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Forum topic by Andybb posted 11-24-2017 09:41 PM 825 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-24-2017 09:41 PM

I saw then built this back saving mini work bench and thought I’d share the idea. Interesting tidbit that counter top heights were designed for 5’ tall women. Works as advertised.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#1 posted 11-24-2017 09:59 PM

Ergonomics are huge in the shop. Anyone who has spent hours bending over a project knows. Great idea.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-24-2017 10:51 PM

Current issue of Fine Woodworking has several suggestions for improving working height at the workbench.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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#3 posted 12-12-2017 01:27 PM

Nifty idea to save your back.
My main steel topped work bench is 40” x 96” long and pretty high with 40” legs as I’m tall.
Standing straight, I can rest my elbow on the jaws of my 8” metal work vice. I do a lot of welding and find this a comfortable height. I use my lower bench for fixing and working with timber.

-- Chook, Esperance Western Australia

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