Finder Works PC Tengu / NOS Alps SKCM Blue / Delrin (POM)
Case: Finder Works Polycarbonate Tengu
Switches: New Old Stock Alps SKCM Blue
Plate: 1.2mm White Delrin (POM)
Keycaps: Japanese Apple Extended Keyboard
Boasting outstanding build quality and gasket design, the Tengu is one of the nicer Alice-style keyboard cases to come out recently. Unlike many other gasket mount keyboards, the Tengu allows a significant amount of plate flex, and promotes a very comfortable typing experience. The combination of the polycarbonate housing, roomy form factor, and pom plate make for a much more satisfying Alps sound profile than is normally possible in a 60% keyboard.
As the Tengu is very low profile case, the pins on the switches used in this build were trimmed by 1mm to provide clearance for flex. And the bottom of the build was taped to prevent any possible shorting. With this additional clearance bottoming out is not a risk even with a heavy hand.