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[IC] Artisan Case
« on: Tue, 13 February 2018, 23:55:51 »
5x7 (35 Slots) - Premium Artisan Storage Case

1" Machined Acrylic w/ Bead Blasted Finish
1/4" Acrylic Laser Cut Lid
Nylatron Thumb Screws x 2
1/2" Charcoal Travel Foam
Custom packaging

Cell Dimensions (LxWxH): 0.83" x .0.83" x 0.81"
Cell Wall Height: 0.25"

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 00:00:33 »
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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 04:56:17 »
Interested.

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 06:40:52 »
Can't wait for this, knowing how hard you've worked on the design. :thumb:

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 08:09:38 »
Lot of progress man, excited to see the prototype, keep up the good work!

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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 11:40:00 »
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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 12:30:09 »
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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 23:49:14 »
This looks like a really cool project will definitely be following updates, but it looks like a bit of a pain to open up the case. I may be wrong about that altogether though, but I don't know if I would pay for a case that I deemed to be a chore to open.



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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 15 February 2018, 10:32:23 »
This looks like a really cool project will definitely be following updates, but it looks like a bit of a pain to open up the case. I may be wrong about that altogether though, but I don't know if I would pay for a case that I deemed to be a chore to open.

Thanks for your feedback! I have left 3/32" edge height tolerance for lifting the lid out, along with a bit of wiggle room in the nesting which I'm hoping will be enough to make the lid easy to remove. Regarding the thumb screws, they are really only needed for traveling, and do not need to be used at all in order for the case and lid to be functional for home storage.

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Re: [IC] Artisan Case
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 06:36:04 »
I feel like for the price the case should be larger. Other cases lately have offered led lighting / metal housing with PCB for roughly same price.
            

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« Reply #12 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 09:59:00 »
I feel like for the price the case should be larger. Other cases lately have offered led lighting / metal housing with PCB for roughly same price.

What cases are you referencing that includes those?

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« Reply #13 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 10:18:12 »
I feel like for the price the case should be larger. Other cases lately have offered led lighting / metal housing with PCB for roughly same price.

What cases are you referencing that includes those?

There is a aluminium case group buy right now run by bas1c.

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« Reply #14 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 10:21:05 »
Yea, i'm aware of that one, clear versus aluminum is subjective? I guess i'm more asking what case out there includes at least 2 out of the three mentioned features (led lighting, metal housing, PCB)?

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« Reply #15 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 10:28:05 »
I feel like for the price the case should be larger. Other cases lately have offered led lighting / metal housing with PCB for roughly same price.

I don't disagree on the pricing or the size. Once we can accomplish this initial batch of 25, I would like to switch focus to a 7x15 (105 slot) case.

Regarding aluminum and PCB, going with a high-quality urethane casting was a deliberate choice that I feel will be a more natural fit for displaying resin cast artisans.

Basic also has a good option for a case, albeit it's $120 for 20 slots, and it's sizing will most likely not accommodate larger Artisans such as Keywoks, Bruces, or Kosmos.

I'm personally not interested in incorporating any sort of PCB or lighting. At that point might as well put your artisans on a keyboard.

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« Reply #16 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 11:24:34 »
Iím interested.  I completely agree with the necessity of not needing  all the extra stuff , but it was just a price comparison moRe or less. the Bigger option would just suit  me more. Maybe a poll for a vote?
            

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« Reply #17 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 12:12:07 »
but for real lol, I've never seen an artisan case with LEDs / pcb? Link?

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« Reply #18 on: Sat, 17 February 2018, 05:14:04 »
but for real lol, I've never seen an artisan case with LEDs / pcb? Link?

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 13:55:31 »
Quick update - I've received the CNC milled prototype and couldn't be happier with the outcome. The bead blasting gives it a lovely frosted aesthetic and the machine shop did a great job with the details.

I will be revisiting the lid to explore other options besides water-jet cut polycarb, as the edging is quite rough and frayed. Next step will be to order a laser cut acrylic lid with a polished edge.

