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by nsmechkb
25 Jul 2019, 03:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Oak Industries "Buckled Spring Switch Mechanism" (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Oak Industries "Buckled Spring Switch Mechanism" (?)

This is really interesting! How do the switches feel?
by nsmechkb
08 May 2018, 08:31
Forum: For sale
Topic: Cherry G81-3100SAV keyboards, keysets.
Replies: 123
Views: 11993

Just to show I'm not making up numbers:

http://www.phantom.sannata.ru/forum/ind ... ew&o=&st=0
by nsmechkb
08 May 2018, 07:44
Forum: For sale
Topic: Cherry G81-3100SAV keyboards, keysets.
Replies: 123
Views: 11993

Man, finds 70 keyboards for $20 each, sells them for $530 each.

Sometimes--fuck this hobby.
by nsmechkb
07 May 2018, 22:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: GMK Burgundy R2
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Love this set, especially with the KR kit.
by nsmechkb
30 Apr 2018, 19:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Canon S-66 Typewriter Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1112

This is one of the coolest boards I've ever seen. I keep wanting to try Alps in a wooden case; it seems like a great combination. Awesome work!
by nsmechkb
30 Apr 2018, 18:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22786
Views: 1341293

I was a dumbass, kbdfr, yes. But why need to always make a comment about such a small thing? I am actually taking your advice and just adding finds to the original comment, and I'm cutting back on the no. of posts, since I don't give a damn about having a large post count to boost my e-peen. Please...
by nsmechkb
25 Apr 2018, 14:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Make Cyrillic Great Again
Replies: 86
Views: 6727

mindgame wrote: have some macro shots of this keycaps - https://imgur.com/a/EAEFs
As i can see, EnjoyPBT sublegends looks very different from OG ones.
These are great! Thank you!
by nsmechkb
25 Apr 2018, 04:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Make Cyrillic Great Again
Replies: 86
Views: 6727

Just a curious question, but how do the EnjoyPBT keycaps compare to these real Cherry ones? I haven't owned either of the sets, but you can get an imperfect comparison from the pics from original post, and maybe this one in particular: https://deskthority.net/resources/image/46741 and riotonthebay'...
by nsmechkb
17 Apr 2018, 06:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
Replies: 151
Views: 11728

So I've come up with some neat ideas for this project but I think they may take me a while to complete them which is fine. I want to make this more interactive like the original, not just a keyboard and desk. Also the desk has two holes on the top I think this could use some finishing touches. Here...
by nsmechkb
14 Apr 2018, 03:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some beamspring keyboards I found today
Replies: 60
Views: 2866

Congratulations on the find! Two beautiful boards.
by nsmechkb
09 Apr 2018, 18:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 512
Views: 31086

snacksthecat wrote: I maked this :|

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This layout is great! If this went to GB, a nice little status light bank could be put above the right-arrow.
by nsmechkb
06 Apr 2018, 23:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Batspring Cases
Replies: 12
Views: 693

This is great to see! Nice work!
by nsmechkb
05 Apr 2018, 18:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22786
Views: 1341293

Wow that PT-2 is interesting. I wonder if that is a beam spring or if it is Microswitch. The cap profile and absence of stepped 1/shift etc. make me think it's Microswitch. I can't guess at which it is, but some 3277 beamsprings (for example) have non-stepped caps as well. From hansichen's thread h...
by nsmechkb
02 Apr 2018, 16:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM P70 from 1990+ with Thick PBT Keys?
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Thank you for the replies, guys!

Good to know that the 89/12 board had thin caps. I wonder if anyone here has had an 89/12 or 89/11 with thick caps.
by nsmechkb
29 Mar 2018, 18:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4246
Views: 447732

green-squid wrote: But that's not a good choice.
Your enthusiasm is charming, green-squid. Never change.
by nsmechkb
28 Mar 2018, 04:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4246
Views: 447732

[...] Yes after four long years the project will be ending after the final round later this year. The molds will be likely discarded, not sold. Very likely I'm missing an obvious reason here, but if you could point it out, I'd appreciate it. Why go through all of this, produce two rounds, and then ...
by nsmechkb
27 Mar 2018, 18:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM P70 from 1990+ with Thick PBT Keys?
Replies: 3
Views: 475

IBM P70 from 1990+ with Thick PBT Keys?

