Topic: reed making area & equipment
What kind of physical workspace do you all have for making reeds? By that I mean, do you have a dedicated desk/workbench where you leave all your reed stuff out permanently? Or do you have a place that you can pull out your reedmaking equipment and work, and then have to put it away again? How do you manage, especially if you have to work in an area that's used for other purposes?
I confess to being a very sporadic bassoon reed maker (to clarify -- I'm sporadic, not the reeds) -- and a large part of the reason is the thought of having to clear a space on the work table, get out all the "stuff" (which I do have in a nicely organized toolbox!), and do what I can before having to put everything away again. And I'm just not very fast, so that last part can be frustrating ...
I guess what I'm looking for is hints on how to organize, or strategize what I do, so making reeds can be something I do regularly and efficiently, instead of feeling like it's a big production.
I know, I know, one answer is just "do it more" . But does anyone have any "Hints from Heloise"- type things to share?