View Poll Results: Are you left handed or right handed?

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  • Left Handed

    48 19.35%
  • Right Handed

    183 73.79%
  • Ambidextrous

    17 6.85%
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  1. #11
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    Default Left Handed

    I am left handed and was taught to engrave right-handed. The cuts in lettering are certainly less awkward to engrave right-handed. Since I was taught to engrave right handed, any other way would feel strange.
    It's not like the left hand doesn't do anythng since the block is turned with the left-hand. I'm also a switch-hitter in baseball.
    Last edited by mdengraver; 06-02-2008 at 03:02 AM.

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    right handed and right eye dominant,sounds like we types are the minority
    Mike Puleo

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    I am left handed on most things right on some and ambidextrous on a lot.
    Rod

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    Hi Tira,

    I am right handed and left eye dominant.

    Les Schowe

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    Hi Tira, I'm right handed but left eye is stronger. I use h & c so I can cut up ccw or down (cw).
    Kent

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    Hi Tira,
    Sounds as if we are a long way from being alone on that left eye, right hand thing.
    You start some great threads, thanks.
    Maybe you could add dominant eye to this survey??????

    Best, John B.

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    Howdy,

    I wonder how many folks know how to test dominant eye? I was taught to point (aim) my finger at a spot on the wall with both eyes open, close one eye, if the finger did not move from the point of aim (sight picture) then the eye that was open is the dominant eye. Is this correct?

    D.C.
    The best thing for inside of a man is the outside of a horse.


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    Very interesting poll, I'm also right handed but left eye dominant.

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    John B, I never considered eye dominance when I set up the poll. I could do another poll, but I can't modify this one without blowing the results because all who have already voted could not amend results. If you want a second poll about handedness vs. eye dominance I can put up another poll.

    Also, this is just for fun to see what characteristics seem to be in common with many of us. It is not intended to say a particular hand or eye dominance will in any way make you a better engraver than anyone else. There are great righties and lefties among us. The only thing that will make anyone better is practice.

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    I'm predominately right handed, right eye dominant and am quite ambidextrous when I want to be. As far as testing for eye dominance, make a triangle with both hands at arms length, focus on an object with both eyes and bring your hands closer to you, keeping focus on the object. The dominant eye will end up looking through the hand triangle without any concious effort.

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