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    #16
    Another option...

    Originally posted by Doxy View Post
    Thanx for the advice. But both of those, are kind of a no fit for me.
    I have something similar to what takenback has, but my is made with sugru and breaks from time to time.
    So was hoping for a more permanent solution.
    I don't know if you've discovered these yet, and I'm not sure if they'll work with your hand function, but I use Gloves for Life. They are expensive, but they hold up well and they come in many colours. They cost $75 per pair and last 3-6 months depending on use and personal preference. (They're leather so they last, but they also get bigger with use. I buy 3-4 pairs each year, because I like them tight. Every person is different.) I buy cheap, lightweight, plastic handle, picnic style silverware from Wal-Mart and use that inserted into the thumb hole or between my two working fingers, depending on my need. However, you can use the silverware of your choice. I'm just not strong enough to use most silverware.

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      #17
      You look deadly on that second pic
      Thanx for a very interesting idea. Will definitely try it out.

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        #18
        Pretty much just get the circumference of your thumb measured, take a fork to somebody who can weld stainless steel. I have had mine manufactured by various people so there is no rocket science in it. Sometimes there is a strip of stainless and they bend it around, other times it looks like stainless pipe. In Brisbane here in Australia we came out of the spinal unit having one of these ring forks and a spoon as well. It's certainly not something I've been able to purchase. They are reliable and last a long time. You can actually get it moulded into an oval shape if you prefer depending on what fits your thumb.

        Hope this helps+

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          #19
          Originally posted by Doxy View Post
          You look deadly on that second pic
          Thanx for a very interesting idea. Will definitely try it out.
          Yeah. It was a late post😄 Btw, I forgot to mention the gloves help me with more stable transfers, brushing teeth, brushing hair and picking items up with both hands too. Just FYI. I hope you find something that works for you!

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