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  • Is it worth it?

    My mum and dad said they would go halfers on this with me -

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Traditional-je...1%7C240%3A1318

    Is it worth it? I would be using my pyrography machine money.
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  • #2
    That does look like a particularly nice example of a jeweller's bench... better than the ones I used at Uni! When it comes down to it, I guess you should think about what you would get the most use out of (plus the fact that you've got a contribution towards the cost of the more expensive of the two items... it will always be easier to save up for a pyro machine!)

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    • #3
      It is very tempting, as its a nice size and wouldnt take up to much space and its just very neat and easy to use.

      Problem is i dont have anything to save up with for a pyro machine. Itl be a while until i can afford one. But i should be concentrating on my jewellery really...instead of being seduced by burning wood!!
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      • #4
        I'd just concerntrate on the jewellery at the moment.
        Keep your thumb in one pie for now
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        • #5
          It is very nice, but if if it were me I wouldn't want to give up my dream of owning a pyrography machine for a table.
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          • #6
            Looks a very nice bench and well constructed. I made mine yesterday and I am no carpenter took me best part of a day and the cost all all the wood (spruce) fixtures and varnish was under £60. Mine is much bigger than that one and its pretty stable my kids have been climbing on it, its larger and has a big shelf at the side. So if I can bang one together for £60 and a day it may be an idea to save yourself some money and get down the the DIY shop and buy some materials and make one up how you want it.
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            • #7
              I personally think it's a lovely looking bench but a bit pricey.
              Would love one like that myself. When I have the space and time I think I will pick up a cheap workbench from B&Q - looks the same but with out the semicircle cut out and jewellery peg, both of which would be easy to do.

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              • #8
                Im not sure what kind of jewellery making you want to get into but those benches are only any good if you want to hold a piece of sheet metal to saw into.
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                • #9
                  a very good article about workbenches. http://www.clag.org.uk/workshoppart01.html


                  something like this could be easily adapted. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IKEA-ALVE-COMP...3A1|240%3A1318
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                  • #10
                    My problem is i live on the top floor of a 3 story flat. I own no tools at all for woodwork. I dont know anyone who could help me make/redo a bench. My dad doesnt have any tools and i wouldnt ask him to help anyway as he isnt up to doing it.

                    So i need to either get a bench ready made or find something else from a place like Ikea that i can adapt without sawing into or totally changing it.

                    Seahorse - yeah its jewellery like cutting into sheet/soldering etc, proper stuff. Its what i have been learning for 12 weeks at a evening course.

                    I want a pyro machine. Very much. But i need to think realisticly.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by handcrafted View Post
                      My problem is i live on the top floor of a 3 story flat. I own no tools at all for woodwork. I dont know anyone who could help me make/redo a bench. My dad doesnt have any tools and i wouldnt ask him to help anyway as he isnt up to doing it.

                      So i need to either get a bench ready made or find something else from a place like Ikea that i can adapt without sawing into or totally changing it.

                      Seahorse - yeah its jewellery like cutting into sheet/soldering etc, proper stuff. Its what i have been learning for 12 weeks at a evening course.

                      I want a pyro machine. Very much. But i need to think realisticly.

                      The tools I used are not super expensive, You would need a panel saw and there very cheap for cutting the bits of wood to length, like the bench top and legs etc. You would need some wood screws and a screw driver of course and a jig saw for the semi circle. Its really pretty simple you just need to buy the bits and cut them to length and screw it all together, if you don't have the tools I am sure you will know some one who can lend you a jigsaw for a couple of hours. I am no carpenter and have pretty much no experiance in joinery or wood work (I did not even do it at school) but I found it pretty simple and it saved me plenty of money.

                      If you need a hand with what you need or help with the design just drop me a pm and I will help where I can.

                      This cost me less than £60 and about a day of footering about.



                      If you can saw silver you can easily saw wood.
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                      • #12
                        That looks lovely!

                        I dont mean to sound negative all the time but i have no where to actually make it. I live with 2 other people in a rented flat. I cant go sawing and banging in a rented flat. There is no space. And seriously when it comes to wood work i am not that great. I dont want to spend £200 on a bench. Believe me. But i really dont know how i can make one myself.

                        The only person i can htink to help me is my ex boyfriends dad! And i dont want to go bothering him.

                        Thanks for your help, and everyones suggestions.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by handcrafted View Post
                          That looks lovely!

                          I dont mean to sound negative all the time but i have no where to actually make it. I live with 2 other people in a rented flat. I cant go sawing and banging in a rented flat. There is no space. And seriously when it comes to wood work i am not that great. I dont want to spend £200 on a bench. Believe me. But i really dont know how i can make one myself.

                          The only person i can htink to help me is my ex boyfriends dad! And i dont want to go bothering him.

                          Thanks for your help, and everyones suggestions.
                          You don't need much space to make it, look at my photo, its my living room.
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                          • #14

                            I've never realised how much people charge for these!!!

                            As our Mr Farquhar says, it's a trip to B&Q and half a days work.
                            Think I need to start building these and shipping them flat-pack ready to assemble
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                            • #15
                              As I said on another thread, all you need are 2 kitchen units with a wooden worktop. It really couldn't be simpler and you get all that storage space.
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