Two-Hook Grocery Bag Handle
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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To enable individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or weak grasps to carry plastic grocery bags. Included in a chapter entitled "Kitchen & Meal Time," this article provides detailed instructions and illustrations for making this simple device. A cup hook is screwed a short distance from each end of a short length of dowel covered with pipe insulation secured with plastic tape. The loop handles of the plastic grocery bag are looped over the hook for carrying. MATERIALS: Two large (one inch) cup hooks or two large safety cup hooks and two wooden beads; one 0.75-inch diameter dowel, 6 inches long; foam hot-water-pipe insulation, 6 inches long; and plastic tape. Epoxy or other cement is needed if the safety cup hook is used. TOOLS: Drill and scissors or knife. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic carpentry. TITLE: Grocery Bag Handles. 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 42-43. PAGES (including cover) 3. 1997.