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Project by rance posted 12-12-2012 05:58 AM 2543 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my co-workers where I work a day or two a week has a handicapped daughter. She has a hard time operating her remote control(2) that she uses. Her mother asked if I could build a little ramp holder for it to make it easier for her to operate. This(3) was not an acceptable solution, so I looked around and found a piece of Maple trim left over from a previous project(4). No way I was going to put together an ugly wedge, so I built this little holder(5). A quick coat of rattle-can lacquer, and it looks like this(6). I hope she likes it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 06:13 AM

... but, what if one has 4 remotes? LOL

Look nice…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 08:25 AM

As always, your decency shines through. Did you put rubber feet under it to keep it from sliding?.

Good job sir!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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albachippie

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 09:33 AM

Very nice. A very worthwhile project, great job

Garry

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 12:37 PM

Great idea, Rance. Nice job on it as well.

Lee

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 01:06 PM

Great design to help her out. It looks real comfortable at that angle!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 02:48 PM

Nice of you to make someone happy! Looks great!

I have way too many of those remotes! I wish all I needed was one!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 12-12-2012 03:30 PM

Great job my friend.
You’ve added another good mark in your big book.

That is a splendid design too.

-- Eric, central Florida

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BigMig

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#8 posted 12-12-2012 03:43 PM

It looks great. I hope it helps your colleague’s daughter…

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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Mip

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#9 posted 12-12-2012 04:32 PM

This is a very good idea, and great execution, too. Good job.

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#10 posted 12-12-2012 08:06 PM

Very sweet of you to have done this. Spotless execution.

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WoodenFrog

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 02:02 AM

Very cool Rance!! Very Cool!!
I still have not got the drill press I’ll keep you informed.
Great work on this!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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MarkTheFiddler

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#12 posted 12-13-2012 02:07 AM

Man! A remote never had it so good! First class all the way!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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rance

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#13 posted 12-13-2012 04:43 AM

Thanks all. You all would have done the same thing. One thing that didn’t occur to me is to leave the IR LED visible. It was pure accidental that it was not blocked. I would have been embarassed.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Roger

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#14 posted 12-13-2012 12:02 PM

nifty, indeed

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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