Fast, Easy and Cheap Wrist Rest




About: As being a long term unemployed, because nobody wants to hire anybody with no professional experience here in Spain, I have to tinker how to make stuff without getting broke, for the things that break down, ...

I have just started a new degree in computers, not a university, but is something. I have to spend hours and hours in front of a screen and I don't have a proper desk to stay confortable with my keyboard. I don't have money, I'm spanish and the crysis is hitting us very hard.

So, I've just build this wrist rest, is cheap about 1€/$ (recycled materials) is easy to do, and you'll finis it in less than 5 minutes. Here we go!

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

A pair of old socks, doesn't mind if they are ripped. Mine are made of wool, extra warm.
Duct tape
Thread and needle

Step 2: Patch the Holes With Duct Tape

Title says all flip the socks and path, you don't want all the rice on the floor.

Step 3: Filling the Socks

Flip'em again and put some rice. I filled half a sock, and I spent a whole box of rice. I said this project will be cheap, so I stopped pouring there, also I ran out of rice

Step 4: Finishing

Seal the "rice sock" with some duct tape and cover it with the "non-rice sock". I used the ripped sock as the "rice sock" because is uglier. I finished without sewing because i don't know how to sew at all, but i recommend to sew the end of the "non-rice sock" after covering the "rice sock" for a better finish.

Will be a great project with a pair of two new socks, instead of some worn out ones. But you know, money is the king...

BTW this is my first real 'ible, all comments are welcome



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    2 years ago

    Haha I loved this instructible because it's simple, and most importantly, humorous! :)

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    Reply 2 years ago

    I especially like all of the photo comments. "bread (NOT NEEDED)" cracked me up. lol


    2 years ago

    Wow! This is perfect for my mom! Making one right now!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    wow! The first instructable i have made, and the first person to comment is scoochmaroo!!

    Thanks for the comment, is a must have, when you have to type a lot, all your joits suffer a lot of stress, and could get worse if you don't make anything to correct that. I have the new computer two weeks ago, and my elbow is start complaining and I say, no way.

    BTW I really love your instructables! there are really good recipes on it, i'm tired of eating always teh same but with the crysis we only can effort 10€ a day, taht's practically nothing for 4 people. Wish things get better and SURE i'll make one of your recipes, i'm between the ice cream and the beef jerky, this one i want to taste it at least, once in my life, in Spain we don't make this.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Hm, you've inspired me to make a How to Eat on $10/day type Instructable. . . or guide, or ebook or something. PM me with any recipe ideas you really like!