2023-07-04 (Tu) KeyRyptex First draft

I wanted to fit all the components on a 300x300 sheet, but the six-key slats were too much. I got the top and bottom rings, the five middle ones, and a spare. The internal rings fit inside the outer rings and also contain rectangular fasteners. If I decide against the external rings, I can use the space more efficiently because the hexagons will not have gaps like the circles.

I spent a lot of time engraving flourishes on the top layer. The filigree looked nice, but I should simplify it to save time. In the first run, I also had an error because I cut through the LED ring mounting area when I should have only cut bolt holes. I updated the part and cut that disc again.
Cutting in progress

The assembly went remarkably well! I was delighted that the parts from my first all fit together snuggly. I spent time mentally assembling the unit while I drafted it, and I avoided some potential problems. I shaped the notches so I would not get bound up or stuck with pieces that were impossible to assemble. I am happy with the tower so far and want to see it with keyswitches installed.
Wooden tower

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