Custom Made – Trades & Craft Benches
Fully built benches can be freighted to eastern states capitals door to door
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard jewellers workbench
The lightest of many designs of a student jeweller’s workbench. Built along the lines of a Standard 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
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). Marine grade plywood is now used for increased strength ad stability.
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 18mm 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
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.