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Wood…

Posted: 10 Jul 2020, 14:34
by TheBug
Made from a single piece of beech wood. Key caps are at the positions where they were in the original piece. Cherry keyboard underneath with internal PS/2 to ADB converter (Mac version…). The power key actually powers on the computer (if it has a native ADB port…) by signalling to the power supply to start up.

Caution: Might match too well with your table, do not put stuff on it…
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Re: Wood…

Posted: 14 Jul 2020, 15:00
by depletedvespene
Woah... impressive work. May I ask why you chose beech instead of other woods?

Re: Wood…

Posted: 14 Jul 2020, 16:50
by TheBug
I did not make this myself, I supplied the electronics and that was my free sample :)

So I was not questioning the choice of the wood. I have used that keyboard for a while on my Mac but ADB is a long gone interface. Could not convince myself to gut this unit and convert it to USB, so today it is just a show piece.

Re: Wood…

Posted: 15 Jul 2020, 15:50
by tigpha
Crikey mate! That's impressive wood carving skills. How was it done? Numerically controlled machining? What treatment was the finished wood given? Danish oil?

Re: Wood…

Posted: 15 Jul 2020, 20:52
by TheBug
They did use CNC milling, but I have no idea how they treated it. These things did cost quite a bit, but the quality is really superb.