My father and I have decided to take on the task of building my first
jeweler’s bench. His father was a professional carpenter, and my dad
has the skills as a result of his upbringing. So it’s not the skills
we’re worried about - it’s the decisions!
We’re looking to start drawing out our own, custom plans. With that
said, I need some help! If you can answer any of the following
questions (more like pleas!), I’d be much appreciated. Personal
preferences are welcomed and encouraged!! (The question in bold is
the most critical structurally, but they’re all pretty important.)
-In addition to bench pins, what are some other common jeweler’s
bench accessories that might need holes in the side of the bench for
insertion/use and removal?
-What are the standard size of these holes made in the workbench for
tools such as bench pins?
-Which material is preferred for the top of the bench - wood,
-The sweeps drawer seems so far down on many benches. Is this
-Belly hole/no belly hole?
Any other advice is totally welcomed! This will be the bench I have
to use for years to come, so I want to do it right!!
Thanks so much in advance. I’ve found some great info on the forum
so far, but have never posted till now.