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« on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 22:29:05 »
Today, I've also received a wooden wrist rest personally made by Eric Barney (OCN member) and all I can say is wow!!!  I've got this picture from Deskthority for a while now and when Eric mentioned that he's good with wood works and stuff so I thought I ask him to make one for me.



First the packing was excellent.  It was shipped via USPS with tracking number in a medium priority box marked "Fragile" and to be handled with care.  Sorry I didn't take any picture of the box/packing.


It's made for my Realforce 87UB and all I did was gave him a link to Leopold.co.jp page which has the measurements for this particular board.








Bottom of the wrist rest stand has 4 large rubber pads which prevent it from sliding around.





There are some minor imperfection but that's to be expected when working with wood (pic #3 above) but the wood grain, the finish, fittings, etc. are superb.





Any question please let me know and as for the price, I'm afraid you'll have to ask Eric himself.  Just shoot him a pm if you're interested.  He's a cool guy and obviously very talented.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw this thing.

More pics per request by input nirvana. =)









Typing on wrist rest is a pure joy. I always hate those mushy-feeling wrist rests and this one gives just the right support and the surface is very smooth (it's been sanded and lacquer coated, I think). Also it doesn't wobble around and works perfectly with the keyboard legs up (perfect angle).
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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 22:41:34 »
Jesus Christ!   (get it? Jesus Chirist? I saw his Workmans Compensation claim, he was a carpenter)

I just saw these from csm725, he sent me the link....VERY nice...Eric certainly knows what he's doing and makes exceptionally nice things with great woods.

Don't be stingy with the pics, reaper, it's free to post more :)

Now add a few wood keycaps....
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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 22:48:54 »
^ lol  Anyway, I added a few more pics per your request.  =)
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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 23:14:45 »
Great pics, you have sooooo many goodies slash toys reaper
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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 00:26:34 »
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Great pics, you have sooooo many goodies slash toys reaper


Heh, thanks.  And my toys are nothing compare to sixty's or webwit's collection or ripster's crazy lego/keyboard collection. =D
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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 01:02:12 »
Thanks to you, I just had the idea if Eric can make rests for my Kinesis Split mod (one on each hand) that will inset into the case where you see the dark foam pads. I will have wood keys on it. At least some of it.

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 01:21:25 »
I'm pretty sure he should be able to accomodate that request.  Good luck and post some pics if it goes through.
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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 02:42:12 »
Truly lovely. If I thought wrist rests were a good idea (they'll ruin your wrists!) I'd definitely be asking Mr Eric Barney how he likes his cash!

Where are the imperfections you speak of! Looks flawless to me in those pictures :)
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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 03:41:27 »
There's a small scratch, it appears, in Picture 3.
I've been trying to spread the word of his amazing project to others and I will post a review of mine when I recieve it. I hope it arrives in good condition to Israel.

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 06:31:50 »
I just want one now that I saw it.

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 06:40:52 »
He's a great guy, shoot him a PM on OCN. I highly recommend you to do business with him.

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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 07:29:05 »
Looks great. :)  What kind of wood is it?
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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 08:43:44 »
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There's a small scratch, it appears, in Picture 3.

It might look like a small scratch but when I run my fingers over it, I can't feel any thing.
 
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Looks great. :)  What kind of wood is it?

Thanks and I believe it's walnut.
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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 10:51:24 »
Eric told me reaper's wrest was walnut.
Here's some more of his pics:
http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee364/Barney375/Erics%20woodworking%202011/

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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 17:55:11 »


This is definitely walnut.
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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 18:13:42 »
Maybe I'm saying something stupid but with his skill making, wood things would he be able to make a Wood case for keyboards?

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 19:17:54 »
Possibly so. If you're registered on OCN shoot him a PM. If not PM me on GH with the contents of the PM you want to send to him I'll say a GH user wanted to know.

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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 08 August 2011, 22:49:10 »
I ordered one. Apparently, he's making it out of ebony and cherry. Will post pics.

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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 08 August 2011, 23:31:50 »
^ Nice.  That should keep him busy for awhile.  I don't think he's registered here yet.
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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 09 August 2011, 02:10:20 »
Hey you, banana, that's my order! Seriously, the exact same thing.

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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 09 August 2011, 04:44:31 »
Sorry man, but I think Reaper took the rest I was going to order :P

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 09 August 2011, 09:28:09 »
No problem. Just mad you stole my design (which I asked for BTW) :P

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« Reply #22 on: Tue, 09 August 2011, 09:45:54 »
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery :)
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« Reply #23 on: Tue, 09 August 2011, 12:23:47 »
;) I think all of you should order one.

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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 09 August 2011, 16:36:35 »
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;) I think all of you should order one.

Don't worry I will PM you about this because I don't have an account at OCN. We will see.

