Lessen the Noise - Save Your Eardrums
by Judy Larson
Today we have another great tip about saving a precious commodity - your eardrums!
Instructions
I am 67 and acutely aware of some of the hearing I have lost, possibly due to not protecting my ears when I was younger. Starting early with good habits in your studio is essential to your well being.

Using a hammer to texture metal on a metal bench block can be quite loud. If you are concerned about this, use a rubber block, a sand bag or a stack of magazines under your bench block to help deaden the sound from your hammer blows.


This is an extremely handy tool for filing, hammering, and other uses. This rubber block is made of a tough, firm, vulcanized rubber to give the user an excellent surface. It enables one to remove dents and straighten metals without the fear of scratching or distorting, and can be used wet or dry without chance of slipping.
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Judy Larson's Lessen the Noise - Save Your Eardrums - , safety, Dapping, Dapping Jewelry, Texturing, safety, rubber bench block
Great for stamping, chasing and forming these 5″ Round Leather Sandbags can be used with or without a bench block. The leather is slip resistant and helps deaden the blow and sound when striking a piece.
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Materials

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Tools

4x4 Inch Rubber Block
G17-12
  • G17-12
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.95
  • Gold Club Price: $6.71
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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Sandbag, Round, 7 Inches
DAP-570.08
  • DAP-570.08
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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  • Category: Safety
  • Technique(s): Dapping, Texturing, Safety