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by //gainsborough
15 May 2019, 23:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with a cursed model F 122
Replies: 63
Views: 1578

Re: Help with a cursed model F 122

Don't get discouraged, my man. Failure is just another stepping stone to success. I've definitely had my share of failures with projects in this hobby and as a result of learned what not to do in certain situations and I've researched better ways to do certain things. Your paint job could be fixed f...
by //gainsborough
15 May 2019, 21:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with a cursed model F 122
Replies: 63
Views: 1578

Re: Help with a cursed model F 122

Could be the thickness of the foam, but I remember using 2mm sheets as well. How many clamps are you using? I remember having 4 or 5 clamps around the whole thing - definitely near the tabs too so that the plates were as close together as I could get them at those points - made it easier for the tab...
by //gainsborough
15 May 2019, 21:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with a cursed model F 122
Replies: 63
Views: 1578

Re: Help with a cursed model F 122

So after cutting a new mat, drilling 7 holes for bolts according to Fohat's guide and several hours of trying to get the plates together... no luck. Using fairly firm 2mm neoprene. The top barrels underneath the middle three tabs won't compress and I cannot get the tabs to lock. They're juuust biti...
by //gainsborough
13 May 2019, 04:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22379
Views: 1135657

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

zrrion wrote:
13 May 2019, 04:20
I would like to call dibs on that if no one objects.
I was gonna throw a bid at it, hahah. I'll pass if whoever wins it promises to make a thread about it and document it!
by //gainsborough
13 May 2019, 03:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22379
Views: 1135657

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

subcat wrote:
13 May 2019, 03:43
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/au ... id=1&pid=1

probably the coolest thing alps has ever made
inb4 every switch is SKCL striped amber.
by //gainsborough
12 May 2019, 20:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120691

Re: Alps Appreciation

I my hobby with keyboards just started over a year ago. (thats can be funny for somebody, but that hobby stopped my suicide thoughts) And after watching much videos about alps and other switches. (most of chyros videos :D ) I decided that keyboard for me is the blues one. After 6 months of everyday...
by //gainsborough
10 May 2019, 06:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with a cursed model F 122
Replies: 63
Views: 1578

Re: Help with a cursed model F 122

Sounds haunted - bonfire kindling seems appropriate.
by //gainsborough
10 May 2019, 04:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]

brilliant
by //gainsborough
05 May 2019, 08:39
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 32
Views: 4026

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

bump!
by //gainsborough
02 May 2019, 23:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rebranded Northgate, how common was this?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Rebranded Northgate, how common was this?

What about the badge? Is it possible to remove the not-as-nice blue on grey badge and replace it with a custom one? You can! Even the gold label badges are just stickers. You just need to get underneath them to remove them. I've thought about making a silver badge for omnikey 101s to compliment the...
by //gainsborough
02 May 2019, 22:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rebranded Northgate, how common was this?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Rebranded Northgate, how common was this?

I do know that the older omnikeys are top mounted plates rather than bottom - maybe that he something to do with it?
by //gainsborough
02 May 2019, 19:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rebranded Northgate, how common was this?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Rebranded Northgate, how common was this?

Why do you regret selling the Praxis one? I have a regular NG 102 on the way. :) Hoping the switches feel good. I think I will swap out the spacebar switch for a single Blue Alps switch to replicate that delicious thunk of the gold badge version. Because it was unique =( I forget who I sold it to b...
by //gainsborough
02 May 2019, 18:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rebranded Northgate, how common was this?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Rebranded Northgate, how common was this?

Neat! Rebranded boards are always really interesting to me. I've had two rebranded omnikeys in my time in the hobby: 1) Praxis branded omnikey 101 (I regret selling this one) https://i.imgur.com/7jpqdwu.jpg 2) TietoEnator branded avant stellar (a resto project later down the road) https://i.imgur.co...
by //gainsborough
01 May 2019, 08:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 32
Views: 4026

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

Added 2 boards!
by //gainsborough
27 Apr 2019, 07:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120691

Re: Alps Appreciation

Drclick wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 06:53
Image

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My PingJunior build 8-)
Woahhhh!!!! That's so cool! What's it sound like?
by //gainsborough
25 Apr 2019, 04:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120691

Re: Alps Appreciation

ZedTheMan wrote:
25 Apr 2019, 01:01
She is nearly complete!
The wonky 102 now has a black heart, and she feels rather blue, inside and out.

She just needs a golden smile!
Awwwwww yeah!!!!! That looks great, dude!!!! Agreed with snacks, the blue LEDs are pretty cool!
by //gainsborough
24 Apr 2019, 09:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120691

Re: Alps Appreciation

Cool, where did you get those bopomofo keycaps from gainsborough? From this interesting fellow: https://i.ibb.co/ft2MKzL/photo-2019-04-23-16-22-12.jpg https://i.ibb.co/NSj5HVh/photo-2019-04-23-16-34-41.jpg https://i.ibb.co/nrbPFVR/photo-2019-04-23-16-56-54.jpg The board is (was?) NOS - the switches...
by //gainsborough
24 Apr 2019, 04:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 40
Views: 1497

Re: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)

You finished!!! Looks amazing, dude!!!

edit: requesting typing vid!!!!
by //gainsborough
24 Apr 2019, 04:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120691

Re: Alps Appreciation

Image

Gave my NIB Omni101 some new caps =)
by //gainsborough
20 Apr 2019, 22:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)
Replies: 23
Views: 944

Re: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)

Here's some pics of mine:

https://imgur.com/a/5zs71oq

Mine uses a 5-pin DIN connector and has blue alps. The original caps are pad printed, but I switched the alphas with PBT caps from a 5140.
by //gainsborough
20 Apr 2019, 06:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing Dead Omnikey 102
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Fixing Dead Omnikey 102

Ps/2 should have all dip switches off. I’ve come across a ton of omnikeys but have never come across one that is completely unresponsive. How bad of shape was it in?
by //gainsborough
19 Apr 2019, 01:39
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 36
Views: 1816

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

that's kinda neat!
by //gainsborough
18 Apr 2019, 09:00
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] ZKB-2 / ZKB-2R parts
Replies: 0
Views: 63

[WTB] ZKB-2 / ZKB-2R parts

I'm looking for a chassis for a project I have in mind. On the off chance that someone has harvested a ZKB-2 or ZKB-2R I'd like to buy the chassis from you! Would like to get one in very nice condition. I don't need the caps either as I'll be using PBT caps from a 163-73 as well! I'd also be interes...
by //gainsborough
18 Apr 2019, 03:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120691

Re: Alps Appreciation

Family photo with all but 2 of my SKCC boards: https://i.imgur.com/uGeUGd4.jpg I still want to get a Nabu and Morrows SKCC board so maybe in the future I can retake this with even more boards. Awwww yeah! Man, that is such a unique ALPSaver - very cool. The custom legends you put on it are awesome!...
by //gainsborough
15 Apr 2019, 09:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Avant Stellar project (Amber Alps)
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Avant Stellar project (Amber Alps)

Very nice, dude! Black and yellow pairs really nicely.
by //gainsborough
08 Apr 2019, 06:19
Forum: Reviews
Topic: FlagK Iori keyboard review (Xiang Min KSB-C Blue)
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: FlagK Iori keyboard review (Xiang Min KSB-C Blue)

mcmaxmcmc wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 06:11
I think you forgot to mention that the board is PCB mounted, but whatever. Finally got to see a review of this board hahaha
6:56

=P

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