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#1

Hi all!

I know this subject has been addressed before, but of course I
didn’t need the then and I’m having no luck finding the
topic in the archives. Does someone out there have plans for a
jeweler’s workbench that they’d be willing to share? I have a friend
who would like to build his own, and is looking for a good set of
plans.

Thanks in advance!

Suzanne

Suzanne Wade
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#2

Suzanne Wade

I have a setting bench that is actually built into the frame-work of
the stair-well of the basement steps. It even has a folding door to
cover its appearance. This bench IS ROCK SOLID and it is nailed
against the 2" x 4"'s of the framing. I will make some detailed
measurements for you and your friend plus a few attached
pictures…Regards…Gerry!


#3

Hi Suzanne,

Does someone out there have plans for a jeweler's workbench that
they'd be willing to share? I have a friend who would like to build
his own, and is looking for a good set of plans.

There’s a set in the Complete Metalsmith. It really all depends on
the type of bench he’s looking for.


Dave


#4

Hi Suzanne!

Two places I know of right away. Easiest is Tim McCreight’s classic,
The Complete Metalsmith.

Lapidary Journal ran a how-to article for a fairly lightweight
foldaway bench. No pounding out conchos on that little flivver.

Best of luck and Merry Christmas! —Dan Woodard


#5

Suzanne,

The workbench plans were for a foldable/portable work bench. They
were printed in a Lapidary Journal Article by Tom and Kay Benham,
contributing editors. I do not know if Tom and Kay are regular
readers of the Orchid list, but they can be emailed at LJ c/o
eric.vanosten@primedia.com and he will see they get the inquiry.
Subject line should be to Tom and Kay Benham, Jewelry Journal, their
regular column.

Beth Katz, Unique Solutions, Inc.
Paste Solder and Powder Solder for Jewelers and Metalsmiths
www.myuniquesolutions.com