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Considering ergonomics and quality of your work, do you prefer your equipment to be set up for sitting or standing up?

Sitting in a chair
- 2 (40%)
Sitting on a bar/industrial stool
- 2 (40%)
Standing up
- 1 (20%)
It depends
- 0 (0%)

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Author Topic: Do you prefer to stand or sit when grinding and polishing?  (Read 117 times)

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R.U. Sirius

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Do you prefer to stand or sit when grinding and polishing?
« on: August 30, 2021, 02:32:03 PM »

Whether you mostly work from a sitting or standing position, how high above/below elbows are your hands? How far are your eyes?
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Re: Do you prefer to stand or sit when grinding and polishing?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 06:07:59 PM »

Sitting in a chair.

Hands level with elbows.

Elbows a few inches forward of normal position with arms at sides.

R.U. Sirius

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Re: Do you prefer to stand or sit when grinding and polishing?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 08:58:43 PM »

Of course, let's not forget the innovative ergonomic setups of some of the Idar-Oberstein masters   :smiley:

image from book "cameos old&new" by Anna M. Miller, used for commentary under Fair Use provisions"
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Re: Do you prefer to stand or sit when grinding and polishing?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 09:22:18 PM »

Same as Vince, normally a stool with hands level with Elbows.  I also support my arms on the edge of my Titan pans and have pipe insulation over the pan edges to have a soft support for my forearms.  Occasionally I will stand but I find that when I designed my bench for grinding if I stand I am putting a lot of pressure on my neck trying to look down at my work.  I did include in my bench design the ability to move the entire bench surface up 6 inches which would work for standing I just have no desire to make that the norm.

The image you included of the old German Lapidaries always makes me think how much my ribs would hurt at the end of the day.
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