A project from the Orchid community of jewelry enthusiasts and professionals. We've tried to capture our benches in the midst of everyday turmoil. It all started from a post from Dave Sebaste who wrote on May 9, 2002:
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!
To Join The BenchExchance simply submit the picture of your bench, your work and optionally of yourself by Email to "service at ganoksin dot com". Participation is absolutely FREE!
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