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    Does anyone know where I can find jewelers bench plans on line? I want to get a bench for myself but they are silly prices to buy.
    Mozzy

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    Sorry I can't help but try googling workbench plans or jeweller workbench plans (with 2 Ls) I think the 1st one stands a betetr chance of success
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    • #3
      I did spend a time googleing but found nothing, I think I will just have to make it up as I go along.
      Mozzy

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      • #4
        what about this. http://www.alberic.net/Toolbox_Index...nkenBench.html
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        • #5
          Originally posted by goldy1 View Post
          what about this.

          Yeah I saw that, its a great bench but its more a modification of a desk into a bench, I am looking for a scratch build. I have bought the materials so It looks like I will be doing it from my own plans, should I do a tutorial?
          Mozzy

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          • #6
            Hi

            Found one!

            Tim McCreights wonderful little book 'Complete Metalsmith' has instructions on how to make a jewellers work bench yourself, it has a whole section about this and lists the exact size pieces of wood and tools you need and step by step instructions on how to construct it yourself. This is a really good book for anyone interested in silversmithing or metalsmithing as well as a source for a work bench plan. Full of useful facts and techniques on pretty much everything you will need to know.

            http://www.kernowcraft.com/products/...talsmith-C251/

            Hope that helps and good luck making it!

            Hannah
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            • #7
              Thanks Hannah, but I was looking for on line. Its one of those things you expect to see on line as people do a DIY project or something but alas no, nothing out there.

              I am having to DIY it and make it up as I go along. I am no carpenter so its pretty rough looking but it seems sturdy enough and costing about £60 for all the parts and timber, has saved me a few pounds. When I get my post count up I will get some photos and a short tutorial about it.
              Mozzy

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              • #8
                Thats a good idea - i'm sure lots of other people will find it useful!
                WWW.KERNOWCRAFT.COM

                Kernowcraft Rocks & Gems Ltd
                Your Destination For Gemstones & Jewellery Making - Since 1967

                For jewellery making advice, call our friendly team on 01872 573888

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                • #9
                  My husband made mine He's not a joiner or anything but is really good with things like that.He did work in the building trade for a while and now he works for a builders merchants....so yay, cheap materials
                  I can't see that there is much to doing it. It's just a table at the end of the day with a semi circle out of it
                  www.silverrainbowjewellery.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    It's dead easy really. I used 2 height adjustable kitchen units (from Wickes) with a marine ply sheet screwed down over the top. Screw a length of wooden beading around the back and side edges to stop things rolling off. Use a dustbin lid to mark out a semi-circle in the front edge and cut out with a jigsaw, suspend a hide underneath, attach a bench peg and voila!
                    Best wishes
                    Carole

                    www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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                    • #11
                      Well its done now, its not very pretty and I have not stuck the top on yet but its pretty sturdy and much cheaper then buying one. Oh and it has a shelf and a space at the side of the semicircle hole thing for tools and cup of tea.
                      Mozzy

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                      • #12
                        Does anyone know what the purpose of using a jewellers bench is? They seem so expensive and I don't know why someone would use one say over using just a good solid table?
                        Last edited by Fossette; 27-03-2009, 06:48 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Fossette View Post
                          Does anyone know what the purpose of using a jewellers bench is? They seem so expensive and I don't know why someone would use one say over using just a good solid table?

                          Well mostly for me is so my wife does not go mad because of all my stuff on the table.
                          Mozzy

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                          • #14
                            well yes that does seem as good a reason as any.

                            Looking around, most bench designs tend to be a bit small but of course if you're making your own you can customise it to suit your needs. I'm using an old pine table which has quite a chunky top - I've adapted it slightly by cutting it to size and added some sturdy legs. I'd like to make some other alterations/additions but not sure what. Probably some trim around the back and sides to stop things rolling off and some shelves below, not sure how useful the arched seating area would be? Any suggestions?
                            Last edited by Fossette; 27-03-2009, 07:54 PM.

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                            • #15
                              TA DA!

                              All I need to do now is fix the table on to the carcass and get it up the stairs.



                              Mozzy

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