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Forum topic by Karda posted 06-18-2018 03:14 AM 733 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2018 03:14 AM

Hi, is it possible to turn while sitting. I have a bad foot that is getting worse and surgery is a possibility. Even after recovery I will not be able to sand long period. If I could sit while turning would be helpful. Thanks

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#1 posted 06-18-2018 03:28 AM

do a search online for Robust and/or Oneway lathes for sitting when turning.

Quite doable.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#2 posted 06-18-2018 03:28 AM

It is possible. A local ww club makes lathe stands that tilt forward and allow people in wheelchairs to turn.

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#3 posted 06-18-2018 03:34 AM

Talk to LJ Arlin Eastman. He trains disabled veterans to do exactly what you are asking. Great guy.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-18-2018 04:47 PM

I do just enough turning to make tool handles and spindles for other projects, but I use a high shop stool, my back side just barely on the seat, one foot on the stool’s rail and the other foot on the floor. Seems to work for me…

-- ...Specialization is for insects.

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#5 posted 06-18-2018 05:55 PM

Hi, thanks for your suggestions, I’ll see what I can find. Nothing on utube except on turner says he sits a lot but nothing showing people doing it. I don’t need a special just a safe way to turn small projects from a sitting position. Knowing me if I don’t turn for weeks I may lose interest. If I do simple things Like honey dippers or shaping the outside of bowls that should keep me going till I can stand thanks Mike

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