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Offline vinzlr

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[IC] Cleave TKL
« on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:18:08 »
Hey guys, a few of you may know me but my name is Vinzlr. I frequent Reddit/GH/Discord and today I've got an IC for a TKL that I am actively working on. Without further ado I present the Cleave.

Background
This project started when I realized that for some reason I really wanted a MX TKL. I wanted a TKL that was very heavy, chonky and something that I couldn't exactly describe. So I got to working on my own design after some friends pushed me a little bit.
This keyboard is heavily inspired by: Yuktsi and Ryan Norbauer. Without them doing what they do I wouldn't have wanted to do this. In addition to that I'd like to thank Hineybush/Ryan Norbauer for giving me incredible advice and help while working on this.

Design Features
  • Two part design: the top half is aluminum while the bottom half is a brass weight
  • Thick bezels
  • Will use H.87 pcb from Hineybush

Progress
  • Case: 85% (still need to add screw holes for plate/weight + hole for usb plug)
    • Also decide between chamfering and non-chamfering case edges(find attached google form to vote)
  • Weight: 90% (still need to add holes for screws + design)
  • Plate: 0% (haven't started working on it but plan to match TGR Jane plate)

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Offline vinzlr

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:19:15 »
Reserved

Offline dalsu

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:22:06 »
WOW! I'd certainly feel like a MAN wielding this weapon of a keyboard!

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:23:02 »
Any pics of the bottom?
(credits to Kokaloo)

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:23:20 »
dope dude, its looking great  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:23:41 »
I really like the interplay with the top and bottom half on this one  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:27:03 »
That's a lotta brass :eek:
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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:27:56 »
Damn thing will weigh 30 pounds

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:33:20 »
nice design

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 17:39:42 »
**** yes

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 18:27:06 »
chief

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 19:04:03 »
It looks to be burdened with the weight of authority. Interested!

Offline vinzlr

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 19:08:41 »
Any pics of the bottom?

Here you go.

Disclaimer: Don't really rely on this for an image of the bottom, still need to add engraving and screw holes so its going to have a lot more going on when its done
https://imgur.com/R8XiMn4

Also sorry for ****ty resolution images, still learning this software. For now the renders will be fine but once I have a proto in hand I'll post some nice pictures.
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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 19:15:21 »
The design is so beautiful.
A sample is expected.

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 19:22:02 »
Very good looking! Interested!


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 19:33:09 »
smh imagine having rx01 as profile pic and not calling it "Laplace's Box"

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 19:49:54 »
this looks like a ****ed up m65/exent combo
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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 20:31:46 »
It looks great, but I feel like the base shows a bit too much on the front bezel.

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 20:45:06 »
looking great!

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 21:01:53 »
Never been a big fan of TKL boards. But this is one of the few I have liked the look of!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 22:57:21 »
topre?

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 23:18:21 »
topre?
Nopre


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 23:23:24 »
LOVE IT!




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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 23:53:53 »
Hello! What is the prospective angle ?

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 30 March 2019, 00:33:17 »
Hello! What is the prospective angle ?
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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 30 March 2019, 01:29:51 »
I like em big, I like em chonky

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 30 March 2019, 10:18:51 »
Looks wonderful .... I am in mate


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 30 March 2019, 11:50:52 »
Damn thing will weigh 30 pounds

who needs a firearm to protect their house when you have a 30lb keyboard

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 19:48:12 »
This is a tank, color me interested

Offline Starius

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 20:43:39 »
Me too.
I love me some heavy metal (keyboards).


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 20:44:31 »
Voted. I hope this really becomes a group buy  ;)

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 20:55:04 »
Just to add to my Google form response. I selected USB c for the connector, but actually I don't care what it is because I have a spare h. 87 pcb and plan on using that anyways.

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 21:08:00 »
Thanks for the support everyone! Iím going to be making some minor tweaks and changes soon as well as test out a new render method so hopefully Iíll have some sweet renders for you soon :)


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 21:35:17 »
I'm interested in the design but I think that whole bottom being brass is just too much. I'd be in if there was an aluminum option for the bottom.

