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Noko's Leatherworks - New Orders On Hold
« on: Sun, 01 December 2013, 16:24:10 »
    Noko's Leatherworks


    News


    - New colours: dark grey (leather), royal blue (stitching)
    - Have a purple Clack?  Let's trade :)





    Hello everyone,

    I've been perfecting my prototype wrist rests, and I'm finally happy enough with my technique to start making more of them.

    Some premade wrist rests are available on my website at:
    www.noko.ca

    Check out the FAQ for more detailed information.

    Basic Information

    • Each wrist rest is handmade out of the highest quality materials; I use only top grade, American-made veg tan leather from Wickett and Craig.
    • Wrist rests are built with a wood and metal core and padded with felt, which is breathable and won't compress over time like foam.
    • Current sizes are Mouse, 60%, 75%/FC660, TKL, full size, and ErgoDox (tall for classic case, or regular for full hand case are both available.)

    Custom Orders

    • I'm happy to take custom orders!  Please check the custom order FAQ for more information about options and fill out my Custom Order Form.  I am also happy to communicate via PM.
    • For carving and tooling, I can work with an image you provide or find something that will work based on what you are looking for.
    • Leatherworking takes a while (so many steps that have to set for 24 hours..).  I want to make sure everyone is happy with their final product, so I will maintain a waiting list for custom orders and may shut down new orders if necessary to make sure the wait period is not too long.

    Colour Options

    It's hard to get accurate pictures of dye colours, but here are some images to give you an idea.
    I often dilute dyes to get brighter/lighter shades, so feel free to ask any questions about possible dye colours.

    Additional charts for leather can be found at:
    Fiebing's (under Leather Dye and Professional Oil Dye)



    Leather:
    • Saddle Tan (Oil)
    • Black (Oil)
    • Mahogany (Oil)
    • Chocolate (Oil)
    • Dark Brown (Oil)
    • Yellow (Oil)
    • Green (Oil)
    • Golden Brown (Oil)
    • Red (Oil)
    • Royal Blue
    • Cordovan
    • Light Brown
    • Navy Blue
    • Oxblood
    • Aqua Green
    • Orange
    • British Tan
    • Medium Brown
    • Purple
    • Dark Grey *NEW*
    • Turquoise *NEW*
    • Kelly Green *NEW*
    • Dark Red *NEW*
     
    Stitching:
    • Black
    • White
    • Chestnut
    • Natural
    • Brown
    • Tan
    • Goldbrown
    • Mocha
    • Scarlet
    • Yellow
    • Orange
    • Navy
    • Emerald
    • Olive
    • Raspberry
    • Lilac
    • Turquoise
    • Grey
    • Hot Pink
    • Royal Blue *NEW* -- see thread between Navy and Turquoise on the below chart


     
    Edges:
    • Same as leather colour, with clear coat
    • White
    • Black
    • Brown

    Pricing

    • Pricing varies depending on size and complexity of customization, but most will range from $70-125.
    • Base costs are $70 for a Poker-size, $80 for TKL, $90 for full-size and ErgoDox. (Leather prices are rising like crazy unfortunately, so I had to bump each up a small amount).
    • Custom tooling and art starts from $15, depending on complexity and size.  Feel free to PM me for further details and a quote.
    • Reasonable trades are welcome--please make me an offer :)

    Shipping

    • Shipping is via DHL Express (1-3 business days to most destinations).
    • Cost is $12 to Canada, $17 US, or ~$35 internationally (may depend on country)
    • Please note a phone number is required for all non-Canadian orders.



    Examples (more available in Gallery)









    Premade wrist rests at www.noko.ca
    FAQ
    Twitter
    Custom Order Form


    If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me or contact me on my site![/list]
    « Last Edit: Fri, 07 August 2015, 11:00:58 by Noko »
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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #1 on: Sun, 01 December 2013, 16:24:23 »
    Custom Order List

    1. sakone54 (2 rests) (finishing)
    2. nathanrosspowell (dye)
    3. heedpantsnow (invoicing)
    4. Viva Gardner (invoicing)
    5. Xowie (invoicing)
    6. Bromono (invoicing)
    7. NeonBacon (invoicing)
    8. JanitorJoe (invoicing)
    9. Leon K. (invoicing)
    10. Christina V. (forming)
    11. Wes (forming)
    12. Aaron
    13. Yash
    14. Elrick
    15. Aaron P.
    16. Robin L.
    17. peterjedi
    18. Nelson C.

