very nice I favorited it.

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#15 posted 05-17-2010 03:12 AM

That is a great looking bench. Nice design.

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