This is also a great place to recycle those old mouse pads from your
computer. I'm always replacing mine when they get dirty. Try placing
one in your lap tray when setting stones. Saves a lot of chipped
They also work great under your steel bench block to absorb sound,
and keep the block in one place. Makes a nice mat to hammer on when
doing light forming, too.
I keep one next to my polishing hood, to place jewelry on while
polishing. Doesn't scratch the jewelry, and I can carry the whole
thing over to the ultrasonic when I'm done.
Try gluing one to the bench pin on the wax bench. I like the soft
surface, and the wax dust blows off easily.
I can find so many uses for these old mouse pads that I can't seem to
get them dirty fast enough. I often have to resort to accepting the
free ones with advertising on them, or the old Pokemon mouse pads
that nobody seems to want any more