My sweetie Tim keeps a TV on all day while he’s working at the
bench. He has one of the little flat screen TVs that are usually
found in a kitchen.
Somehow he manages to get his work done and is pretty precise.
He likes to watch/ listen to Top Gear, old movies, and in the
afternoons the “Judge” shows.
I’ve worked with several guys who were addicted to Soaps and reruns
of Hawaii Five O and Perry Mason.
Me? If I am doing drudgery work I like to listen to music or my fav
podcasts from NPR. If I am doing something that takes immense
concentration I listen to instrumental music.
I suspect that those of us who learned our chops in busy trade shops
may be able to concentrate with more noise and distractions.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.