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Old 07-23-2014, 02:02 PM   #41  
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I stand until I hurt, then I find something I can do while sitting.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:05 PM   #42  
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All my work tables are just table height, so I got a padded barstool after trying to work from a chair. The barstool is just about as high as the work table and gives me a great view to stamp, etc. I stand to cut cardstock and use my Big Kick. My computer desk with office chair is close for SCS inspiration.
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I do all my card making standing at the kitchen table. I only sit if I have a lot of coloring or fussy cutting to do.
The same with me!
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I do all my card making standing at the kitchen table. I only sit if I have a lot of coloring or fussy cutting to do.
That's me, too -- except that I stand at my kitchen bar, sitting only if I have a lot of coloring. I usually stand when fussy cutting though.
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I stand at my kitchen counter island. Only time I sit is if I am watercoloring which isn't that often.
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I stand to stamp, layer and apply anything that is popped up. After that, I sit.
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I just realized and do both without thinking of it. Of course I stand to use my cutters and scorers, as there is no chair at that work table as there are drawers under it, but would stand for that anyway. I sit to plan and play around with a design, but tend to stand to stamp a lot. I have a tricky back and have a special chair that is only comfortable if the seat part is at a low height, as I actually kneel on it, so I find the angle that is comfortable for sitting (kneeling) is not good for stamping accurately. I usually sit to fussy cut and paint.
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I have been sitting while stamping but recently purchased bed risers from Walmart for $6.99 to raise my table up. I find getting up and down for supplies annoying and think it will be better physically to stand to craft.
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I sit to stamp and assemble but stand at my permenently set up ironing board to use my Tonic trimmer and Big Shot, iron ribbon, etc. The board is the perfect height and is on the other side of the room so I get some exercise while crafting!
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I stand to stamp for a couple of reasons. It seems I'm better able to align things - stamped images as well as making sure margins are even.

Also, I craft in a spare bedroom, the supplies are not all right at hand. I'd need to stand up and move around quite often anyway to get things from different parts of the room where they're stored.

I raised my table using PVC pipe - search for pvc pipe to raise table height for ideas. Basically, if the shape/type of table legs is correct, putting each leg into an length of PVC pipe can raise the table to the height you wish.

I do have a counter height stool to sit on if I want.
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I sit. Never thought of doing it any other way.

I stand to cook, clean etc.

I do have hard board covering the foosball table to use as extra workable space to make wreaths and garlands and have my mother's HUGE guillotine cutter from her teaching days set up on that ATM. I need to get that cleared off again to make it more workable. At the moment it has my collection of chipboard from cereal boxes that I have cut down and some Christmas ornaments that need to be salvaged on it.
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Wow, I must be the only lazy crafter on here
No, you are not the only "lazy" one here. I am a cancer patient and I am not able to stand for very long. Sitting is the only way I could make my cards. Since I am/was tall, I can get a good position to stamp. Generally, the only thing that I do, standing (while at my desk) is punching a difficult punch. I don't have a lot of feelings in my hands and very little strength so I need to use a wood block on top of the punch and stand to get it to punch through!
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Maybe that is why I don't stand. I'm taller than average (though not as tall as many of my cousins) TBH counter height is an awkward height for me and can hurt my back if I am out of alignment.
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I stand while I craft. I have stamped standing at both table height and counter height surfaces...counter height is definitely easier on the back. We have hardwood floors and my feet were hurting so I bought one of those little rugs for in front of the kitchen sink that is memory foamish. That helps a lot!
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I do stand to stamp and love it. I bought a bar height patio table at Target several years ago, that also has two glass shelves underneath it where I store almost all my stamps and related tools etc. The only thing I would change is the top-it's a grid with floor tiles in the sections, so not completely flat and smooth. It's nice though because it's fairly indestructible and I had the thought to go buy clearance tiles to change the look of it. For a smooth surface I use my Kelly Craft laser light and cutting pad, which it's also magnetic...LOVE it!
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Thank you for all the suggestions and comments. I have been trying out different heights while standing to stamp. My kitchen counters are too low for my height. When I put a sturdy box on the counter adding four inches, it was a much better height (no sore back after an hour). I am going to start shopping for a 40" high work surface/table. Looking for recommendations from those stampers already using a 40" high work surface?
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