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My desk is large, but it's a corner desk with a 45 I sit at. Even though there is a 45 the back corner fo the desk is about 15 degrees to the right, so my arm ends up on a potion of the right side fo the desk. Square mousepads just weren't cutting it, and I wanted something to cover the entire area and still look cool. I also got sick of my keyboard sliding around. My solution below:

I bought a XXXL Mousepad, used painters tape to hold it down, then used a sharpie below to trace the shape of my desk. The I flipped it over and used industrial scissors to make the cuts. I also made holes for the cords and covers them up with inserts I bought at Lowe's for about $3 each.

just wanted to share! thumb.gif

post #2 of 11
looking good. Is the cut edge not frayed? Could you make a macro shot? Thanks.
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When I get home I can. This particular pad is more rubbery than anything, so no fraying to speak of yet!
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that's pretty nifty, im just using a Qck+
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looking good. Is the cut edge not frayed? Could you make a macro shot? Thanks.
if they do fray he could just run a lighter by it to melt them, i think it would work, we do it to para cord after we cut it to stop it from fraying.
    
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Looks cool! But it's no option for me.

I actually chose my desks to fit my gaming needs, so there's always enough room for mouse/mousepad/keyboard wink.gif
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What if you decide you don't like that angle anymore?
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that is the coolest thing ever!!

what pad is that?
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Amazing
This is an amazing solution, what kind of scissors did you use ?

I wouldn't mind having my keyboard over a spongy mousepad, in fact I would benefit from it, I've been having terrible wrist pain from writing lately.
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^ Thanks for the compliments! Yes, it is an XTRAC XXL

The get really precise cuts on this material, you will want to use scissors like these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Heavy-Duty-Scissors-with-Free-Fall-Handle-21010-6-SEN/100660156#.UUhVmxy22MI

They are sharp as heck, and give plenty of leverage for clean, consistent cuts. At lowe's you can get a cheaper Kobalt set for like $10 They are worth it and nice to have around!
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