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Garden Scooter

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"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist people with mobility disabilities in engaging in gardening activities. To make this cart, cut the 2 x 4 into 6 pieces 6 inches long. Drill a 5/8-inch hole in the middle of two 2 x 4 pieces 1.5 inch from the end. Attach four 2 x 4 pieces with 3-inch wood screws perpendicular to the pine plank along backsides 2 inches from the end, far enough apart to support the stationary wheel/caster base. Attach two, 2 x 4 pieces (with holes) with 3-inch wood screws, perpendicular tothe pine plank even with the front end in the center of the board, far enough apart to support the swivel wheel/caster base. Attach the swivel wheel/caster to front supports using 1.5-inch screws and washers. Attach the stationary wheels/casters to rear supports using 1.5-inch screws. Cover the top of the pine plank with the foam cushion and vinyl, using a staple gun to secure the vinyl. Attach metal floor flanges to each comer on top of covered pine using 1.5-inch screws. Screw the PVC adapters into each floor flange. Cover 4.5-inch PVC with 4-inch pipe insulation. Attach PVC and connectors to build handrails and attach the rails to the covered pine base. Thread the rope through holes in supports for the front caster and tie off to create a loop for pulling the garden cart. MATERIALS: One 26 x 1x 12 inch pine plank; one 26 x 12 inch foam cushion; three yards of vinyl fabric; two stationary wheels/casters; one swivel wheel/caster; 12 3-inch wood screws; 28 ##14, 1.5-inch wood screws; four 5/16-inch washers; 3 feet of 2 x 4 inch boards; four 1.25 inch floor flanges; four 1.25 inch threaded PVC adapters; four 1.25 x 8 inch PVC pipes; two 1.25 x 4.5 inch PVC pipes; four 1.25-inch, 90-degree PVC connectors; two yards quarter-inch rope; eight inches of 1.25 inch pipe insulation; and 4.5 inch floor flange. TOOLS: Saw, drill, staple gun, and screw driver. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry. TITLE: Garden Scooter. WEB SITE: Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, at http://www.uchsc.edu/atp/. REF: Make 'N Takes. Assistive Technology Partners can also be reached at 1245 E. Colfax Avenue, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80218; (800) 255-3477 (In state only), (303) 315-1280, (303) 837-8964 TTY, (303) 837-1208 Fax

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09/15/2004
Garden Scooter