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Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: The Swipe-O-Matic - Sideswiper Project
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: The Swipe-O-Matic - Sideswiper Project

I have decided to build a dual key. A sideswiper and straight key mounted on the same base. A great key for SKCC WES weekends !!
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Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Straight Key Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Straight Key Kit

Kit Update - I think the Skinny Brick will make a better kit. Fewer parts, no critical holes and a much simpler and better lever arm mounting assembly.
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Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: The "Skinny" Brick
Replies: 0
Views: 304

The "Skinny" Brick

Hi Folks. After playing around with the design of the Brick I came up with a slimmer version I call the Skinny Brick. The main body and contact bracket is machined from a solid piece of aluminum. This process allows for a more precise alignment of trunnion bearings and lever arm. It reduces parts co...
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Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Straight Key Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Straight Key Kit

Hang on folks. I am working on a one piece design that eliminates much of the precise drilling and the time it takes to produce and build the current Brick kit. I am machining the body out of a solid piece of aluminum. This method reduces parts count and offers a much better fit and finish. The only...
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Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Straight Key Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Straight Key Kit

Hi Craig, I have all the parts cut and ready. I have all of the hardware as well. I will put a kit together as soon as I get a chance. Been really busy with summer activities. Thanks -Joe
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Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Straight Key Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Straight Key Kit

KIT UPDATE - After working on developing a kit that would be easy and cost effective for me to produce and challenging and cost effective for you to put together I have come up with the following. This kit will require a small drill press or a way to drill accurate holes, simple hand tools, sand pap...
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Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: The Brick - Straight Key Project
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: The Brick - Straight Key Project

The first Brick rolls off the assembly line today !! Weighing in at 3 pounds ten ounces sporting a diamond swirl brushed brass finished base with polished aluminum parts with brass accents. The knob is a 3D printed navy knob. This key is solid as a rock or "brick" and silky smooth. Offered...
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Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Keys for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Keys for Sale

All, I will be offering my Brick straight key mounted on a massive 3+ pound brass base for an introductory price of $125 plus shipping. This key features high quality machined brass base with 6061 aircraft aluminum lever arm assembly and key parts with brass thumb screw adjustments, high precision s...
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Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Straight Key Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Straight Key Kit

Cut 5 kits worth of aluminum this past weekend. Will start machining and drilling soon. Also working on a couple of finished keys to take to the Berryville hamfest on Aug.2
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Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: The Swipe-O-Matic - Sideswiper Project
Replies: 2
Views: 387

The Swipe-O-Matic - Sideswiper Project

Thanks to Mike for putting the "cootie" key bug in my head ! Pun intended. I've been thinking about building a more advanced sideswiper. One with a few extra features. One mounted on a massively heavy base. One that will offer four different modes of operation. Priced under $100 fully asse...

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