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« Reply #20 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 14:28:38 »
Quick update - I've received the CNC milled prototype and couldn't be happier with the outcome. The bead blasting gives it a lovely frosted aesthetic and the machine shop did a great job with the details.

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Yo dawg, I heard you like artisans!

That casted urethane looks really good. Interested, especially with the possibilities when produced at scale  :cool:
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« Reply #21 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 14:36:02 »
Quick update - I've received the CNC milled prototype and couldn't be happier with the outcome. The bead blasting gives it a lovely frosted aesthetic and the machine shop did a great job with the details.

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Yo dawg, I heard you like artisans!

That casted urethane looks really good. Interested, especially with the possibilities when produced at scale  :cool:


Thanks man! The prototype is actually clear acrylic CNC milled and bead blasted w/ fine glass beads.

The urethane casted version should look almost identical, however, I'm still searching to see if I can find cheaper quotes for scale CNC milling as an option.

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« Reply #22 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 15:13:01 »
Quick update - I've received the CNC milled prototype and couldn't be happier with the outcome. The bead blasting gives it a lovely frosted aesthetic and the machine shop did a great job with the details.

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Yo dawg, I heard you like artisans!

That casted urethane looks really good. Interested, especially with the possibilities when produced at scale  :cool:


Thanks man! The prototype is actually clear acrylic CNC milled and bead blasted w/ fine glass beads.

The urethane casted version should look almost identical, however, I'm still searching to see if I can find cheaper quotes for scale CNC milling as an option.

Oh, oops! Good to hear that it would look almost identical though. You'd be looking for something local too, right? I may have a contact but is in PA.
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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 15:19:17 »
Quick update - I've received the CNC milled prototype and couldn't be happier with the outcome. The bead blasting gives it a lovely frosted aesthetic and the machine shop did a great job with the details.

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Yo dawg, I heard you like artisans!

That casted urethane looks really good. Interested, especially with the possibilities when produced at scale  :cool:


Thanks man! The prototype is actually clear acrylic CNC milled and bead blasted w/ fine glass beads.

The urethane casted version should look almost identical, however, I'm still searching to see if I can find cheaper quotes for scale CNC milling as an option.

Oh, oops! Good to hear that it would look almost identical though. You'd be looking for something local too, right? I may have a contact but is in PA.

Oh cool!

I'd really love to stay local, or at least MiUSA in order to expedite lead times considerably, and I'm having fun working with the shop and getting involved in the process.

Please can you PM me the details of your contact in PA?

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 15:47:26 »
Quick update - I've received the CNC milled prototype and couldn't be happier with the outcome. The bead blasting gives it a lovely frosted aesthetic and the machine shop did a great job with the details.

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Yo dawg, I heard you like artisans!

That casted urethane looks really good. Interested, especially with the possibilities when produced at scale  :cool:


Thanks man! The prototype is actually clear acrylic CNC milled and bead blasted w/ fine glass beads.

The urethane casted version should look almost identical, however, I'm still searching to see if I can find cheaper quotes for scale CNC milling as an option.

Oh, oops! Good to hear that it would look almost identical though. You'd be looking for something local too, right? I may have a contact but is in PA.

Oh cool!

I'd really love to stay local, or at least MiUSA in order to expedite lead times considerably, and I'm having fun working with the shop and getting involved in the process.

Please can you PM me the details of your contact in PA?
I'm sorry, he had been milling acrylic for a while but I think on a much smaller scale than what you may be looking for. He said he doesn't have any full-scale experience.

>"I'm having fun working with the shop and getting involved in the process."

I bet this would be a lot of fun, sounds like a good shop. Best of luck in getting some lower quotes. Oh, and magnets rather than thumb screws intrigues me!
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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 17:23:46 »
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Confirmed. Comes with a Mummy, thanks Hayt!


