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Man I wish I was rich already

Oh man, that's gorgeous. I told myself I wasn't going to let myself make this an expensive hobby, but I think this is too amazing to pass up.

My deepest apologies for my absence and for the lack of updates. Was faced with an unfortunate incident so the project was put on hold =(
I, however, have been trying to get this back on track since the past few weeks and have currently obtained a good supply of rosewood, although most of them are not as dry nor as dark-colored as I want them to be.
I have also procured some ebony wood, but I was told that shipping will be delayed from the supplier for an indefinite time.
In the meantime, I will be air drying the rosewood planks and will start working on them once they are sufficiently dry.
Will post updates here once I get something done.
Here is a photo of some of the rosewoods that I will be working with. A good percentage of them have colors similar to the planks to the right

--- Quote from: witbliz on Sun, 17 August 2014, 07:04:38 ---Super lovely casing .. Will buy one however might need to save up for a few months beforehand. Agree that the darker wood is much more appealing

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Thank you for the kind words and for the interest. Sadly the rosewood supply that I currently have are on the lighter side.
Hopefully, I will have received the ebony woods by the time you have saved enough =)

--- Quote from: taylordcraig on Sun, 17 August 2014, 12:41:34 ---I would love an ebony case.
I put unsure for the plate.

edit: omg please have it wkl with 1.5 mods and little 1u wood nubs covering.

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Thank you for your interest.
In regards to the plate layout, I will need to discuss it further when the time comes but from the current responses, most appears to be interested in an ANSI125 layout.

As for the WKL mods, I have put some thoughts of making removable wood blocks that can be secured to the plate for WKL options, but that would be a borrowed concept from the KMAC ^^;
However, I can easily provide different top plate options for those who wants them WKL or HHKB-style layouts =)

--- Quote from: AKmalamute on Tue, 19 August 2014, 19:48:47 ---Way outside my price range, but they do look nice. Myself, I have a phantom that I'm using caseless -- just laying the bare PCB on my lap for gaming. I plan on building a 7-bit layout phantom next, and having a case of some form would be very nice.

Again I'm poor, I'm sorta planning on cutting a section of plywood, gluing some molding that will let the PCB in but stop at the plate ... and figure some way to secure the plate to the plywood. Probably very long woodscrews. Yes you can stop wincing now I'm done.

Good luck with your wood endeavors!

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With softer woods, you'll have to be sure you won't be reopening the case all too often. My teak prototype case lose its bite pretty quickly.
But I reckon it should be fine if you leave it be once it's assembled.
I wish you good luck with your wood project as well, and thank you for the support :thumb:

--- Quote from: Jersern on Thu, 18 September 2014, 02:36:01 ---I quite like the design. I quite like the teak look (without the staining). Is it possible that such a case can be offered without staining but with a lovely coat of lacquer. Could it possible even be slightly.... cheaper?  ;)

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A case from teak could be slightly cheaper than rosewood. Unfortunately however, it is not quite possible with the current case design as teak is not sufficiently hard, Iím afraid ^^;

--- Quote from: Manchias on Sat, 23 August 2014, 01:54:01 ---Nice case. IF you open a GB, please let me know.

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Thank you. Will drop a PM once I get this going =)

--- Quote from: ControlledBurn on Thu, 18 September 2014, 11:34:15 ---Oh man, that's gorgeous. I told myself I wasn't going to let myself make this an expensive hobby, but I think this is too amazing to pass up.

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They say your wallet will never be safe when you hang around here =) But a keyboard guru once point out to me that this hobby is comparatively less expensive than others ;)
And thank you for your interest.

Thanks for the update!

Looking forward to the finished product  :thumb:

Great to hear you again.
Waiting for next news


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