Building a Case for the Replica I

By Larry Nelson

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As a person with multiple hobbies, I finally found a way to combine at least two of my part-time interests: namely, woodworking and the Replica-1 computer by Vince Briel. After buying the Replica, and adding the serial board, I made a box to put my Apple-1 Replica into. A few months later, Vince came through for the whole group of Replica enthusiasts with authentic ASCII keyboards. My old Replica case wouldn’t take the keyboard I bought from Vince, though, and I decided to build a case that would comfortably hold the new (old) keyboaof my system.

Start out with a base of MDF (medium-density-fiberboard) cut to 18 1

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Beautiful

Beautiful. Good job on the instructions.

MDF and dust

It should be noted that MDF produces fine airborne dust if care isn't taken when cutting or boring into it, so a dust mask should be worn and it should be cut in a well ventilated area. MDF is also susceptible to water damage as it's pretty much a compressed paper product. Gibson made a cheap line of guitars using this stuff in the 1970's.