By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by CML

Stand or sit

Do you stand or sit

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
SR 7108/04/2020 08:57:45
450 forum posts
140 photos

Having spent a few hours in my hanger yesterday, as you do, i wondered how many of us stand all the time when building,i never sit down, in fact i dont even have a chair in there

ken anderson.08/04/2020 09:25:28
8683 forum posts
808 photos

am a stand up lad..

ken dept.

Callsign Tarnish08/04/2020 09:27:36
103 forum posts
2 photos

I stand for the cutting and gluing etc, sit for jobs like soldering.

Jason-I08/04/2020 09:35:20
318 forum posts
43 photos

As my current build is too big for my workbench, it is on the dining room table. I am making good use of the chairs! wink

cymaz08/04/2020 09:40:51
9253 forum posts
1195 photos

Sit and stand, though my motorbike injury won’t let me stand for too long.

Ron Gray08/04/2020 09:49:02
2173 forum posts
941 photos

Unless it's a very small model (indoor) I stand, as sitting I can't get to all parts of the model.

Ronaldo08/04/2020 10:02:40
262 forum posts
21 photos

Standing mainly, for hours at a time ...I do have a stool, but mainly use it if I'm soldering or doing some close up delicate work, ... oh yes, and I sit down when my other half brings me a cuppa, bless her wink

Peter Miller08/04/2020 10:11:20
11093 forum posts
1309 photos
10 articles

Mostly stand but do sit quite often as my bench is a bit too low

Tim A08/04/2020 11:05:55
230 forum posts
13 photos

Always stand, probably due to work we never sit at the bench.

Stuart C08/04/2020 11:09:00
135 forum posts
4 photos

Armchair engineering for me.

Redex08/04/2020 11:35:06
161 forum posts

Stand up too for me

Ace08/04/2020 11:44:24
322 forum posts
23 photos

Bench height built for standing so I can reach/move around the model.

David P Williams08/04/2020 12:06:57
913 forum posts
318 photos

Me too. Built my main bench at 1 metre high - perfect standing working height for me. Have another bench for sitting, mostly for soldering.

I also bought one of these which makes standing all day much easier on the legs and feet.

Outrunner08/04/2020 13:57:42
83 forum posts
27 photos

Stand, I do have a chair in the workshop but I only use it to stand on and reach things.


Gary5208/04/2020 16:19:45
13 forum posts

Both! I have a workbench made out of an old cabin bed, allowing me to stand or use a bar stood or sit if I want to.


Rob08/04/2020 16:24:07
235 forum posts

I stand to build and sit down on an old stool from a breakfast bar when contemplating my next move and enjoying a brew and a biscuit!

leccyflyer08/04/2020 17:43:04
1479 forum posts
324 photos

I've gone back temporarily to a temporary workbench, which is a drafting machine table, so the height is too high really to sit, so for the moment I stand. For the past half a dozen years I've been using my ex-office desk as a workbench, with reduced headroom as it was located in the eaves of the house, so that was all sitting down. I prefer to stand.

i12fly08/04/2020 18:35:20
632 forum posts
22 photos


With large tool cupboard within reach (a triple wardrobe much modified -I do have to get up to reach over to the third section). Unfortunately, to get to building materials I have to get up and take one step to the side.

Yes its a small room, limits my builds to about 6ft span.

Pete Crosby25/04/2020 23:20:19
107 forum posts
44 photos

I like to sit to build, but do machine work standing up. I have my little shed setup so i can sit at a my bench and work on most things aero but I also make static scale stuff and scifi stuff., The other end is raised up to kitchen worktop hight. On my high bench I have drill press, bandsaw, sanding machine and a small CNC router, my sitty down side has electronics dev/repair area and 3d printing space,

I have to sit most of the time as I have a damaged knee and a done in hip... no been replaced yet.. dont want too.

MaxG26/04/2020 12:06:13
176 forum posts
5 photos

I usually stand but that makes my back ache sometimes. I made a workstand thing that goes in my bench vice to allow small items to be worked on with a straight back. Got the idea from a utube video of a high end watchmaker factory in Switzerland. It doubles as a fretsaw bench and a flat cutting board. The black cutting board is a discarded chopping board from SWMBO. It works very well for me and also has the advantage of moving small items nearer my aged eyes.


workholder 2.jpg


All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
electricwingman 2017
Sussex Model Centre
Advertise With Us
Has home isolation prompted you to start trad' building?
Q: The effects of Coronavirus

 Yes - for the first time
 Yes - but Ive bashed balsa before
 No - Ive existing projects on the bench
 No - Im strictly an ARTF person

Latest Reviews
Digital Back Issues

RCM&E Digital Back Issues

Contact us

Contact us

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of RCM&E? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find RCM&E!