[Call for nominees] Best Vintage Keyboard or Relic

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Best Vintage Keyboard or Relic category

Please suggest nominees for the best vintage keyboard or relic in 2018. What vintage keyboard did you really like to use as a daily driver this year? What rare and amazing relic was found this year? What great restoration inspired you?

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- You cannot nominate your own relics or discoveries.

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Unread post15 Nov 2018, 16:43

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I'd like to nominate Aer Fixus' IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration. He took the beamspring that had been subject to horrors few other keyboards have suffered and restored it back to health.
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I'd like to nominate ghostjuggernaut's gorgeous restored Kishsaver. This was cleaned, new foam, the plate stripped and cerakoted, fixed broken internal parts and soldered in xwhatsit. Blank caps replaced the damaged original and adorned with KWK BS Wrapped. :)

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I'd like to nominate snucci for all his vintage computer finds, restorations and documentations. He always posts well taken pictures of his machines and keyboard parts which are a joy to watch. As representative for his work I'd take his recent MCM/70 machine cause it's a cutie :D

photos-f62/mcm-70-controls-research-corp-keyboard-t20100.html
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I want to nominate bass for his awesome IBM 5100 find. IMO this board is the coolest beamspring and they seem so rare - plus the John Titor aspect is neat =P

photos-f62/ibm-5100-portable-computer-apl-basic-t20163.html#p429041
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Current nominations are:

- Aer Fixus' IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration.. He took the beamspring that had been subject to horrors few other keyboards have suffered and restored it back to health.
- ghostjuggernaut's gorgeous restored Kishsaver. This was cleaned, new foam, the plate stripped and cerakoted, fixed broken internal parts and soldered in xwhatsit. Blank caps replaced the damaged original and adorned with KWK BS Wrapped.
- snucci's MCM/70 machine cause... it's a cutie
- bass for his awesome IBM 5100 find. This board is the coolest beamspring and they seem so rare - plus the John Titor aspect is neat =P
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As native cyrillic user i can't seem to pass a ball00n's and Mindgame's SAV haul:

photos-f62/make-cyrillic-great-again-t18822.html
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Unread post17 Nov 2018, 23:17

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JP! restoration of his IBM desk:

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ramnes wrote:JP! restoration of his IBM desk:

keyboards-f2/ibm-system-3-barn-find-t16698-120.html#p409420

No description needed.

Although I am honored that you nominated me for this I don't feel it is necessary as I already won a Wingnut for this in 2017 :)
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Also it is technically restored and converted I have not completed this project as far I would like. I however would not be opposed to any nominations for the relics I have found this year ;)
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//gainsborough for his 2 TI keyboards and discovery of new Alps SKCL switch.

photos-videos-f64/gainsborough-s-wild-ti-adventures-t19112.html
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ball00n wrote://gainsborough for his 2 TI keyboards and discovery of new Alps SKCL switch.

photos-videos-f64/gainsborough-s-wild-ti-adventures-t19112.html

"Best discovery in the field of Alps." I have a single loose SKCL Cream switch and it's great!
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To hopefully get more nominations (and since we are still negotiating with the sponsors) I'm extending the nomination phase till November 27.
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JP! wrote:
ramnes wrote:JP! restoration of his IBM desk:

keyboards-f2/ibm-system-3-barn-find-t16698-120.html#p409420

No description needed.

Although I am honored that you nominated me for this I don't feel it is necessary as I already won a Wingnut for this in 2017 :)
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Also it is technically restored and converted I have not completed this project as far I would like. I however would not be opposed to any nominations for the relics I have found this year ;)

Oh, didn't remember that! Well... Enjoy your wingnut. :lol:
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Though I am uncertain of if it really fits, I would like to nominate snacksthecat for their Televideo haul mass conversion/restoration project, and the election spinoff that followed.

workshop-f7/televideo-the-beginning-of-a-journey-the-end-of-my-social-life-t19853.html
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Have you ever tried lemon juice on sunny-side-up eggs with marbled Rye?

It's as good as buckling springs over a capacitive PCB.

Or maybe it's the SKCM to the egg's SKCL.

Either way, try it.
Current nominations are:

- Aer Fixus' IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration.. He took the beamspring that had been subject to horrors few other keyboards have suffered and restored it back to health.
- ghostjuggernaut's gorgeous restored Kishsaver. This was cleaned, new foam, the plate stripped and cerakoted, fixed broken internal parts and soldered in xwhatsit. Blank caps replaced the damaged original and adorned with KWK BS Wrapped.
- snucci's MCM/70 machine cause... it's a cutie
- bass for his awesome IBM 5100 find. This board is the coolest beamspring and they seem so rare - plus the John Titor aspect is neat =P
- ball00n's and Mindgame's SAV haul... because it's cyrillic.
- JP! restoration of his IBM desk, because... just look at it
- gainsborough for his 2 TI keyboards and discovery of rare Alps SKCL switch.

Please let me know if I missed something
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matt3o wrote:Current nominations are:

- Aer Fixus' IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration.. He took the beamspring that had been subject to horrors few other keyboards have suffered and restored it back to health.
- ghostjuggernaut's gorgeous restored Kishsaver. This was cleaned, new foam, the plate stripped and cerakoted, fixed broken internal parts and soldered in xwhatsit. Blank caps replaced the damaged original and adorned with KWK BS Wrapped.
- snucci's MCM/70 machine cause... it's a cutie
- bass for his awesome IBM 5100 find. This board is the coolest beamspring and they seem so rare - plus the John Titor aspect is neat =P
- ball00n's and Mindgame's SAV haul... because it's cyrillic.
- JP! restoration of his IBM desk, because... just look at it
- gainsborough for his 2 TI keyboards and discovery of rare Alps SKCL switch.

Please let me know if I missed something

I believe you missed to exclude JP! with his IBM desk, JP! himself posted above showing that he has actually won in last year's DTA. While it remains an awesome restoration, upholding a nomination for the same prize two times in a row seems a bit excessive.
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thanks for the heads up @JBert
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