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    I always stand, but I've dreamt about having maksim's set up.

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    I've always stood. Perhaps I shall try this recumbent sharpening.

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    I think it's understandable that most pros stand as that's usually the only option for us. So sharpening at work I stand up. However on the odd occasion I sharpen at home I sit down, outside on the deck cross legged trying to channel my inner samurai. I've found I have more control sitting down...a lot more.

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    Sink bridge, so I stand.

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    I use a sink-bridge.
    That is put on a square tray that I put on the table.
    So, I sit

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    Determine the position most comfortable for you, then commit to it. Balance is one of the most important senses used while sharpening, and it will improve by developing muscle memory. Everyone's body is different; settle into your natural position and let repetition work it's magic.
    I stand because I've found my legs provide more leverage when sharpening large heavy cleavers, which can be a real workout.

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    I'm full of sit.
    Vestigia nulla retrorsum.

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    And I'm a sitter

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    I have never tried sharpening standing up. I must a admit a sink bridge sounds nice, no mess that way, but I am pretty sure I have more control over the blade and do less inadvertent wobbling when I am sitting down. You have your eyes closer to the stone and your forearms extend horizontally, in line with the sharpening movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoqaVin View Post
    I usually sharpen by the sink so I stand. But when I strop I usually sit
    Same here always stand for sharpening my technique is similar to Jon's feel I have more freedom of arm movement standing.

    Stropping I like to sit

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