I love the design of that but the weigh limit of 400g per shelf is too low to be useful for me; and like you said, scaling it up quickly becomes A Project.
I could see this working if you have two vertical supports instead of one, use hardwood rather than plywood, and use a 1" thick board for the vertical support. Where the shelves meet the vertical support, they have channels (dados) cut in the vertical support; adding a dowel rod through the vertical support and 75% of the shelf depth would give you a lot of structural strength.
I don’t have the wall space by my desk for something like this at the moment, but I’d like to build something with slightly wider shelves for keyboard displays someday:
Yes, it was when I found myself watching dado videos on YouTube that I thought… “too hard” (I have none of the tools or access to a workshop)
I did think today wandering around the local hardware shop, that I could cheat by sticking to bits of 6.5mm thick plywood on top of each other where the top one is cut into smaller pieces that leave a 6.5mm gap for the shelves…all I need is some small screws, a handsaw and some woods glue (and someone who can saw a straight line)
I do like the shelves you linked! Nice looking, just need longer shelves
We discussed our budget for the year. I then ordered a navy Malicious Ergo from CannonKeys alongside an extra PCB and plate, a long screwdriver, and a handful of Cherry clip-in sets
@Deadeye Has your Portico75 ever lost its QMK bindings and returned to factory default for seemingly no reason between plug-ins? It takes the json fine again, so no big deal, but it’s a little odd. Only happened a couple of times but…it happened a couple of times randomly.
Woodworking is a rabbit hole just as deep as keyboards. They have some overlapping features in terms of cost and the reward that comes from tinkering until something is just the way you want it.
I wanted to cut a half lap in something a few years ago and ordered a beefy router and a bit and then a router guide and some hoses and equipment to improve dust collection and then more bits and a router table and a better guide and more bits.
Anyway, your idea to cheat is a great one! I’m not sure how wide your pieces would need to be, but a simple miter box (example) could be just the thing you need? Also, fancy tools are definitely fun, but you can make a TON of projects with just a cheap circular saw (yard sales are great for these), a good straight edge, and a decent drill and impact driver. Feel free to PM me if you want to bounce ideas off someone.
I have the older Portico, the 65% one - and while it hasn’t done that, it does have some other quirks.
Most notably, if the lighting is on for more than a few minutes, it derps a bit, usually losing a color or two in part of one or more rows, sometimes with flickering. I generally leave it off, but it does look nice with the polycarb case and all. Aside from that it’s been a reliable workhorse for the past year or so.
I’ve updated the firmware once so far, which let me use VIA, but I otherwise haven’t changed much with it. (That didn’t help the RGB derpage.) The foam gaskets are starting to go; I’ll replace those along with the plate when it arrives in the mail this week.
I also have the aluminum one, the Portico68 Black Label - which is honestly my favorite keyboard right now. As far as I’ve seen, that one is free of derp, adds a daughter board, has an open-source plate… it’s the 65% Portico all polished-up. They said the current run is the last one - but also qualified “in this form” - so who knows, they might do a bit more with it, and I hope they do.
I also hope they can resolve the amnesia issue you’ve experienced with the Portico75; it seems like a great keyboard otherwise.
Ordered several sets of TL53 (mmswitch 53g triple stage) springs and a set of mmswitch UPE stems. TL53 felt great in Banana Splits so thought they would go great with New Nixies. And long-pole UPE stems is for switch modding variety.
If you’re like me, you may have to use micromesh to change texture and smooth out edges to be a bit rounder to be more like ePBT. As with everything, it’s a tedious task but the result will be thicker ePBT (1.7mm!).