---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized adaptation of a carder handle used by an individual with gripping difficulties in her craft hobby of making items out of the hair of pets. In the process hand-by-hand process pet hair must be un-tangled using carders before spinning. Carders are curved rectangular brushes with bristles of kinked wire; they are used to pull clumps of hair apart and thus align the hairs. The handles on the carders were ½ inch diameter dowels, and
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to allow sanding or clay pounding with a foot; can also be adapted to hold some artist's tools. Three pieces of 1 inch board are made into a shallow U just large enough to fit the shoe of the intended user, and a leather strap to hold the device on the foot to which it is fastened. A hole can be drilled in the front to hold a tool such as a paintbrush. Includes drawing. COMMENTS: For further information contact developers: National Institute on
Clamp-It is an adjustable craft tool holder designed for use by individuals with use of only one hand, arthritis, or fine motor or physical disabilities. Clamp-It is mounted on four suction cups, and can be used vertically or horizontally to hold an item in a fixed position. The clamp size can be changed by turning two wing nuts. DIMENSIONS: Maximum holding width is one inch.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Designed to assist individuals with limited use in one hand or the ability to only use one hand to keep little glue or paint bottles from falling over for arts and crafts projects. Cut a hole in small paper plate — the kind used to serve cake at birthday parties. First, trace the bottom of the bottle in the middle of the plate, on the side used for food. Then cut the hole with an x-acto blade or scissors just a little larger in diameter than the bottle