|Project by tinman_362||posted 03-09-2012 06:44 PM||1555 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
I haven’t added a project in a while and I was starting to feel guilty looking at everybody’s wonderful projects.
My Office consists of the front driver side and front passenger side of my work vehicle. My desk is any spot that I can find on my passenger seat when I’m not training someone else. If I’m training someone, the passenger seat is reserved for me. I sometimes eat in my vehicle and I type all of my reports in my vehicle. The mount that my laptop sits on does not move to a comfortable position for me to type for long.
I ended up buying a keyboard that plugs into a USB to type with so I didn’t have to sit in a contorted position to type my reports (sitting facing forward, turning & leaning your upper body to the right). The problem that I ran into was that the keyboard sat on my lap, which was also another uncomfortable position to type (try typing like a T-rex). The minimum typing I will do for our reports is approx. an hour.
The first picture shows a cardboard template for the bottom of my steering wheel and a final MDF template of the interlocking portion that would fit onto my steering wheel. My buddy (amoon) gave me a piece of cherry that I made into the final design (picture 2). Picture 3 is before the finish & The final picture is the completed project & how it attaches to my steering wheel so i can type in a comfortable position. I tanned the Cherry for a couple of days and finished it with a few coats of wipe-on poly. I know the picture quality is not great but these photos were taken with my phone.
All in all it took about an hour to get the right curves to grasp the bottom of the steering wheel correctly but it works great. When I’m not using my new desk, I simply pull it off the steering wheel and tuck it on behind the bar that holds my laptop up. The keyboard fits under the passenger seat and everything is tucked away and secured so I can go to my next call.
Any feedback is appreciated.
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