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Wedge Board.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Slant exercise board is useful in stretching tight heel cords both after surgery and as part of an ongoing therapy routine. Cut two wedges from 3/4 inch plywood measuring 6 1/2 inches wide by 12 1/2 inches long. Glue these to the ends of a board measuring approximately 14 inches wide by 21 inches long. Screw the wedges into position using 1 1/4 inch screws. Glue a support stick measuring 3 2/4 inches by 19 1/2 inches to the bottom inner edge of the wedge board. Sand the board and apply a liquid plastic varnish. Glue strips of emery cloth or traction strips to the bottom of the board so that the child will not slip. Includes photographs and detailed diagrams and measurements. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Hofmann, R B TITLE: How to Build Special Furniture and Equipment for Handicapped Children REF: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas: p 78-79 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R3404 PAGES (including cover): 2 1970.

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