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by adamcobabe
14 Jan 2021, 17:54
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] IBM 3277 MS-SW Mint Condition
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: [WTS] IBM 3277 MS-SW Mint Condition

Are the red and blue keycaps original?
by adamcobabe
29 Dec 2020, 18:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?
Replies: 55
Views: 2070

Re: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?

I'd also like to put together a sandblaster station. That'd help on so many levels of keyboarding: bad metal cases, bad mounting plates, de-shiny keys ... Shine on SP SA style caps is great IMHO, on everything else modern it looks bad. I wonder if Signature Plastics would make some SA sets with hig...
by adamcobabe
27 Dec 2020, 20:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?
Replies: 55
Views: 2070

Re: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?

I have an IBM 3278, a Model F AT and a Model F122 all in pieces. All three have plates in need some love. I want to get the Beamspring plate redone with new zinc plating. Was close to having it done before the pandemic kicked off, but haven't touched it since. It's not really a do-at-home kind of a ...
by adamcobabe
27 Nov 2020, 14:02
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: [WTT] [US-FL] [H] IBM 3278 tripleshot APL keycaps [W] IBM offers
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: [WTT] [US-FL] [H] IBM 3278 tripleshot APL keycaps [W] IBM offers

Do you have a picture that is more color accurate? I have similar set as well that has a couple more yellowed caps. I think APL triple shots are more susceptible to plastic yellowing than standard beamspring caps.
by adamcobabe
18 Nov 2020, 14:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15480
Views: 1554170

Re: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!

The only option you have left is to convince someone to sell you one of their sets. The group buys are long gone, same with the extras. The person behind the group buys, 7bit, hasn't responded to anyone on Deskthority for a long time, maybe 2 years now I think. Full sets, when they do show up, usual...
by adamcobabe
26 Sep 2020, 19:46
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] ANY KEYBOARD WITH SKCM WHITE/BLUE/MONTEREY BLUE ALPS/SMK
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: [WTB] ANY KEYBOARD WITH SKCM WHITE/BLUE/MONTEREY BLUE ALPS/SMK

I've got a Focus FK-2001 with white Alps in good condition that I'll be selling. It's one of the better layouts for a vintage Alps board in my opinion. Can take some pictures if you're interested.
by adamcobabe
03 Aug 2020, 10:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring keycap yellowing
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Beamspring keycap yellowing

I'd say go for it. Don't use the gel peroxide, though. Just submerge it in 10% liquid hydrogen peroxide and expose to UV light for a few hours. Should be fine.
by adamcobabe
14 Jul 2020, 13:00
Forum: Reviews
Topic: SGI "Granite" 9500900 review (Alps SKCM White Dampened)
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: SGI "Granite" 9500900 review (Alps SKCM White Dampened)

Although that off-white coloured space bar, would OCD me to death. Would most probably spray it with a plastic paint coating, so as to make it successfully merge with all the PBT coloured key-caps. The space bars on my two were bothering me as well. I was able to retrobrite them in 10% hydrogen per...
by adamcobabe
13 Jul 2020, 12:31
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - Beamspring Keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: WTB - Beamspring Keycaps

I don't want to dash your hopes, but I doubt there are many keycap sets sans keyboard floating around. I could be wrong, but the price would probably be exorbitant if they do exist. Good luck. Edit: I remembered this post showing that Alps SKCC mount caps work well. Might be easier to collect an SKC...
by adamcobabe
09 Jun 2020, 19:46
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Old keyboards for harvesting
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: [WTB] Old keyboards for harvesting

In this group, that's like saying, "I recently bought a scalpel and looking for kidneys to harvest." ;)
by adamcobabe
08 Jun 2020, 14:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 100
Views: 13729

Re: READY - Cheap DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

Very cool. So are you going to adjust the design to not use the SMD resistors and fit the bent through hole ones better too? Why were the footprints so small in this design?
by adamcobabe
24 Apr 2020, 22:44
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM 3278
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: [WTB] IBM 3278 or other beamspring

Yeah, I like the restoration part too. :)
by adamcobabe
24 Apr 2020, 18:19
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM 3278
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: [WTB] IBM 3278 or other beamspring

Hey, man. Sub-$1000 shipped is unrealistic, unless the condition is poor. If you want one in good condition you're probably gonna have to pay more. The other option is to wait and gamble on eBay. I may have one for sale soon, but it's fully restored and working well. That will add to the price as re...
by adamcobabe
14 Apr 2020, 11:41
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?

