Well, I got to test drive the new studio setup today. It needs work. I knew it would, but it's still kind of disappointing. For one thing, I am going to have to get another chair right away. My drafting chair does not go down low enough for me to actually rest my feet on the floor (which is fine for drawing, I have a footrest under the drawing table). But I need my feet on the floor for engraving because the airgraver is controlled with a foot pedal. And I want a chair with a shallower seat, so I don't feel like I have to perch on the edge of the chair.
A side note about chairs, it's very strange for me to actually be able to roll around in them. Wood floor, neato! I must be careful, I've crashed into a few things already. ;-)
And the platform on the drill press is kinda bigger than it needs to be. It only needs to be big enough to hold the base of the blue turntable, but it's much larger than that. To be ergonomically correct (or at least somewhat close, I think true correctness may be impossible in this job) one needs to have the ball vise essentially in one's lap it seems to me. I can't quite get that close to it right now, which makes me lean too far forward in order to see the microscope. I am investigating options for reducing the size of the platform (in other words I'm hoping my brilliant engineer neighbor can help with that).
In the mean time, I met with a client this afternoon and got approval on a sketch for a small drawing. So I'm going to be cranking that out in the next few days. I'll show it in progress once I start.