This is my first attempt at posting a question to the Orchid, so I'm
not sure if I'm doing this correctly, but here goes:
I am learning basic goldsmithing to allow me the flexibility of
creating custom components for my mostly craft-like jewelry. I am
now sufficiently SOLD on working with silver that I am looking to
set up a home studio that would include a place to do hot work,
fabrication and perhaps use PMC down the road. I am currently
getting some insurance quotes and starting to plan what to include
and how to set up my new space.
I have had a look at the jeweler's bench exchange, but find the
photos a bit difficult to interpret sometimes. So while I am waiting
to get my insurance in place, I thought I'd ask those of you with
existing studios for your "top tips" or "lessons learned" for
setting up a studio (e.g., make sure you meet the fire code).
So far I plan to include:
- a sink
- a place for soldering
- a ventilation fan
- a beading and assembly table
- a heavy work bench for fabrication
- a Foredom (right now I only have a Dremel) - any thoughts on
buying used equipment?
- storage for beads and other components
- a computer work station
Any other thoughts, tips or advice on how to get the most from my
space would be greatly appreciated.
Healing Hands Designs