Jun 222016
Mounting bracket
Stand for outdoor use
Workbench stand 
Drilling workpiece on bench
mitre block
Sawing wood with mitre block
The client’s cerebral palsy makes it hard for him to hold steady the cordless drill that he uses for his DIY projects, with his carer’s help, for both drilling and driving screws.

Two stands were made, one for use on a workbench and the other for outside.  Once positioned by his carer, the mounting bracket holds the drill steady and guides its motion along two parallel guide rods.

The outdoor stand has a base made from a heavy pulley wheel to give stability.  Its arm can be adjusted to hold the drill in almost any position. The wheels enable it to be moved easily.

The work bench top has threaded inserts in a grid pattern to allow aids (eg. mitre block and G-clamps) to be located conveniently.

The workbench stand has an articulated arm to allow the drill to be positioned anywhere on the bench top.

Berks Panel Job BK2016/10 & 31.


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Jun 222016
stand with bottle
Bottle on stand

rear view
Rear view showing height adjustment
cage fixing
Cage fixing arrangement

The client is unable to stand and urinate without risk of spillage because he needs to use his one hand to hold a support, ie. he needs to urinate hands-free.

A simple tripod with tubular fibreglass legs holds the client’s bottle and wire cage at the required height

Berks Panel Job BK2016/23.


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Jun 222016
Table with cushion Table in position
table and hand rails
Table without mattress showing both handrails
table folded
 Table folded up
 leg brace
Leg brace
The client is a double amputee and requires a stable table to allow his career to fit and remove his sling.

A infant’s cot mattress was bought and a folding wall-mounted table made to fit it.  Handrails allow the client to manoeuvre himself into position.  A chain holds the table in the folded up position.  Leg braces ensure the two legs are correctly positioned.

Berks Panel Job BK2016/15.


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Jun 222016

Project #16/23/C: Wheelchair bumper

Client with inoperable broken hip often needed to have legs raised.  The wheelchair utilised special leg raisers which were vulnerable to breakage as were the occupant’s legs when manoevring.  Solution was to clamp a mount onto the wheelchair with a sliding U-tube adjustable for the various positions.  This provided a robust, hi-viz ‘bumper bar’ as the first point of contact.

 Utube mount

u-tube mount

 Utube fwd

u-tube forward position

 Utube travel

travelling position

Utube back

u-tube rear position

Herefordshire panel

Jun 222016

Following amputation of a leg, an elderly organist was unable to reach his organ seat & confined to a wheelchair . A wooden box on castors -the same height as the wheelchair seat was constructed with an electric bath seat attached on top. With the bath seat in the lowered position, using a slide board he could transfer from his wheelchair to the bath seat. Then he was positioned close to the organ seat when it was raised to the same height . He could next transfer to the organ seat using his slide board as before.  The process was reversed for getting down. The “box” contained a small 12v battery with a trickle charger attached. This has enabled our client to resume his full duties as organist once more.

first stage- transfer from wheelchair to seat lift

first stage- transfer from wheelchair to seat lift

2nd stage- transfer from lift seat to organ

2nd stage- transfer from lift seat to organ seat

3rd stage- playing the organ again!

3rd stage- playing the organ again!

Cornwall panel case: 477      6/14

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