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Blog entry by whiskeyturner posted 05-13-2010 05:27 AM 727 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two days ago I broke my wrist. . . .40 years old and my first brake, even the kids are making fun of me ! I’ve been trying for so long to get some time off to get in the shed and make some shavings. . . Now i have at least 6 weeks but with a broken left hand, luckily i’m right handed. I’m sure with in that 6 weeks I can teach my self to turn one handed or at least with minimal top tool support anyway. So i’m hoping to post some pic’s in the next few weeks of some pens and maybe a box. . . Wish me luck :-)

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.



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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 05-13-2010 08:56 AM

whiskeyturner, Many years ago I broke my right elbow (I am right handed) and had a cast from my fingers to my arm pit. The engine in my old pick-up truck died shortly after after the cast went on. I took the engine out, rebuilt it and put it back in with my left hand and it lasted for many years. We do expect marvolous project listings in the next 6 weeks. ; )
Heal and enjoy your time…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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whiskeyturner

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#2 posted 05-13-2010 03:32 PM

Thats no easy task, i’ve rebuilt a few engines myself and i’m imagining all the little things like hoses and wiring that can frustrate you at the best of times, all those tight and awkward spots too, so I take my hat off to you mate! I have turned one handed befor but for only a short time to show off a bit :-) or demonstating riding the bevel on particular cuts but never from go to whoe !

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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#3 posted 05-13-2010 05:56 PM

Should be relatively easy – just need to use a foot like this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnv0DAR_gWA

James

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whiskeyturner

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 01:56 PM

thats pretty awesome!.........i have often told people about 2 blokes i heard off: one has no arms and turns with his feet and the other is a blind production turner…......humbling hey ..

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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