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11-15-2017 09:07 PM

Any one with info / experience with handicaped wood working. Trouble standing, working from a seated position on a lathe for example


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-15-2017 09:45 PM

Contact LJ Arlin Eastman. Does amazing things as a disabled veteran.

Good luck sir.

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#2 posted 11-15-2017 09:55 PM

PJ,
I have a little experience with that. I’ve had one leg since 1964 due to cancer. Woodworking with a handicap is just making adjustments. I love lathe work and fortunately can stand on my crutches while doing it. Your situation is probably completely different. I would think a lathe table set at the correct height for you to work from a sitting position would work.

I tend to get tired standing for long periods and I find myself using my tall roll around stool to work at my bench as much as possible. I’ll even use it to roll around the shop if I don’t want to grab the crutches for a small run to a cabinet, machine or tool chest.

I’d be glad to answer any other questions you’ve got.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#3 posted 11-16-2017 01:41 AM

My youngest step-son would like to do something with me as he is restricted from everything else I do. While looking at a failed attempt to hold my clamps, I figured out I will build a small platform for him to put his chair on. Of course that also means I need to build a ramp too

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#4 posted 11-16-2017 02:44 AM

PJ

I sent you a PM. Thanks Monte for steering him my way. :)


My youngest step-son would like to do something with me as he is restricted from everything else I do. While looking at a failed attempt to hold my clamps, I figured out I will build a small platform for him to put his chair on. Of course that also means I need to build a ramp too

- cowboyup3371

Cowboy

Please do not build him a ramp, but make a nice bench from were he can put his legs under and he can easily work on top of it.
I know a ramp is not the answer and a wheel chair can easily fall off of it or it just takes up way to much space in which to move around.

If you need help please send me a PM and I will help you in anyway I can with how I started from the basics in a wheel chair.

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cowboyup3371

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#5 posted 11-16-2017 10:25 PM



PJ

I sent you a PM. Thanks Monte for steering him my way. :)

My youngest step-son would like to do something with me as he is restricted from everything else I do. While looking at a failed attempt to hold my clamps, I figured out I will build a small platform for him to put his chair on. Of course that also means I need to build a ramp too

- cowboyup3371

Cowboy

Please do not build him a ramp, but make a nice bench from were he can put his legs under and he can easily work on top of it.
I know a ramp is not the answer and a wheel chair can easily fall off of it or it just takes up way to much space in which to move around.

If you need help please send me a PM and I will help you in anyway I can with how I started from the basics in a wheel chair.

- Arlin Eastman

Thank you for the information Arlin. I’ll see what I can come up with that’s not too high for him to still work on. He’s pretty short in the upper body even in his chair but I’m sure I can figure out something.

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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#6 posted 11-17-2017 08:09 PM

I would place the lathe on a low platform that matches your working position. I would then get a low stool, similar to the ones used in doctor’s offices. This will allow you to have more mobility than in a fixed/awkward position.

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bigJohninvegas

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#7 posted 11-19-2017 06:19 AM

Robust make a lathe that has a tilting stand to allow the user to turn while seated.
The scout lathe.
http://www.turnrobust.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Scout-Seated-TS-End-1.jpg

http://www.turnrobust.com/lathe-overview/scout/

-- John

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#8 posted 11-19-2017 07:11 AM

Where are you located? I am in central illinois and would be glad to help in anyway i can. I have been dealing with my disability for sometime now and finally am able to do my hobbys again. My work room is to tight(so i can reach things) that pics are not a option for me i would need someone who has photography skills. I am always happy to help another disabled person out anyway i can.

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