|Project by JL7||posted 03-08-2014 11:31 PM||20597 views||183 times favorited||92 comments|
Not sure why, but this idea has been bouncing around for a long time now. It seemed simple enough since a keyboard is just basic lines…..
I did a little research to try and figure out what the standard sizes of the keys are…..and that’s a can of worms, so i picked some numbers and took pencil to paper…...wow, not as easy as it seems….without going into great detail, those little spaces between the keys screw up the math when going from the 3 key to 2 key pattern (I believe they are called the “accidental” keys)...
Anyways, I think I went through 5 designs before i settled on one:
Hard Maple and Black Walnut. I made up 4 unique blanks that would form the 2 different key patterns necessary:
And here is a glimpse of how the pattern works:
Original intent was to make the full size board and a cheese board (the mid size one) but had just enough material left to make the little bugger also, I think it will work as a trivet or a really little cutting board.
Those little rubber feet are from Lee Valley. I like them better than anything I can find locally…...
Many years ago, I knew how to play the piano, nowadays, all I can muster is chopsticks….
Thanks for looking!
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA