A Slicer for People With a Hand Handicap




Introduction: A Slicer for People With a Hand Handicap

This is an instructable to show you how you can make a chopping board for people who have some type of difficulty with their hands. You will be able to modify this board to be more adapted to an individual since some people might have arthritis and another person might only have one hand. I hope that people will take this as a starting point and modify it and submit the adaptations as instructables.

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Step 1:

I bought a plastic cutting board from the dollar store and drilled a hole in the opposite end to the handle.

I bought a carving knife and cut of the tip of the knife with metal snips.

I also drilled a hole in the knife right near where the tip had been on the drill press..

Two screws as shown and two washers.

A rectangle of wood, plastic or other suitable material and drilled a hole in the middle of one side, that will be the bottom of the block and will line up with the hole in the cutting board. A second pilot hole needs to be drilled in the left side of the block for the screw that will hold the knife.

A screw driver.

Step 2:

The cutting board is shown here with the hole drilled that will take the screw that will go up from underneath into the wood block as shown. Once the block is secured then turn the board over. Take the second screw and thread a washer on it then the knife hole then another washer. Start the screw into the pilot hole on the left side of the wood block. Do not screw it in too tight as it needs to be able to allow the knife to move up and down.

A suggestion for modification could be a piece of wood or plastic to form a fence.

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    5 Discussions


    4 years ago on Step 2

    u must shave the eag of the knife to have simble moves


    4 years ago

    Nice idea, but there a flaw, if something heavy fell on the end of the knife and you finger was under it, you'd cut your finger right off, unlike with a regular knife.
    Still a good idea


    4 years ago

    Good idea, for everybody.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    fantastic idea! awesome thing is that you can still sharpen the knife part too


    Interesting...kind of just makes chopping easier in general too even for people without a handicap. Could give certain muscles and tendons a break. One of the big aspects of knife chopping skills in the kitchen is holding the blade strait. Does it make chopping easier for you? Or are you super chef so no advantage to you persay.?