Woodturner's Resource
Woodturner's Resource  
  • Featured Artist    • Websites   Support Wr
Tutorials, Projects & Tips   • Event Calendar   • Tool and Book Store
  Home Page Forum HelpSearch Map TPT Resources LoginRegister
 
Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print
Turning Left Handed??? (Read 229 times)
 
John Grace
WR Addict
*****
Offline


Everyone needs a good
wingman...

Posts: 1,230

Bel Air, Maryland, USA
Bel Air
Maryland
USA

Re: Turning Left Handed???
Reply #15 - Oct 9th, 2021 at 11:32am
 
Ed Weber wrote on Oct 6th, 2021 at 3:17pm:
The only way to determine if you're actually ambidextrous or just equally uncoordinated is to immobilize one hand at a time and use the facilities.
you'll soon discover which hand is dominate.


When our oldest was a toddler...my wife was convinced he is left-handed.  Not being sure myself, I thought of a silly test that though not scientific gave an indication of his handed-ness.  I put a soccer ball about 15-feet away from our son...and as a game, I asked our son to see what's the farthest he could kick it.  He sprinted to the ball and kicked it with his right foot.

As for myself, I'm a 'mixed' bag of hand dominance.  I throw a ball, bowl, and swing a bat/golf club right-handed.  But I play pool, shoot a rifle, and play all racquet sports left-handed.  Not sure how that lends itself to turning...but I do believe at least learning how to present the tool properly with out 'off' hand is beneficial as there will come a time when that's simply a better approach.
Back to top
  

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”  Kipling
 
IP Logged
 
Ed Weber
WR Administrator
WR Patron
*****
Offline



Posts: 8,409

Wilton, California, USA
Wilton
California
USA

Gender: male

JET 1642
Grizzly G0584
Re: Turning Left Handed???
Reply #16 - Oct 9th, 2021 at 1:48pm
 
John Grace wrote on Oct 9th, 2021 at 11:32am:
Not sure how that lends itself to turning...but I do believe at least learning how to present the tool properly with out 'off' hand is beneficial as there will come a time when that's simply a better approach.


That's the main point.
If you can't or don't feel comfortable switching hands, you are left with changing the turning setup.
This could be sliding or pivoting the head stock or turning in reverse as Reed mentioned.
The switching of hands eliminates the need for many, if not all of those alternate configurations.
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Rick Caron
Senior Member
****
Offline


So many logs, so little
time!

Posts: 452

Greer, South Carolina, USA
Greer
South Carolina
USA

Gender: male
Re: Turning Left Handed???
Reply #17 - Oct 12th, 2021 at 4:54pm
 
Depends if your doing the outside   or the inside  of bowl.    I like left handed.   Also i can turn my headstock   ( nova  dvr xp )    So left handed is my choice.
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print