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Hello all. I've always had the idea of having an adjustable height table for my ship building, so I can work seated or standing, or just placing my ship at different heights depending if I'm working in hull planking, deck fittings, masting and rigging etc.

 

This seems to be it. What do you think?

 

https://www.amazon.com/Standing-Desk-Adjustable-Converter-Instantly/dp/B00Y3P0K1M/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

or

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KVY2FSE/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I38PNU1DFXQRWU&colid=2MQQARSVJJW7W

 

Cheers

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I have also been on the lookout for an adjustable height table.  While I have seen several varieties that adjust upward I have yet to come across one that adjusts downward in order to facilitate the work on the upper rigging while seated.  To me, that would be the more useful situation.

 

Regards,

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49 minutes ago, popeye2sea said:

I have also been on the lookout for an adjustable height table.  While I have seen several varieties that adjust upward I have yet to come across one that adjusts downward in order to facilitate the work on the upper rigging while seated.  To me, that would be the more useful situation.

 

Regards,

Hello Henry. Maybe if you find a really low table where to put this item on?

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Lift tables are fantastic for modeling.

 

Lee Valley Tools has just offered a kit.

 

I had built my own having solicited ideas on this forum I opted for wheels to make it mobile so I could walk around it and a section of the top that the model is being built on tilting up to 60° forward and backwards so I could more easily access the underbelly of the frames and the inside.

Links below in my signature line to my table and my very early stage build.  If you go to the near the end of my posts in each you will see the end result as built and being used.

 

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I couldn't agree more that it's better to stand rather than sit for much of your model building. When I built my workbench many years ago, I built it very high, so it's really comfortable for working when standing. I also have a stool, rather than a chair, so I can sit at it comfortably as well. I would say that I spend my time about 50-50 standing vs sitting when I'm working. The only problem I discovered when it came to rigging my Constitution was that the workbench was too high for some of the upper rigging. I had to move the model to a card table. An adjustable table for your bench sounds like a great idea to me.

David

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Hi Ulises, I went a slightly different route and purchased an adjustable desk frame to which I added a desktop I already had.  This particular frame was the heavy duty version as the desktop was large and heavy and I wanted to allow for a 1:48 build and build board.  This frame also allows me to drive the table down a little bit (not much but about 6 inches) below standard desk height -  for the reason to do exactly what you want to do.  Unfortunately, due to the design I cannot tilt it :(

 

I don't know where you would get one as I bought mine from a local office furniture provider (and not cheap due to the 'heavy duty' frame) but the package looks like this:

 

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Cheers

 

Pat

 

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Hello Pat. This may be more like yours...

All you need is a piece of 1 inch plywood and you determine the size of your work surface.

 

https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Ergonomic-Standing-Adjustable-DESK-V100M/dp/B01ITHJMBI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1496448377&sr=8-4&keywords=adjustable+work+table

 

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I use IKEA's electric version (bekant), and super happy with it.

They exist in two widths and also an L-shaped version:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00263218/

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50263225/#/80263224

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60263220/

 

Smooth and stable.

 

The only thing to keep in mind - I would not use a hammer / mallet on it, this can damage the mechanism. 

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