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I wanted to sort out the studio flooring last year as it was driving me crazy after years of just getting on with a concrete floor in grey. I just got tired of spending loads of time on hands and knees not to be able to find dropped items quickly. Plus I like to sweep and mop my floors regularly so I needed a better solution. So a quick cheap dark laminate floor when in. This forced me to pack it all up, move it out and really think about improving. I am really happy now with it all.
The main bench speaks for itself a glorious mess of all things I love. Tools. Metal. Filings. I wouldn’t want to be without my flex shaft, GRS Benchmate or handtools. I am really enjoying my new Fretz hammer 101 (Rio Grande) it is just sexy in everyway. My stump is a very old item and has had many bowls, spoons and vessels raised in it and on it. I love its shape its perfect for my body to sit at for long periods.
I have a spare desk that has a convertible top that can be used as a spare bench for people having lessons. This a great “clean” space for layout, sketching, wax working and beading.
Storage is always a big issue for us jewelers. I need dry, clean, dust free options for tools, books and packaging so I have utilized the walls space better. It is very difficult to keep the visual clutter completely tame but this is a big improvement for me.
One of the last bits I need to improve is my lighting. It isn’t bad but I could do with more LED daylight lights on the ceiling.