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I looked for them in the PTS Crown Store, because I thought that was where I found them before, but I can't find them now.
I don't understand about max level character on PTS. Other than working through levels, can you start off higher?
Yes, when you create a character on the PTS there is a drop-down menu in the upper left corner, which you can use to select a "Max CP Template" character w/ 810 CP and almost all skills unlocked (and ready for you to put skill points into)
As far as the crafting stations, they will be in the Housing Crown Store. If you're in a house hit F9 (by default) then "R" then go over to the 3rd tab (I believe), which will be the housing crown store. There you can purchase all crafting stations for 1 crown each (they give you like 5500 on the PTS) and you can place them in the house.