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« on: July 17, 2007 01:11:02 PM »

So after looking at all the cool handbags made with keyboard keys, and the wallet made out of the insides of a keyboard, I finally sat down and dissected an old keyboard Kiss that had been destined for the trash heap.

I was feeling pretty smart when I figured out how to remove the keys from the housing, but now I'm a little puzzled about HOW I would use these in a project.  How would I attach them to something?  I thought about using a single key like a monogram or using appropriate keys in some type of scrapbooking/card making venture, but I'm a bit stumped.
What does any one else do with the keys?  How do you attach them to your project du jour?
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007 02:36:33 PM »

It all depends on what you want them for. 

I use the letter keys for earrings.  Simply drill a small hole at the top and add an ear wire. 

Or if you want to use them for scrapbooking, you need to decide if the keys that you are using are flat enough on the back.  I have the equipment for sanding them flat on the back,but you could probably just cut them off with a small hand saw, like a fretsaw.

Or you could add magnets to the back of them and use them for fridge art.

Or add them into a collage.

As for attaching them, it all depends on what you want to attach them to.  Experiment with glues.  Sometimes super glue works, or weld-bond, or even E6000.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007 11:43:14 AM »

yeah, i would go with epoxy. that stuff rocks.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007 10:19:08 AM »

Paint the keys red and write "PANIC!" on them, then give them out as stocking stuffers next Xmas.  I did that last year and they were VERY popular.

To use them, they just need to pick a key on the keyboard, pop it out with a butter knife, and put in the new panic button.  It's great fun to push, so the ESC key would be an ideal choice.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007 11:32:12 AM »

Awesome idea Retromiad! Thanks!
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