Category: Nail Care

Nail Clipper

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To adapt and stabilize nail clippers for use by individuals with upper extremity, fine motor, or grasping disabilities or arthritis. This article, part of a chapter entitled "Bathroom & Washing Up" describes how to adapt standard metal nail clippers by fastening them to a board for stability and using the empty barrel of a stick pen to create a handle extension. The article includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations. MATERIALS: Standard nail clipper, 1 x 3 inch piece of wood; one #6 x 0.75-inch roundhead screw; one discarded stick pen; silicone tub and tile sealer; paint or polyurethane finish (optional). TOOLS: Drill, saw, and sandpaper. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry skills. AUTHOR: Greenstein, D. TITLE: Nail Clipper. BOOK: Easy Things to Make to Make Things Easy: Simple Do-It-Yourself Home Modifications for Older People & Others with Physical Limitations. REF: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Brookline Books: p 15. PAGES (including cover) 2. 1997.


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