    Completed Orders

    More
    ekw808
    keyjay
    BrokenGame
    projectD
    pexon
    Bunno
    Sleepie
    eth0s
    sean4star
    Czarek
    mark0331
    pasph - 2 rests
    Louis
    jayKthnx
    glod
    tbc
    lcs
    Vibex
    J. Chen
    skcheng
    C. Jordan
    badloop
    Jeremy
    Gsimon
    Binge
    Sherwood
    Tony Z.
    Xaero252
    rohit507
    JaccoW
    nagalicious
    Dyslexic
    David S.
    Martin I.
    39120
    Signature
    ProCarpet
    Drew F.
    Tu A.
    Nan L.
    Elrick
    evera
    gojira54
    TLSC.wipeOut
    r3nfr0
    Nathan I.
    Michael B.
    Ryan L.
    ZeeKay
    lmnr
    n0rvig
    Vibex
    MerelyRey
    ControlledBurn
    Austin S.
    blackeheart
    foopod
    Darrell L.
    Bromono
    tyvar1
    Youk Lay
    Andrew T.
    Anthony S.
    dbsuprhro/Bryan E.
    oatburner
    VivaGardner
    Chromako
    002
    Brent A.
    J. Chen
    Oskar O.
    jrr
    HTN47
    dimmu
    FrostyToast
    krav
    braeden
    Platypus
    Capt. Shemp
    Joey Quinn
    morla
    Overside
    Eric A.
    mstarr
    Anthony U.


    « Last Edit: Fri, 14 August 2015, 13:49:37 by Noko »
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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #2 on: Sun, 01 December 2013, 17:23:15 »
    Very nice pieces.  A few photos would be nice, too. :)

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #3 on: Sun, 01 December 2013, 17:28:07 »
    Very nice

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #4 on: Sun, 01 December 2013, 17:49:47 »
    oh man, white with black stitching for my white with black caps hhkb!
    No he's not around.

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #5 on: Sun, 01 December 2013, 17:51:41 »
    awesome! would you be able to do an angled rest? ;D

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #6 on: Sun, 01 December 2013, 20:13:14 »
    Veg tan leather ? That's awesome :D

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #7 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 07:28:30 »
    awesome! would you be able to do an angled rest? ;D

    Hmm, not sure what you mean by angled.  Something like a right triangle for typing with a slightly-rotated keyboard?

    Veg tan leather ? That's awesome :D

    Thanks :D  My favourite leather to work with for sure.
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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #8 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 10:32:29 »
    WOW Great work!

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #9 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 10:39:38 »
    The 3rd example, can that fit a kinesis advantage?
    Or is it just for the ergodox?
    Looks GREAT! :thumb:
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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #10 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 10:40:44 »
    Could you post more examples of options?

    I want to know how many color, dye, stitching, and size options I can choose from.

    I can shoot in the dark and ask for something but I'd rather have a better idea first.

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #11 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 11:00:57 »
    awesome! would you be able to do an angled rest? ;D

    Hmm, not sure what you mean by angled.  Something like a right triangle for typing with a slightly-rotated keyboard?

    he probably meant something like the filco wrist rest (the one on the right)


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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #12 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 11:22:35 »
    i have one of these wrests, and i can attest to the incredibly quality and workmanship, you will not be disappointed
    FEAR THE RETURN

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #13 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 12:17:38 »
    That All Natural.. so sexy.

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #14 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 14:01:38 »
    awesome! would you be able to do an angled rest? ;D

    Hmm, not sure what you mean by angled.  Something like a right triangle for typing with a slightly-rotated keyboard?

    he probably meant something like the filco wrist rest (the one on the right)


    Haha, well, that makes a lot more sense.

    If just the incline is the important thing, I include two different heights of optional stick-on feet so you could put them on one side only (actually, I'll test this out once I get home and see what it looks like).