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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 27 February 2018, 14:18:22 »
Moving on from the prototype and have been able to capture additional learning:


1) Two screws instead of four, this reduces milling complexity and frankly ease of operation
2) Looking at brass screws for fun, most likely will go back to steel or black plastic
3) Reduced cell wall height from 3/8" to 1/4" which will make life much easier for removing keycaps
4) Updated lid thickness from 3/16" to 1/4" for easier removal from case and that thick aesthetic

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1) Find cheaper CNC milling quote for price breaks of 25, 50, 75, 100
2) Nail down hardware choice
3) Find foam insert supplier and quote

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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 27 February 2018, 23:02:32 »
I like these

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 01:38:38 »
Looks good man. Look forward to see where this goes.
            

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Neat. What's the change on this one?

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Neat. What's the change on this one?

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Thanks! Sorting out final details. Inner cell radius have been changed from 1/16" to 1/8" to reduce CNC time, also specced out a fully nylon screw which is nicer than the steel screws with nylon heads, made the bezel a bit thicker too

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Thanks! Sorting out final details. Inner cell radius have been changed from 1/16" to 1/8" to reduce CNC time, also specced out a fully nylon screw which is nicer than the steel screws with nylon heads, made the bezel a bit thicker too
Smart changes.

Just a question because I'm not so sure about how it works... Would the material of the screw affect how the screw's threading would take a toll on the longevity of the case? In other words... Let's say you use a steel screw, would the harder material (steel) be more likely to strip threading on the case over time? So it would be better to match the materials and use a nylon one instead?

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 11:49:08 »
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Neat. What's the change on this one?

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Thanks! Sorting out final details. Inner cell radius have been changed from 1/16" to 1/8" to reduce CNC time, also specced out a fully nylon screw which is nicer than the steel screws with nylon heads, made the bezel a bit thicker too
Smart changes.

Just a question because I'm not so sure about how it works... Would the material of the screw affect how the screw's threading would take a toll on the longevity of the case? In other words... Let's say you use a steel screw, would the harder material (steel) be more likely to strip threading on the case over time? So it would be better to match the materials and use a nylon one instead?

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Yeah steel would cause issues. Nylon would be more ideal

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Neat. What's the change on this one?

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Thanks! Sorting out final details. Inner cell radius have been changed from 1/16" to 1/8" to reduce CNC time, also specced out a fully nylon screw which is nicer than the steel screws with nylon heads, made the bezel a bit thicker too
Smart changes.

Just a question because I'm not so sure about how it works... Would the material of the screw affect how the screw's threading would take a toll on the longevity of the case? In other words... Let's say you use a steel screw, would the harder material (steel) be more likely to strip threading on the case over time? So it would be better to match the materials and use a nylon one instead?

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I don't know enough about different thread types to answer 100% but yes, my intention is to go with a nylon threaded screw to better match the case material. I also dig the aesthetic of it.

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 11:51:18 »
Currently specced screw:

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 14:05:42 »
Currently specced screw:

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 15:25:48 »
I dig the screw change. Really smart for lengthening the life of the threads.
               

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 13:36:44 »
Quick update, prototype #2 currently in production. Hoping to start the GB process in 3-4 weeks depending on how the new prototype turns out.

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 10:53:37 »
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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 12:45:23 »
I don't collect artisans but the attention to detail in this IC is really awesome and the product looks great. Good luck with eventual sale!

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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 14:25:47 »
I would get one for sure :thumb:

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 28 March 2018, 15:34:41 »
Quick update. I'll be receiving the updated (2-screw) prototype by 3rd week of April. Once I can identify a local source for bead-blasting, we'll be good to go to open up the group-buy, hopefully by end of April.

Have also managed to spec a soft-charcoal die-cut piece of travel foam that can be used inside the case to keep caps secure during travel :)

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 28 March 2018, 15:41:42 »
Looking forward to seeing it and glad to see the foam addition

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 28 March 2018, 15:41:53 »
Also want to shout out thanks to rmendis, who conducted sizing tests on a vast array of keycaps. Unfortunately, I can say definitely that the following caps pictured will not fit in the case. Otherwise, the sizing of the case is inclusive for just about every other cap you could think of (give or take a few other outliers):

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