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Mechanical Memory Key NO.4 by back2root Mechanical Memory Key NO.4 by back2root
So this is Mechanical Memory key Number 4. It has taken an age to finish (approx 10-12 hours) mainly due to the detail and having to harvest the pieces from the watches myself - I think I probably used parts from around 6 different pocket watches (from brand new ones to watches over 100 years old).

The key is made out of Padauk wood & has approximately 10 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 giving the key a good sense of movement.

EDIT: 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.

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HelgjeD Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Your work is one of the most beautiful steampunk artwork I 've ever seen.  It 's not so bombastic as often is the case. Instead it's stylish, elegant. Really chique.
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HovmanJakob Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear fellow usb key maker...
You have great ideas...
and great working skills...
Thank you for this...Jakob.
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kitt5545 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
damm i really want
is there a way to special order?
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sperrzaun Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I must buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Shralana Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
That is totally neat! I hope you get to make one where the gears actually move soon, that would be some awesome sauce there :D
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back2root Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man, I'm working on it at the moment but it's a lot more complicated than you'd think!
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OldSancho Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
You defenetly should sell them on Etsy!!!! please letme know if you decide to!!
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I already do :D [link]
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Kaboose92 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
beautiful!
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Raskolnikov0610 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
This is beautiful!
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