Step 3: Creating the Side Pieces

The sides were cut to shape with a scroll saw , with one of the sides needing a hole cut into it so the USB ports can be accessed. After cutting, the wood and brass were sanded and filed.

For the front and back supports a piece of wood was hand planed with a curve to match the shape of the side pieces. A sensible person would have bought, borrowed, or stolen a router for this one! After that all the wood was stained and waxed.
<p>Really like this</p>
<p>Impressive dude</p>
<p>really nice</p>
<p>superb work.</p>
<p>nice work.</p>
<p>Super cool</p>
<p>Nice Work Great Job sir.</p>
<p>great spot</p>
<p>nice work.</p>
<p>great one.</p>
<p>good one.</p>
<p>good work.</p>
<p>awesome work </p>
<p>awesome work </p>
<p>nice keyword.</p>
<p>Awesome Keyboard.</p>
<p>beautiful keyword.</p>
<p>Fabulous work</p>
<p>Good job.</p>
<p>Great instrument.</p>
<p>good one.</p>
<p>Nice Work Great Job sir.</p>
<p>This is awesome</p>
<p>nice one work..</p>
<p>very nice..</p>
<p>nice collection;</p>
<p>i love with your job</p>
<p>Great collection</p>
<p>love this design</p>
<p>stylish product</p>
<p>I dont get how you turn the square shaped keys in to round ones ?</p>
<p>great keyboard mate.. </p>
<p>great classic collection</p>
<p>Nice collection bro :)!!!!!!!!</p>
<p>like your stuff !!!!!!!!</p>
<p>nice craftt</p>
Great craftsmanship and major kudos that you didn't destroy an authentic antique typewriter to &quot;harvest&quot; the keys. It pains me to see people ironically destroying real antiques in the name of a trend that purports to reflect and honor a bygone design ethic. The irony will surely hit them upside the head one day and they might even feel twinge of fanboy embarrassment if not true (un)maker guilt.
<p>I'm attempting to do the exact opposite in making a usb keyboard from a typerwriter.</p>
<p>That shouldn't be too hard, I say go for it. Back in the 80s I started turning an old Underwood into a printer but never got enough solenoids together. It was important to me that what ever mods I made would not permanently alter the typewriter. I decide early on that I'd be happy just controlling the keys and the CR/LF (funny how those terms actually make complete sense with a typewriter) and feed paper in by hand. Now you got me thinking about it all over again.</p>
<p>I haven't found any instructions yet on converting an electric typewriter, but I would like to do that. Nowhere near as pretty though.</p>
<p>I don't have instructions, but here would be my off the cuff approach:</p><p>Start with donor USB keyboard and electric typwriter.</p><p>Reverse engineer how the USB keys translate to what codes for feeding into the keyboard controller in the USB keyboard. This is likely row/col parallel digital data. Keep notes on what codes each key sends.</p><p>Then you'd need to create glue circuitry that took the outputs from the electric typewriter keys and translated to the proper logic going into the USB keyboard controller. A programmable logic array comes to mind.</p>
What keyboard did you start with?
Das Model S Ultimate its said in the 1st step
Simply beautiful. A warm Victorian-tech feel without the air of decay that some steampunk projects possess.
I believe a sensible person would use a plane in such a situation. No sense wasting all the time required to set up a router or router table for such a small part. As a craftsman myself, I would've used the plane. Great 'ible by the way!
Great keyboard, how did you put a lip on the brass pipe to hold the key letter?

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