So recently I have been asked by some folks ( parents of potential welding trade school students ) for any information or ideas I can find on and training or exercises a SMAW welding student can do to help hone their eye-hand coordination.

Of course I am looking for things that can be done, when welding is not possible.

So far I have read of an exercise involving a flat washer, pencil and flat surface.

Does anyone else have any ideas or methods they use???

Input from Welding Instructors is what I might need ..... however I am open to all suggestions.

If you can reference a Welding publication where the ideas are presented that would be really great.