I've always done my sharpening at work, so I've had no option but to stand, but I've seen In Daves DVD he's sitting down, and Maksim has his stool setup. Over the weekend I took some gear home, and set myself up at a table with a stool, and did some sharpening, I had the stone at about sternum height. I found it very comfortable. I'm thinking of making this a permanent setup. I'm curious to hear what others do?