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RE: Good workbench?

Subject: RE: Good workbench?
From: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 22:48:41 -0400
Depending on how you like to work and what it entails, consider a table vs.
a bench.  I use homemade 3x5' tables with shelving underneath.  Perfect for
chair height.  Of course I'm short (5'5"), so standing next to the vise
isn't much of a problem.  I'd probably use a barstool at a bench.

Gary Lin
Burke, VA
BMW CCA National Capital Chapter
Metro Washington Council of Sports Car Clubs

T'was written:
> A good workbench should be about the same height as your elbows.
> if you're over 4' 6" tall, anything from Sears will cause major back
> problems.
> Most pre-made benches are too damned *short* to work at standing up,
> and I'm not even six feet tall.  Mine are several inches higher than the
> books recommend.

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