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Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Raptor77, 27 Dec 2011.

  1. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Put up a price check for one of my Pokers and the Alu case since I'm really tempted by imersas Filco....
    And ofcourse I need money to actually pay for a Pure, and some more HDDs :p
     
  2. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    wasn't it like $4000 or something ludicrous ?
     
  3. ajfsound

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    Assuming it's not lazer etched you could try polishing it off with a dremel (and assuming you have a dremel) or perhaps using a solvent.

    I suppose that's a tad risky though...
     
  4. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    Tried many things like this to try and clear letters from my steelseires board. had no job and ended up just getting wound up haha.

    Not saying it cant be done just saying it went very badly for me :D
     
  5. ajfsound

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    Yeah I get the feeling it could end badly - pick the wrong solvent (or don't dilute it enough) and you risk melting the key.

    As a cheap alternative how about sticking something over it - you could take the space from a set like this.

    Maybe not that exact set but you get the idea...definitely not this one though :D
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I managed to sell one before GH went down, but I have not made/sold anymore. I'd really like to just sell them just on GH, but if it doesn't come back soon, I may have to move to another keyboard site.


    Here's hoping for GHs return
     
  7. GMC

    GMC Well-Known Member

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    Yep, but really nice..

    [​IMG]

    So anyone heard of any wooden caps?

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  8. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Nope, I can't imagine that it is very easy to do!
     
  9. GMC

    GMC Well-Known Member

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    True but that makes me want someone to make and sell them even more

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  10. Virus44

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    I wonder if anyone here at bit-tech will buy the £4000 keyboard ?
     
  11. REVENGE

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    Same here. If you wanna do it outside of GH, find me on Deskthority or in the GH / Deskthority IRC channels. :thumb:
     
  12. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Hmmmmmmm woooodddddddd keyyyss


    You've got me thinking :D
     
  13. GMC

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    Longweight :)

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  14. GMC

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    Do it!!!

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  15. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    If only :p I need to shift some key sets before buying more!
     
  16. JaccoW

    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    From what I have heard, wood is too difficult to work at with a CNC-machine because it has a tendency to expand and crack when it dries.
    So no good for keys I am afraid, unless you want scissor-switches where they can just be glued on top.

    Wood composite on the other hand... :D

    I mean, look at that texture.
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: I contacted the company and asked them about the mechanical properties of the material. Let's hope they reply.
     
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  17. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    There are wood keycaps for MX and I know it has been discussed at least 3 times by now. There is someone in Korea that makes them for $1000 a board.
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Wood really shouldn't crack if it's been properly dried (kiln). CNCing wood also isn't too hard but the biggest concern would be chip outs if the bit hits the grain wrong. The best wood to use would be one with a tight straight grain.

    To minimize chip outs, I'd use small bits and light passes with the CNC, especially around the stem. But small bits and light passes mean a long time on the router/mill.


    Someone should buy me a table-top CNC router
     
  19. JaccoW

    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    Which is, however you put it, expensive.

    But thanks on correcting me. I hadn't seen the cherry keys before.
     
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  20. deadsea

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    Nice as those wood keys are, at $1000, you can start considering something from datamancer's line-up... I really wish I could get myself one of those...
     

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