Pallet Wood Mouse pad

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Project by BigDaddyO posted 04-17-2011 01:58 AM 3285 views 1 time 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 04-17-2011 02:07 AM

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 04-17-2011 02:50 AM

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 04-17-2011 03:54 AM

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 04-17-2011 05:57 AM

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

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#5 posted 04-17-2011 06:23 AM

the butterflies are going the wrong direction?

-- Ben L

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#6 posted 04-17-2011 06:26 AM

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 04-17-2011 05:26 PM

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 04-17-2011 05:49 PM

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

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#9 posted 04-17-2011 08:39 PM

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 04-24-2011 09:15 AM

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

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#11 posted 04-24-2011 11:57 PM

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

take care

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