A Proper Workbench

My gorgeous, new workbench is sitting in the garage waiting to move into the basement. The craftsmanship is lovely. Made in California, it’s simple, functional, sturdy, and built to last. I couldn’t wait to get it unpacked before sharing a photo.

jeweler’s workbench

I do all of my wax work at a “mini,” portable bench top (see it here). It’s practical for that purpose and I love where it sits, next to a window where I can watch the birds and get a little sun and fresh air.

The new bench is where all of the finishing work and fabrication will take place. For years I’ve been using a tall table that has unfortunately lost its functionality as a bench and will now be used as a packing/shipping station. This new bench comes at a great time because I’ve got plenty of pieces to finish.

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5 Comments

  1. It’s gorgeous! Curious to see how all the different surfaces are used.

  2. Wow! This is a gorgeous work-bench!

    So nice to meet another artist through BYW 2.0!
    All the best,
    Mary

    • On June 4, 2012 Shannon said:

      Hi Mary!

      Thank you so much for visiting my site. As you can see, I’ve been inconsistent in my posting, so I’m hoping BYW 2.0 motivates me to get back to it. It’s great to meet you too.

      Cheers,
      Shannon

  3. Would you mind sharing where you purchased your workbench from?

    • On January 15, 2013 Shannon said:

      Hi Liz,

      My bench from Otto Frei (custom single bank). It’s incredibly well made, solid, and functional. It’s probably more than I need, but I wanted to get the perfect workbench the first time so I wouldn’t have to replace it down the road. Otto Frei is super helpful if you need to call and ask any questions.

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