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Another cushion tip


#1
 Before setting stones, line the bottom of your lap tray with a
piece of leather, mat board, or cloth.  This will protect stones
from the metal bottom if dropped into the tray -- 

I also like to cut pieces of corrugated box material to line the
bottom of my polishing machine, to just add a bit of cushion for the
times when your piece gets grabbed and pulled out of your hands by
the buff. I also did this for the buffers at the studio where I
teach, but the next time I went in, they had been removed and thrown
away by somebody. I cannot think of a downside for these cushions,
but obviously someone did.

Bill


#2

You could also use cork. Cork is sold as tiles, say 12 x 12 x 1/2
with an adhesive back. It really aborbs the impact well if you
happen to loose your grip.


#3
   I also like to cut pieces of corrugated box material to line
the bottom of my polishing machine, to just add a bit of cushion
for the times when your piece gets grabbed and pulled out of your
hands by the buff. 

Where I teach, we lined the buffers with sheets of styrofoam. I
wrote on them, “This is here to absorb impact, so you don’t have
to.” They aren’t legible anymore–too many dents–but they’re still
there. --Noel


#4

I solved my cushioning problem with a $2 thrift store find - an old
printer housing that was lighted, vented and padded with foam rubber
sheeting. The black interior failed to reflect adequate light, so I
tacked (rubber cement) a dense white packing foam over the top of the
black, and on the floor of the polishing box.

I am very pleased with the box, and sure was the right price for a
new jeweler!

BTW, the first issue of Naked Chef looks GREAT! Thanks Hanuman!!!

Frif…