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Offline eat_the_food

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« on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:03:10 »
Hi folks, My name is Eat_the_food and I'm in love with this hobby.

Though I've always been a fan of quality input devices. I'd say that I didn't really get into keyboards with real seriousness until around September/November of last year. About that time there were quite a few exciting artisan raffles happening so I decided to join a few. Didn't win anything. Decided to enter a few more over the next several weeks. No luck. Gave it another chance right around Xmas/new years and still nothing. -sadface-

Hmm.. Maybe I should try making some caps instead...

So I spent a few days intensively researching what I could find on resin casting. Binge thread, Booper thread, Resinaddicts forum, etc, etc, etc. Looked fun and not overly intimidating to get into so I decided to give it a shot. Silicone, resin, colors check. Vacuum chamber, pump check. Pressure pot check. Let's do it.

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After a few tries the straight cast blanks started turning out well.

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A few days and a million tries later, bubbles in the casts were mostly eliminated (pressurepot is your friend). Thicker R4 blanks were starting to come out well too.

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KeyKollectiv are one of my favorite maker teams and I've always been fascinated by thier design for Furt. Embedding things into resin looks awesome so gave it a try with the Gelatinous Cube cap. Once I figured out the proper timing for the multiple layers of resin, they coming out as intended.

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Multi-part cap experiment. Perhaps a stupid idea.

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****ups jar. Mostly contain caps that were the victim of Bubble-boy but occasionally there's a cap that has a paintbrush hair or some other intended particulate encapsulated into it.

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Four-at-a-time molds

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Build up dat inventory and maybe do a sale?

Well, that's my personal cap making journey in pics for the month of January 2016. Had a ton of fun making these. As a closing note, since I mostly make these at night and also often enjoy a drink before bed I've decided to title my efforts Nightcaps. I hope you like it!











« Last Edit: Wed, 25 January 2017, 18:00:42 by eat_the_food »
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:04:43 »
i like turtles
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:06:17 »
1 month........

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:13:30 »
I like those turtle shells!  :-*


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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:18:03 »
Oh lawd I want that Shell Set. Huge fan!
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:22:10 »
Is your location correct?  To have done all this only at night I'd have guessed you lived in Iceland where "night" lasted for 17-19.5 hours in January.  Guess you don't sleep much :))

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:26:25 »
Is your location correct?  To have done all this only at night I'd have guessed you lived in Iceland where "night" lasted for 17-19.5 hours in January.  Guess you don't sleep much :))

Good work!

Lol, I actually love to sleep - it's one of my favorite activities! I do have a couple of factors in my favor though. First, I live in a studio / shop / warehouse space. Second, my professional work is very flexible and involves a lot of downtime. All that contributes to ample time for hobbies :)
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:30:02 »
I love those castles!
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:31:30 »
Those are some beautiful caps. You did an awesome job, maybe a sale in the future?
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:32:36 »
Much respect man, you dove into the deep end with the right attitude and knew what to expect.  I would love to chat sometime :)
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:41:08 »
Much respect man, you dove into the deep end with the right attitude and knew what to expect.  I would love to chat sometime :)

Big thank you - Much of your work/posts/guides were instrumental for me in getting started casting. I love that you're so eager to share what knowledge you've picked up!
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:42:20 »
Those are some beautiful caps. You did an awesome job, maybe a sale in the future?

Maybe! Just need to figure out how to do a raffle thing first :/
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 16:52:07 »
We had some contact on reddit I think :)
Love your work! Nice to see you here now as well.

Would love to see your work on my board one day :D

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 17:10:39 »
Good to see all your work in one place. You're going with "Nightcaps" for your name? It's catchy. I like it.  :thumb:

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 17:30:41 »
Going to echo Binge's sentiment that you approached the craft with a great mindset. Very impressive work and I can't wait to see what you have in store. Feel free to PM me anytime to talk shop :). Kudos from kudos!

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 18:05:55 »
Good to see all your work in one place. You're going with "Nightcaps" for your name? It's catchy. I like it.  :thumb:

Hey thanks! It's a bit silly but I think it'll work :)
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 18:07:54 »
Going to echo Binge's sentiment that you approached the craft with a great mindset. Very impressive work and I can't wait to see what you have in store. Feel free to PM me anytime to talk shop :). Kudos from kudos!

