- Jul 15, 2009
Haha, Your observation is absolutely correct, Mitch. My bench set up is woefully far from from being otimal, and as you've correctly surmised, does indeed, cause me back and neck discomfort. I do not yet have funds for a turntable/satellite stand as I've very recently bought all the pneumatic gear and scope. I'm just getting back into engraving after being away from it for 10+ years. Back then, I did only hand-push, (a lot of wriggle), using only super-strong reading glasses for magnification. I'm slowly find my way into "modern engraving" techniques & tools with the help of many people here, chief among them being Sam Alfano who has been extremely generous to me in many ways. As much as I'm loving having a microscope now, it's totally obvious that it presents a new problem: keeping work centered under the scope. So my next piece of equipment will be a satellite type stand of some sort with a revolving turntable.Gordon- How do you get up close to your vise & scope? My vise is on a 'tongue' extension shelf on the front of my bench and pretty much sits in my lap. Your set-up makes my back hurt just looking at the photo...