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Blog series by Wes Grimes updated 1046 days ago 2 parts 6006 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Over my head...

1055 days ago by Wes Grimes | 8 comments »

I was inspired by the Steampunk keyboards where people have stripped the keys off of vintage typewriters and modified existing keyboards with them. I really like the look of brass and wood, so I thought I would make my own keys of brass and take the circuit board out of a keyboard. I chose mahogany for the wood. Here is the current state of affairs:(the black swirl marks on the wood are just rubber from some clamps I was using to hold it down while drilling. That will sand right off) ...

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Part 2: Major woodwork complete

1046 days ago by Wes Grimes | 1 comment »

I finished all the holes and routed out the back cavity of the keyboard. I am working in sanding each of the holes currently. Then it is time to stain it and finish the keys. I still have some of the round ones to rework, and I have not started on the rectangle ones yet. I decided that I am going to use dowel rods glued inside of the keys then glued to the existing keyboard keys for mounting. I will take some detailed pictures and post more on that when I get there…

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