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Hi. I thought I just point out that I was considering buying one of these and then decided to have a go at it myself. I found an old section of pine shelving, sawed it down to size and used a plane to get the angle right, then sanded it down and glued an old piece of yoga mat to the bottom. It took be about 30 mins and cost $0...perhaps potential customers could use the 3 r's (reduce, reuse and recycle) save themselves $25 dollars and some nice trees
It's $0 if you consider your time, labour, skills, tools and raw materials to be useless. Not all of us have random wood lying around, as well as a yoga mat, saw, planer, sander, the right glue and an empty workspace either. Not criticizing, if you legitimately want to help save trees, you can punch out a bunch of these and sell them at a lower cost to us.
Agreed, every diy project I take of costs me 4x what it would if I just bought the thing. Sometimes it's worth it just for the learning experience. For something like this, I would be 10x in just for the saw alone.
When a climate change denier was elected leader of the free world, I thought to myself, we really need to cut down on the amount of trees used for keyboard wrist rests.
To be honest it’s not the actual wood that bothers me, but the source. Uygen wood (for instance) is Chinese. The whole process of customers receiving keyboard rests involves; someone chopping down a tree in China, a lorry to take it to a saw mill, a factory receiving cut wood to manufacture into a keyboard rest, shipping that piece of wood to the states, transporting to a warehouse, receiving an order, boxing it up in cardboard, sending to be posted, the package arriving at a central postage facility, being taken out by a postage worker, and being delivered to your door. Or you could find a piece of scrap wood and sand it down. �;���)