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Topic: Close up pad at Radio Shack - $5.99
Message: Posted by: NYVetteGuy (Mar 15, 2010 04:31PM)
Bought a black mouse pad at Radio Shack, same material and backing as a usual close up mat for $5.99...Im sure others have done the same thing but in case not I thought Id share :)

Its by Allsop and its 8.6 inches x 8.0 inches..perfect small mat...
Message: Posted by: Bambu (Mar 15, 2010 06:28PM)
Good idea, I am in my way to Radio Sack to get one.
Message: Posted by: NYVetteGuy (Mar 15, 2010 08:02PM)
Happy to help!
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (Mar 15, 2010 09:20PM)
Tip of the week!
Message: Posted by: NYVetteGuy (Mar 16, 2010 09:54AM)
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On 2010-03-15 22:20, rklew64 wrote:
Tip of the week!
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Wow....I am honored....lol

:)
Message: Posted by: Flyswatter (Mar 16, 2010 10:15AM)
Is it big enough to do matrix type work?
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Mar 16, 2010 05:09PM)
With dimes and miniature cards.
Message: Posted by: TWOCAN (Mar 16, 2010 05:54PM)
I can use my barber quarter chinatown set with this. On my way to Rad shack.
Message: Posted by: NYVetteGuy (Mar 17, 2010 08:08PM)
Radio Shack is going to wonder what the reason behind the run on black mouse pads is... lmao
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Mar 17, 2010 08:19PM)
I've used a mousepad in the past and was not happy with it. It fell apart... whereas my closeup pad will not die. Don't know what the difference is, but a $6 investment is not that much.
Message: Posted by: NYVetteGuy (Mar 21, 2010 07:26AM)
Loren-

Try it...its a neat little inexpensive option...
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Mar 21, 2010 07:59PM)
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On 2010-03-21 08:26, NYVetteGuy wrote:
Loren-

Try it...its a neat little inexpensive option...
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I'm actually happy with my closeup pad. It's just the right size and hasn't frayed at all. Maybe if I become in need. ;)
Message: Posted by: Laurent A (Mar 28, 2010 01:03PM)
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On 2010-03-15 17:31, NYVetteGuy wrote:
Bought a black mouse pad at Radio Shack, same material and backing as a usual close up mat for $5.99...Im sure others have done the same thing but in case not I thought Id share :)

Its by Allsop and its 8.6 inches x 8.0 inches..perfect small mat...
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Thank you for the tip
Message: Posted by: NYVetteGuy (Apr 5, 2010 06:20AM)
Happy to oblige... :)
Message: Posted by: Tim Dowd (Apr 5, 2010 04:03PM)
I have been using this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Leather-Mouse-Pad-Brown/dp/B0017QO4OO

found this too http://www.amazon.com/Grain-Leather-Mouse-Chestnut-Theyll/dp/B002VIEE5G/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1270501466&sr=8-2-fkmr0
Message: Posted by: TC Ryder (Apr 5, 2010 05:30PM)
Thanks for the tip. Can always use a spare Closeup pad.

TC
Message: Posted by: Leo Reynolds Jr (May 28, 2011 03:29PM)
Try this went to the Christmas Tree Store in Amherst,NY they has a dish drying mat 20"x18" A thin layer of foam between ywo layers of microfiber in red green and some other colors. Price on sale for $2.99 Also had a larger size for 3.99
Works good as a close-up pat

Best
Leo Jr
Message: Posted by: Octopus Sun (May 28, 2011 04:25PM)
I was thinking about using yoga mat material for a Close Up pad, anyone try this before?
Message: Posted by: manreb (May 28, 2011 10:09PM)
Yes, the material I've seen is pebble like and a little on the hardside. Have you found something different?
Message: Posted by: harvini2 (Jun 20, 2011 07:59AM)
Thanks on the way to Radio shack now.