Introduction: Easy Grip 3-D Printed Arthritis Fork
The arthritis fork uses a 3-D printer handle to make a utensil that is easy to hold and gentle on the muscles and joints of the hand. This instruct-able can also be used to make a knife or spoon.
Step 1: Step 1: Gather Materials
Make sure my 3-D print file is compatible with your printer.
Get a fork (or other utensil) that (at one point along the handle) has a width of 1/2 inch and a thickness of roughly 1/4 inch. (If you don't have this you'll have to sand the utensil later, or adjust the printed handle to fit.)
Make sure you have a hacksaw and a vise for cutting the fork.
Step 2: Print Handle
Print the handle. To make sure the file converted to your printer, you can print a sized down version before printing the real thing.
Step 3: Cut the Fork
Measure the point where your fork is 1/2 inch wide, make that place with a shaper.
Put the fork in the vise and use a hack saw to cut the fork on the sharpie line.
This is where you'll have to check your fork with the handle. If your fork is too big for the opening, sand it down of hacksaw it more until it fits. If it's too small by only a little you'll be fine.
Step 4: Assemble
Fill the square opening of the handle with hot glue or rubber cement. Put the fork in the opening and let it dry.