CW Key Base

© 2003-2011 by Harold Melton, KV5R. All Rights Reserved. Rev.06/11/05

a simple non-slip base for lightweight CW

Lightweight keys and paddles may be great for back-backing, but what if all you want is the darn thing to stay reasonably still on the desk? Make a base as wide as desired and about nine inches long. Put some tacky non-slip rubberized material on the bottom. Between that, and the weight of your hand, it’ll stay put! The non-slip material is available in little rolls from R.V. dealers.

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Mount one or more keys on a piece 1/8th Masonite.
Glue R.V. shelf non-slip pad to the bottom.

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Note: This material may gradually damage certain glossy furniture finishes.

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But alas, this is so much better!

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