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« on: June 06, 2007 03:13:04 PM »

Well, just one more, but still... I finally, finally, FINALLY made a "BYTE M3" (read as "Bite Me") choker after having someone suggest it in my last keyboard jewelry topic and wanting to make one for a month or more. Busted out the power tools and whipped this up though:







I think the pink makes it especially cool Smiley Extra bit of girly to the message. Perfect for nerds like me! And instead of attaching the keys with jump rings I sewed them on this time. As much of a pain in the butt that it was, I think I'm going to stick with doing it that way. Works a little better and makes them sturdier.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007 03:14:23 PM »

So cute! How do you take out the letters?
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007 03:21:18 PM »

I just pop the keys off old keyboards with a butterknife or flat-head screwdriver, then I cut and sand off the backs (there are little protruding pieces of plastic back there), and drill holes with my trust Dremel! Oh, and I make sure they get a good, thorough soak too, because sometimes keyboards are gross if they're used. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007 03:22:50 PM »

I just pop the keys off old keyboards with a butterknife or flat-head screwdriver, then I cut and sand off the backs (there are little protruding pieces of plastic back there), and drill holes with my trust Dremel! Oh, and I make sure they get a good, thorough soak too, because sometimes keyboards are gross if they're used. Smiley

Thanks for telling me. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007 05:05:36 PM »

Awesome! I was having a hard time getting the little stick things off the back. I tried melting them, lol. Did not even think of buffing with my dremel! Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007 05:11:02 PM »

I've also found that on some of them, I can use a pair of scissors and work most of the thing on the back off, then sand it a little with the Dremel to make it flush with the bottom of the key (or even deeper down, like I did for these).
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