Hey, DT!

Would be interested to know if anyone has had an IBM P70 from 90/01 or later with thick PBT keys. If such a thing has been seen, it would be extra helpful to know which month* it was produced.

Thank you!

Edit: Thank you, JP! and Engicoder for clarity on the date format.
by nsmechkb
25 Mar 2018, 19:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3277 Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 2696

JP! wrote: [...]

Some more pictures though:
Spoiler:
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Love this! I should do the same. Great idea!
by nsmechkb
23 Mar 2018, 22:00
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Lexmark Dell Model M cleaning log!
Replies: 21
Views: 938

Awesome cleaning job!

The board looks great. Love how much enthusiasm you have for this stuff.

Thanks for sharing!
by nsmechkb
22 Mar 2018, 18:06
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1800
Views: 111276

Finished my SMK switch build, but waiting on my aftermarket case before posting picks. Currently in an old Quick Fire Rapid case, so it's nothing to look at. I like plastic cases. I'd love to see a couple of pics. If you don't want that to be our first impression, maybe you could include them after...
by nsmechkb
22 Mar 2018, 05:09
Forum: Gallery
Topic: //gainsborough's IBM collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1405

Such a beautiful album and collection. Thanks for sharing!

The F AT typing video was my favourite. :D
by nsmechkb
22 Mar 2018, 03:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22786
Views: 1341293

JP! wrote: Don't forget, this Indy comes with the ultra rare qwerjy layout. It literally spells out "you bitch" :lol: There must be an interesting story behind this.
Oh my gosh! That's hilarious!
by nsmechkb
22 Mar 2018, 01:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: SMK Cherry Mount White
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: Somewhere there was a page with them on, but it's not on the wiki now. There's a topic about them here, but it's not getting very far:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94367.0

They seem to be pretty rare!
Excellent! Thank you very much!
by nsmechkb
22 Mar 2018, 00:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: SMK Cherry Mount White
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Do all three of the switches show a similar graph? i.e. actuation point seems to be too far down. Possibly it's 2.5±0.5 mm, which would put this within tolerance, and the orange switch slightly out of tolerance. Also, blue and white differ in peak force by around 20 cN, which makes me wonder how mu...
by nsmechkb
19 Mar 2018, 01:53
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22786
Views: 1341293

Another Flebay special here for the Northgate fanatics; https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/112876499977?ul_noapp=true Hope someone here gets them and I don't mean some re-selling felcher, out to make profit only. Great illustration of the three generations of Northgate boards. Can anyone read the serial n...
by nsmechkb
18 Mar 2018, 23:36
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4422
Views: 283500

I'm just curious... chinese solenoid? Well, that's the term the seller used where I bought it from. I didn't use the keyboard much, only to discover I have too much stuff and some of it needs to go (sorry hypkx). Here's the solenoid; photo_4.jpg Can you or someone else link me to more information a...
by nsmechkb
17 Mar 2018, 23:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22786
Views: 1341293

fohat wrote: F AT is a "sleeper" that has been selling far too low for a long time ....
I thought so, too, but I thought we still had more time, haha!
by nsmechkb
17 Mar 2018, 23:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22786
Views: 1341293

Even $326.60 is already way too much for an F AT... [...] Agreed. I've been looking for one with a nice badge, and planned on going for that one, but very recently you could get an F AT for not much more than $100, so I would be spending $200 just for the badge without a scratch--it seemed ridiculo...
by nsmechkb
17 Mar 2018, 23:03
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22786
Views: 1341293

Posted this earlier when the bidding was at $0.99. Can't believe people are willing to pay over $400 for an F AT. It's not even NIB or even in that great looking of condition. It's got an xwhatsit and ANSI mod, but it isn't worth that much IMO. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Model-F-AT-Tested...
by nsmechkb
16 Mar 2018, 03:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mike52787's Collection Album V2
Replies: 17
Views: 1252

Man, have things ever changed since your last one! Gorgeous collection! Thanks for the update--collection albums are the best!

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