I’m a newbie to both Orchid and the jewelry business as a hobby.
I have noticed some layouts people use for their work bench in the
BenchExchange, and three things pop right out.
Most of the desks seem to be quite narrow. Is the practical
reason for this to gain easy access to storage areas above or on the
wall within easy reach?
Workbench tops seem to be quite thick, almost butcher’s block
thickness. Does a 1" or more thickness have a practical
There appears on many workbenches to be a circular cut out out
of the centre of the space. Why is this? or is it more of a
personal posture thing (closeness to the work, closeness to the wall,
or as with number 1. arms reach to areas while sitting for long
durations. I suppose that its easier to take a full sized
workbench, and cut out the top rather than make a narrow workbench
I have many other questions on technique.
Hope to be more involved with this list in the near future.