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Homeschooling bench

Homeschooling workbench

The client was looking for a workbench that had options galore. That included a bench that could easily be moved, overhang so that you could sit it comfortably and be a woodworking workbench as well.

We designed a bench that has an overhang and a lower shelf, allowing seating around the bench on stools. Retractable castors allows the person working on the bench to have an entirely stable work surface, something that we have found locking castors not to give. And it is a workbench as well.

This is a great bench to sit around and do your work if you are home schooling, although it is a little bit late now for lock-down schooling (we hope).

08 June, 2020|Bench, castors, House, woodworking|0 Comments

Standard Jeweller’s workbench

Standard jewellers workbench

The client was a beginner jeweller who needed a workbench at home to practise on. This was a perfect solution, as the frame, legs and cutout were made of Jarrah and the rest of the work surface was marine ply. This makes the bench economical to make and fully functional for the jeweller. The lower shelf allows the user to sit close to the work area and can be a small storage area, ideal for a gas bottle. Just as good, it can be used to rest your feet on when sitting on a stool working away.

The jewellers’ cutout is made of Jarrah, where much of the wear will be for the craftsperson working on this bench. The cutout is available as a semicircle (as shown here) or as a straight-edge half-hexagon.

There is also a raised edge on 3 sides so that no tools or workpieces roll off. This is an important feature that has had some of the most positive feedback from our clients.

There is a filings tray shown on this bench, and a tool tray is also a popular option.

14 April, 2019|Bench, Jewellers|0 Comments

Prototype workbench for the WA Wood Show

We have been looking to add a new range of workbenches to our catalogue and decided to show this Tasmanian Oak flat-top woodworking workbench at the WA Wood Show.

This workbench is 2,000×600 and 900 high. The legs are laminated Tasmanian oak and the shelf and top rails are mortised through the leg for added stability. We wanted to try a different construction method than our usual bolted construction, so the mortise and tenon joints were enjoyable to incorporate.

The top is 64mm thick, so that there is no rebound when hammering and the weight is enough to keep the work surface stable. We also found some beautiful salmon coloured Jarrah boards for the bottom shelf and they are a perfect contrast to the primary timber.

The top is off-centre so that you can sling a vice under the right-hand end (as pictured). It is also a simple task to add dog-holes and a tail vice. The HNT Gordon Tail vice would look great and be a perfect addition to this bench.

Tasmanian Oak workbench

04 August, 2018|Bench, woodworking|0 Comments