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Author Topic: Key slides around desk  (Read 16509 times)
WI4P
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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2013, 10:06:31 AM »

Bought 16 vinyl "bumpers" at home depot last week for under $3.00.  They are 1/2 inch diameter, peel and stick and refuse to slide.  They are soft vinyl and almost feel like rubber cement to the touch.
Put four of them on my old (new to me) Nye-Viking Master which was missing one foot.  It is now solid as a rock.
You'll find them in the section with chair leg tips, slides etc.
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AC6CV
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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2013, 07:21:49 PM »

Buy a small cheap roll of rubberized/foam shelf liner(the small square hole stuff) at WallMart or chain drug store cut to fit under base/feet,I use this on a glass desk top and keys don't move a bit.

I also use this shelf liner. Works great
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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2013, 08:27:10 PM »

Bought 16 vinyl "bumpers" at home depot last week for under $3.00.  They are 1/2 inch diameter, peel and stick and refuse to slide.  They are soft vinyl and almost feel like rubber cement to the touch.
Put four of them on my old (new to me) Nye-Viking Master which was missing one foot.  It is now solid as a rock.
You'll find them in the section with chair leg tips, slides etc.
Try a mouse pad...  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2013, 06:20:05 PM »

Wood desk?  Nails.

Metal desk?  Weld.
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Pat K7KBN
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« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2013, 07:25:25 PM »

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Metal desk?  Weld.

A magnet is just as effective (on steel), and less permanent.   Unless your shack is in a high-theft neighborhood.

.       Charles
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K7KBN
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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2013, 06:38:40 PM »

Noted.  Grin
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« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2013, 08:15:26 PM »

I use an Iambic keyer.  It does not slide at all because I filled an empty tuna fish can with lead and covered the lead with a thin layer of epoxy to stop any lead dust.  Then on the bottom I side I bolted the Iambic keyer to the can.  Also on my desk between the can and the desk I cut a circle of wallboard sand paper in a circle.  The can sits on it.  The Iambic keyer does NOT move at all. 
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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2013, 09:58:28 AM »

At the local hardware store where they have those racks/bins of small hardware (stainless bits, spacers, collars, corks, bearings, etc) they had a drawer with little adhesive rubber feet for 50 cents each.  One on each corner of a key and paddle and they are completely solid now.   I've seen the same gadgets every so often in a new Ethernet switch, as an option to stick under the case; free that way.
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« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2013, 01:03:45 PM »

If you really don't want it to move around, get a 1/2 inch thick board about 4 inches wide by however long it needs to be so your hand fits on it.  Drill 4 shallow holes to fit the pads and it will be captured and not move.  Use plain white pine if you don't want it to look neat or finished hardwood if appearance is important.  This worked well for me until I lightened up my touch.
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