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stand up desks are popular now for some
i have heard it said that sitting is the new smoking i am not sure what the new drinking is though
has anyone made a stand up work desk
i haven't even looked at any yet but will do that soon
i guess about 3.5 feet high but probably has to be adjustable has to be stable and sturdy i would guess that it will get leaned on because who can resist that
maybe leaning is the new gum chewing
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On 6/17/2015 11:35 PM, Electric Comet wrote:

Designed this for a client, but never built it:
https://picasaweb.google.com/111355467778981859077/EWoodshopKangarooDesk?noredirect=1
Robatoy was very interested in building it before he got passed away a couple of years back.
One of these days, except that I like to sit...
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Swingman wrote:

I think I'd like the design more if it had 2 legs in front.

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On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:01:09 -0400

i have now seen every style imaginable and there are conventional 4 legged and everything else
some look all wrong to me and seem unstable/unsteady
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On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 06:55:45 -0500

i like the kangaroo style i may go more conventional like some of the stand up writing desks i found
i saw one that had a metal foot rest bar low across the front
but i think any stand up desk would have to have some adjustment mechanism
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On 6/18/2015 7:24 PM, Electric Comet wrote:

The last few years I have a number of folks call wanting to simply have the legs on their desks made longer for stand up use.
They want to drop off a leg, specify how much longer, and always mention they will keep the old legs in case they change their mind.
I've passed on more than I've done, but this is an example:
https://picasaweb.google.com/111355467778981859077/EWoodShopRetroTableLegs?noredirect=1
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wrote:

the bar. I would not want to lean against a table with a foot rest without a drink in my hand. It would be unnatural!
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wrote:

robots, I got an image in my mind of a leaping desk when I heard the term "kangaroo desk". Hey Swingman, could you design a desk that a robotic whiz kid could turn into a leaping weapon of war? DARPA may give ya a million buck for it. Ya know, it could be justified as a defensive technology in case the pentagon gets attacked again.
OK, I will go back to being reasonably well behaved now.
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Drafting tables are naturals.
On 6/18/2015 6:55 AM, Swingman wrote:

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On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 22:12:54 -0500

this is a good point and you can stand or sit at one
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Martin Eastburn wrote:

Spent a lot of hours slinging lead on a table built with a 2" thin wall pipe frame, some angle iron and a 5' x 10' sheet of plywood.
Typical layout drawing was about 20-30 ft long so you had the leading and trailing edges often rolled up when working the middle of the drawing.
This was for 1/4 size layout drawings for foundry automation systems with an occasional sheet steel pickling line thrown in to keep busy.
My guess is that none of those customers are even in business any more.
This was basic rust-belt business.
Lew
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On 06/17/2015 09:35 PM, Electric Comet wrote:

Made this for the local Elks Lodge as a lectern/podium/guest-sign-in station:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/19x5lkiljjskrtp/IMG_2792.JPG?dl=0
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On Thu, 18 Jun 2015 06:15:15 -0700

similar in function but form is quite a bit different
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On 6/18/2015 12:35 AM, Electric Comet wrote:

raise and lower for sitting and standing. The mechanism/stand units were in the several hundred dollar range. They just used butcher-block for the tops. I believe they have drawer units underneath that make the whole thing look like a standard desk when in the "sitting" position.
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email.me:

The ones I have seen (some of my cow-orkers have them) are like that, adjustable for sitting or standing, except they don't have motors(*). The tops are typical office furniture (laminate on plywood or MDF or somesuch), and the moving part is just large enough for a monitor, keyboard, and mouse (or a laptop).
(* motorizing the moving part sort of defeats the healthy exercise idea...)
John
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On Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 12:49:29 PM UTC-4, John McCoy wrote:

Yep, that's why I took the motor out of this... ;-)
http://core5.staticworld.net/images/article/2013/02/lifespan-treadmill-desk-100025352-orig.jpg
(Apparently I bought a slightly different unit. Mine came with a brunette.)
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Doggone, blonde or brunette I'm jealous.
On a serious note, I have enough trouble typing when I'm stationary. I can't see doing it while also walking along the treadmill.
John
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On Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 5:25:26 PM UTC-4, John McCoy wrote:

I agree, but you have to admit that the unit is well proportioned. I mean the desk, of course.
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John McCoy wrote:

SFWIW, the gym I use as a matter of policy, does not allow treadmills.
To many accidents, as a result of people falling off of them resulting in serious, sometimes fatal, injuries.
Lew
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Lew Hodgett wrote:

A few years ago I was on a treadmill about 15 feet in front of someone who was also on one. He was possibly also operating a mp3 player. Someone he got his feet tangled, fell down and the treadmill shipped him into the wall. It was hard to keep a straight face.
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