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Author Topic: Paddle & Key covers source ?  (Read 478 times)
W5CPT
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« on: October 20, 2006, 03:16:35 PM »

After reading the previous post I thought that it would be a good to have a cover for my Bencher paddles.  A Google search shows two providers. The one mentioned by the previous poster and one other.  Both of these gentlemen are no longer in business with Ernesto's demise being faily recent and the other back in 2004.  Any body know of a place to buy a cover for my paddles?  I would think that with the dedicated CW community that there would be at least one remaining enthusiast that could/would make covers for at least the popular paddles.

Any ideas??

Clint - W5CPT
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W4YA
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006, 06:48:54 PM »

Why not make your own cover? Home Depot or a craft store should have a suitable plastic panel which can be cut to size and fastened with acetone or glue. It can't be too difficult to make something that would look nice and be practical at the same time. It's just an open box.
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NI0C
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 07:34:11 AM »

"I thought that it would be a good to have a cover for my Bencher paddles."

I curious-- why?

I've never covered any of the paddles I've owned and used, and they don't seem any worse for the wear.  Once in a great while, I might wipe off the dust with a tissue.

73,
Chuck  NI0C
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W5CPT
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 01:33:18 PM »

In answer to the questions posted:

N4YA - I did. I wanted something a little more professional looking.

Chuck - I have a small area where the radio sits and I occasionally bump into stuff that bumps into the paddle.  I wanted to protect the paddle from the other things on the ham desk as well as the dust that does collect.

Clint - W5CPT
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 02:39:09 PM »

hi,

the cover can prevent a key down situation if
something shold get knocked over and fall on the key
or hit the paddles if you leave the console to answer the phone etc...
great for shacks with pets.

73 james
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N5NA
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006, 07:55:08 PM »

These folks are showing a cover for a Bencher:

http://www.shopjubilee.net/itm00611.htm
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W5CPT
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2006, 06:40:56 AM »

N5NA wins! That is just the cover for which I was looking.  $16 delivered.  I may order two.

Thanks,
Clint - W5CPT
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