You need a steamish keybord, a mouse and a monitor?
You don´t have a lot of machines to build cases etc.?
No problem!

Here is Mr. Steam easy way to refurbish these items!

Step 1: Parts

You need:
  • A mouse
  • A keyboard
  • A TFT monitor
  • Some paper napkins
  • Glue
  • Wax stain
  • Shellack
  • Some brass applikations

Step 2: How to Make It

Carefully dissasamble the keyboard, the mouse or the TFT.

Step 3: The Napkins and the Glue

Tear the napkins apart.
Apply the glue and put 4 layers of napkins on the surface.
let it dry two days.

Step 4: Paint It and Attach Brass to It

Stain it with 4 turns of wax stain. Let it dry and polish the stain between the paintings.
if everything is dry paint it with Shellack 3 times.
Attach the brass applikations, gears etc. to it.

Step 5: Use It ;-)

Now you can enjoy your new computer stuff.
<p>Where do you get your brass applications?</p>
Hi you said wax stain do you mean wood stain from miniwax? Or if not then where would you get wax stain ppl at lowes had no idea what i was asking for. <br> <br>Thanks,
Good morning,<br><br>I used this stain from Selva.de:<br><br>http://www.selva.de/product_info.php?cPath=&amp;upage=1&amp;sPath=&amp;products_id=Wachsbeize%20097510&amp;language=en<br><br>This stain is wax and water based and produces a wax film on the surface.<br>You can use something similar. I tried also some water based glaze. The results are not so good but it is working. Try a little bit around on some old plastic pieces to find out the best results.<br><br>I read a bit on the miniwax homepage. I think you can try this:<br><br>http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/stains/minwax-gel-stain<br><br>This sounds quite good.<br><br>Have fun and please post your results here.<br><br>With kind regards,<br><br>Horatius
the mouse is cool but you should have done something to the keys to make them look more steam punkish <br>
Yes I could. But I did not because it was an &quot;The easy way instructable&quot;. <br> <br>I am looking really forward to see yours regarding a similar mouse with more steampunkish keys. <br> <br>With kind regards, <br> <br>Horatius Steam
that makes sense
I am impressed once again but not surprised following your projects for quite some time. You are a big inspiration for me Mr. Steam!<br>Keep up the good work!
*make a bow* :-)<br><br>Thank you very much my Lady.<br><br>Horatius Steam
What a great conversion, I have really wanted to do my key board to match my monitor, but I just don't have the time with all the other projects, <br> <br> This looks like one a person could do in a day.
Using napkins is a great idea - the texture looks very nice!
Yeah FTW. Fantastic idea. Now the challenge; try to find thing to NOT use this method on. Ha Ha Ha

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