Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Lathe height questions

Allen Neighbors
>I am 5'10" tall. My present lathe spindle height is 47". It seems too low to me, since I seem to be bent over too much of the time.
First question is this: What is the reason for keeping the lathe spindle at or near elbow height?
My second question: What problems would I encounter if I place my new lathe spindle height at 49"?
Thanks for responding.
Allen
It shipped today... should have it in 2-4 days. :o)

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