Stud lucky day.

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    Stud lucky day.

    Last week I was walking home from the library (okay, the comic book shop) and noticed a store just threw out a cash register. I looked at it and thought about the armor stud threads.

    At the time I didn't think it was a good idea to walk down main street with a store register under my arm, so I waited for the darkness of night. When it got dark I went out for a walk (with a screw driver) and pluck the keys from that sucker. Good thing I did. The next day it was gone.

    They're not close to the screen versions, but they'll do for a scratch build costume. I figure I can at least sand the top of the keys flat.

    Anyway here is a sample shot of a few key. (Rough Measurements: bottom 3/4" square, top 5/8" square and 1/2" high)

    Now I just need to know... should they be white or silver?
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    Re: Stud lucky day.

    Ha! Nice recovery...

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    Re: Stud lucky day.

    Hey, I use Mac keyboard keys... I got off a member. and i had to sand the tops flat as well.
    Great find.

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    Re: Stud lucky day.

    Good score Fett...
    If you didn't want to lose any height to the keys, you can also fill the top with bondo and then sand flat...

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    Re: Stud lucky day.

    that is pretty cool and the dark of night that is great :P but still a good move looks like the shape is right and a nice coat of silver will make them look nice

    good find bro

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    Re: Stud lucky day.

    And if your doing an ESB the studs are WHITE...lol
    Punhulk said: View Post
    that is pretty cool and the dark of night that is great :P but still a good move looks like the shape is right and a nice coat of silver will make them look nice

    good find bro

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