Ever had of the saying “inability is not disability” as long as you have your upper limbs, a handicapped person can work on a woodworking project. The only challenge of a handicapped person is his movement. Although they will need help, in some woodwork projects, they can comfortably humble without any limit. The wheelchair comes in handy to aid in the movement from one place to the other trying to make things in place and produce the best woodwork designs. By fate, most of the works of the handicap people tend to come out the best and win awards. Psychologists explain this that in as much as they lack mobility, their other senses are better than any normal person is.
Safety and health policy recommend disability-friendly environments even in workplaces. This explains why you get staircases and ramps at the main entrances of buildings.
How a handicapped person can become a better woodworker
Assemble all equipment
Since mobility is a challenge, even when there is a wheelchair, it becomes tiresome to keep on moving from one point to the other trying to put things in place during a woodwork project. To curb this, ensure you assemble all your equipment on the workbench such that when you start working you have limited movement.
Carry out tasks one at a time and in bulk
If you opt to do the cutting, focus on that. As a woodworker, there are many cutting tasks, for example. Stick to one woodwork job. Start by measurements, and then do the cutting. When you now focus on assemblage, you save time and complete the tasks without getting tired. Use modern tools like the new spraying techniques to produce smooth and uniform woodwork finishing.
If possible, get a helper to run small tasks
Depending on the level of the disability, you can opt to get a helper to run small errands and only remain with the operations that need professional skill. It will help you to make designs and run a successful woodworking business since you will have a high turnover of sales due to quick turnaround time for orders without compromising on quality.
Use a workbench to have all tools within reach
You might not be able to bend to pick things from a lower height. Have a workbench where you assemble all the woodwork tools and woodwork cuttings to prevent the body from straining in a bid to put all the woodwork tools in place.
Use safety equipment
Safety should be paramount for a handicap person working as a woodworker. If possible where a helmet to prevent any had injuries. Your helper should ensure proper keeping of nails, sharp objects or waste wood cuttings which might be hazardous to the physically challenged woodworker for he may trip and cause a major accident.
Who said woodwork is left for healthy and normal people? Even the physically-challenged people can become renowned woodworkers producing innovative and creative designs unique in the market. A household with such a person should offer the right support and encourage them to explore their potential in woodwork. Some of their tools are listed here.