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Shoe And Boot Jack

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with lower extremity disabilities, arthritis, or mobility disabilities to put on and take off shoes without bending over. A V cut in the end of the top board holds the shoe in place, enabling the user to pull the foot out or slide it into the shoe. This illustrated article, included in a chapter entitled "Bedroom & Getting Dressed," provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making this simple device from two pieces of wood. A pattern with measurements is included. MATERIALS: One piece of 1 inch x 6 inch lumber, 12 inches long; one piece of 1 inch x 2 inch lumber, 5 inches long; white glue and/or two #8 x 1.25 inch flathead wood screws; and polyurethane finish or paint (optional). TOOLS: Drill and sandpaper. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry. TITLE: Shoe and Boot Jack. 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 29. PAGES (including cover) 2.

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09/19/2005