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The finish is a oil based varnish called Waterlux. It requires several coats for the palm rest portion of the wrist rests. The finish is very durable, and really brings out the beauty of the wood. Synthetic finishes such as urethane do not.
Once finished to smooth, and sealed, it gets a nice coat of furniture wax. The 'feel' is very nice.

wow. thanks for the reply.

where do you get your wood and/or what kinds of wood can you get? do you take requests for certain woods?
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wow. thanks for the reply.
where do you get your wood and/or what kinds of wood can you get? do you take requests for certain woods?

I generally look for very thick rough cut boards. These are usually 2" thick x 8" wide x 12' or more long. Rough boards come right off the saw mill, and are not planed smooth. These provide the best possibilities for getting nice matching grain and colors in most projects. Boards that also have features like: curl, ray fleck, crotch grain, and other features not found in finished boards.

These features make the work harder to deal with, since irregular grains cause problems with finishing planes. But, they look soooo cool! So it is always worth it to find these prized boards.

I usually keep a pretty good variety of wood on hand. When the funds build up from the stuff I make, I use them to replenish the wood, and buy needed tools. Some day, I may actually be able to bank some money from the wood work, but I do not see that happening anytime soon.

I pretty much try to keep good domestic woods like: Cherry, Walnut, Maple, Oak in larger boards. Bubinga, and Padauk I also try to keep in stock due to their wide range of uses. Rosewood, Bokote, Cocobolo, and other exotics I buy occasionally when I encounter really nice boards. (And when I can actually afford them.)

My favorite places to buy wood? Mini mills! these are small privately owned saw mills that usually have the best pieces of wood. Many times, they have entire trees stacked as they were cut. Right off the mill... I have really found some awesome pieces at these mills. The people that run them are also usually very friendly, and can easily spend several hours talking 'wood'.

An order of oak and cherry are next. The next time I venture to the northeast, A visit to my favorite mill is in order...
    
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wink.gif hopefully after the holidays we can work out something for my das to sit on
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can't wait to get mine for my poker biggrin.gif
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Here are the two new rests I am now finishing up. I am using some 'high end' woods here. Ebony, padauk and Ebony, rosewood. The rosewood one has the rest wrapping around the keyboard.
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That's seriously gorgeous, you do great work.
    
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Hello. I'm new here, actually I never intended to post in the forum, just buy the wrist rest and get on with my life, but I was so pleased with it that I simply had to write a review.

Let's take this from start to finish the way I experienced it.

First off, ordering the board. Eric is a very cool guy and makes the rest by how you want it. No company would do this, except those who tailor and makes a butt load of money by it. But here it's just one guy which lets you customize while keeping the price at a reasonable level. This is why the Internet was made, so people could share/sell their work all over the world. Awesome.

The USPS shipping was ok, nothing special.

Here is a picture of the box it came in
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And here is the wrist rest among wrapping
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Even though it's not over protected like some packages, I'm sure this would never have broken during shipping.

It is quite beautiful to look at.
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The additional sides makes the older boards look so much more cheaper, sorry reaper~.

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Same large pads as previous models. My board was slightly rocking, but I fixed it easily.

Now here is my keyboard sitting on top of the wrist rest
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I gave Eric the measurements and he made it to the mm. It fits like a glove.

Another picture, please search up synonymies for awesome and beautiful so you can understand the feeling i have.
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The ebony really makes it look complete.

One from the back
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The finish is great, sometimes i stroke the rest just to feel it.

This wrist rest is incredible, i use it everyday now. It's even great on the lap, before i did not have any place for my palm and it was uncomfortable to write with the keyboard on the lap, not any more. I'm a little afraid it will bend the back plate though, as it is quite flexible.

Do to the absence of emoticons i'll sum up how i've become because of the board: bike.gif

Note: I used a cheap camera, the photo which came closest to reality colorwise was the last one.
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Thanks for the nice review Zayko. I am more than happy that you like your new wrist rest.

Speaking of new rests. I finally got around to taking a couple of photos of my ebony-rosewood rest, fully finished, with my Filco Ninja sitting on it.


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Any new works of art Barney?
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post #129 of 178
I ordered a wrist rest and headphone stand, he told me he had a couple in line but I haven't heard back from him and I don't want to bother them.
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Hey Guys, Please do not ever worry about 'bothering me'. I have been making these mainly because I have enjoyed making them. To all that have bought my work, I appreciate your support. I will always answer any PM's as soon as I can.

I am currently working on some rests, and a headphone stand right now. Once they are done, I won't be taking any new orders for a while. Anyone that has already bought a rest, or stand will always be able to get any service or another piece to match their existing pieces. I also have a few rests that are already made that are for sale, and I will post them in the trader section soon.
    
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