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  • #21669
    Mark Armstrong
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    Ken I remember seeing Video by Rob Cosman on you tube. He hinged two bearers on to the two set of legs. When needed he would lift one end of the bench and bearer would go under legs then do other end.
    I thought it was quite a good idea.
    My bench just on blocks but it’s up to 39″ 1000mm probably a little high but it save me bending.
    I have problems with my back so I am glad it is that high.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #21670
    Ken
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    I had some 3″x 2″ scraps, as an experiment I clamped a few together and lay them on top of my workbench. This brought the hight up to about 38″

    The plinth on my DVD cabinet is dovetailed at the corners, so I choped them out on top of the 3″x 2″ what a difference, no stooping no back ache plus I felt it was much more accurate at this hight.

    So all go to heighten my bench 😉

    #21671
    Ken
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    Thanks Mark, I will have a look at it. 😉

    #21672
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks John, I’m the same I can not work seated at the bench

    #21673
    John Purser
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    Is everyone aware of the bench height study over on Paul’s blog? The original post is here:
    http://paulsellers.com/2013/05/pressing-for-bench-height-info-from-you/

    And the follow up is here:
    http://paulsellers.com/2013/07/a-big-and-hearty-bench-height-thank-you-all/

    Paul requests data on the user and the bench height your experience tells you works or doesn’t work for you. Lots of feedback already and more requested.

    John

    John Purser
    Hubert, NC

    #21674
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks John, yes I did read and reply to that one buddy

    #21867
    Frankie Lee
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    I’m getting ready to build the legs for my new bench tomorrow and I’m thinking of around the 38-40 inch.

    #21868
    Ken
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    Colin, put some timber on your kitchen worktops, so they come up to those hight’s and see how it feels.

    #21874
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Ken ……. I recently finished Paul’s bench and it ended up to be 39″. I am 5′ 11″ with a bad back so being able to work standing up was much welcomed.

    If your bench is to low maybe you could make some “boot extension’s” to set your bench on to see how it works for you. I am not sure what your leg dim. are but a nice hollowed out block of wood to set your existing legs in I think would look good.

    Let us know what you ended up doing.

    Steve

    PS: I ended up adding a 1/2″ piece to the bottom of one of my legs because some how it ended up short. I painted my legs, aprons similar to Paul’s and it looks and works great.

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #21876
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Steve…..I’m going to have to raise it about 3″ I think.

    #21896
    dborn
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    Oh man, you his have me worried now! I’m 6’4″, currently work on a 35″ bench and new I needed a taller workbench, but the way I hear you guys talk, I need a 42-44″ workbench. I don’t have a bad back now, but when I try and dovetail, I really need to bend over and definitely wouldrather be comfortable than not.

    #21897
    Ken
    Participant

    Dan, Phil Adams @phil that works with Paul and Joseph is 6’2″ and I think Paul said his bench was 40″. It might be worth sending him a massage

    #21902
    dborn
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    I haven’t built my bench yet, so I wool shoot him an email, if he doesn’t come in here first.

    #22187
    Frankie Lee
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    Colin, put some timber on your kitchen worktops, so they come up to those hight’s and see how it feels.

    Thanks for advice Ken.
    I have been planing up and working on my new bench top. It has been clamped on top of my temporary bench. That took the overall height up to 38 inches, and I think that’s a perfect height for me.
    Did you end up sorting your height yet Ken?

    #22189
    Ken
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    Not yet Colin, I will try and get it done next week though.

    Cheers 😉

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