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Hello Fellow Modelers,

   iI have been on hiatus from modeling. Work and other things. But i have made head way to get back to it.  I am building my garage modeling/wood shop. I just completed my new floor.

  I am looking at shop chairs. preferably with armrests. It will be a standing and sitting shop. i am making my benches  to accommdate both.

  You all have any ideas pictures or web sites. Like to see all options. I thank you for your time and ideas.

 

Mario

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Having just moved into my garage that I built 2x4 rather than 4mm x .5mm i have been standing a lot building ships and clocks. I must admit that i find it much easer to stand most of the time, you are much more flexible stood up than sat, I have good rubber mats on the floor music to rock to and you never have to move the chair when you have dropped the smallest piece you have ever made or even roll the chair back over the smallest part you have ever made destroying it!!!!! Time will tell if I sit but for now standings better for my heath 

Andy

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I used metal stools for a long time in the shop. What I found was they did not hold up well to me moving around, swiveling between tools etc. FInally I broke down and bought a chair from Safeco (on Amazon). It was certainly more expensive than stools, but it rolls, has a back, cushioned, and is made of a high quality rubberized material that wipes off well so dust is no issue. It comes with an optional back which I also really like. Heavy very well made chair.

 

I have had it a month or so now and really like it. Much more comfortable than the previous stools I had in there.

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While I use an office chair "inside" (ie in the allegedly "clean" work area), in the garage where I have all of the "dirty" machines, I opted for a hairdresser's saddle stool. As the name implies the seat is very like a saddle, and the rollers are actually from in-line skates. It works very well in moving from tool to tool (those where it's safe to operate sitting down). I use it for scroll saw work, disc sanding, mill work, and some lathe work. I have bad hips and get a sore back after standing for only short periods, so the saddle stool is great.

 

The next mod will be a new hip - coming soon........

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I have an "L" shape work bench & use a swivelling office chair so I can swing from side to side. I removed a deep pile carpet to help find the odd small piece that drops on the floor. Have you ever tried finding a 3mm block in a 4mm carpet !? B)

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I have a drafting chair that has a good back and a pneumatic up and down control that is real good for changing your work height and this helps with keeping me comfortable at whatever I am working on.  Lower it and I am at eye level with the deadeyes and raise it all the way up and I can work on the tops.  Regardless of your bench height you can be comfortable.  Most stationary stores carry these chairs.

Kurt

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Well, I tried lying down to do some work. No good. I fell asleep and when I awoke I could not remember why I was on the floor.

I have just realised that I cannot remember when last I had a good idea. I hope they haven't gone for good. Scary!

 

Mike.

 

Ps. sorry for interrupting  this serious topic.

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