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I'm starting to think about trading in my qfr for an xt. I have both 1 at work and 1 at home, same switches, but the xt just feels so much nicer to type on ( i think because its a bit lower and the case exposes more of the key where imo the qfr case kinda eats the keys a bit. hm....

Aren't they identical minus the number pad? Both costar builds I think.

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Updated pics of the new wood case I'm working on. I just have to do the foot and finish it all in Arm-R-Seal.





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Updated pics of the new wood case I'm working on. I just have to do the foot and finish it all in Arm-R-Seal.
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What type of wood are those?

As a professional carpenter and an enthusiast I really admire your work. Cutting, planing, sanding, staining, and finishing such small pieces of wood can be tedious and time consuming. Well down.
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What type of wood are those?

As a professional carpenter and an enthusiast I really admire your work. Cutting, planing, sanding, staining, and finishing such small pieces of wood can be tedious and time consuming. Well down.

Thanks. Woodworking is one of those things that helps keep me sane while I'm looking for a job. It is tedious and time consuming, but it's also relaxing and helps me center myself, if that makes sense. The hardest part of all of it isn't actually the finishing, but making sure I get all the holes for the standoffs in the precise place and identical depth. The finishing is time consuming, especially for the USB cutout, but not so difficult. And on finishing, I tend to avoid stains and gravitate toward wood dyes and finishes like Danish oil and Arm-R-Seal. I just hate how many stains start to hide the grain.

On that case, it's Purpleheart and Red Gum. I'm doing another one for someone that's going to be Red Gum and Padauk and will actually be a travel case with a removable lid. I'm also thinking of doing one for myself that's Padauk since I have some nice rich red Padauk or Purpleheart and Walnut with a single stripe of Padauk or Purpleheart down the middle of the case and a Walnut foot. If I had the money for it, I'd do Ebony and Padauk, but that would be incredibly expensive.
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Aren't they identical minus the number pad? Both costar builds I think.

For the most part yes, there are some very very very slight differences, the rubber coating is a more durable compound than was on the current QFR's ( future qfs will be in black only and have the new compound )

the Xt is not as tall as the qfr and the case top is close to the plate, so the keys are a bit more exposed. some slight changes in the legends as well.
( this is the minor details keyboard lovers obsess over lol )

@Nubb, is that basically a box your are laying the plate in are is the plate actually secured to the wood somehow?
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That's such a pretty keyboard, wow.
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Not my thing.
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@Nubb, is that basically a box your are laying the plate in are is the plate actually secured to the wood somehow?

I've drilled holes for standoffs and installed them and screwed the PCB into that. It's tricky since I have to get something like six of them perfectly spaced and at a constant depth, otherwise the PCB won't screw in to all of them and the PCB won't be a constant height. That keyboard is a Pure, so it doesn't have a plate. If I wanted, I could flip the keyboard upside down and it would stay in the case with no issues. There's a hole in the backside for the USB cable and it will have a foot attached to the bottom of the case to give it a rake later.

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That's such a pretty keyboard, wow.

Thanks. Projects like that are fun. Time intensive, but fun.
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Not my thing.

You're fine to feel however you want, but why not be more constructive?
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What's there to be constructive about? I could tell you not to use wood, but obviously that wouldn't change your mind about what you think looks good. That's why I said it's not my thing. I didn't say it sucked. Just not to my tastes. I wouldn't use wood on a keyboard.
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The only thing I have to say (which is completely my opinion) is that I am not a big fan of the colored keys on it, I like the esc key (cant remember the name of those keycaps) but all the others are so so.

I know the next keyboard I am getting though, its going to be a "mini" keyboard like that
 
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