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Raising your cutting table

Bodgeitandscarper

Raising your cutting table
« on: March 18, 2017, 20:12:44 PM »
I have to cut out on the dining table and got really fed up with an aching back, so looked for a cheap and simple solution.  Table/chair leg raisers were the solution, available from mobility aids type places.  I got mine from ebay, only around £11 if I remember correctly.

Alcea Rosea

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 20:34:33 PM »
I did the same with my cutting table, it has made my poor back so happy!!

Gernella

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 11:32:06 AM »
Best I can do is take my shoes off.  I use a large desk and it doesn't have that type of leg or those risers would be brilliant.  I've been looking for a suitable cutting out table for a fair while, the Horn one would be great but it's just finding one at the right price and at a time when funds are flexible.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 12:13:41 PM »
When our extension is built and I move the kitchen, I'm having an island unit - mainly for cutting out  :D

Surest1tch

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 22:47:02 PM »
That's a brilliant idea.  I'm 6' tall and do have a bad back, by the time I've bent nearly double over my table laying patterns out and cutting out I've got a really bad back (arthritis in my spine). I never thought of doing that, I put a piece of 3/4" MDF on the top of mine to raise it just that little bit but it's not enough.  Excuse me I'm off to ebay to see if I can find a set of those raisers.  Thanks so much for the tip 👍.

Iminei

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 07:22:30 AM »
Do you think it would work with my dining table ????



Luuurve the thought of an island ....just for cutting out (and basting)

I'd have mine in the Indian ocean please!
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DementedFairy

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 05:26:44 AM »
Being a short arse, I don't find it's a problem.  Long cutting out sessions crock knees or hip these days, not my back.
C'est moi!

Catllar

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2017, 00:06:06 AM »
I've got IKEA adjustable  legs ( not me literally) on my cutting out table to raise it and on my machine table to lower it. Happy back.
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Ohsewsimple

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2017, 12:13:54 PM »
I've got IKEA adjustable  legs ( not me literally) on my cutting out table to raise it and on my machine table to lower it. Happy back.

At only 5 ft I'd love adjustable legs!  :P

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017, 15:26:32 PM »
I've got IKEA adjustable  legs ( not me literally) on my cutting out table to raise it and on my machine table to lower it. Happy back.
They look useful, I did think about those too.

UttaRetch

Re: Raising your cutting table
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2017, 19:48:08 PM »
I have to cut out on the dining table and got really fed up with an aching back, so looked for a cheap and simple solution.  Table/chair leg raisers were the solution

 0_0   0_0  Your table legs look as if they are wearing hooves.  Seriously backache is no joke and bending over a too low table has done for my sewing.  :(
The beatings will continue until morale improves.