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Left or Right handed?

Are you left or right handed

Left handed
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Right handed
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59%
 
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Phill Fenton

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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:19 pm

Left or Right handed?

Are you left or right handed?
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John Singh

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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:22 pm

I'm right handed Phill

Aren't you Phill with a name like Right Signs :lol:

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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:25 pm

i'm right handed phil!!

good question how does a left handed person signwrite a sign? always wondered how they got round it, without smudging the lettering he has just done!!


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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:26 pm

Right handed, but more fluent with the left.
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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:34 pm

Nik: Some of the best poster writers were (are) left handers

Poster writers use one stroke brushes and write just like it says: in one stroke technique

Now I do sound like I used to have a left handed poster writer as my right hand man but its just something I happen know

Terry from Essex (the one who does those custom sprayed chrome letters) is ambidextrous as can be seen from his demos

Incidentally where are you Terry?

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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:43 pm

ed is a one stroke poster righter, which always amazed me, and he is right handed, i'm not saying left handers cannot do it, it was just years ago when i was starting out the thought went throuigh my head while doing a large painted sign, starting from left to right "how would a left handed person do this sign?" :D


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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:49 pm

johnalphasign wrote:I'm right handed Phill

Aren't you Phill with a name like Right Signs :lol:

John



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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:53 pm

Yeah I know what you mean

The other thing is signwriters who put a shadow on the left as oppose to the right. I can do it but it takes a conscious effort and doesn't come naturally

I'm only a shadow of a man I used to be

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Post Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:16 am

Im a righty and so is Steve :D

John you make me laugh!!! :dance1:
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:32 am

I am right handed by nature but I can do a lot of things with my left hand. I wouldnt go as far as to say I was anpidextrous as I favour my right hand and will use it where ever possible but If I have to paint, apply vinyl etc with my left hand I can.
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:14 am

im the same martin mate.. i can easily apply vinyl with my left hand, but favour my right because i can apply more pressure if needed and have a bit more control. :D
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:19 am

I suppose most of us use our left hand a lot but find we need to use our right occasionally for the awkward customer (bully)
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:21 pm

hi, a left hand person here. oh well i cant signwrite anyway. i found it hard to use a fountain pen at school.

ANDY (Alutrade)
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Post Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:25 pm

Another LEFTY...i think!

signwrite with my left
fill in and roller with right

airbrush with the right
draw with left
mouse with the right
graph' tablet with the left

and if it saves moving tressles ..both!

I used to enjoy calligraphy (still do but dont get the time these days )
with that i would use a normal nib start at the bottom of the page and write from right to left
so as not to smudge anything

ps should i seek treatment?


hi John ..'im still about
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Post Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:02 pm

Terry wrote:ps should i seek treatment?


No don’t worry you’re not on your own.


I used to write left handed but changed to my right for convenience.
Signwrite left (ish)
Paint brush, roller, drawing and airbrush I favour my right but use my left a lot.

My dominant eye is my right, which is perhaps more telling than the hand you use.


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Post Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:52 pm

So there you are Terry and Alan :funky2:
Both terribly gifted guys who use both hands :bow:

I only use my right - Doesn't say much for me :you:

John

Good to see you Tel & Al :D

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Post Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:56 am

I guess it all depends on what you're doing with the hand at the time :o


Ok...right handed
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:32 am

As you can see from my avtar Im a lefty. play pool cricket etc right, airbrush both, beer left, can write with both, stripe left, can only carve with the malet in my right hand,but for some strange reason can only use a large spray gun right handed and vinyl which ever hand the squegee is in at the time.
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:27 pm

I'm right handed but when I used to play football (soccer) I dribbled with my right foot but could only kick with my left
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:19 pm

I love the dancing man. very good

Andy :D
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:22 pm

I'm pretty amazed at how close the voting is at the moment - perhaps lefties are more artistic than the rest of us. although there is only 18 votes cast at the moment (10 - 8)

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