I love my Planck’s layout but just sometimes wish I had a numrow, and I love my Plaid’s through-hole aesthetic but just sometimes wish it had a more premium feel, and I love my Let’s Split’s more comfortable ergonomics but just sometimes I find the having separate halves inconvenient.
And so the Lumberjack PCB was born. Through-hole visible component aesthetic, DIY build it yourself fun, standard 60% case support, split ortholinear layout.
So many choices for cases, I love the Tofu for value and looks, but have my eye on a Klippe T.
As for plate vs plateless, I’ve been using the Tofu pictured above plateless for 2 months and it feels as solid as plated builds I’ve had in the same case. The plate I’m offering is a two part FR4, each half has a 5x6 plate, so it’s not going to add much stiffness across the board, it’s gonna help more with switch alignment than feel.
Personally I would probably go without a plate, but ~80% of people have said they want plates so I guess I’m in the minority.
Glad the GB is happening! There’s even a color choice… which introduces what we call “Qual der Wahl” in German Do you have the non-black colors as product photos? Specifically I’m interested in the blue version but it depends a lot on the brightness and saturation. (I’ll probably go for black after all, but can’t hurt to ask…)
I personally like the red one, has that old school electronics vibe.
The only pictures of the colours I have are the ones in the form. They are from other projects as I only have prototype Lumberjack PCBs in black. Plus my camera skills are not great so the lighting is probably not very accurate of real life.
Just a heads up, we’re going to have to close the GB early as we’ve had way more interest than expected and I have a limited amount of hands for putting kits together.
The US GB is already closed and I’ll be shutting the EU form in a few hours, so if you want in you’ll need to act soon. Sorry.