    If you wanted to make it like the Filco one, with that step-like bump, it could be done but it would require a fair amount of redesign--I'd certainly want to work on getting ErgoDox rests designed before moving on to something like that.
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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #15 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 14:02:12 »
    filled out a custom form just to get an idea of what we can work with and possible cost =)

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #16 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 14:05:47 »
    sorry, should've been more clear. yes, i mean a wrist rest that has an incline, so that it would match up with the incline of a keyboard. of course, i understand it would require a design rework, and don't expect to see it any time soon.

    how about being able to specify the height of the rest? is that something you could offer?

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #17 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 14:17:43 »
    Could you post more examples of options?

    I want to know how many color, dye, stitching, and size options I can choose from.

    I can shoot in the dark and ask for something but I'd rather have a better idea first.

    For sure, that totally makes sense.  At the moment I am working on making premade rests that will give people a better idea of how different options look together.  I'm focusing on styles that would work well with existing keycap sets.  I have a "Dolch-style" (black with grey stitching) and "Sanctuary-style" (black with red stitching) at the assembly stage currently, and next on the list are some white/red combinations.
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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #18 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 14:34:32 »
    i have one of these wrests, and i can attest to the incredibly quality and workmanship, you will not be disappointed

    How do you always own everything before I even know it exists? :o

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    « Reply #19 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 14:49:02 »
    i have one of these wrests, and i can attest to the incredibly quality and workmanship, you will not be disappointed

    How do you always own everything before I even know it exists? :o

    cause bunny's in the know, he's the insider for GH

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    « Reply #20 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 15:59:16 »
    What does "antique hilightning" mean?  I don't know how that would change the appearance

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    « Reply #21 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 16:03:26 »
    *sings* I never should've asked for... BLACK LEATHER!!!

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #22 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 16:39:21 »
    These look absolutely fantastic, hopefully I can get one at some point in the future

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    « Reply #23 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 16:43:22 »
    If the Dolch one is sized for a TKL, I might buy it.

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #24 on: Mon, 02 December 2013, 17:46:25 »
    What does "antique hilightning" mean?  I don't know how that would change the appearance

    It's a paste that goes on top of dyed, carved leather--you rub it in and then wipe off the excess carefully so that it stays in all the nooks and crannies to hilight them.
    If you check out the image of the prototype ErgoDox rest above (with the skull) you can see what this looks like halfway through the process--I've used black highlighting paste to make the carving stand out from the background as well as marble and darken the overall appearance of the dyed leather.

    I should probably add a bit of explanation to the FAQ on this!  Thanks for bringing it up.


    i have one of these wrests, and i can attest to the incredibly quality and workmanship, you will not be disappointed

    How do you always own everything before I even know it exists? :o

    Bunny was my tester for the ErgoDox prototype :)
    Turns out I need to make them thicker to fit the ErgoDox case.

    how about being able to specify the height of the rest? is that something you could offer?

    Yup, this is something I'll be working on as part of my next ErgoDox prototype.
    « Last Edit: Mon, 02 December 2013, 18:01:13 by jolonnar »
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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #25 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 20:16:32 »
    <snip> and next on the list are some white/red combinations.

    Is that white/red combination as in white leather with red thread? I'd love a white wrist rest (or the idea of one anyway, it probably wouldn't be very practical) but didn't see that as one of the color options in the FAQ.
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    « Reply #26 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 20:30:35 »
    <snip> and next on the list are some white/red combinations.

    Is that white/red combination as in white leather with red thread? I'd love a white wrist rest (or the idea of one anyway, it probably wouldn't be very practical) but didn't see that as one of the color options in the FAQ.

    Unfortunately white leather dye looks horrible (in fact the brand I use stopped making it, it was so unpopular).  I'm going to make one with the lightest natural leather I can and red stitching, and a red-dyed one with white stitching.
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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #27 on: Sat, 14 December 2013, 16:13:12 »
    Argh, winter arrived overnight and the humidity dropped.  Going to have to remake a couple of top pieces that I was working on.  Luckily, finals are over and I'm back to the workbench.

    Wanted to show some pics of a Dolch TKL rest.  This one is already spoken for, but I'm making another.

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #28 on: Sat, 14 December 2013, 16:15:08 »
    ^^ dolch wrest needs cyan colored threads!

