Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Studio Tour: A piece of equipment I use every day

My beautiful workbench the workhorse of the studio.
There are many tools in my studio that I use frequently. There are tools that I love and get excited about using. I have written before to tell you about my Dremel and of the wonderful new jump ring maker that Fred made me for Christmas.
The Granddaddy of them all has to be the workhorse, my beautiful solid wood workbench. There are other tools and devises that are more fun to play with but none makes my work easier than the bench.
Fred picked it up at a woodworkers garage sale a few years ago. It was new in the box so he couldn't pass it by. He already has a beautifully handcrafted workbench in his shop so this one is all mine.
Storage is everything.
The bench has a spacious and strong work surface. I can hammer and stamp to my hearts content. Nothing bounces off or moves around.
There is plenty of room for my small butane torch and pickle pot, metal stamps  dapping tools and doming block, circle punches, anvil and steel block, third hand and a vise.
It has drawers too! Six of them with plenty of room for hammers and other hand tools.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's a really nice bench. I like the drawers underneath! I'm still searching for a machining bench, haven't found one yet *sigh*