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Our club has purchased a Universal stand for future training, The intent is to have the sit down lathe available for those who need it or wish to try it out. It will not be set for one particular person but available to all who feel the need to use it/try it out. That is why I am questioning a nominal spindle height. I think I can lower the height by 3-4 inches by using the tilt function just not sure where to start. Thanks for the references. I will check them out.Have you looked at the Turning with Physical Limitations pages on the AAW website? There's some useful information there:
There are also a few posts on the Woodturning Health and Safety forum that might be worth a look:
A place to discuss topics related to woodturning with physical limitations, the Woodturning Beyond Barriers Program, Personal Protective Equipment, and other health and safety issueswww.aawforum.org
In reality the answer to this is the same for any turner - it depends on you and what you turn. But elbow height is a good starting point.
You don't say whether your question is regarding a lathe for just yourself, or if it's intended to be used by others.
My lathe is adjustable in height and can be adjusted between my seated elbow height, and that of a tall standing student.
For my use I vary the height a bit depending on what I am turning i.e. whether I want to get really close with my knees under the bed, or whether I need to sit a back a little and have the more ideal spindle at elbow height for larger projects.
you will get some ranges from Robust and ONEWAY.Any information on the nominal spindle height for a sit down lathe.