Thanks a bunch! Finally won one of your raffles so I'm a happy camper for the time being :D
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 18:45:29 »


All the sets look fabulous, fond of the toxic versions. Mind me asking where the wolf keycap seen here is from?

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 19:07:14 »
Those are some beautiful caps. You did an awesome job, maybe a sale in the future?

Maybe! Just need to figure out how to do a raffle thing first :/

I don't know if this is the most efficient way, but the way that i was thinking was using a list generator and entering everyone's username. The winners would be the first names in order until you don't have any more caps.

I think it would be different if people could win more than one keycap. You would probably have to refresh the list every time and the first person would win a cap each time. Once somebody wins their max number of keycaps, just take their name out of the list.

Also, any plans for alps amd buckling spring caps?
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 19:10:34 »
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All the sets look fabulous, fond of the toxic versions. Mind me asking where the wolf keycap seen here is from?

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 19:37:54 »
I'm ready for this sale whenever it happens.  Gotta get me some of those blanks and terrapin caps! The quality is looking awesome- thanks for sharing etf.

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 06 February 2016, 21:32:33 »
Those are some beautiful caps. You did an awesome job, maybe a sale in the future?

Maybe! Just need to figure out how to do a raffle thing first :/


Also, any plans for alps amd buckling spring caps?

Perhaps in the future. Just about all the caps are Topre for now (just recently made base molds for MX stems). Been meaning to pick up an alps board anyway :)
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 07 February 2016, 02:56:47 »
These are seriously strong for a new creator. Very impressed, keep up the good work.

The 4 way mold is also really cool.

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 07 February 2016, 03:02:23 »
Those are some beautiful caps. You did an awesome job, maybe a sale in the future?

Maybe! Just need to figure out how to do a raffle thing first :/


Also, any plans for alps amd buckling spring caps?

Perhaps in the future. Just about all the caps are Topre for now (just recently made base molds for MX stems). Been meaning to pick up an alps board anyway :)

Don't forget about your buckling spring brothers as well.   :thumb:

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 07 February 2016, 03:08:54 »
Dat Turtle cap is neat.

And so are the rest. I remember seeing that huge cube one.

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 07 February 2016, 11:11:39 »
| huge cube one.

Lol, "huge" :)

It was a teeny bit on the massive side ;p I've made some lower profile ones since then but just don't have that same feeling of cubeness unfortunately.
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 07 February 2016, 11:52:06 »
Lol, "huge" :)

It was a teeny bit on the massive side ;p I've made some lower profile ones since then but just don't have that same feeling of cubeness unfortunately.
the massiveness would be accurate if it's based off of the eq cube  :p

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 07 February 2016, 12:39:42 »
Lol, "huge" :)

It was a teeny bit on the massive side ;p I've made some lower profile ones since then but just don't have that same feeling of cubeness unfortunately.
the massiveness would be accurate if it's based off of the eq cube  :p
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 10:04:37 »
Damnit, because of you I will need to buy a Topre board. Grrrr, I wished I could push the Topre time away but when this hits the sale I need it  :confused:

Great looking caps, I like all these animal caps. So happy with da turtle :)
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 10:09:49 »
Damnit, because of you I will need to buy a Topre board. Grrrr, I wished I could push the Topre time away but when this hits the sale I need it  :confused:

Great looking caps, I like all these animal caps. So happy with da turtle :)

Get a Topre board. All other tactile switches can't compare.

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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 17:12:19 »
Damnit, because of you I will need to buy a Topre board. Grrrr, I wished I could push the Topre time away but when this hits the sale I need it  :confused:

Great looking caps, I like all these animal caps. So happy with da turtle :)

Get a Topre board. All other tactile switches can't compare.

Beam spring can compare  :p
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 17:12:54 »
Damnit, because of you I will need to buy a Topre board. Grrrr, I wished I could push the Topre time away but when this hits the sale I need it  :confused:

Great looking caps, I like all these animal caps. So happy with da turtle :)

Get a Topre board. All other tactile switches can't compare.

