Woodturning for Blind in Tampa

Discussion in 'Woodturning Health & Safety' started by Malcolm Zander, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Malcolm Zander

    Malcolm Zander

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    During the 2013 annual symposium in Tampa 10 blind folk from the local Lighthouse For The Blind organisation attended a touch-and-feel session with some interesting turned pieces provided by a number of professional wood turners, and then they all turned a pen each in the Youth Room (first time they had ever even seen a lathe). There is an article about this experience by Andi Sullivan and Al Miller in the February 2014 American Woodturner.

    Here is a video of this event, made by Mike Hou from the International Wood culture Society, which is now on the AAW Vimeo site:

    http://vimeo.com/groups/205403/videos/81100469

    I think he has done a very nice job of this video.
     
  2. AlanZ

    AlanZ

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    Very nicely done... Captures the feeling of the event very well.
     
  3. john lucas

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    Wonderful

    Wonderful wonderful wonderful. It is such a good thing to see them enjoy and learn what we all love.
     

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