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Computer Keyboard #2: Major woodwork complete

1006 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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Computer Keyboard #1: Over my head...

1015 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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My Steampunk Telescope #6: A Home For My Round Mirror.

1051 days ago by TelescopeMaker | 2 comments »

Special announcement! This will be the last in this blog series! I have finished my Steampunk Telescope! Of course, that doesn’t mean I am finished tinkering with it. That is the thing about Amateur Telescope Makers, we are never really finished with a telescope. But for all intents and purposes I am. When I point it at a star, it is well balanced and stay where I point it. It does shake to much when I adjust it, and it settles down within 3 or four seconds. Not fantastic, but no...

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Woodworking Knowledge #3: Etching Brasswork from Using Photocopies of Anything!

2271 days ago by flink | 2 comments »

Hi There! I for one, really like the way brass looks with a rich background of mahogany or dark oak. I also love engraved brasswork. This morning as I drank my morning six-pack of diet coke, I was checking my regulars and came across a link to a person who does steampunk stuff and had a procedure to do brass etchings of anything you can photocopy. It’s relatively simple, and can be done with materials you can get at the borgs. Below is the photocopy “negative” (le...

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