@black_jaquar asked me to put together how I built my laptop/lap board so here it goes.
A laptop/lap board is very convenient to allow you to place you TB on top of your laptops keyboard to save space and be more ergonomic. It also allows you to use your TB on your lap with a phone or tablet.
It is very fast to setup and take down and is so thin it doesn’t really add bulk.
Here is what I did to build mine.
o 15"x17" Clipboard to be cut down as the board…$9.99 Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006CDAL26/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
o About 2 ft^2 of fabric to cover the board (This adds some gripping surface as well as trying to closely match the laptop color…yeah my stars are not much camouflage but that was all they had at Michael’s when I went)
o Fabric tape to adhere to the top of the board…$5.33 Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Aleenes-29134-Fabric-Fusion-Tape/dp/B005572IKS/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1480006674&sr=1-1&keywords=fabric+tape
o Duct Tape to tape the fabric to the back of the board…$4.88 Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Duck-240346-Advanced-Strength-1-88-Inch/dp/B000NHVURM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480006801&sr=8-1&keywords=duck+tape
- Measure the laptop keyboard top for width and length
- Mark the Clipboard and cut to measurements
- File off the corners to rounded edged
- Sand all edges to be rounded
- Place fabric tape over the entire top surface of the board (cover entire surface)
- Align the fabric and gently place fabric on fabric tape and firmly adhere to the top of the surface
- Cut the fabric to be about 2" beyond the top edges of the board
- Add a single strip of fabric tape to each of the four bottom edges of the board very close to the edge
- Firmly press the fabric around the bottom of the board to remove all the slack
- Add a layer of Duct tape around the bottom of the board to ensure the fabric stays in place
Here are some pics