This project is simple, uses minimal tools, and in the end helps elderly and or disabled people lock their doors with ease.
Step 1: Materials Needed
This project is easy to do, and only minimal tools are needed.
You will need...
-11/64 drill bit
-Wood scrap about and inch and a half long
-Small metal rod
-Piggy bank Cap
-Hot Glue gun
Step 2: Attaching the Cap
To attach the piggy bank cap, apply hot glue to the end of the wood scrap, then firmly press the piggy bank cap into it. The reason a piggy bank cap is used, is just because of its groove. You can easily do this by cutting a notch that will fit a deadbolt handle in wood, I am just using what I have around.
Step 3: Assembling the Handle
Take your drill with the 11/64 drill bit and drill a hole towards the opposite end of the wood (end without groove). Apply hot glue to the hole, and press in metal rod - but not all the way through, creating an "L" shape (Picture 3).
Step 4: Finished
This simple tool - which can be made in minutes - will help and elderly or disable person with feeble hands, allowing them to lock their doors with ease. This tool can be adapted to your needs, and even be made entirely out of wood, feel free to base your ideas of this and post pictures in reply.