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    « Reply #29 on: Sat, 14 December 2013, 16:32:09 »
    Oh man these are awesome.. Id love to get one sometime. 60% black with black with lilac, turquoise, or orange thread.. Hmm would I want a design too made in black? these are amazing. GLWS  :thumb:

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #30 on: Mon, 30 December 2013, 11:08:11 »
    These look properly nice, one question about the custom artwork... You can buy leather tiles that have a pasley type patern embossed into it, is that something you could do? More curious than anything else but really thinking about ordering a standard one too see how I like using a wrist rest

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    « Reply #31 on: Mon, 30 December 2013, 17:11:31 »
    These look properly nice, one question about the custom artwork... You can buy leather tiles that have a pasley type patern embossed into it, is that something you could do? More curious than anything else but really thinking about ordering a standard one too see how I like using a wrist rest

    Sure, that sounds like something more traditional I could find a lot of patterns for.  Would you be able to link an image of something similar to what you'd like?

    ^^ dolch wrest needs cyan colored threads!

    Can't get thread that colour from my supplier :(
    I am totally doing orange thread with black though.
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    « Reply #32 on: Wed, 01 January 2014, 12:03:06 »
    Ahh ok, well more just inquiring than anything else so I've no really though about a patern :P how much extra would something like that cost (to give me a rough idea)?

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #33 on: Wed, 01 January 2014, 14:43:23 »
    Okay, I want to order a wrist rest. 

    But, I want it to fit the HHKB Pro 2, which would mean only 11.5 " long.

    As for color, I want a "classic" leather look.  The dark brown of your Dolch Prototype shown above looks pretty good.  And finally I was thinking of getting a small embossed unicorn in one of the corners, if possible.  I would just use my avatar for the pattern of the unicorn.  Nothing too big, just something subtle to set my wrist rest apart from others.  You can use any other unicorn pattern if you want, I guess.  Or just the head would be good enough, if that makes it easier to make it small.

    Can you let me know if this is possible?  Also let me know what "classic" leather options you have.  I know "classic" leather is completely vague.  But I mean like classic vintage saddle leather.  As for stitching, I don't know if dark stitching or a contrasting light stitching would look better.  I guess I would say just use what looks best, based upon what appeals to your expert eye.
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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #34 on: Wed, 01 January 2014, 16:48:01 »
    Ahh ok, well more just inquiring than anything else so I've no really though about a patern :P how much extra would something like that cost (to give me a rough idea)?

    It depends on the size of the rest and the pattern.  For a TKL fully carved, I would say $150-$175.  If you wanted a smaller carving (like a corner motif), then I would say $125-ish.
    I've updated the first post with a little extra info about the base costs for each size.

    Okay, I want to order a wrist rest. 

    But, I want it to fit the HHKB Pro 2, which would mean only 11.5 " long.

    As for color, I want a "classic" leather look.  The dark brown of your Dolch Prototype shown above looks pretty good.  And finally I was thinking of getting a small embossed unicorn in one of the corners, if possible.  I would just use my avatar for the pattern of the unicorn.  Nothing too big, just something subtle to set my wrist rest apart from others.  You can use any other unicorn pattern if you want, I guess.  Or just the head would be good enough, if that makes it easier to make it small.

    Can you let me know if this is possible?  Also let me know what "classic" leather options you have.  I know "classic" leather is completely vague.  But I mean like classic vintage saddle leather.  As for stitching, I don't know if dark stitching or a contrasting light stitching would look better.  I guess I would say just use what looks best, based upon what appeals to your expert eye.


    Sure, it should be doable to take half an inch off.  The Dolch picture is actually black (my poor point-and-shoot definitely needs an upgrade, my apologies).  However, if you're looking for a really dark near-black brown, I'd recommend Chocolate (Oil).

    Another vintage look would be light saddle tan (oil). Here's a sample with natural leather on the left:


    I've also just got some Golden Brown in, which is a little more "brown" than the saddle tan but has a similar classic look.  I haven't mixed it up yet, but if you're interested I can put together a swatch sample of each of these side-by-side to give you a better idea.

    Most people find contrasting stitching looks better, so I would probably steer you in that direction.  For the traditional look, I would go with black edges and either black or white thread.





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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #35 on: Wed, 01 January 2014, 16:50:32 »
    Great, thanks!

