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Open Source Lube Station
« on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 14:38:50 »
I don't lube my switches since I use Blues, and you don't want to lube them (IMO, you might want to do it, your choice), so it never crossed my mins to make an acrylic lube plate, until I read this thread: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=49883.0.

So I went ahead and made these designs in various sizes (Behemoth, Standard, Mini, Gnome):
39917-0


This can be made in two ways:
1. Single layer with the side tool/spring holders, in 4 extra layers
2. 5 layers, top and bottom layers like a keyboard (Top with proper cutouts and solid base), square style cutouts in the middle layers)
You can also mix layers if you want something in between.
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ToDo:
- I'm thinking, I'll do one more 18x6 Done
- Some GH branding Done
- Special slots, one on either side to stick one switch tool in each like pitch forks :P Done
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 October 2013, 17:52:22 by MOZ »

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 14:39:26 »
Reserved

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 14:41:17 »
I should give reference, thanks to the work of the_beast, jdcarpe, WFD on the old thread, and the Korean geniuses on KBD.

The cutouts are similar to the korean ones, however are slightly different, based on my observations and understandings.

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 14:46:28 »
I, for one, welcome our Korean/Indian overlords.

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 15:32:49 »
it was only a matter of time

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 15:57:53 »
it was only a matter of time

What's next on the list to acrylicize

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 16:00:39 »
A carrying case, a cable, etc.!
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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 16:02:45 »
I can make a briefcase? How about a case that has a cover too and you can close it and carry it, but like the Pencil Case I designed for the SmallFry Keyboard

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 16:03:57 »
it was only a matter of time

What's next on the list to acrylicize

well i brought this up in our previous PM but i would say a replacement enclosure for the kensington slingblade trackball. :O

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 16:32:57 »
it was only a matter of time

What's next on the list to acrylicize

Keycaps :D

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 16:45:15 »
it was only a matter of time

What's next on the list to acrylicize

Keycaps :D

Already done to mixed results :P

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 17:53:22 »
Uploaded the 18x6 behemoth as well.

Add GH logo (In blue, will be etched) and also slots on either sides for the switch tools

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 17:55:58 »
Amazing work. It's too bad I won't have any use for one after selling off my MX gear. :P


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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 18:01:13 »
Amazing work. It's too bad I won't have any use for one after selling off my MX gear. :P



Haha, I don't have a use for it too, since I like my switches noisy. But I still made it, so it is your duty to buy one, need or not!

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 18:25:54 »
Amazing work. It's too bad I won't have any use for one after selling off my MX gear. :P



Haha, I don't have a use for it too, since I like my switches noisy. But I still made it, so it is your duty to buy one, need or not!

I think it's great, even if I also have no use for it... I like my model Ms, and everything else is MX blues... even the not-yet-fully-assembled ErgoDox

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 18:35:41 »
Yay, another blue lover! Although mine have 80g springs.

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 18:59:14 »
A keyboard dust roof with engraving ;) I even have a mock up for it.  Just don't know if shipping from India would make it too expensive.
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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 19:08:09 »
Yay, another blue lover! Although mine have 80g springs.

Ooh 80g, I want that.  Not to get off topic, but I swapped out most of my blue springs for black springs, though I have more blues that still haven't been modified.  I'd do it all over again to put in 80g springs.

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 19 October 2013, 19:11:40 »
Originative bro!

And enough OT. Just praise my lube stations.

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 08:25:52 »
All hail the MOZ-tastic lube stations!  :thumb:

Seriously though, are you going to do a group buy for these, because I really, really want one.

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 08:29:10 »
Which one would you like?

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 08:42:53 »
I want one too. I cannot believe I haven't seen this before. I think I would want to get the big one, but it depends on how expensive. I also like the version that only has the extra layers on the sides.

mashby, if you're getting one let's split shipping.
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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 08:43:55 »
Which one would you like?

Depending on price, the standard and the mini.  :p

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 08:45:56 »
I believe it is the mini the next to smallest. 116x340

I like that one!
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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 08:46:24 »
Depending on the price I'd take a standard as well
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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 08:48:43 »
actually, I think standard would work for me as well.
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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 24 October 2013, 09:10:04 »
Oh god, this is not an IC :P

I will get a test cut done sometime end of this week or early next week depending on how I squeeze out time. I will then post the DWG files for anyone to play with.

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 18:32:06 »
I would love one. Definitely the behemoth, purely because I would prefer to do everything at once (especially after the hell of a time I had last weekend spring swapping, stickering, and lubing my clears.
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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 19:52:58 »
MOZ, the King of Acrylic.

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 20:06:11 »
MOZ, the King of Acrylic.

I suggested that before

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 09 April 2014, 20:48:03 »
Hi MOZ, I am wonder if you can upload the cad file? Thank you
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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 15:46:13 »
Hey MOZ, stumbled on this thread just now. Do you still have the DWG files somewhere?

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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 08:33:57 »
Hey MOZ, stumbled on this thread just now. Do you still have the DWG files somewhere?

I would also like to get the SVG files.
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Re: Open Source Lube Station
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 21 March 2020, 13:43:10 »
+1!
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