How Do You Keep Your Key From Sliding Around?

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by W5BIB, Jan 24, 2018.

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  1. N2SUB

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    That's pretty cool. I've always just used a mouse pad. My Dad uses sample carpet swatches they have for the taking Home Depot/Lowes. They make great coasters too. :)
     
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  2. WB2WIK

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    My key doesn't slide around if it was on a Teflon pad covered with an oil slick.

    Close spaced paddles set to activate if I sneeze. My hand, wrist and arm don't move when I'm using my paddles. Two fingers just barely do: Thumb and middle finger, and they move maybe 1/16".

    I'm lazy.
     
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  3. N2SUB

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    Phones and tablets are touch-screen. Laptops have a built-in mouse, and are soon going to all become touch-screen as well. The mouse is going the way of the Dodo bird.
     
  4. W5BIB

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    These thingys feel like they're made of some kind of gelatin & it's all-but impossible to to make any kind of key slide.

    Steve / W5BIB
     
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  5. WA7PRC

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    ^ ^ ^ THIS ^ ^ ^
    IOW light springs = a light touch.

    Two fingers sounds good to me, bartender. :p
     
  6. W5BIB

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    not all of us are as talented as you are...;)

    Steve / W5BIB
     
  7. WA7PRC

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    I've heard/worked both of yous.
    Yer both durned good.

    vy 73 es gd dx,
    Bryan WA7PRC
     
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  8. W5BIB

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    Aw shucks Bryan... ur jst sayin tht...


    77 - 72/73
    Steve / W5BIB
     
  9. WB2WIK

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    I'm quite sure of that.
     
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