Michael I set my lathe up by having my wife measure from the floor to my elbow. I drop my arms to the side and the bend my arms to 90 deg. I measured 45". I like my lathe slightly higher so I made the height at 47" which is comfy for me. Don't know if it is right or wrong but it is sure comfortable to turn for my tastes.
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