Jeweler's Bench for the Home Team

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Project by DustyNewt posted 01-03-2011 12:32 PM 7788 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our interests are expanding into the world of jewelry. Well, mostly my wife’s. But I built this bench with both of us in mind. It can be used by two, like the old partner’s desks. The kneehole goes all the way through the 36” width, with cubbyholes on the “back side of the drawer unit. The top is 60” long. Plenty of room for pounding.

One end sports 5 drawers, the other end an open shelf unit.

I used box store lumber and MDF for construction, as it needed to be sturdy, not pretty.

I still have to add the “catch tray” under the bench pin (in the kneehole) for all those escape minded filings, stones and fumbled tools.

As with all shop furniture and fixtures, this is an ever evolving project.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 01:03 PM

Nice looking work bench.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 03:01 PM

That’s a very nice bench and could be used by people with all sorts of hobbies.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 03:05 PM

Nice work station, very useful.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 03:47 PM

a great alround bench /table
and I like that you have remember the red fire….. on the corner :-)
if she use files she maybee want a wedgeformed wice too to match with the
birdmouth (

thankĀ“s for sharing

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Don Johnson

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 07:18 PM

Nice unit,
I believe that some jewellers/watchmakers attach their aprons to the underside of their benches to catch objects that fall.
An eyelet in each front corner of the apron, and a couple of hooks screwed to the underside of the bench ??
But remember to unhook before moving away !!!!!!!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#6 posted 01-04-2011 05:18 AM

On my wife’s bench, we used a large piece of scrap leather, similar to what Don mentioned. Catches all the filings, etc, and is flexible enough to move around with you knees and not be in the way.

-- Peter, Central VA

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#7 posted 01-07-2011 12:54 AM

Thank you all for your comments and feedback about the catch—alls. I will see what my wife would prefer. I think the tray would work best for me, but she IS the boss.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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