I write and throw only right, but I'm equally strong on both sides.
I've been told that I'm left-footed and I'm DEFINITELY left-eyed.
Makes shooting awkward, but it pleases my karate sensei to no end when
she sees me being equally . .well . . . equally clumsy at this point,
A agree and I've bought a lot of left handed tools. It cost almost double,
but the lefthanded screwdriver is a dream to use. Same with the lefthanded
hammer and adjustable wrench (both metric and imperial sizes).
Righties don't realize the subtle differences. Take a close look at a
measuring cup that has a spout on it. Try reading the gradiation in
your left hand. My mother is also a lefty and always complains that
the spouts on ladles are on the wrong side, causing quite a mess.
I got my finger caught in a gas powered hedge trimmer because it was
designed for a righty (an extra handle along the blade shaft for
guiding the tool).
Fortunately for me, my right hand is still the strongest, but I write
and eat left. Makes it great for driving screw into tight places as I
can easily use either hand.
Some of us buy measuring cups with labels on _both_ sides for exactly that
She isn't shopping in the right places, either. Ladles are available
that pour from _both_ sides. solves -that- problem quite handily.
Oh, BTW, I really *do* have a _left-handed_monkey_wrench_ in my tools.
Belonged to my grandfather -- maintenance engineer at a large mining
operation in N. Idaho. He may have made it himself, in the shop. The
reverse thread on the adjustment drives anybody else trying to use it
absolutely *batty*. It's amazing how few requests I get to borrow tools,
after people experience _that_ one. <grin>
The adjusting screw turns the opposite direction, so that, to tighten or
loosen it, you make the same motion with your left thumb that you would make
with your right thumb on a standard adjustable wrench.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Nobody ever left footprints in the sands of time by sitting on his butt.
And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?
Different thread. When holding a standard adjustable wrench in the right
hand, roll the adjustment wheel forward and the wrench tightens. With a left
hand wrench, hold it in your left hand, roll the wheel forward and it
tightens. Really hard to get used to if your right handed. Probably hard for
a lefty to get used to too as he would likely be used to the right hand
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