I Thought you might like to see my jewelry work bench. Unlike most jeweler’s benches, Mine is an old piece of ash from a tree that came down during a storm in 1976. I started with this stump, a railroad spike and a ball peen hammer. Over the years, it has evolved along with my skills. As you can see, now I have several railroad spikes that I have shaped and polished along with a collection of hammers and other various tools. The box that it sits on is mounted on wheels so I can wheel it around to my favorite sun spots when the weather permits.
I now have a good size collection of custom shaped and polished railroad spikes and hammers to create the jewelry you see here and on my website.
The section on the right with a slot cut out of it was where a branch once grew. The slot is used for sawing also called pearsing.
The ring mandrel has two locations. One on top and one on the side of the stump.
The copper ring in the foreground is ideal for holding all the pliers and cutters. Very handy DIY (Do It Yourself) jewelry bench.