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32GB HMS Victory USB Key by back2root 32GB HMS Victory USB Key by back2root
This is a particularly special key, it is my first USB key made from historic wood.

I hand carved the chassis out of oak taken from the HMS Victory ship. I have integrated a high quality 32GB USB stick. It features a unique mechanical movement created from individual watch parts salvaged from irreparable movements. A red LED light has been incorporated to the design, which flashes when in use. A brass face plate has been added to surround the USB connector. The key comes complete with a lid hand carved to represent the bow of the ship.

The keys comes in custom packaging with a paper provenance as proof of authenticity as shown in the bottom photo. I also will be including an oxidized iron nail I removed from the original wood which is featured in the top photo next to the USB key.

This item will soon be available for purchase.
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chemio Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
if you reserve this for me i will mail you a human thumb (0)_(0) *slicing noise*
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chemio Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
im watching you /:[ i will not have another piece be stolen er bought out from under me again
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bladeLMTD Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing!! and Your whole gallery is out of this world!! O_O XD LOL
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antizafronitista Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
grate work!
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TheRealBlackout Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yet another great piece made with precise & delicate detail, I would be honored to buy this piece &/or another piece to call my own
Keep up the good work & I look forward to owning 1, maybe more someday

-RB
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mon4man Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool!
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Wirecase Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Very nice piece once again! Good Job!
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gerzel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
nice. Would love to buy one but alas no fundage.
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is very very cool. My brother is a serious naval history buff, Especially for things of the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy. If these aren't too far out of my price range, I may have to buy him one for next Christmas.
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HannaOlsen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Much respect to you! :D
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Howl-Jenkins Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Hands dow my favorite one of yours yet. As always the design is great, but the history that goes along with it makes it that much more awesome. Nicely done.
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Shralana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Where and how did you end up getting that particular piece of wood to do that with?
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NewtonianNocturn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Do the gears and little parts move?
I've always wondered that about your fancy USB sticks.
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back2root Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there, thanks for your interest. Up to now, all of the gears on my items have been static/cosmetic. However, I'm working on three new designs that will have many moving parts. You can expect to start seeing them within the next three months!
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NewtonianNocturn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Fun times.
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo, intrigued! This is very cool, you have a little piece of history there.
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back2root Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Gillian. Your support, as always is very welcome!
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AznAnimeChick Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Gorgeous! And i love the way you've incorporated 'history' to the piece!
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back2root Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I think history & provenance adds so much value to items - it makes them far more special.
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Hurleyman77 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow! That's awesome!
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back2root Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man! :-)
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ShippD Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
yet another amazing piece
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back2root Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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ShippD Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
You are welcome
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Samarai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Remember Trafalgar..!!!
One of your finest pieces, I do think.
Probably gonna be one of your most expensive as well. ;)
Betting it will be worth every penny.

Excellent.
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back2root Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man - I'm really pleased with how it turned out!
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PCGOD1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Damn, you sell them too fast. By the time I see this, it's already sold, 5th time now. Can you do "special order"?
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back2root Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey there, I haven't listed this one on Etsy yet as I haven't finished the packaging! I'll probably Upload it at the weekend. If you send me your email address I can add you to my mailing list - I always send out a mail a couple of hours before listing! Best of luck!
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PCGOD1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Right on, cool. I'll personal message you my email address. I've been trying to get one for 6 month or more now. Thanks.
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hellhoundp2k Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:faint: That is absolutely gorgeous! The fact that it's made with historic wood - and the watch parts, and the brass plate, and the shape, and the nail, and the certificate!

This is a very, very special piece. You make incredible things, my friend, good work. (:
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back2root Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man! I actually felt quite a lot of pressure with this piece, knowing how rare & special the wood is, but I'm delighted with how it worked out... Thanks so much for your kind words!
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