Make-do Sawing Solutions
by Judy Larson
I do not have a jeweler's workbench or the room for one. I would love to leave a bench pin set up at the proper height all the time, but because of my space limitations, I have a few "make-do" solutions for sawing that seem to work well for me.
Instructions
I try to save all my sawing for a full day, if possible. I attach a wood box to the top of my desk with a C-clamp and then attach the bench pin to it. Then it is just a matter of lowering my desk chair a little bit to have the correct height to lessen back, neck, and shoulder strain when sawing. If only a few pieces need to be cut, I don't bother with the box set up and just attach the bench pin to my desktop.
Judy Larson's Make-do Sawing Solutions - , General Education, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, make do sawing solutions
Since I am not using a jeweler's bench, I have no sweeps or catch tray for metal dust and small metal bits. A plastic shoebox may seem an odd sweeps tray but held between my knees (you can barely see it in the photo) it catches all the metal bits and all but a VERY small amount of dust. It is labeled and stored on a shelf in the closet. Every once in a while, I empty it into the pile of silver scrap until I am ready to melt it all down.
Judy Larson's Make-do Sawing Solutions - , General Education, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, make do sawing solutions
Judy Larson's Make-do Sawing Solutions - , General Education, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, make do sawing solutions
Judy Larson's Make-do Sawing Solutions - , General Education, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, make do sawing solutions

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Basic Sawing Kit
G15-7
  • G15-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $34.95
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  • Category: General Education
  • Technique(s): Sawing