What does your bench look like *right now*?

Hi Gang,

I just had an idea I thought might be fun. The mind does tend to
wander when you’re sanding the flat back of a large stone… :wink:

I know a lot of us have digital cameras. What if everyone took a
picture of what their bench looks like at this very moment, and we
built a collection of these images on a Web page? No tidying up, or
putting tools away. Just the state of being in which you now exist.
Could be funny, interesting, possibly embarrassing to some, but I bet
it would spark more than a few questions and ideas!

I’ll build and host it (on my non-commercial Web site), and
eventually if Hanuman wants to absorb it, he could. Send email
directly to me with your file (.jpg) attached if you’d like to
participate. Please include your name, studio or store name and
geographical location, if you would like to have that information

I’ll go first (came in to grab the camera) and post the URL in a
day, or so.

All the best,


Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)


This was a good one! will love to put the corner on Ganoksin. talk
to you off line.


Hi Again! Okay, I’ve got it going, and I’ve already received the
first submission! Let’s roll! Hanuman has agreed to pick this up when
its ready to be handed over! Feel free to include any commentary
you’d like to have added. If you send multiple images, I’ll use my
discretion to choose the best one!


I’ve also put a link on the home page of the site, if all you want
to do is remember “sebaste.com”.

One more thought has just evolved… if you would like to include a
“wallet size” picture of yourself (preferably clothed), I’ll add it
so we can put a face with a name!

More submissions are starting to roll in! :slight_smile:

All the best,
Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)

Hi Dave,

There must be something floating through the cosmos today because I
was just talking to several of my classmates in the GIA jewelry
program, and was suggesting that we have a potluck and check out each
others benches. We have all been issued exactly the same materials
and have the same bench set up, yet each of us has things arranged
differently. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the different
photos that result from your question. Real professional benches
will be a treat for we students to view. I’m sure we will all learn
a lot from the results. Thank you!