Sitting At The Lathe

Discussion in 'Machining with Disabilities' started by buzzardbait, Aug 15, 2011.

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  1. May 16, 2013 #21

    jwcnc1911

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    We have these at work.... best invention to hit the shop since the lathe.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2014 #22

    Theclockworks

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    Hi all
    I have the same problem with standing just got me a Bar Stool life changer ok I only have a small lathe 7x14 and a mini mill but it works for me I can spend much longer at the machine.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2014 #23

    Krutch

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    Buzzbait,
    I have issues with my legs, too. Have since '77 but I use a stool at both the lathes and mills. Yes it is awkward, but it helps me to spend time at a job.
    Most employers had no problem with me resting at a machine so long as I produced. One just didn't like anyone not "conforming" to his standard! Still, he hired me. I stayed long enough to learn who NOT to work for!
    I can't necessarily sit the whole time but when the legs tire the stool helps to "get-r-done". The watchmakers lathe I have is great for sitting with my legs under the machine, but right now it is on an old wood stove with no way to get legs under it.
     

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