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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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I try to make all my wood working so I can sit at it here is my lathe that I sit and turn at. Due to my many health problems especially my legs due to blood clots in both and cellulitis and strep infection in my right leg I can't stand for a long period of time I will have more photos of my tools that I made up to sit at. Here is the first one.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-24-2008, 08:46 PM
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That Rikon is a nice lathe. Woodcraft had a heck of a deal on them for awhile. With my back I can't stand to long either so I am looking to redo my turning center so I can turn at it easier.


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Very nice shop. I would like to get to work again, but i hurt myself and have very little energy, that i have got enjoyment in just looking at oyhers and saying, "somr day"
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Hi Glenmore

Great photo of your set-up, and a nice lathe. The desire to accomplish a task always out weighs obsticales. I always say "the impossible just takes a few minutes longer", I guess that is the optomistic side of me.

Great lathe and a great set-up.



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Great looking setup Glenmore. I got to see the new oneway sit down lathe in Richmond. That is a nice setup.

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Bernie seen one of them. Really nice for a disabled turner but the price tag is really steep.


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I thought these are for when we get really old

Will it not be hard to move around the work piece at times, I know we can stand up for these cuts then sit back down. I spose Im still into attking my work and all ways I want good wall thickness but then again you may have the technical side of the work better than my self

Be good to see more photos cheers from Noel
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Noel, This is Glenmore's solution which allows him to spend a great deal of time turning. The whole idea of our Special Needs section is to show others the way to adapt their woodworking to their own needs. For a person who can not stand for long, somebody with a bad back, or people with other medical problems a sit down lathe or router table is a great solution. There are work - arounds which enable people who otherwise could not enjoy woodworking. We want to share ideas so more people will join us.

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No No ! sorry if I sounded like its for old men.. I'm 43 and the not so good part is I was born with a heart defect A aorta valve is broken medical problem and they want to replace it on me, That's a hole story on its own we will not go there I hate needles..

Again I'm sorry if I sounded against it on the contrary I'm very much into and would be one that will have to hone my skills in lathe turning sitting down.. I do make solid wood pens on the mini drill lathe B&D, no worries there easy to move around the stock and fine tune the job.. But once I wanted to do larger bits and been younger at the time I tested what it would be like to do some of the turnings that I would do standing up the proses took me longer and in same ways made it harder to get the design and shape I wanted, Keeping in mind I was younger and would not have thought or take my time like I would now a days

Understanding and Patience is like a glove some just fit it and others take time to get into it..

looking fwd to tips and set ups guys on this subject..

cheers guys from Noel
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I know what you are talking about I too have problems with my legs was thinking about getting one of these seats. they have these at HF.
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