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#1 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2016 - 09:11 AM

This past weekend my son and I got into a discussion about him being a lefty.  He has always wanted to do mechanical things but has always struggled with the "righty tighty lefty loosey"  thing and really anything that rotates his "Natural" is always backwards.  

 

I have really never understood this until a couple of weeks ago when we were changing the tires on his bike. The clamp on the tire changer (that holds the rim tight) clamps down contrary to the way I think it should go so I'm always turning it the wrong way.  Well he never had a bit of a problem with that clamp.  I have always just thought that being left handed just meant that your left hand was to dominate one but that was it.  Now I'm curious to see if there is more of a difference being left handed then I had thought.  This leads me to ask those of you who are left handed do you have problems working on equipment keeping things straight in you mind?  Thanks

 


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 10:03 AM

No problem here.

 

We run into a left-hand thread about .00000001% of the time and that is enough to throw anyone off.

 

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Posted June 06, 2016 - 10:27 AM

I'm a lefty. I have issues with screws and bolts. They never screw in right. 


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 10:38 AM

I was a Lefty but when I was in school they made us all learn to write right handed and now I use the right hand for everything except sports. I have never had any trouble  mechanically, though that might be from having to learn to  write right handed.


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 10:58 AM

I'm a lefty but only use my left hand for writing, everything else I can do with either hand without issue.
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Posted June 06, 2016 - 11:14 AM

I'm a lefty. I have issues with screws and bolts. They never screw in right.


Insert obligatory "Loose Screw" comment here...
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Posted June 06, 2016 - 11:19 AM

I'm a lefty but only use my left hand for writing, everything else I can do with either hand without issue.

I'm also a lefty and the same goes for me. The only thing I find annoying is most firearms are right handed, but I've been able to adapt.

Edited by Leonard VanCamp, June 06, 2016 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted June 06, 2016 - 11:33 AM

I'm a righty and still have problems working on equipment and keeping things straight in my mind.  What's that mean?


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 11:34 AM

I'M a lefty also but write right handed, but no problems here. And you know what they say us left handers are in our right mind lol.
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Posted June 06, 2016 - 11:37 AM

I'm also a lefty and the same goes for me. The only thing I find annoying is most firearms are right handed, but I've been able to adapt.

I shoot right handed also so never been an issue.
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Posted June 06, 2016 - 12:56 PM

I could never find left handed sports equipment except for a baseball glove and golf clubs. I always wanted to play tennis, swing a bat, bowl, etc., but I'll have to wait for left handed sports equipment to catch on.
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Posted June 06, 2016 - 01:03 PM

I'm lefty and have no problem (expect my writing at least I can read it lol) 


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 01:05 PM

I believe I'm starting to see a pattern forming.  It seems if some learned to do a dominate task with their right hand it seems to have either resolved any issue or eased it.  We never pushed Mike to use his right hand.  Might be interesting to see what others have to say as well.

 

bbuckler: I'm right handed and I can't read my writing so your a step above! :D


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Posted June 06, 2016 - 01:51 PM

There is a lot of difference in doing something left handed or right handed. One pushes the pencil with the left hand and pulls the pencil with the right hand, which would be like writing back words. It would be like a right handed person writing on the paper starting on the right side of the paper and going left. So who's reading backwords and who's reading forewords? One also ties a shoelace differently. Left or right the bow will lay parallel or perpendicular to the shoe depending if you tuck over or under with the loop. Ok I have to get back to work, have fun.
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Posted June 06, 2016 - 02:19 PM

Take both hands and move your thumb and fingers like you are running in a nut or bolt. One turns right and the other left........ Now think about if you always naturally go to your left hand. I'm not a lefty, but I would think after doing something enough times you would get used to it.
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