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The formula is to find a height that lets you keep your hands above your waist when working. Bend your arms with your elbows at your side until your hand are parallel to the floor. That should be a good height to start with. If you have a kitchen counter that you like you can use that height. You can always use chocks to adjust the height, or make a stand for a wedging bat or work board. I made one out of 3/4" pvc pipe for a very tall cook to put his cutting board on.

If the table is too tall make a step out of plywood that is the right height for comfort. Be sure to put nonslip tape on the top! Most step stools will be too tall and will have a tendency to slip when you lean over the bench.

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My work tables in my studio are counter top height-that is 40 inches.

You wedging table should be lower. Your arms should be able to extend out straight for wedging. Your are using your back, not your elbows.

TJR.

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With your pottery shoes on while standing near the wedge table location, let your hands hang by your side. Measure from the floor to the middle of your hand. This is the finished height of your wedging table. I secured a 2x4 frame to the wall, topped with 1/2 inch plywood, then 3/16 Hardi cement backer board. Made a clay cutter by bolting an eye hook to the wall, adding a turnbuckle then wire secured to the bottom of the work table next to the wedging table. My other work tables are 36 inch and 30 inch high and built with basic same construction, 2x4's, 1/2 inch plywood, 3/16 inch Hardy board and casters for rolling.

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