Carbon Fiber IBM Model M project, what do you think

Hello,

I have been working on my IBM Model M Carbon Fiber by using beat up Model M case and sending it to a fiber fabrication shop. I use real carbon fiber, hand wrap and rasin coated the whole thing again, all the these process need craftsmanship skill and I got it all done in my country here, Thailand.

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I use IBM M13 keycap to goes with the black carbon fiber keyboard. What do you think? Cheers!

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Looks like a very clean job!
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Too many switches, too little time (and money).
Looks great!

What effect does the carbon fiber case have on the sound?
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That is so cool. Nice!
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Great idea! Such a unique board to own <3
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Now that is cool.
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Very cool idea. That one is probably lighter than a unicomp M with that case.
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cdaman wrote:Hello,

I have been working on my IBM Model M Carbon Fiber by using beat up Model M case and sending it to a fiber fabrication shop. I use real carbon fiber, hand wrap and rasin coated the whole thing again, all the these process need craftsmanship skill and I got it all done in my country here, Thailand.

I use IBM M13 keycap to goes with the black carbon fiber keyboard. What do you think? Cheers!

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Super achievement, could never be done here in Convict Town, too lazy or stupid here (you pick) hence you should be proud your country could do this kind of thing.

Suspect this Model-M can be dropped kicked across the oval without anything breaking, except maybe your foot when kicking it.

Nice one :D .
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Very nice, that looks awesome! :)
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That's insaaaaaaaaane!! :O
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Really, really cool project. That looks fantastic!

What does the keyboard sound like in its new shell?
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So pretty, and I doubt that there's any flex on that case at all. The M13 keycaps are a great choice.
Also, it would look great as a Ferrari Media Center controller. Just add Bluetooth.
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Solenoid: ON!
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Gorgeous ... stunning and ... with the right controller board there is not a whole lot more to add.
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Wow.
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oh man that looks awesome :D
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ClickMe wrote:Looks great!

What effect does the carbon fiber case have on the sound?

The keyboard sounds is only slightly effected by the wrap of the carbon fiber and rasin coated. The case itself is more solid however it doesn't absorb much noise from the chassis of the metal plate. It still sound like original Model M, maybe slightly less metal cranky sound, a little damped.

if I have a chance to put up a video, I will post them soon
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wow, just wow

How much did you pay for that job?
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Groupbuy? lol
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I don't like metal case, because of how they: sound (they amplify the sound, they ping), feel (cold), age (the anodization goes away), probably they feel better in the hot months :-)
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I would have liked it even more if it was opaque. Probably being too shiny is quite distracting.
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JP! wrote:Groupbuy? lol

I'm in.
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Absolutely inspiring! Thank you for sharing this!!!
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I could open a group buy if anyone interested. I have manage to get 10 IBM model M case now
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cdaman wrote:I could open a group buy if anyone interested. I have manage to get 10 IBM model M case now

I'm in!
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Hmmm, that sounds quite interesting, I might have to opt in on that 8) . Depends a bit on how much it costs though, I really have no idea what order of magnitude of dosh we're talking here...
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Chyros wrote:Hmmm, that sounds quite interesting, I might have to opt in on that 8) . Depends a bit on how much it costs though, I really have no idea what order of magnitude of dosh we're talking here...

You could always do a video review to justify the expense :)
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cdaman wrote:I could open a group buy if anyone interested. I have manage to get 10 IBM model M case now

I would be in if there's a F122 case carbon fiber possible. Preferably matt finish.
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Also doing up an SSK case all proper like would be the bee's knees. Add in Model F internals and a new controller and this would really be the cat's pajamas.
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