[Tall-Corn] Looking for Blind Carpenters
nf5b at mediacombb.net
Mon Sep 27 02:05:43 UTC 2021
I've done this sort of work over the years. My grandfather was a good
carpenter and taught me a few things, by the way blind from birth.
Notice the recent discussion of the rotomatic rule, a blind man's
measuring tool which occurred on this list. That's one tool a blind
carpenter might use. There are many other adaptive tools.
If your friend hasn't contacted the dept for the lbind he should, and bug
them about helping him get equipped to ply his trade as a blind person.
I'm more than glad to talk to him. My phone number is
319-850-7222 but he might hear something strange calling me from an
Still tell him to be persistent if he doesn't make contact on the first
call. IF he has a way to send a text first with info on the phone number
that will be calling that will helop ease the way, but either way I'll try
to communicate with him and help him out.
He's the kind of guy we really need more of in the nfb these days. WE
need people who are craftspeople and who actually do things with their
hands and minds. Stem is nice, bureaucrats are good too, but we need
people who actually make things. Hard as spread out as we are to help
folks, and the rehab agencies are more inclined toward the independent
If he has some time to spend at the orientation center in Des Moines the
shop program would do him a good benefit, but if not I'll do what I can
to help. Encourage him to give me a call. If not, shoot me his phone
number and name and tell him I"ll be giving him a call.
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