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Project by mikeho posted 04-19-2010 02:55 AM 2288 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed to get the heat from the laptop off my legs so I can sit on the couch and watch TV while checking out Lumberjocks on the laptop.

-- Mike, Thedford NE





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Viking

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 03:23 AM

Mike;

Your project is a great problem solver. Hope you don’t mind if I copy your idea.

Laptops, especially high powered, do get hot on bottom. Your table can replace the bath towel i put under my laptop and probably give it better ventilation.

Thanks for sharing!

Good Luck.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 03:38 AM

Very nicely done : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 03:46 AM

nice table. I have plans to make something similar, but I have enjoyed the heat on my legs this winter. When it gets too hot this summer, I guess I will get to work.
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Bradford

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 04:07 AM

I am going to make one of these (soon) because the battery on my laptop slowly exploded while I was using it on my lap. I felt it starting to raise up, I turned it over and wow, The battery swelled to 5 times it’s size. The great guys at Apple store replaced it free. Long story short, I am needing a laptop lap table. Thanks.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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wchips

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#5 posted 04-19-2010 04:11 AM

Nice laptop table, what is it made of mdf ?

-- wchips

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mikeho

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#6 posted 04-19-2010 04:18 AM

baltic birch and walnut trim

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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bigike

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#7 posted 04-19-2010 05:07 AM

neat idea! ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Holmer

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#8 posted 04-20-2010 03:20 AM

I like the concept, I would maybe consider cutting slots in top for more ventilation

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Jason

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#9 posted 04-20-2010 07:28 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention ;)

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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albachippie

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#10 posted 04-22-2010 07:28 PM

Nice. One of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments! Good work

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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ladiesman217

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#11 posted 05-03-2010 05:25 AM

Viking,

You shouldn’t put a towel or any cloth under your laptop; the uneven surface obstructs the intake making your laptop prone to overheating (I learned this the hard way). Even using your thighs can do this; ever since my laptop shutdown from overheating, I have routinely been blowing out the intake and removing any lint/dust buildup in the exhaust. Also, I use a piece of plywood as a base underneath that I carry around with it at all times.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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Mary Anne

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#12 posted 05-03-2010 05:32 AM

Looks great! The cutouts on the legs are good for added air circulation on your legs.
I recently made a variation of this for a friend who uses a laptop in the bathroom.
No more books and magazines cluttering up the place. LOL

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falegniam

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#13 posted 05-11-2010 04:48 AM

Great idea, for sitting in bed, or on the couch.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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hjt

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#14 posted 06-16-2010 06:18 PM

I see I’m late again to the party as this was posted over a moth ago and I’m just see it. Lap top table… now theres some think’n. Those sucker do get uncomfortably hot. Very pretty design. My wife has been speaking of getting one but the heat is one reason I’m not interested. Not I can solve that. Thanks for the idea.

-- Harold

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