Where to put the polishing station in relation to bench pin?
I’m presently reorganizing my crafting area. I need some opinions on
where I should position my polishing tools and supplies in relation
to my bench pin.
Since in the past I had created small items only, my polishing tools
of choice have been Silicone Softies, and Zam on felt wheels. put in
a Dremel held in a horizontal wooden vise that’s been clamped to a
Essentially I have made a minature version of the polishing wheel,
where I apply the item to the wheel rather than the other way around.
Here’s my concern: The softies abrade the silver and so I’m thinking
there are silver particles mixed in with the silicon, which should
qualify as sweeps. If I go with this logic, then my polishing should
be near the bench pin, so that the polishing dust can go in my sweeps
On the other hand, polishing makes a mess and produces dust, which
if too close to the would settle on my tools. That had been my
rationale for so far doing my polishing on a separate table well away
from the desk. But then the dust would be hard to recover, plus it is
a pain in the donkey to walk between the desk and the polishing
Do you have suggestions for coping with this problem?
Andrew Jonathan Fine