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Old 07-23-2008, 08:08 PM
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As I was making some repairs tonight it dawned on me I'm always standing. I have never had a chair at my bench always choosing to stand and have always had my benches at counter height, approx 39" So I'm curious how of many of us Stand or Sit when building
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:10 PM
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I prefer to stand.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:18 PM
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:22 PM
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I set, most of the time. It's a habit I got into on the jewelery bench. There are times though that standing is the only way to go. I build on a very stout old PC desk, so it is lower than a counter top and more friendly to setting. I am in the process of building a 3x8 bench for some large kits I have and I expect I'm going to have to find a stool for working on them.

Bad knees and old age also contribuite to this conversation.

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Old 07-23-2008, 08:50 PM
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Most of the time, I sit, but when using the Band Saw, or the Drill press, or the sanding machine, I stand. I also stand when I am checking the incidences or the wing alignment, or balancing the plane. I don't know why I do this, it just works out that way.

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Old 07-23-2008, 08:52 PM
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Depends on what I'm working on and the best angle to get to it. I'd say 50-50 sitting and standing. I have work tables at counter and chair height. My problem is not enough space!
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:55 PM
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:04 PM
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a little of both but mostly I sit down, I have a tall stool for my wing bench that allows me to sit at that table and a couch for when I casual build, when I am watching TV mainly sports in my shop downstairs.
could that be why I build so slow?LOL
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Although I have a stool at a convenient height to my R/C worktable I find myself standing at least 95% of the time. I think the answer to your question is a function of the size and scale of the subject. Large airplanes require one to cover a lot of space reaching for things, leaning over to align something, or bending down to dig the next parts out of the kit.

On the opposite side of my building room I have another workspace devoted to static display 1/24 race cars and 1/12 motorcycles. Because these models are so small everything is within an arms length and I sit 100% of the time.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:11 PM
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I sit mainly. After a lifetime of setting at a bench as a gunsmith I prefer to set whenever possible.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:37 PM
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I had to give that one some thought. I stand during the cutting, gluing and framing but after that I sit and make up and install controls, linkages, servo mounts, get the engine set up, sanding, onandonandon. Then I sit and finish sand and start covering, from the chairs. So, about three days standing then weeks of sitting?
I have two computer chairs and A smooth floor so I can scoot around A lot without having to get up too often.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:46 PM
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sit 70%, stand 30%

and when i sit both feet on the floor on the sides, i have a stool with wheels.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:00 PM
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It depends on what I am doing but I would guess 70/30 to sit. If I can I sit as I get a bad back if I stand to long.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:26 AM
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two benches one is good for sitting; the other is taller and on wheels to move around the shop. I have and use a wheelchair out in the shop, best chair in the shop.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:23 AM
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I tend to stand when I build planes and sit when I build a heli ...
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:21 AM
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It depends on what I'm doing, but I always have a few stools around the workbench. I prefer a high table and stools to a desk-height table and chair.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:28 AM
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75% stand 20% sit ahh, let's see 5% going fridge for a beer !!!!!
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:11 AM
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Stand 100% of the time...habit from my old draftman days I guess. Never could just sit down for very long (unless I was doing calcs and such). Had a nice revolving stool in my R/C shoproom but ended up taking it upstairs to use at my keyboard. However, it's interesting to note, that when I'm building plastic models or wooden ships (in another separate room) I do sit nearly all of the time. Must be ambibutterus [X(].

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:14 AM
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Ambibutterus ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Very funny.

Now that is a word to be considdered to be added to the Oxford Dictionary.
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I sit down at the work table for detailed construction of wings, stabs, and fuselages, unless I am running a machine (saw, drill, drill press, etc...), then I stand. For final assembly and covering, I usually stand over the work table for better perspective and reach.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:22 AM
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squeakalong, Thanks for the comical reply. ROFLMAO!!

I find myself standing most tof the time. Unless I'm doing small tedious stuff or sanding.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:24 AM
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Well, when young, I used to stand or squat (alignment). Now a days, it is mostly sit, but the impulse is still there to stand, so I stand as much as I can, which is very little, but better than nothing.

One of the most helpful things I've done to help me while building was to steal an electric motor from a bathroom ventilator fan unit, mount it on its own wooden yoke above my head, fit it with a model airplane propeller and then control its speed with a light dimmer switch. This blows CA fumes and balsa dust away from my face and it saves my sinuses from some serious problems. It is amazing just how little air flow you need to obtain satisfactory results.


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Always Stand.


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Old 07-24-2008, 06:47 PM
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It depends on what I'm doing - sometimes I sit, sometimes I stand.




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