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Ernie Conover takes the load off his feet.

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Adam W.

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I came across this Ernie Conover video where he demonstrates a bench for turning from. I may make a country cut copy.

There's also a historic reference to the Williamsburg great wheel, a human powered lathe....Enjoy!

 

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I think sitting on a bench your more likely to be always in the line of fire, and I would have to relearn turning. I swing my body and legs with the tool to cut.
 

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I use an 8' bench all the time, due to a deficiency to the tune of two in the lower limb department. I slide along it so I can reach my bench and bandsaw on one side and my lather and grinder on the other. It is a disadvantage sometimes, but it's a distinct advantage to learn to work ambidextrously. I find myself changing hands now without even thinking about it, even with a skew.
 
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