AAW 2017 Woodturning with Physical Limitations panel video

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  1. AlanZ

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    I was a panelist on and recorded the AAW Symposium session about woodturning with physical limitation.

    The 2017 AAW Symposium panel composed of Brent English, Gil Malave, Andi Sullivan, Alan Zenreich, Chuck Beland, and their engaged audience, discuss creative methods for safe woodturning for individuals with a variety of limitations, including blindness, essential tremors, PTSD, back problems, inability to stand, and other challenges.

    Hopefully you will find it as fascinating as I do.
     
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  2. Bill Boehme

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    I watched the video last night and realized that a name change was in order for this forum. So now, it is "Woodturning Beyond Barriers" (was Woodturning with Disabilities) to be consistent with the nomenclature of the AAW Woodturning Beyond Barriers program.

    I'm beginning to suspect that I may not be as invincible as I thought I was when I was younger. My body is reaching the 1000,000 mile warranty expiration and as things wear out (rotator cuff, spine, knees, feet, etc) I am becoming more attuned to this subject.
     
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  3. Lamar Wright

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    I saw this last night as well and enjoyed it. Bill, I know what you mean about the old body warranty expiration!
     
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  4. AlanZ

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    Bill,

    Many people, especially when they are young, feel invincible. That is, until the first time they get vinced.
     
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  5. Mike Johnson

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    I am glad I harvested and processed a lot of wood years back when I was still in shape.
    Loading, Unloading, Processing green logs into bowl blanks, spindle blanks and boards
    takes it's toll over time.
     
  6. Bill Boehme

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    Name of this forum changed to Woodturning With Physical Limitations by popular request.
     
  7. AlanZ

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    Thank you Bill.
     

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