flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

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flowerlandfilms

08 Sep 2019, 19:55

I need a board for my Maya hotkeys while 3D Modelling, so I've come up with this.
It will be a companion piece for my SGI AT-101, so I will be using its profile as a template.
It uses Yellow Alps and the case will be made of wood, here is the Quentin Blake bar napkin design.
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Muirium
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08 Sep 2019, 20:15

Too much colouring in. Not enough legends!

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flowerlandfilms

08 Sep 2019, 20:58

Muirium wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 20:15
Too much colouring in. Not enough legends!
The caps I'll be using will be harvested and repurposed from my old editing keyboards, the legends won't be what I need, but I have a plan for that, hehe.
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In the meantime, it's off to the exotic Wood store to choose a material.
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flowerlandfilms

08 Sep 2019, 21:02

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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 01:20

The two big pieces are Congolese Mahogany, this will be our build material.
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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 13:54

Let's get to work!
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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 14:56

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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 16:50

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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 17:51

I'll be taking the steel plate from a dissected editing console. This corner chunk is all I need.
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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 18:52

Got the shape, just need to make some slices.
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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 19:13

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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 19:21

Figuring out the needed width.
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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 19:39

Filling in the other pieces.
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//gainsborough
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09 Sep 2019, 21:08

Yo this project is sick!! Keep the updates coming!

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CountNoctua

09 Sep 2019, 22:11

This project and that exotic wood shop pic (mmm, bloodwood) makes me wish I knew how to woodwork. And Alpsy!

Always been a Roald Dahl fan, so I love that Quentin Blake-style napkin design, too. :)

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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 23:00

//gainsborough wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 21:08
Yo this project is sick!! Keep the updates coming!
Hoping to have it done, at least physically in the next couple of days.

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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 23:01

CountNoctua wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 22:11
This project and that exotic wood shop pic (mmm, bloodwood) makes me wish I knew how to woodwork. And Alpsy!

Always been a Roald Dahl fan, so I love that Quentin Blake-style napkin design, too. :)
To be clear, my woodworking skills could use some finesse, but I'm trying to get better. That is my favourite store though, the endless possibilities of things that can be made.

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flowerlandfilms

09 Sep 2019, 23:05

I wish I had a proper bench grinder, but I blew all my money on the wood and a scroll saw.
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09 Sep 2019, 23:54

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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 00:56

Sponsored by Kincrome!
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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 14:10

Okay got the basic shape of the wood done!
I'm going to sand it to 1200 Grit, then Danish Oil.
I think it will come up real nice.
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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 18:57

Great colour and grain coming out, here it is with the plate attached.
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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 19:00

Made some mistakes with the pine dowells showing through the wood, I didn't realise the sanding would take off so much material but oh well.
Here it is with switches.
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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 19:02

And here it is viewed from the bottom.
The switch plate is suspended with small wood screws.
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//gainsborough
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10 Sep 2019, 19:51

It’s coming together! Looking neat so far!!

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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 20:05

//gainsborough wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 19:51
It’s coming together! Looking neat so far!!
Thanks, it's looking okay, looks even better with keycaps! [Legends to change]
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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 20:22

I don't want red LEDs like some of these yellows come with, I want green, so I ordered some replacement square LEDs online. For the the switches that have no LEDs like this one, I just had to make two holes with a small push pin.
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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 21:13

These editing keycaps are quite plentiful, so modifying them a bit is no huge crime. Pad printed, so I've found a light go with 600 Grit is enough to take off the lettering, without leaving striations on the surface. Plus it leaves a smooth canvas to put my new legends on. I'm using Avery clear label sheets, printing them out on a laser printer, this is a test on the blue ones and I like the way it looks.
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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 21:42

Teensy wiring half done.
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flowerlandfilms

10 Sep 2019, 22:46

Teensy wiring all done!
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