Telegraph Key USB Drive #1

Since I finished up the “Puget Sound Dagger” I finally found time to start on my daughter’s Christmas present.  Since Christmas is over, I can show it to you!

It’s going to be a “steampunk” (Victorian-styled with lots of brass stuff) thumb drive for use at school.  This one will be like an old time telegraph key.  She has to take computer projects back and forth from school to home and vice-versa.

Here’s the plan:

And, above, all the major parts roughed out.  I used 1/16 inch thick copper sheet and 3/16 inch thick brass, ziricote wood, and thn copper sheet (taped onto a sacrificial piece of wood to aid in jeweler’s saw piercing, shown above).


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2 Responses to Telegraph Key USB Drive #1

  1. ray says:

    Dear Sir,
    i admire your fine workmanship, would you consider making me one for my own use,
    if that is possible? please let me know the cost of payment and postage to the uk,
    many thanks

    • metal_musings says:

      Hi Ray,

      Thanks so much for your vote of confidence. I do occasionally take commissions, but I tend to keep those pretty few and far between. However, when I do have items available, they are normally announced through my Instagram and Facebook accounts. You can find those links right below the header image of this blog.



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