In my book, the ideal jewelers bench should have adequate clean
storage areas for the tools used. The frequently used tools should
be located where they’re easily accessible & with arms reach.
One absolutely mandatory item is a GRS mounting block. All the GRS
tools will attach to it solidly & quickly as needed. Another item in
this same vain, more GRS mounting blocks (made from 3/8" plastic
blocks) attached to the sides of the bench for storing the tools
when not in use. I’ve got about 10 different items that have been
adapted to mount on the GRS mounting block. Whenever I need one of
the, I reach around the side of my bench & lift it from it’s storage
location to the mounting block on the front of my bench.
Ideally, each of the drawers (or part of a drawer) in your bench can
be devoted to one type of tool, burrs, soldering, flexshaft
handpieces, saws, files, etc.
The bench should also provide support for your flexshaft motor(s) so
the handpieces are convenient to use & not in the way when not