Arthritis advice?

Discussion in 'Woodturning with Disabilities' started by Judy Stone, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Mike Johnson

    Mike Johnson

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    Trying to look inside a hollow piece while turning is a very tedious practice.
    As you acquire more time turning your tool becomes your eyes.
    You will spend less time looking inside the hollow vessel and more time presenting a sharp
    tool into the vessel and rely on a soft touch and technique to guide the tool. Use your other
    senses to tell you what is working, vibration of the tool in your hand, the sound that the wood is
    making as the tool cuts the wood, the wood shavings peeling off the billet.
     
  2. Judy Stone

    Judy Stone

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    Barry,
    I wanted to let you know that I got the Uflex sleeves you suggested--infinitely better and I've been fine re knees since using them. Thanks for the tip!
     
  3. Gary Beasley

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    I watched several presentations by Glenn Lucas recently and also bought one of his videos. One thing I took away from this is proper technique will get the job done very quickly and leave a good finish with minimal sanding. I'm not there yet but I'm making progress. The time factor makes a big difference in being able to turn with joint pain. Hope you get there.
     
  4. Judy Stone

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    Thanks, Gary, I'll take a look. Glad you are making progress.
     

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