I'm wondering if anybody has any tips regarding this. Such as what
type of flooring you have under your bench or how to prevent small
items from jumping like fleas off your bench or out of your hands.
Hopefully the first thing a small part or stone is going to hit is
The pan normally collects tools that can cause a bad bounce. Keep the
number of tools in it down.
When I'm setting a ring, I use a sheet of leather to cover the
bottom of the pan. It reduces the bounce and stands up to having
tools dropped on it. It will not catch on fire as easy either, as
paper or cloth..
Your floor must be sealed. No cracks. If there is a place for a
diamond to go, it will find it. I use tool bases for auto tools to
store extra tools and sanding stuff. I can wheel then away from the
walls and have a really good look at the floor. Using a metal screen
strainer to sift dust will reduce the amount of stuff you have to
look through. Man made things stand out from dirt or pebbles.
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