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#1 posted 09-17-2016 12:23 AM

Being a really large guy AND an ex jock I have my share of pain and issues with tool/bench height. I am 6’ 10” tall, so tool height is something I take seriously. I have my bench up on a platform I built out of 2x dimensional lumber that adds a lot of mass to the bench. It raises it up about 8 inches. I have a mechanics cart that I use in the shop to sit at when I can and take frequent breaks. THe floor is really hard on my legs and back as well – its a concrete slab floor. I have the cushions at my oft used tools and my bench, but I don’t think they do all that much. I do invest a lot in good shoes, but finding them in size 16 is a bit of a challenge. You don’t get a lot of selection in that rarified air. :-)

I am seriously considering a Moxon vise to put work at an even higher level on my bench. I do ache if I am cutting dovetails or planning at bench height for any extended length of time.

Good luck – I really hope you find ways to enjoy our wonderful hobby as long as you can. I know I plan on it.


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