Pallet Wood Mouse pad

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Project by BigDaddyO posted 1097 days ago 2127 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a mouse pad for my office desk since there is glass on top my laser mouse wouldn’t work. I was using a piece of paper for a while but that kept moving around.

I used some Pallet wood that I hand planed thinner and angled the front area where you wrist goes. I cut butterflies just for a little visual interest. I then used some 3M spray glue and applied some vinal coated shelf paper to the bottom so it wouldn’t slide around.

I applied 3 coats of Deft and 3 coats of Paste wax to protect it from sweat.

Oh, and can you tell where I screwed up? I didn’t realize until I put on the first coat of Deft.


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#1 posted 1097 days ago

I love the duchman. Very cool use of refurbished wood.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#2 posted 1097 days ago

Okay, so, where did you screw up? Looks good to me!

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#3 posted 1097 days ago

Pretty cool. Never thought of a wooden mouse pad but i like the idea.. Oh no idea where you messed up.


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

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#4 posted 1097 days ago

Great idea.
It came out really nice.
I don’t see any screw ups.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 1097 days ago

the butterflies are going the wrong direction?

-- Ben L

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#6 posted 1097 days ago

OK I got a guess. Structurally the mouse pad is sound enough to hold the mouse’s weight. Could it be that the bowties are running with the grain and not across the grain?

Like this. just a guess..;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#7 posted 1096 days ago

Yep, the butterfly’s are in the wrong direction. I’m sure the two boards will stay together since they are on a flat surface so i’m not overly concerned..


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#8 posted 1096 days ago

Nice pad, I don’t think anything will come from the butterflies being in the wrong direction.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 1096 days ago

It is safe to say that it never would have crossed my mind to make a wooden mouse pad…but I LOVE it!

Great thinking!


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#10 posted 1089 days ago

very nice, you have got me thinking about a pallet sitting out the front of my house that was going to be fire wood

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#11 posted 1089 days ago

this great recycling and a great idea
thankĀ“s for sharing with us :-)

take care

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