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Topic: Wrist-Brace Mod for my Wife  (Read 5234 times)
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« on: December 30, 2011 12:13:33 AM »

So, my wife had to go to the doctor today because she hyper-extended her wrist a few days ago. As it turns out, she strained her tendons pretty bad and the doc gave her a brace that she has to wear for the next two weeks. When she got home from the doctor's, she asked me if I would like to decorate it for her. Needless to say, I was very excited to do so!

Here's how the brace looked to begin with (with the first bits of sharpie drawing on the thumb piece):

And, after more black sharpie and a bit of chainmaile:

I decided after it was finished that it was no longer a wrist-brace. Far from it. It has now become a futuristic battle-gauntlet that prevents her wrist from snapping back when she fires her super compact, hand-held Railgun. She fires the Railgun with her off-hand, of course, because her dominant hand needs to be free to wield her Tesla Sword!

My wife sent me a modified picture with her thoughts on the subject:

And now she'll happily follow her doctors instructions and actually wear the brace for the full two weeks Cheesy

Mission accomplished!

« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011 01:20:18 AM »

Stunning Idea!

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011 03:48:31 AM »

Credit to you sir! Hope your wife recovers soon.

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011 07:02:12 AM »

ha!  that's awesome!  Making a wrist brace look kick as would make it a heck of a lot less annoying!

« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011 10:38:42 AM »

thats awesome Smiley


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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011 10:49:13 AM »

Your wife ROCKS. And so do you.  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011 02:21:20 PM »

Awesome!  Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011 07:50:20 PM »

Out of curiosity, did you use aluminum rings for the chainmail?  Otherwise I would think the weight (even in that small amount) would be counter-productive in the healing process.  It looks sweet either way.  Rock on!
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012 08:51:30 AM »

This looks totally amazing. I used to sell those wrist braces at work and everyone complained that they looked horrible - I think you have solved that problem rather admirably!
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012 10:37:46 PM »

This is awesome what a great idea! Totally gave me an idea on what to do to my braces to make them look better! I am supposed to wear them because of easy dislocations and carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists but I dont wear them because they are annoying. Maybe if I made them look awesome I would wear them more! I think Zebra (for my Ehlers Danlos Sydrome) and chainmaille will do the trick! Cheesy


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