This is the materials kit for the Bare bones socket kit. It has what the bare bone kit did not have to make up the full kit.
* YES . . . A Pint of acrylic casting resin and hardener with four rubber gloves
* YES . . . About .5 cu ft casting plaster.
* YES . . . 2 Special molding bags
* YES . . . 1 - 3 ft length of 6 inch (24 inch diameter max) special carbon fiber reinforcing tube cloth (Ask for adjusted pricing on substitution sizes)
* YES . . . 2 - 3 ft lengths of 6 inch (24 inch diameter max) Special carbon fiber reinforcing tube cloth (Ask for adjusted pricing on substitution sizes) of special nylon fiber reinforcing tube cloths
* YES . . . Direct contact type socket air valve - various brands
* NO . . . Steel 1/4 inch threaded four bolt plate attachment hardware plate for one-shot embedding into socket (standard 6mm threads for 4mm hex bolts)
* NO . . . Steel 1/4 inch threaded EIGHT bolt SET-BACK plate attachment hardware plate for setting knee back from socket - two locations (standard 6mm threads for 4mm hex bolts) See plate in pic at the very bottom of the socket pic of this listing.
* NO . . . Aluminum throw away four bolt plate stand-off hardware plate for holding Steel plate in place during one-shot embedding into socket and to help provide flat mount surface for knee (you can use cardboard with the bolts supplied - the video shows how)
* NO . . . Four bolts and vinyl sleeve tube to fit over threads to protect during one-shot embedding during casting of socket. (standard 6mm threads for 4mm hex bolts)
* YES . . . 1 hour email tech support
* NO . . . Source list for other materials
* NO . . . A full 1.5 hour video showing step by step on casting your stump using various methods, making a cheapo homemade check socket if you want, adjusting it yourself if you want, and on how it is done making an actual socket. and a SNS type (Mauch style) Knee setup on a leg ( tells you how to shortcut on some tools and plaster savings too)
* NO . . . Instructions with some pictures
You can do this - it is designed for non artistic types. You can make a socket as good as any prostheticist by just taking your time.
What you will need is a power drill minimum and some drill bits of various sizes, grinding and cutting wheels or a hand grinder (about $20.00 each at Harbor Freight - $10.00 if you catch the sale)
A way to pull vacuum - either from an air compressor suction inlet side (rent one or buy an el cheapo) or a refrigeration vacuum pump or air compressor vacuum adapter (use on rented unit)
Some sandpaper, good sense and ability to follow directions and the video included.
Miscellaneous odds and ends like tape, tubing for vacuum air supply etc.
$19.95 priority mail domestic shipping - most International shipping is $39.95
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