Have I told you I love tools? It seems that as a maker of any kind of art or craft, tools are high on the Wish List! When I started with wire jewelry, I had very few tools - a couple of hand pliers, a wooden ring mandrel, a small ball peen hammer, and a steel block.
Now as a metalsmith, the tools wish list is ever growing and never ending ... I even have an apron reflecting that LOL! What's on your tools wish list?
My latest acquisition... a GRS Benchmate. For stone setting.
Now how to install on my bench and make it portable?
I am thinking of a wooden tool holder ... cut some scrap wood, a thick block and a slat, screw the GRS plate into the thick block that is attached to the slat. Hold the slat to the table with C-clamps. Will that suffice and provide stability? A visit to the Crafts Center wood studio/workshop at NC State!
If you are interested, here is my home studio - photo album on Facebook