Had a person ask about my torches and soldering station. I use Smith torches with Oxygen and Propane. I have a Little Smith torch and a Versa torch. I love and use them both daily. There are all kinds of different torches and gas options and you just get use to whatever you are using.
The black melted square box in the picture is a soldering fume charcoal extractor and I have an air purifier next to that which cannot be seen in the photo. I also wear a mask when I solder and actually usually don’t take my mask off all day. I do consider my ventilation inadequate so if you can have a better set up than this. In the summer I can at least open all the windows.
Sorry my soldering station is a mess. My friend who is also a metalsmith has a perfect station, you know who you are…… Sometimes I clean it and it is messy again in 5 minutes. I usually work on at least 5 different pieces at one time in various stages of progression. This works for me but not for everyone. I also solder on charcoal which many people do not use either. I just like it. The thing underneath the charcoal blocks is a piece of granite countertop that you can junk pick from your local granite countertop company. Small pieces are in their dumpster. Just go in and ask for a small piece. My husband cut this piece to fit my bench with a german saw. The countertop place would probably cut it for you too for a small cost. I just like it because I can wipe it off so easily and it is fire-proof.
Sorry so lengthy and hope this helps but there are all kinds of different ways to do things so good luck with your set up.