[Steve M. Potter] Like us and respect a good, sturdy keyboard Heirloom-class battleships add luster to their home office. Well, you can’t ask for a better donor kib. [Steve] Use Unicomp, modern M type. The casing on them is far less good than the real M, but hey, where else can you find a keyboard with the new buckling spring switch? you do not. (If anyone has their own knowledge of the new buckling spring switch, please let us know.)
Although it has those wonderful buckling spring switches, this body is made of solid cherries. After dialing out the general shape of the case, [Steve] Use plug-in routers to carefully route all critical cluster holes. This seems to be the easy part, because making keycaps seems very tedious.
The alpha of the number row is all made of 3/4-inch maple dowels, cut into cylindrical blocks, with scrabble tiles on top. The F keys and modifiers are cut from a square poplar pole with a bird’s eye maple veneer for a unique appearance. We especially like the colored F keys-they look like candy or whiskey, and they happen to be the resistive color code sequence. But our favorite part must be the Caps Lock light. We will never understand why the lock-in-place lights become obsolete.
Like the appearance of this keyboard, but don’t have so much time to invest? Macropads also look good on wood.