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Project by Ryan posted 09-11-2010 03:13 AM 2428 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After surgeries on both hands on August 30, My doc removed right cast much earlier though it’s not complete yet.
Right index finer is still healing, but I have 4/5 of hand to use. Plus a bit of help from left hand.

Think for a few days what to do with one hand, I decided to make a mouse pad.
I have old plastic pad on walnut desk, so why don’t I make one with walnut.
I minimized the work so leave all the natural traces as is including the partially broken knot and live edge.
Finished with tung oil. I feel softness of wood from the mouse pad.
And it’s working really well too. As you know, shiny desk top is not that good for optical mouse,
but this one is soft and works very well.

Pad is about 1/4” thick, a bit thicker than plastic one, but I like the feeling a lot.

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#1 posted 09-11-2010 03:16 AM

Hey, glad to see you’re back in the shop. Won’t be long before you’re back at it full force. I hope you have a speedy and full recovery. By the way, I really like the mouse pad!

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#2 posted 09-11-2010 04:06 AM

Happy to see you are back in the shop…..hopefully your remaining cast will be removed soon and you can get back to your shop with 10/10 of your hands!!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#3 posted 09-11-2010 11:37 AM

Making progress I see keep it up! Get well soon.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 09-11-2010 02:11 PM

Now that is dedication to woodworking!!!! It looks painful to me but the mouse pad is cool!

-- curious woodworker

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#5 posted 09-11-2010 06:07 PM

Nice idea but you should rest and heal completely.I know it’s hard to wait coz i had burnt my foot and couldn’t woodwork for a month so i would just go to my shop and sit there and look around.I do understand your want to do woodwork ,please rest and don’t risk your recovery.
Take care.

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#6 posted 09-11-2010 07:11 PM

Pretty cool idea. It turned out great.
Hope you get back to full power soon.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 09-11-2010 07:34 PM

That’s great and I hope that you recover to as full of an extent as possible.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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