I am a fairly new, self-taught designer. I have only a dremel tool
to assist me with the polishing and grinding work, and I wind up
doing a lot of it by hand because of the intricate nature of most of
My problem is stress on my fingers! During the first several months
of my work, I developed knots on the first joints of both index
fingers due to the pressure I was putting on them by holding my work
while I work. Now my thumbs are beginning to pop and hurt. I had no
arthritis that I know of before I started, but my hands are really
starting to be a concern. I have a bench pin, but I am awkward with
it and usually don’t use it much.
Is this a common problem? What am I doing wrong?