The Slipcasting Board is a lapboard designed to assist users with limited strength to handle the large, heavy plaster molds that are used for slipcasting. The device consists of a 3/4-inch plywood board with an opening on one side. The user places the board between two chairs and sits on one side. The board surface supports the plaster mold and provides a safer working position to handle the heavy mold. The opening allows the slip to be poured out of the mold and into a bucket which is placed on the floor. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Designed by John Gilmore for users with limited strength or weak backs who have difficulty handling the heavy plaster molds. The molds must be filled with ceramic clip then rotated upside down to empty the excess slip. This requires awkward maneuvering, which the board is intended to help decrease. DIMENSIONS: Board is 19 x 19.5 inches with a 4 x 8 inch opening.
Notes: Tetra is a voluntary organization which links persons with disabilities, technical volunteers, professional engineers, technicians, and tradesmen. Persons interested in having this device made for them should contact Tetra.
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This product record was updated on August 11, 2003.
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Tetra Society of North AmericaThe purpose of Tetra is to recruit skilled volunteer engineers and technicians to create assistive devices for people with disabilities. Volunteer engineers, design technicians, and health professionals work one to one with their clients to make assistive aids or modifications to their environments.
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