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Arm rests


#1

Most arm rests slide into nice holes in the bench, sort of works OK
but a bloody pain for a retrofit, worse if you walk into it.

Mine is a piece of hard wood with a 1/4" X 6" slot down the centre
sort of towards the back end. One 1/4" bolt with a wing nut allowes
the extension and angle to be adjusted. (sorry about the imperial
measurements but you can convert as well as I can :slight_smile:

Jeff
Demand Designs
Analog/Digital Modelling & Goldsmithing
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#2

I’m not big on the wood-bits-as-armrests. My husband picked up an
armrest used for office work or something at a show in Madison and
it is wonderful. The problem…he only picked up one.

They don’t slide in neatly, but they’re easy to move and remove.
Might have to look it up to post it…and to get another couple.
There are two of us using them. :slight_smile:

Kim


#3
Most arm rests slide into nice holes in the bench, sort of works
OK but a bloody pain for a retrofit, worse if you walk into it. 

Yeah I wondered about that. It is going to be difficult to fit them
after the fact but I’ll see if it’s possible.

Thanks for the advice.

Helen
UK


#4
Most arm rests slide into nice holes in the bench, sort of works
OK but a bloody pain for a retrofit, worse if you walk into it. 

If you want to retrofit an arm rest to an existing bench, take a
look at the one that Sep Tools (septools.com) sells.

It clamps to the bench & is articulated so you arm is supported all
the will it moves around.

When you get to the septools site, put ‘arm rests’ in the ‘Quick
Find’ box in the upper right corner. Then click on the picture to get
a larger view of the arm rest.

I’ve been using one of these for over 2 years & it’s great.

Usual disclaimers, just a satisfied customer.

Dave


#5

They are listed as jewelers arm rest. I have two sets for sale as
pictured in the septools catalog.

KPK


#6
sort of works OK but a bloody pain for a retrofit, 

I don’t know metric lumber, but people can figure that out, if
needed. Get a nice piece of 1"x4" stock as long as your bench is
deep under the top. Screw or nail another small piece onto one end,
maybe 2" long, and sand it. That gives you a handle to pull it out
from the bench. Get a piece of 1"x 6" stock, and two pieces of 1" x
1" or maybe 1 1/2", all the same length as your bench is deep. screw
one of the 1" pieces on the top of the 6" piece, and one on the
bottom on the other side, so when you look at the end of it, it will
look like a zig-zag. Put another piece of the 1" stock inside just
for a spacer, and screw the bottom “zag” into the side of your
bench. Either screw the upper “zig” into the bottom of your benchtop
or use brackets if necessary. Remove the temporary spacer board and
put your armrest in place. The length of it all should be such that
it tucks under the top of the bench when it’s closed.

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