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    Tutorial Videos

    I've watched a few tutorials & they are always pretty helpful but are there any that cover working when you have a disability or problem that stops you working normally?
    I have problems with one leg that mean I can't stand correctly (probably not the right word but you will get my meaning) I have sort of adjusted so that isn't really to much of a problem BUT I also have arthritis in my wrists & fingers & although I just ignore it most of the time I think I would do more hand turning if it wasn't an issue.
    I am right handed so hold the tool with my right hand, it's my left hand that I support the tool with & is against the tool rest that gives me the most trouble, can't seem to find much in the way of tutorials that covers how to support the tool so maybe I am doing something wrong & causing myself more problems lol


     
     
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    Life is one of cut and thrust Martin for me simply getting anywhere is about using what you have with what you can.Holding a cricket bat,tennis racket etc all involve needs and skills.

    For example I sit to turn brought about when I started it was most comfortable for me some thirty years ago. Very handy now.

    There is no manual called disability and the use of woodworking equipment. THe real benefit of belonging to wood groups in person is you can observe,experiment and ask to overcome ones limited ability.

    EG Wilma and Me circa 1955 I picked her up and walked her across the threshhold at home,when we arrived she said I think I can do that and picked me up and walked me back where we started. Not remarkable I hear you say well to me it was she was 6 stone 7 and I was 13 stone.

    I have a disability scooter in the boot of my car that multiplies my mobility,the moral is I find these things help me to do those things such as seek help within the family and adapt. All the best to you Martin. There are now 76 of us Wilma,me and the kids,their kids and theirs also who would have predicted the next 65 years?

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    Sorry Peter not sure I understand your post.

    I'm not asking where I might be able to purchase " The Dummies guide to woodworking with a disability" lol

    I did have a look about for local woodworking groups but there doesn't seem to be much in my area in the way of wood turning. Found a man cave (think thats what they call themselves) & one club but both had waiting lists to join which were quite long. If a space were to come up then I would most likely go along for a look at least.

    From what I have seen & read a lot of people either take up or return to wood turning when they retire, since arthritis is quite common & you can find tutorials on almost anything these days it seemed quite possible that someone had already made some videos demonstrating things that could help. Just wondered if anyone knew of such a thing, if not then no big deal I shall no doubt figure something out for myself same as I have been doing since the accident 27 years ago lol.

     
     
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    I hesitated to give a listing of my own problems,gave a couple of ways I personally have faced adversity and aging. Vicmarc in Queensland Australia have produced a slanting lathe devised for assist in turning that a member of my Wood Guild used for many years. From your post it was difficult to know your real intentions so I was specific in my approach to your general proposition. Woody on our forum and others over time have outlined their path through adversity health wise specifically spending a great deal of their time and money helping returned servicemen and women into turning specifically pens. I was waiting to see them come in since people I know are far removed from the UK I stuck to general things we have in common.

    All the best in your participation on the forum and help locating hints etc.

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    Have a look om machinist forums, I have seen some that have sections about working with Disabilities.

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    Thanks, will have a look, might be able to find something that helps.

     
     

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