When building my anvil stand the rule of thumb was, build it to the height of your wrists enabling you to get the most out of your hammer swing with less effort on your body. As my back has deteriorated, I have wanted to move it up to elbow height as I do more ornamental pounding than shaping of heavy stock.
My two lathes at home are also a little higher than normal to prevent me needing to bend at the waist much. So height can be an individual thing based on individual needs. Have a Junior girl in woods that needs a cement block to stand on to turn as she is to short for the benches.
God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.
I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.
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