Carpentry Tools General
Adapted Cone-Handled Sander.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Sander with four cone- shaped handles, two horizontal, two vertical, developed as a therapeutic tool where arm strengthening and functional positioning of the fingers is needed. Describes a sander made from pine board 3 feet by 12 inches by 1 1/4 inches and pine or plywood 6 by 7 by 3/4 inches. Lists tools and materials needed, including a table saw and lathe, and describes fabrication. Includes diagrams and photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. A
The Gorilla Gripper is a construction materials carrier designed for use by individuals with use of one hand or upper extremity arthritis or disabilities. This device is designed to enable one person to carry heavy sheet goods such as plywood, drywall, particleboard, melamine, tempered glass and granite from the top, using only one hand. The gripper works by clamping onto the top center of the material, creating a sturdy temporary handle for the person who is carrying it. This device uses the i
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device that clamps to a chair leg and can hold a small desk, easel, embroidery frame or other object to be worked on. Intended as an aid for people with limited or no use of one arm. Instructions for constructing a pivoting vise or clamp to hold objects to be worked on. The device is made of 1 1/2 inch diameter plastic water pipe, plywood, clamp bars, various screws, nuts and bolts and a clamp. Provides patterns, drawings, diagrams and a photograph. Al