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Mechanical Key No6 - 16GB by back2root Mechanical Key No6 - 16GB by back2root
So this is Mechanical Memory key Number 6. It's taken approx 10hours mainly due to the detail (In my opinion this is the most detailed key I've done so far!) & having to strip down so many ancient pocket watches - I think I probably used parts from around 5 different pocket watches (from relatively new ones to watches over 100 years old).

The key is made out of Ebony - the wood is beautiful but so damn hard - Its like carving stone! . it has approximately 27 Ruby's which look great when the key catches the light, & when the Keys plugged into a USB, it glows green from underneath the gears. I'm really quite chuffed with this key as it turned out great.

Just to clarify, the gears themselves do not move, but the light gives the appearance of movement. I'm hoping that in the future I will get the gears to move, but currently its not possible. I hope you like it!

If you like my work, why not join my Facebook here [link]
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Nap-boy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing work!!!!!! I do appreciate it!!!!!!so!!!impressive!!!!
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sweets8 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I wonder, does one get to kind of pick or guide how the end result of these could look like (where the cogs are, the general shape of wood around the usb) or what they are made of (wood, I mean)?

Gawds, you have a good camera to take photos like that! XP (mainly that middle one :omfg:)
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really loving these.
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didj-doll Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
It's gorgeous. <3
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monacle-man Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Wwat Amazing skills! This is awsome
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Seaphire Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so awesome!!!! I want one!
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:iconacidspark:
AcidSpark Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
it's unreal cool thing!!!
I WHANT IT TO MY BIRTHDAY))))
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dsreaper Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
What memory stick did you use exactly? Just wondering...
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back2root Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I tend to use Kingston memory as a rule (although I think its Toshiba that manufacture the memory itself) as its incredibly reliable, fast in both read & write times & seems to always be considerably smaller than other sticks of the same capacity. I have however used Sandisk, Dane-Elec (once again - very fast) & Corsair sticks. Hope that helps - is there any particular reason that you ask?
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Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Man... This is making me want to take off the casing on my USB to make a casing like that!
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:iconrossamich:
Rossamich Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Simply awesome.
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RonaldoSB Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Your keys a a brilliant work of mechanical art. Keep up the good work!
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PotatoKing27 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
NIce! I've seen this thing were there was a beetle exoskeleton, and someone had stuck cogs and wheels and stuff in side so that it looked mechanical (and it cost over a 1ooo $): this kind of reminds me of that. Just without the beetle.
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Ultimaknight333 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Amazing, you got something going on, beside tons of talent, I really see a lot of potential and possibilities on this, I guess you leave it up to everyone's imagination ^^
Great craftsmanship, no words can describe how great your work is ^^
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ViTong4 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Do you make these gears by yourself? i'm a art student looking for small gears for a jewlery project and am not sure where to start... i've taken apart wind up clocks, looked for free music boxes online... and planned several trips to the mall to get sprocket gears, but none are as small as the ones you have here. Any tips? thanks so much for reading! i love your art!
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Tetrismede Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Student General Artist
Awesome OAO !!!
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BardofZelica Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009   Writer
do you sell these?
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gWebber Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Like it? ... if I had money I'd buy it and wear it ...and use it as a usb key too.
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:icontwistedhearts:
TwistedHearts Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! And it actually works? :jawdrop:
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:iconkafai:
Kafai Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
oh my god all your little clockwork designs are gorgeous * n *
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:iconperidot-magelette:
peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
wow, that's fabulous. like jewelery and art and technology combined.
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:icontimecompass:
TimeCompass Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I would pay it just so I can have it *A* AWESOME!!
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ItanHimitsu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student General Artist
whoa, that's so COOL *___________*
really awesome job **
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Emosan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Hey man, I saw one of your keys being Featured at the bottom of the page, and I thought

"Hey, that's pretty damn cool. I'll have to look at his stuff."

And I must say I am COMPLETELY amazed with your craftsmanship. I checked out your online store, and I was sad to see that it is out of stock.

How much do these flash drives sell for? I will most definitely buy one once I can afford to pay for all the hard work and beautiful materials you put into it.

Can't wait to see more!
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ShaneNewville Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Are you selling these for $1,000's?
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Metalhead71 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Wow; I must say that this is exquisite. From the list of materials though, this must cost untold amounts!
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Dazza4 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Dam this is good! are any of these for sale?
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NyssaCreative Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Wow, this one is gorgeous. Totally love it. Do you ever sell these at all? Just curious. :D Do love the detail of this and the rubies look beautiful!
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MEMNOCH08 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
These are awesome!
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:iconjabbathejack:
jabbathejack Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I want :D
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:iconice-11:
Ice-11 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beyond epic :thumbsup:
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:iconthebeardedcomic:
TheBeardedComic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, that's just mind blowing.
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Masterpiece!
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Roky18 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Is there any chance you could make those USBs purchasable?? I would love to have one of those!
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jellyrollpudding Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
I want one so bad! Do you have an Etsy or anything?
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SlowburnDarkly Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Your attention to detail has definitely paid off, the bold edges and corners absolutely pop. Originality at it's best.
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InWineThereIsTruth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
that rocks! love the ornateness of the piece. :)
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fantasywinds Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Wow!!! This is awesome! :wow: :love:
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Random-Star Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Even without movement, it's an amazing concept, and you execute it brilliantly. I think I'd wear it as a necklace more than I would use it for its actual purpose. :D
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome, as usual!! :D love it! :heart:
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