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 21:51:49 »
With some help from the resident render-gurus I've been working on getting some nicer renders out there! Hope yall enjoy!

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 01:43:42 »
Nice, this is just my style. Not sure about the two-tone colors on the front edge though.

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 02:19:41 »
I'm interested in the design but I think that whole bottom being brass is just too much. I'd be in if there was an aluminum option for the bottom.

yeah, that bottom piece seems like a ***** to machine
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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 07:33:27 »
Like pvd brass weight and chamfered edges.  :D

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 07:37:28 »
I'm interested in the design but I think that whole bottom being brass is just too much. I'd be in if there was an aluminum option for the bottom.

yeah, that bottom piece seems like a ***** to machine

Just wondering as I donít have too much experience with machining, what would be the problem machining the bottom piece? Itís essential a giant flat piece of brass shaped like a cross.


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 13:59:08 »
I love how the base shows through. It always feels like a shame that the brass is often hiding underneath the case on many of these fine boards. I am definitely looking forward to this!

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:00:45 »
I love how the base shows through. It always feels like a shame that the brass is often hiding underneath the case on many of these fine boards. I am definitely looking forward to this!
That was the goal! I wanted to make the bird as heavy as possible without making it entirely of brass which is how I came up with the idea. But then I thought it looked pretty cool having it peek out on all sides.


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:09:07 »
Guess what? I got a fever! And the only prescription.. is more brass!

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 15:05:16 »
I'm interested in the design but I think that whole bottom being brass is just too much. I'd be in if there was an aluminum option for the bottom.

yeah, that bottom piece seems like a ***** to machine

Just wondering as I donít have too much experience with machining, what would be the problem machining the bottom piece? Itís essential a giant flat piece of brass shaped like a cross.


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corners seem kinda funky is all
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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 16:10:35 »
Would be cool if the height of the brass reduced and making it seems like itís Ďliftedí or floating. Just my suggestion though.


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 16:18:57 »
I'm interested in the design but I think that whole bottom being brass is just too much. I'd be in if there was an aluminum option for the bottom.

yeah, that bottom piece seems like a ***** to machine

Just wondering as I donít have too much experience with machining, what would be the problem machining the bottom piece? Itís essential a giant flat piece of brass shaped like a cross.

Nothing would be a problem, it's a pretty simple bottom piece. Depends how you do the case joining, but I seriously doubt any factory will have a problem.

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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 16:20:27 »
I'm interested in the design but I think that whole bottom being brass is just too much. I'd be in if there was an aluminum option for the bottom.

yeah, that bottom piece seems like a ***** to machine

Just wondering as I donít have too much experience with machining, what would be the problem machining the bottom piece? Itís essential a giant flat piece of brass shaped like a cross.

Nothing would be a problem, it's a pretty simple bottom piece. Depends how you do the case joining, but I seriously doubt any factory will have a problem.
Case joining is just going to be a few screws on the bottom and I agree with you. Iím no expert but overall it seems like it would be very simple. I believe that the most complex part will be getting it engraved


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 16:23:37 »
I'm interested in the design but I think that whole bottom being brass is just too much. I'd be in if there was an aluminum option for the bottom.

yeah, that bottom piece seems like a ***** to machine

Just wondering as I donít have too much experience with machining, what would be the problem machining the bottom piece? Itís essential a giant flat piece of brass shaped like a cross.


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corners seem kinda funky is all

Iím with Puddsy on this one. You should revise so that it does not have corners. No sides either, CNC shops hate making things with sides.

On a more serious note, great work. Looking forward to seeing this come together.


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Re: [IC] Cleave TKL
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 16:24:25 »
I'm interested in the design but I think that whole bottom being brass is just too much. I'd be in if there was an aluminum option for the bottom.

yeah, that bottom piece seems like a ***** to machine

Just wondering as I donít have too much experience with machining, what would be the problem machining the bottom piece? Itís essential a giant flat piece of brass shaped like a cross.


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corners seem kinda funky is all

Iím with Puddsy on this one. You should revise so that it does not have corners. No sides either, CNC shops hate making things with sides.

On a more serious note, great work. Looking forward to seeing this come together.


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Thanks, so am I!


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