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  • Ergonomics

    Posted by mark on June 27, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Does anyone have any information on proper ergonomics for faceting?

    mark replied 7 years ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Alan Balmer

    June 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Interesting question. Since it has much to do with efficiency, maybe some of our professional faceters could chime in.

    • Tom Mitchell

      July 5, 2017 at 12:11 am

      I don’t know if anyone has done a proper ergonomic study on faceting. However, I have some ergonomic background being a retired fire and safety consultant.

      Because you will be sitting still for so long, you should have a comfortable chair with a back rest. As far as machine placement is concerned, I have my machine elevates so that when I go to examine a stone or change settings on the machine, it does not require me to bend down or slouch. At that height it also allows me to use the machine or my work bench as an arm rest.

      Tom Mitchell

  • mark

    July 5, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Thanks for your help and your service Tom happy Fourth of July!!

  • randycarlson

    July 7, 2017 at 1:15 am

    I have purchased foam yoga blocks that measure about 9″ x 8″ x 6″ and put them under my elbow when I am doing repetitive sweeps during polishing. Maybe it doesn’t seem like much, but when I’m in the groove, I will sit at my machine for several hours at a time. Have a good adjustable chair so you are at a good level and try not to hunch over while you work. Your back will appreciate it!

  • mark

    July 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Good ideas also Randy thank you very much

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