I set out to make my POM Kayak as distinctive as I could.
Here is the typing test and some of the unusual finishing touches I used on this keyboard.
The switches are Novelkeys Cream switches lubed with PTFE powder
The keycaps are POM blank keycaps
I used a Wheat Fields “Fanoe” imitation Canoe PCB (the soldering kind), and cut off the USB port, installed a USB C breakout board, and filled the opening in the case with epoxy putty for a clean mounting solution.
I added WS2812 RGB LED strips to the PCB and ported the keyboard to QMK so I could control more RGB LEDs than the normal 2 that come with the keyboard (on the top).
Instead of nuts and bolts going through all of the layers, I found brass standoffs that fit into the holes tightly, and used those, combined with superglue, to hold the case layers together.
I filled the tops of the holes with white epoxy, and used flat/countersunk screws on the bottom to screw into the standoffs and hold the bottom plate on.