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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 09 August 2011, 17:13:31 »
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Don't worry I will PM you about this because I don't have an account at OCN. We will see.
No problem. I'd be happy to be the middleman. I might accidentally charge you $15 extra though :P Just kidding. I'd be happy to help.
 
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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 27 August 2011, 16:00:49 »
anyone know it he ships to Sweden..? and by the way.. what price are we talking about for this wrist rest..?

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« Reply #27 on: Sat, 27 August 2011, 16:50:00 »
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anyone know it he ships to Sweden..? and by the way.. what price are we talking about for this wrist rest..?

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 29 August 2011, 15:45:09 »
I ordered one from him awhile ago.  A little bit after reaper.  My future wrist rest is in that picture!

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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 29 August 2011, 15:50:03 »
wow that is some fine craftsmanship. The pics shown on OCN looks super clean. The keyboard and the wrist rest is almost one, it's so flush!
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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 29 August 2011, 19:31:17 »
Hello all. I'm here!

I am Eric, I am the wristrest builder. Many thanks to all that complimented me on my work. This is my first post here and I look forward to getting to know you all. I will also try to answer all questions about my wood work to those who are interested.

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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 29 August 2011, 19:45:16 »
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I ordered one from him awhile ago.  A little bit after reaper.  My future wrist rest is in that picture!

Be sure to tell me which one you want Sherryton.

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 29 August 2011, 19:50:47 »
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anyone know it he ships to Sweden..? and by the way.. what price are we talking about for this wrist rest..?


Hello .di, I recieved a friend request from you on OCN. I just signed up here. If you would like a wrist rest, Let me know. You can PM me here, or on OCN. And, Yes! I can ship to Sweden.

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 29 August 2011, 22:04:30 »
^ Haha, it's about time you join Geekhack, Eric.  So many questions here. =D
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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 30 August 2011, 16:29:29 »
welcome.. you should have come over sooner.. so that I may skip reg. at OCN.. =P

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 30 August 2011, 20:27:14 »
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welcome.. you should have come over sooner.. so that I may skip reg. at OCN.. =P

I was waiting to have something to show... I am a slow poke when it comes to my woodwork. And I only can work in my woodshop during the weekends due to my regular job getting in the way.  It will be two weeks (or more) before I have the rests in the photo done. The completed rest in the foreground is sold.

On another subject: I like OCN, even though I am not much of an overclocker. (I built my computer to be fast w/o the need to o/c.) I find the posts to be interesting, and sometimes fun to read. Also, I enjoy being helpful. Even if it is rare that I can be..

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 30 August 2011, 21:28:55 »
Nice!  Can't wait to see more finished products from you.
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« Reply #37 on: Fri, 02 September 2011, 14:06:57 »
Happy to see you 'round Eric. Now stop posting and get to work :P

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« Reply #38 on: Sat, 03 September 2011, 22:04:32 »
Hey csm... You rest is done! I took some photos with a Filco Ninja TKL sitting on it. But I left my camera at the shop. I'll send you the pics sometime over the weekend.

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« Reply #39 on: Sat, 03 September 2011, 22:32:57 »
Sweeeeeeeet! Just shoot me an email. Let me know when you get started on the stand too.
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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 04 September 2011, 18:58:12 »
Maybe tomorrow. (Monday) I have been working on the other wrist rests the past two days. They should be ready for me to start the finishing process soon. Once they are done, I can focus on the stand(s).

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 11 September 2011, 20:16:18 »
Finally got these wrist rests finished up. They will be ready to ship out next week if anyone is interested. Feel free to PM me. Six new rests. One of the bubinga units is sold.
Walnut with ebony
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« Reply #42 on: Sun, 11 September 2011, 21:16:53 »
^ Very cool.  I'm using it right now.  Now, please don't forget to post some pics of headphone stand.   I might have another order for you. =D
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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 20 September 2011, 04:08:18 »
Hmmm..I may have to make a few of those :)

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 20 September 2011, 09:52:20 »
^ Competition for Eric!  =D   If you don't mind, please post your handywork to share with the community.
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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 20:27:26 »
Here are a couple of photos of a new wrist rest of bubinga & padauk, and a matching headphone stand.


Another stand. This one is Walnut & ebony:

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« Reply #46 on: Wed, 28 September 2011, 20:32:03 »
Amazing stuff! :jaw:
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« Reply #47 on: Sun, 02 October 2011, 19:23:26 »
A better view of the walnut/ebony wrist rest and matching headphone stand


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« Reply #48 on: Thu, 03 November 2011, 20:28:50 »
Who makes the keyboard in the first picture of the original post?

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« Reply #49 on: Thu, 03 November 2011, 20:44:05 »
Answered my own question, OTD 365 Dark Grey.