Hello Noel: I’m 6’4" and I raised my standard jewelers bench 7.5
inches higher than it’s normal manufactured height of approximately
38 inches. The best way I think (in my opinion) to determine what
height to make your bench is as follows.
Get the chair you use to work at the bench. Hopefully it is a decent
chair that is height adjustable and has lumbar support and a
comfortable seat. Sit down in it and adjust it’s height so that with
your feet flat on the floor your thighs are parallel to the floor.
Sit up straight and get someone to use a tape measure to measure the
distance from the floor too the top of your shoulder. Make the bench
top that height.
When I first started working at the bench I adjusted my chair lower
so I could get my legs under the bench and worked that way for too
long. I used one of those $20 adjustable chairs. I would have back
aches and tail bone aches. Slouching over a bench will cause bulging
disk problems also. Another tip for men is, don’t sit on your wallet
all day. Even if it’s thin cause you have no money it will cause you
to have back trouble down the road. Hope this helps.
Michael R. Mathews Sr. Victoria,Texas USA JACMBJ