|The New Keybed Has Feet That Want to Stand on the Polysix PCBs|
Looking at the build-quality of the keybed, it is built really strong. It is quite stiff. So, if some of the feet in the middle were to suddenly go missing, there's no concern (in my mind) that the keybed would sag. No, it's too stiff for that. And, the feet are simply plastic tubes, not metal. It's almost as if the feet were designed to be easy to cut.
I wasn't quite sure what would be the best method of cutting the feet. Would I just use a razor and my utility knife (aka box cutter)? Would I use my hacksaw? Dremel with cutting wheel? After chatting with a very handy guy at work (who is asked to hack things to pieces all the time), he suggested that I use a small hand-held cutting tool that he had (see pic below). It's got replaceable "blades", most of which are actually small fine-toothed saws. That little saw looked perfect for the job.
|Small Hand-Held Saw for Cutting the Plastic Feet|
|Sawing Off a Foot from My New Fatar Keybed|
|New Fatar Keybed Inside my Korg Polysix|
Luckily, the shortness problem is easily solved by putting 3/8"-thick pieces of plastic under the keybed's remaining feet. The plastic pieces boost the height of the keybed, which gets it up off the PCB. Easy. Pictures of that part of my installation will be the subject of a future post.
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Edit: My next step...Cool Connectors for the Keybed Cabling
Edit: And after that...Boosting the Keybed