“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To create a pencil holder from PVC for use by individuals with grasping disabilities. First, drill a quarter-inch hole into a PVC tee at the center where all angles meet. Second, assemble the pencil holder by attaching a PVC tee to each end of a PVC nipple. Third, thread the thumb screw into the drilled hole. Fourth, place pencil, marker or paint brush into the tee and tighten with the thumb screw until secure. MATERIALS: Two half-inch PVC pressure tee connectors, one half-inch PVC nipple, one 1/4 x 1 inch thumb screw. (PVC and other materials can be obtained at most hardware stores.) TOOLS: Drill. SKILLS: Basic carpentry. TITLE: PVC Pencil Holder. JOURNAL: Ideas to share: Tots n’ Tech. REF: http://www.asu.edu/clas/tnt/home_files/ideas/hands/holding/PVCPencilHold.... PAGES: 1 with cover. Assistive Technology Partners, 601 E. 18th Ave., Suite 130, Denver, CO 80203
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