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Mechanical USB Key - Zebrano by back2root Mechanical USB Key - Zebrano by back2root
This is a 16GB hand made custom usb flash drive. It is created from a relatively rare and beautiful exotic wood called 'zebrano'. The top side has been decorated with recycled watch parts, it comes complete with a wooden lid, brass face plate and pocket watch chain. When plugged in the key glows red underneath the gears.

All the watch parts have come from damaged or irreparable pocket watch's that have been hand disassembled and then combined to create a true, miniature work of art.

This item is currently up for sale on my etsy shop [link]

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:icongamerguy122:
gamerguy122 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
this is beautiful
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:icondevpeter:
devPeter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats amazing!
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:iconmajoraswaker:
MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
That is indeed a beautiful sort of wood!
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:icondanstefan:
DanStefan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Photographer
good idea , beautiful work !
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:iconhikareki:
HikaReki Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the gears made it look really cool o.o
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:iconanglalejandro:
AnglAlejandro Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting!!!
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:iconkaimasta:
KaiMasta Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, i might just have to buy it
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:iconprofingerboarder:
ProFingerboarder Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
gives me an idea for a cool steampunk dildo vibrator thingy
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:iconsilversong-rain:
Silversong-Rain Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i SOO want of these! it's not only beautiful but functional.
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:iconwhatifitwaspurple:
whatifitwaspurple Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
My level of sanity is already limited, but I don;t think I;m at risk of a receding hairline... I have way too much hair.
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:iconkevinrollins:
KevinRollins Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, you're very welcome. I'm a huge fan of this sort of aesthetic. You did an amazing job.
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:icontrugamer97:
TruGamer97 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
That is extremely awesome.
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:iconprincessskykes:
PrincessSkykes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's so steampunk. Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
That is so pretty.
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:iconxmetawolf:
xmetawolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
hey can you make a pocket watch that plays a melody?
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:iconrjmessing:
rjmessing Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
i like it
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:icondajs:
Dajs Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :lol:
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:iconwaldo-empire:
Waldo-Empire Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i would still be worried lol its to awesome to skuff!!
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:iconted-the-robber:
Ted-the-robber Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
lulz
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I like to design my drives as if they were made 100+ years ago... of course with much better memory :D
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :D
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Or the devil... one or the other :D
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm already working on it ;)
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your awesome comment! Although you might want to avoid having my receding hair line and limited level of sanity :D
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are pretty robust and can withstand being knocked about, they just look delicate :)
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:iconninjapetal:
Ninjapetal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning, absolutely stunning...
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:iconibigoth:
Ibigoth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Omg I love it!
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:iconmlokeo:
Mlokeo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Its ugly for me ._.
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:iconspagettimoon:
Spagettimoon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
never thought i'd say this about a flash drive, but beautiful.
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:iconboriak:
Boriak Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Some day, I will get meself one of those. Great work, by the way.
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:icondaisyazuras:
DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be epic if the gears turned when you plugged it in. If only you could put a tiny electric motor powered by usb so that the gears all turn while its being used.
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:iconblacksketches:
BlackSketches Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing. I will buy it.
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:iconirawh:
iRawh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing and beautiful!
It's so historical looking yet, a piece of technology!
Bravo!
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
This is so awesome!
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:iconted-the-robber:
Ted-the-robber Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You sir, are a god.
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:iconwaldo-empire:
Waldo-Empire Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
man i would so buy that. but idk if i would want to use it in fear of breaking it.
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:iconlilbeequeen:
LilBeeQueen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! :)
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:iconthehappydayz:
TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You did a fantastic job!
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:icondajs:
Dajs Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shame that the wheels and cogs don't spin when it's plugged in, but that would be really hard to pull off.
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:iconram67:
Ram67 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Beautiful work.
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:iconmrrobotov:
MrRobotov Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work. :D
Love it.
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:iconwhatifitwaspurple:
whatifitwaspurple Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I wanna be an artist like you when I grow up...
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the awesome compliments! :D
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:iconraccoon-whisperer:
Raccoon-Whisperer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Dteampunk awesomeness! Want one so bad!
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm a big fan of the steampunk style, I guess it comes through in my work :D
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:icondoz1978:
DoZ1978 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I don't recycle too much. I do tend to reuse items. I do enjoy seeing what others do.
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:iconthewordisdan:
thewordisdan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am sooooo getting one of those :D . . . as soon as I get some extra money >.<
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:iconlunarribbon:
LunarRibbon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way how you made something from the digital age, a type of technology we use everyday for modern purposes, like saving information, look so classical and historical. It reminds me of steampunk, in a way. ^-^
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:iconback2root:
back2root Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm a big fan of recycling broken items into something new :)
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:icondoz1978:
DoZ1978 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
very sweet steampunk! Reminds me of my pocket watches! Glad to see the reused parts.
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