Beam spring can compare  :p

Aren't those considered clicky?

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 17:14:04 »
Damnit, because of you I will need to buy a Topre board. Grrrr, I wished I could push the Topre time away but when this hits the sale I need it  :confused:

Great looking caps, I like all these animal caps. So happy with da turtle :)

Get a Topre board. All other tactile switches can't compare.

Beam spring can compare  :p

Aren't those considered clicky?

Yes, but it still has a tactile feeling.
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 17:17:52 »
Damnit, because of you I will need to buy a Topre board. Grrrr, I wished I could push the Topre time away but when this hits the sale I need it  :confused:

Great looking caps, I like all these animal caps. So happy with da turtle :)

Get a Topre board. All other tactile switches can't compare.

Beam spring can compare  :p

Aren't those considered clicky?

Yes, but it still has a tactile feeling.

I was just identifying tactile as having a bump, yet no click.

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 17:21:00 »
Damnit, because of you I will need to buy a Topre board. Grrrr, I wished I could push the Topre time away but when this hits the sale I need it  :confused:

Great looking caps, I like all these animal caps. So happy with da turtle :)

Get a Topre board. All other tactile switches can't compare.

Beam spring can compare

Aren't those considered clicky?

Yes, but it still has a tactile feeling.

I was just identifying tactile as having a bump, yet no click.
In that case, I believe topre would be best.
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 17:36:52 »
Gorgeous! castles <3

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 17:37:18 »
Turtle shell is so legit

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 17:44:37 »
I need that turtle cap... Koopakap?
oh yeah I saw that crazy **** if that doesn't win I'm deleting my account

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 18:07:43 »
I'm of the school of thought that no one likes thin wobbly caps! Here's a WIP on thick back caps for all the rows along with first iteration of the Nightcaps makers mark.

Also, we need moar Plumkin in our lives.


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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 18:26:21 »
Those are beyond beautiful! Great work dude, excited to see what the future holds.

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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 08 February 2016, 19:32:58 »
This is so awesome! I like everything about them.
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 09 February 2016, 06:08:56 »
so you're the guy with the turtle caps, they look nice, looking forward to see your progress :)

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 09 February 2016, 10:03:20 »
I'm of the school of thought that no one likes thin wobbly caps! Here's a WIP on thick back caps for all the rows along with first iteration of the Nightcaps makers mark.

Also, we need moar Plumkin in our lives.

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Hnnnggg now I wan't a plumkin as well :P

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 09 February 2016, 10:58:11 »
So nice :D, would love to see a sale of these.

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 09 February 2016, 11:12:11 »
So nice :D, would love to see a sale of these.

Planning on running a giveaway raffle on Saturday for all of the Half-shells and Castles. Just waiting on mod approval to get the thread posted. Will keep you guys posted.
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 09 February 2016, 11:14:15 »
So nice :D, would love to see a sale of these.

Planning on running a giveaway raffle on Saturday for all of the Half-shells and Castles. Just waiting on mod approval to get the thread posted. Will keep you guys posted.

 :thumb:

I think I saw a black and blue shell in that mix. Can't wait to find out for sure on Saturday.

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 09 February 2016, 11:22:42 »
So nice :D, would love to see a sale of these.

Planning on running a giveaway raffle on Saturday for all of the Half-shells and Castles. Just waiting on mod approval to get the thread posted. Will keep you guys posted.

 :thumb:

I think I saw a black and blue shell in that mix. Can't wait to find out for sure on Saturday.

Yes, there will be a couple of multishot experiments including that pulse-ish colorway :)
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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 09 February 2016, 16:48:15 »
Beautiful work! You can probably tell by my username/avatar which ones I'm most interested in. :P

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 09 February 2016, 17:36:32 »
Beautiful work! You can probably tell by my username/avatar which ones I'm most interested in. :P

What's your Elo?

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Re: Nightcaps: makin dem caps
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 09 February 2016, 21:04:21 »
Beautiful work! You can probably tell by my username/avatar which ones I'm most interested in. :P

What's your Elo?

Embarrassingly low =\