About Our Studio
There are four jeweler’s benches with excellent lighting to create less eye strain, adjustable chairs for better back support and less body strain, basic tools and a flex shaft at each bench for easy access.
Work tables with dust collectors for buffing and polishing line the walls of the main room.
A second room contains a buffing machine, grinders with a dust collector and storage space.
Anvils, a rolling mill and a large vise are mounted on movable bases, for easy access and can be moved to the open center of studio to accommodate ten-person workshops*.
*As Covid recovery progresses workshops will return. At this time fully vaccinated students can take private lessons or work in small groups of 2-3 students .
The jewelry bench has a hard maple surface for hammering, drilling & grinding. The bench pin in the center front has a keyhole shape for sawing & filing & is flat. Turn the bench pin over & it has a slanted side for sanding & filing. Each bench is equipped with a flex shaft, fold down LED lighting, magnetic tool holder, & basic hand tools, jeweler’s saw, blades, files & some polishing & grinding tools. Every two benches share a mirco machine, GRS BenchMate, & an apron filled with tools.
The soldering station is set up for three torches, each with charcoal & vent exhaust. Each torch has a magnetic holder for torch handle for safety & fire proof soldering surface with back splash, firebrick, charcoal or honey cone ceramic soldering block. Tweezers, soldering picks, flux, yellow ochre & some solder are supplied.
The etching station is located on the table top. Tool storage is under the table containing necklace mandrel, dapping tools, circle cutters, forging & forming tools.
The grinding & buffing station with three flex shafts & mirco machine for hand polishing & refining. Three bench pins are vented into dust collectors to collect dirt, grit, metal filings & buffing compound. Task lighting is LED.