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  1. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    bloomington, IN

    Default To the one handed bloke

    I have Cerbral Palsy and have not been able to use my right hand since birth, somewhat like your situation. One thing that has helped me is a stanley workmate. As for the clamps, the best ones I have found so far are the one handed bar clamps, you had said you always need two hands for the clamps, well...start using your knees or I often have to prop things up in specific places to make the necessary clamp.
    Your biggest challenge in woodworking now will be two fold, driving a nail and drawing a line with a tape measure

    Good Luck

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  3. #17
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Western Sydney


    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Mate of mine had a stroke about the same time.
    By making jigs and clamps for his benches and machines, he can now turn out a reasonable bit of woodwork, like boxes etc.
    He can stand though...but left arm and hand useless.
    Nothing commercial around at all, but cam clamps are king in his shed.
    Hi All, I'm back again after too long an absence. I am finally getting some help to reclaim my workshop space and set up. I have also been able to get some equipment. Does anyone know any people or groups in Sydney that help disabled people. I need to set-up lots of clamps & holding mechanisms? Any ideas or leads will be most welcome.


  4. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    North Of The Boarder


    Hi Max good to see you back.

    Max your near a Mens shed woodies group I know of its local which maybe of of help.
    Cumberland Woodies/mens shed Deborah Wicks Walkway off Iona St in Blacktown. Visitors are always welcome and are invited to attend two club meetings prior to joining.
    Friday Nights 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm Tomorrow night
    2nd Sunday of the month 10.00am to 3.00pm
    4th Saturday of the month 10.00am to 3.00pm

    Bill Swindial is current pres nice bunch of blokes if I do say so. No I am not a member just a visitor friend of a few.

    Another avenue is of course blokes will to assist off this forum or TAD .

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Up North


    I just bought Good Woodworking Issue 253 (UK mag)
    There is an article by Andy King worth reading.
    Every day is better than yesterday


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