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Handicapped Turning Info. Request

Sep 14, 2007
My club, San Diego Woodturners, is starting a new volunteer project called "Wounded Warriors Training Program". San Diego has a large Marine & Navy population and we'd like to offer woodturning programs for those with military related handicaps, notably 1 arm amputation and wheel chair bound. If anyone on the forum has experience is training this type of individual, or recommendations on appropriate "jigs" or really any advice or experience we'd like to hear from you. We're just getting started so our knowledge base in this area is very low.
Steve, on behalf of the San Diego woodturning Club

email: sspeiser "at" yahoo "dot" com
May 3, 2010

I've been doing some work in this area. The Oneway 1236SD (SD for sit down) is the lathe my group is going with. In addition to that, we'll be using some Jet minis with the General 25-024 manually advanced duplicator for disabled vets with limited manual dexterity.

If you google DISABLED WOODTURNING you'll find a number of resources.

Good luck. This is a subject that deserves more attention than it gets, and so do those wounded warriors.