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lunke13
« on: April 09, 2015 12:45:48 PM »

Here's a picture I have been making from various colour keyboard keys. I filled the gaps with epoxy resin, but it took ages to dry (like six months!  Shocked ) so I guess I used the wrong type!

Now I just need to figure out a cool way to frame it. Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015 01:35:51 PM »

That's so cool.  A "keyboard key mosaic".
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015 02:20:19 PM »

This is a super creative idea! I can't wait to see the finished product! I don't have any experience with framing, though, so I can't give you any advice there.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015 04:51:01 PM »

Very creative!
Does it really need a frame?
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015 05:09:39 PM »

that is really cool!

For framing the easiest thing to do would be to glue pieces of thin wood (inch or two wide strapping) around the inside raised wood then paint it and the outside.  If you wanted to make a wide frame, you could attach wood or cut foam board to make a box around the outside that is the same height as the inside frame then put a piece on top to make a very wide frame.  Then paint it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015 06:42:01 AM »

wow--hard to believe it was made with old keyboard keys!  What an ambitious project!
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015 01:14:06 PM »

 Or you could use the wooden edging from a hardware store. Cut the edges to form 45% and match them up to frame it. I have done that in the past and it can end up looking really good. Very cool idea.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015 12:58:10 PM »

Thanks for the ideas guys Smiley

I was initially thinking of framing it with the microchips from inside the keyboards. A bit more upcycling! But maybe a simpler wooden frame will be more effective. Maybe upcycled lumber of some sort...
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