Keyboard wrist rest / tray thingamabob

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Project by exterminate posted 07-15-2013 02:39 PM 2570 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

The risers on the back of my keyboard at work broke off ahile ago, so I had been using general office fodder to lift the back of my keyboard to a comfortable angle. It was ugly, and anoying, as the keyboard constantly shifted as I would type. I saw a custom made wooden wrist rest on reddit awhile back, and thought, why not build one of those, with a tray and a wooden riser at the back to solve my little problem. Purple heart and Paduak wrist rest, purple heart riser, and a poplar tray sealed with thinned shelac, then stained with red mahagony. Finish is lacquer followed with wax applied with steel wool. The back is cut at a 5.75 degree angle to accomodate the slope I was looking for – .75 inch rise over 7.5 inches. The wrist rest has the same slope on the first half, then goes flat. I put little rubber feet on the bottom which helped raise the keyboard to a more comfortable height then before, and to keep the tray from sliding on the desk. So far, its been very comfortable, but time will tell.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 02:52 AM

Nice project. Very useful item, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............Jim

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