My experience of polishing ranges from small ie rings etc to big
stuff like 2ft dia bowls etc. so I see a polishing area as being
quite separate from any making or production part of your workshop. In
industrial jewelley workshops they have a dedicated polishing
section with proper vacumn extraction, not only to save all the
lemels but to meet health and safety requirements.
So I suggest you make the investment in time and set up a proper
bench with a polishing motor, or shaft in bearings or whatever size
you think your likely to need with a simple hood made from plywood or
even stiff card board and gaffertape. connected to a vacumn cleaner
suction hose. Preferrably one with a paper bag filter.
youll find it will work a treat.
Depending on size of work to polish either set it to a height to
suit you sitting down, or higher if your working standing up.
Good lighting is essential.
Polishing rings? just a tip, a tapered piece of broom handle
supports it so much better than your hands.
your less likely to have to look for it all over your workshop if it
slips out of hand!!.