Custom Made – Trades & Craft Benches

Fully built benches can be freighted to eastern states capitals door to door – at brilliant backloading rates

Workshop Desk

JARRAH WORKSHOP WORK DESK WITH DRAWERS

At 2.1 x .6 x .75m high, this workshop desk is set for normal chair height. Not only is the desk a good location for the workshop phone and paperwork, the desk is suitable for all sorts of trade and craft activities. The jarrah top is  30mm thick. The large, steel sided drawers have a Heavy Duty fascia.

Jewellers Workbenches

TRADE AND CRAFT JEWELLERS WORKBENCH WITH JIGS

The above jewellers workbench is 1.2 x .75m in size. The bench is built in the Heavy Duty style with a small drawer featuring a solid jarrah fascia and a small brass knob. Two filings trays are provided under the mortise and tenon fitting arrangement of two jigs. The combination is a popular choice with height to suit the use of a chair or stool.

Mix and match the variations shown in these jewellers workbench photos, decide on a size and height to suit you, then ask for a price.

JEWELLERS TRADE WORKBENCH DESK WITH REAR SHELVING

1.2 x .75m with a strongly mounted shelf at the rear. Two trays are built in for use with a filing jig or a notching jig. The recess in the workbench top is offset to the left of centre to allow more working room on the right.

A lot of jarrah is used in making jewellers workbenches due to extensive reinforcing for bracing and to allow very heavy hammering on the bench top. A bench exhibiting particularly nice jarrah adds “atmosphere and charm” to a workshop seen by customers.

JEWELLERS MULTI ROLE WORKBENCH WITH CUT OUT

2.4m long and built in a knock-down style, this workbench is capable of serving a general purpose role without interference to the jewellery making section. The jig above the cut out in the bench top is two ended. The jig is quick to use either end and works out cheaper, but not as robust as the usual mortise and tenon arrangement shown on the other benches.

JOGIA DIAMONDS DUAL JEWELLERS WORKBENCH WITH TRAYS

2.4 x .6 x 1.03m high. A dual jewellers workbench with a laminated jarrah top. The deep trays are on slides. The bench was delivered in a knock-down form because of restricted access to the workshop. All jewellers benches are given a free secret compartment for use in emergencies. The location is known only to the bench builder and the jeweller. A close up photo of the bench top is shown below.

CLOSE UP JOGIA DIAMONDS WORKBENCH CUT OUT

The customer requested that feature grade jarrah be used for their workbenches. Feature grade exhibits evidence of attacks from the weather and insects. The timber is just as strong as prime grade. The price remains the same, it is a personal choice only.

CLOSE UP WORKBENCH WORLD HAND MADE DRAWERS

Solid, hand made jewellers drawers can be pulled well out, removed or pushed back to the very rear of the unit. A large brass knob has been used for decorative effect. Sometimes the central storage is built full depth to the floor. Standard large steel sided drawers can be added to the combination.

TAFE SCHOOL STUDENTS JEWELLERS WORKBENCH WITH CUTOUT

The lightest of many designs of a student jeweller’s workbench. Built along the lines of a Basic Bench, this quick and cheap version is a good starting bench for a novice or student. The bench is built in a knock-down style for cheap transportation interstate. Benches in this style take around 10 minutes to reassemble, then use.

Craftwork And Fabrics Workbenches

UNIVERSITY TAFE SCHOOL CRAFTWORK AND FABRICS BENCH

Two shelves are possible with a standard height bench, making better use of existing space. A flat topped workbench is essential for picture framing or leadlighting work. This is an old photo showing two shelves that were made from medium density fibreboard (mdf). Particleboard is now used instead of mdf due to health concerns.

UNIVERSITY TAFE CRAFTWORK AND FABRICS SCHOOL WORKBENCH

This workbench can be worked at from all sides, packs flat, is easy to transport and is useful for displays. The top has a tempered masonite “skin” over a solid 19mm substrate. The top overhangs 60mm. The bench edges and corners are chamfered so the bench can be used for working with fabrics.

Jewellers Benchtop Forge Platform

CRAFT DEMOUNTABLE JEWELLERS BENCHTOP FORGE WORK BENCH

Built in a knock-down style this heavy workbench was carried up stairs in sections for reassembly in a studio. The four trays on the left hand side have removable fronts for handling delicate specimens. There is one tray under the cut out work area to catch filings.

A notching jig sits on a sheet of HD-3 that is inset 7mm into the bench top. HD-3 is a softwood product that is highly compressed under extreme pressure and heat. Due to its density, HD-3 is a good platform for a forge. Slight dulling or surface disturbance may occur at 180 degrees Celsius. There is no noticeable effect after one hour of exposure to steam. HD-3 is very heavy and is usually used for truck body trays, skateboard ramps and other products expected to be subjected to severe abuse.