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    This is what I use just a stainless steel ring welded to a fork/spoon

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    Sorry to bring this from the depth of hell, but where would one get a ring like that?
    Is there a specific name for such ring? Cause searching for stainless steel ring on ebay, gives me 10k rings from china.

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    Try Google with something like "handicapped adapted utensil finger loop". I used the Google Images function to scan for what I was looking for:

    http://www.wrightstuff.biz/fingerloop.html

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    Try googling "Dining With Dignity" they're a bit pricey but work very well.

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    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.

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    Another option...

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

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    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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    Quote 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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