Orihalcon restocked some Beamspring controllers. They seem to be flying off the shelf, though, so act fast. :)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274334782948
by adamcobabe
03 Apr 2020, 12:19
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - IBM SSK
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Re: WTB - IBM SSK

I have an extra SSK with Displaywrite keycaps that has been bold modded. I'll be selling it soon. Not sure I can let it go for less than $200, though. Let me know if you are interested.
by adamcobabe
14 Mar 2020, 23:03
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] SGI Granite Bigfoot keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: [WTB] SGI Granite Bigfoot keyboard

Sent a PM.
by adamcobabe
12 Mar 2020, 18:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a very specific setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: Looking for a very specific setup

debo wrote:
12 Mar 2020, 16:25
Thanks a lot for all the info, also, now I hate a little bit... Rama's products are insane, love them, but expensive and also super sold out :D
They'll be back again soon enough. I'd also check out the ASK55 if you're an Apple user.
by adamcobabe
12 Mar 2020, 15:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a very specific setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: Looking for a very specific setup

Hey adamcobabe, thanks a lot for your reply and whoopsie... I didn't realise it was specific for vintage keyboard, I thought it was a covering all spectrums... do you know of any forum who might be more focused to modern keyboard by any chance? If the rules allow sharing of course. Thanks a lot. Do...
by adamcobabe
12 Mar 2020, 14:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a very specific setup
Replies: 11
Views: 1717

Re: Looking for a very specific setup

DIY, man. Hotswap, aluminium, 65% with Mac theme caps = custom. I'd look at Rama's M65-B with Oblique caps. Would be super expensive, but his boards are engineered very well. That said, this forum is mostly focused on vintage keyboards. You could try a vintage Mac keyboard like the Apple M0116. ;) h...
by adamcobabe
26 Feb 2020, 11:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help! Retrobrite fail on Apple keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: Help! Retrobrite fail on Apple keyboard

I'd avoid the creams and gels. Seems like maybe the first pass (with cream in saran wrap), lightened it unevenly. I think the bright spots are where it has been bleached in addition to being un-yellowed. Might be hard to come back from that unless you bleach everything. I've had the best results wit...
by adamcobabe
24 Feb 2020, 20:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Oily Blue ALPS
Replies: 27
Views: 2563

Re: Blue ALPS stock lube question

Fkazim wrote:
24 Feb 2020, 19:40
Luckily not all the switches have oil in them only about 4. And those 4 have so much oil inside them that the click leaves cannot move to click at all.

I will start speaking to the seller also We will see what he has to say.
Sounds like maybe he was lubing something else... :?
by adamcobabe
24 Feb 2020, 19:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Oily Blue ALPS
Replies: 27
Views: 2563

Re: Blue ALPS stock lube question

I may have one to sell, if your are interested. It's all cleaned up and has a usb conversion.
by adamcobabe
24 Feb 2020, 19:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Oily Blue ALPS
Replies: 27
Views: 2563

Re: Blue ALPS stock lube question

The rubber feet on that keyboard are often falling apart, so that at least is normal. Too bad about the switches. How invested are you in making it work? Could probably salvage them with a desolder and deep clean. It's not going to be a small task, though. As long as you are open about the condition...
by adamcobabe
12 Feb 2020, 00:44
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB/WTT For a WANG 724/725 keyboard with Alps SKCM
Replies: 10
Views: 1049

Re: WTB/WTT For a WANG 724/725 keyboard with Alps SKCM

Sorry, I don't have one to sell, unfortunately. But, have to tell you about this one I just finished restoring. I've been looking for one for a long time too. There was a NOS Wang 725 on eBay recently that got away. Just about killed me. I found this one a couple of weeks later. It surprises me how ...
by adamcobabe
07 Feb 2020, 15:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 3709

Re: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement

The edge showing on the side would really bother me. I want it to look good from the outside even if that mean I have to mod the case inside. Thanks for the effort either way. :)
by adamcobabe
02 Feb 2020, 16:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How Rare is my Keyboard (CHICONY 5181 with SMK "Monterey")
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: How Rare is my Keyboard (CHICONY 5181 with blue alps)

Yeah, some people consider them to be one of the better clicky switches. White (clicky) SMK's are nice because they have Cherry-style mounts so work with more modern keycaps. You can buy many of the switch variants NOS from China, so not really rare. Blue ones are harder to find, I think. https://de...
by adamcobabe
02 Feb 2020, 16:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How Rare is my Keyboard (CHICONY 5181 with SMK "Monterey")
Replies: 14
Views: 1423

Re: How Rare is my Keyboard (CHICONY 5181 with blue alps)

I'm sorry to break it to you, but those are clicky SMK "Monterey" switches, not blue Alps. They are nice switches, though, I really like them. Keyboard is probably worth about ~$50 USD. :)
by adamcobabe
18 Jan 2020, 14:30
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Model F XT Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: [WTB] IBM Model F XT Cable

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