Wider Walker

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CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To widen a walker for a child who was growing out of the walker in width only. The manufacturer of this type of walker did not make a wider model. The adaptation was designed to make it wider, yet retain its strength. With the help of a machinist, three roundbars were turned to fit
the ID of the tubes and also the OD. To prevent clothing from getting caught on the extensions or bolts, a curved head bolt and an acorn nut were used and the OD and ID were sized for smoothness. The width was increased two inches, which is wide enough for the child yet still allows him to get through doorways at home. The round bars were inserted in the crossmembers in the middle where they were cut with a hacksaw. TITLE: The Wider Walker. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at REF: The originator, John Weir, can be contacted at


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