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Project by Ryan posted 1399 days ago 1848 views 0 times 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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RWJones

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#1 posted 1399 days ago

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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MOJOE

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#2 posted 1399 days ago

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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Ken90712

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#3 posted 1399 days ago

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

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

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Kathy

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#4 posted 1398 days ago

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

-- curious woodworker

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gul

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#5 posted 1398 days ago

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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clieb91

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#6 posted 1398 days ago

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

CtL

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

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 1398 days ago

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

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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