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Offline zlittell

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No Plate Handwire 60% Case
« on: Sat, 26 September 2015, 20:47:25 »
Eventually going to want a 60% for work.  I thought it might be cool to design something that can be cut pretty easily on my xcarve that wouldn't require a plate with switch holes.  This is what I have modeled so far.

What do you think?

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Re: No Plate Handwire 60% Case
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 27 September 2015, 06:21:03 »
Looks like a bent plate "case" except with a front, back and corners - very nice!  What are you planning to carve it from? 

Also have you thought about how to stop it sliding around on your desk?  As pictured there is no room for rubber feet so you might want to leave some additional material in the corners for some :)
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Re: No Plate Handwire 60% Case
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 27 September 2015, 06:22:09 »
Well, it _is_ a plate, it's just a plate+case combo. Good idea, though.

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Re: No Plate Handwire 60% Case
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 27 September 2015, 20:31:07 »
I planned on using something like http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/SJ-5003%20(BLACK)/SJ5003-0-ND/102573
That as feet on the plate.

I found a guy on craigslist with a good price on a lot of cherry cutoff scrap so maybe cut it out of that.  I am not sure yet though.

I plan on posting the inventor files up here whenever I figure out if it works lol.

I am still not sure.  My just find a plate and cut a standard case.  Decisions decisions

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Re: No Plate Handwire 60% Case
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 27 September 2015, 20:36:50 »
looks great! i'm doing basically the same thing using my x-carve  :D

once i get my TKL design done my next project will be a 60% for travle or a JD40 style either or haven't decided yet. but i'm excited to see how yours comes out.

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Re: No Plate Handwire 60% Case
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 September 2015, 09:11:29 »
Man I want an X-Carve so bad to do awesome stuff like this. Anyway huge fan of the design, I love floating keys cases and one on wood would look great, can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: No Plate Handwire 60% Case
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 28 September 2015, 09:14:03 »
Man I want an X-Carve so bad to do awesome stuff like this. Anyway huge fan of the design, I love floating keys cases and one on wood would look great, can't wait to see the finished product.
Yeah man.

Not trying to hijack the thread but mine is looking sweet.
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