Bench Making

with Danny Griffin

at Wildacres August

Class Description

We will start with the construction of your own jewelers’ workbench, with a removable/foldable lower leg section.  The removable leg section will make it portable enough that everyone should be able get it home in any size car (except the new minicars). Remember to leave room around your luggage for your bench! 

This bench is perfect for the person who doesn’t have a dedicated jewelry making work space. It can be easily disassembled and stored away without the use of tools.  This class does not have any prerequisites other than the ability to read a ruler.  Be aware that we will be using wood working power tools, power sanders, and hand tools.  It's also important for each student to know that the class will be held outdoors under a covered work area near the Wildacres barn.  Bring lots of old clothes that you won't mind getting covered in sawdust, metal shavings and wood stain.  Near the end of the class I will discuss the uses of the bench pin and we will make several pin configurations that will fit your bench.  At the end of this class you will have made a high quality workbench that will last you a lifetime.  See the photos for a few examples of previous students work. 

Lab fee: $300.00 covers all materials (such as wood, screws, stain, brass hinges, latches, disposables, use of all power tools, instructional material, etc. Cabinet grade maple plywood or other hardwood is used. Fee may vary slightly depending on the cost of wood at the time of the class. I will e-mail each student before the class begins with the exact class fee.  Maximum Number of Students: 6 
Pre-requisite: None



Lab Fee


Material Costs

Est. $0

Questions: Contact the William Holland or Wildacres Registrar

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