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    Sharpening - Sit or Stand

    Hi Guys,

    do you sit or stand during sharpening your knifes and why do you do it that way?

    So far, I sharpend my knifes sitting. I would believe, standing gives you an advantage in positioning but so far the comfort aspect won with me.

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    I stand because I change my body positioning to give my arm a better range of motion.

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    I always stand

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    I stand because I sharpen at my kitchen sink.
    “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

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    I stand because I sharpen at my kitchen sink. Besides it frees up my movement so I can use both arms and body to project force. Better control and less stress on my lower arms and hands.

    DarKHOeK

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    I stand because I'm used to it that way, and because I rock back a bit to maintain my arm + hands at as steady angle when sharpening the back/left side of my knives.
    Len

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    "I stand because I change my body positioning to give my arm a better range of motion."

    "I stand because I sharpen at my kitchen sink."

    +1 to both quotes. I can't imagine being comfortable, or having the required mobility, sitting down to sharpen.

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    i stand. sitting felt funny to me when i tried it.

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    I've found its easier to hone larger knives standing for the range of movement required. So I just got into the routine and body memory of standing now. That and with a washbowl with a plank over it on the table I would have to hone with my hands up in the air if I was sitting down.

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    I sit. The only place I have room is at the kitchen table. And standing hurts my back.

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