About 9 years ago a customer sent me an RSA token to use when logging into their network:
For some 1,700 workdays I struggled to position the token at a good viewing angle. If I stood it on edge I couldn't read the numbers at all. If I laid it flat on my desk -- same problem. For a while I was able to lean it up against one of my monitor stands, but it inevitably slipped and fell over.
Last year I received a new docking station from my employer. Taping the token to the front of it worked "OK"...
... but you gotta admit: kinda tacky, right? (No tape-related humor intended.)
Finally, after all these years, it occurred to me that I could MAKE something to solve the problem. (Duh!) This is what I created from a piece of scrap wood (alder?) ... using a Forstner bit in the drill press, the table saw, a router plane, and a bit of sandpaper glued around 3 sides of a square stick:
After seeing a picture of it, a coworker said they would love to have a similar holder for their (identical) token. So I found a chunk of pecan wood in my scrap bin and made 3 more holders:
The hardest part about the process is getting the bottom of the Forstner hole and the bottom of the groove to lie in the same plane.
So far I've tried 2 different "edge treatments":
If I make any more holders, I'll experiment with additional "looks".