Teryl Brewster writes about George Wurtzel.
"I lost most of my sight in the fall of 2010 caused by Diabetic Retinopathy. I attended a training program to learn alternative techniques for the blind in the winter of 2012. As a part of the training there is a course in wood shop that everyone is required to take. I have no prior knowledge or skills in working with wood. Even my basis use of tools was a challenge for me. My ability to use a hammer was inefficient simply because I have not used one. As a person with sight my only experience with power tools was to avoid them and try not to get snagged on them as I walk through Sears Department Store at the mall on my way to shop for clothes. I knew as a person who is blind this course was going to be a huge trust walk.
Once I was over the shock of learning that I would have to work with basic wood working tools and power tools to create a product I was determined that I could accomplish this goal. I was not sure how, but it was going to happen. Upon arrival to the training program I and my family went on a tour of the facilities. When we arrived into the shop classroom, the instructor came right up and welcomed us to the room. He gave a brief explanation of the purpose of the class and then proceeded to show off some of the work of the other students currently in the program. I was impressed with the projects they were working on. I did not have a clue that I would produce something as specular."