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Thread: My first fibergassing experience

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    3G Jester, pre-fiberglass pics

    llajumpvid: i remeber when you were asking about this project. I'm thrilled that it turned out so well! You do good work! You mentioned fiberglass, but i'm curious what you used as a filler to blend the seams. I'm sure there is something out there a little more flexible and less prone to cracking. You may also look into supporting the keyboard from below with a piece of backstrap or something. That way some of that load can be delivered around and outside the seam rather than through it.

    great job though, i'm mighty impressed.
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    wow, great job man. looks great.

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    Thanks guys, I'm pretty proud of it.

    Gohybrid: I just used bondo gold over the fiberglass. Once I get the keys into the keyboard and the back on it is rigid. It's getting the keys phused in far enough that is where the probem occurs. I'll be more careful this time.

    MrjamieR: That would be perfect....I'd probably go nuts though trying to get a perfect grove in it.

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    You certainly couldn't put a groove around the keyboard without a template to follow. (Not unless you are a 4th Dan Black belt Dremel master!) I was thinking more along the lines of using a template and a template following bit. (Do they make them that small?) I've used the router sized version and it makes life very easy indeed.
    I'm looking forward to hearing what it's like to use in the car.

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    i have a 4th dan black belt in passive aggressive.
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    I am trying to find room in my new install for a mini keyboard... I love the idea.
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    great work

    i very interested in having something like that for my car one day couples

    keep up the good work

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    sweet console! I would love todo that but my constant spilling of liquids on my truck would make for some intersting short circuts...
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