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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.
Mount one or more keys on a piece 1/8th Masonite.
Glue R.V. shelf non-slip pad to the bottom.
Note: This material may gradually damage certain glossy furniture finishes.
But alas, this is so much better!
Often the cut outs in arborite for a kitchen sink are available for little or no cost from home renovators, or builders. Just phone around using the yellow pages
Good idea! And a scrap of synthetic (or real) marble or granite counter-top would be even better.