Category: Food Preparation

DIY Slicer for People with a Hand Disability

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This DIY Slicer for People with Disabilities such as arthritis, nerve injuries, or multiple sclerosis. Users can modify this board to be used by individuals with a variety of hand usage.

Technical Specifications: 


  • Plastic cutting board
  • Drill
  • Carving knife
  • 2 Screws
  • 2 Washers
  • Rectangle shape piece of wood (or another suitable piece of material)
  • Screwdriver


Step 1:

Gather your cutting board. Drill a hole in the opposite end to the handle. Use a carving knife and cut of the tip of the knife with metal snips. Drill a hole in the knife near the entry point of the tip of the knife and the drill press. Gather the 2 screws and 2 washers. Next, use the rectangle shaped 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. Gather your screw driver for the next step.

Step 2:

Please reference the picture. The cutting board is shown with a hole drilled and a screw that will go up from underneath into the wood block as. Once the block is secured, turn the board over. Take the second screw and thread a washer onto it. Place another washer over the other knife hole. 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.

Author: girlsinthehall


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A Slicer for People with a hand handicap