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    « Reply #36 on: Wed, 01 January 2014, 20:34:56 »
    Any way for you to get purple thread? Great work btw.

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    « Reply #37 on: Wed, 01 January 2014, 22:09:36 »
    Any way for you to get purple thread? Great work btw.

    Looks like I can get Lilac and Raspberry, both of which are pretty purple. (I updated the main post with a link to the thread vendor I use if you'd like to take a look).

    And.. looking again, I see there is cyan thread now available!
    Maybe I will be able to make the ultimate Dolch model  :eek:
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    « Reply #38 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 14:40:31 »




    I made this wrist rest just before the holidays--it was the first full size I made with the new mould.  I had never tried using latex mask to colour with multiple dyes, either--but it turned out great.  I also learned just how long I need to leave leather clamped down to dry fully--almost a week is best.

    Since it's a prototype, I wouldn't feel right selling it for full price.  I've put it up for 50% off :)

    As well, for eth0s, here's a sample of the dye colours I mentioned yesterday (plus some fresh snow for comparison).  On the left are one-two coat applications, and on the right I've saturated the leather for full colour.  You can see how dark the chocolate looks when it's at full strength.  Although it does look like black to the camera, in person it's more clearly a very dark brown.

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #39 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 15:00:54 »
    Sent you a message on your custom form dude. The sanctuary one looks sweet, shame I don't use full size boards.

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    « Reply #40 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 15:18:45 »
    that looks sick!  nice work, as always...

    too bad I don't own a full sized keyboard.  keep em coming and i am sure i will end up with one.  :)

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    « Reply #41 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 17:04:38 »
    I just picked up that sanctuary rest. Looked to nice to resist. Will be sure to keep you posted on how well it wears over time.
     :thumb:

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    « Reply #42 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 19:12:49 »
    can this be done on a wrist rest made for a hhkb?

    http://vector-magz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/oni-mask-vector1.png
    No he's not around.

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    « Reply #43 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 19:23:40 »

    can this be done on a wrist rest made for a hhkb?

    http://vector-magz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/oni-mask-vector1.png

    Doing a 500 error would definitely be original. ;)

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    « Reply #44 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 19:25:49 »


    ?
    No he's not around.

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    « Reply #45 on: Thu, 02 January 2014, 19:58:19 »

    Show Image


    ?

    Your previous link was broken for me. That worked. :)

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    « Reply #46 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 16:48:53 »
    can this be done on a wrist rest made for a hhkb?

    http://vector-magz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/oni-mask-vector1.png

    Looks totally doable (I'd want to make it the full height of the rest though, to incorporate more of the detail).
    I'll try out a test carving for you and see how it goes.

    I just picked up that sanctuary rest. Looked to nice to resist. Will be sure to keep you posted on how well it wears over time.
     :thumb:

    Shipped it out today, thanks so much for the support :D

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    « Reply #47 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 17:48:13 »
    Again, awesome work, really like it. I've replied to your email  :thumb:

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    « Reply #48 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 18:24:22 »
    can this be done on a wrist rest made for a hhkb?

    http://vector-magz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/oni-mask-vector1.png

    Looks totally doable (I'd want to make it the full height of the rest though, to incorporate more of the detail).
    I'll try out a test carving for you and see how it goes.

    I just picked up that sanctuary rest. Looked to nice to resist. Will be sure to keep you posted on how well it wears over time.
     :thumb:

    Shipped it out today, thanks so much for the support :D



    full height would be great
    No he's not around.

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    Re: Noko's Leatherworks - Custom Leather Wrist Rests - Now Open!
    « Reply #49 on: Fri, 03 January 2014, 20:22:58 »
    Show Image


    Show Image


    I made this wrist rest just before the holidays--it was the first full size I made with the new mould.  I had never tried using latex mask to colour with multiple dyes, either--but it turned out great.  I also learned just how long I need to leave leather clamped down to dry fully--almost a week is best.

    Since it's a prototype, I wouldn't feel right selling it for full price.  I've put it up for 50% off :)

    This wrist rest is literally to die for  :thumb: .  Please say you will be doing more of them in the future especially TKL sizes.

    Out of interest what type of glue are you using for the bonding of the top part of the rest to the bottom part?