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by ifohancroft
Yesterday, 20:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Lubing rod stabilizers?
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Lubing rod stabilizers?

I'd say use whatever lube you'd use on a switch stem. In my case, that's Tribosys 3203.

You said metal and plastic - which part is metal?
by ifohancroft
30 Apr 2021, 22:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition

I'll post links a little later but they may be specific to the US. Thank you! The dehydrator runs at about 60 C which is well below any temperature that can harm PBT plastics. If you were to leave them at this temperature for weeks on end it's possible the dye sublimated legends would start to blee...
by ifohancroft
30 Apr 2021, 19:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition

That's a brilliant idea! Thank you!

Can you recommend a specific brand and model of ultrasonic cleaner and a food dehydrator?

P.S. Does running the keycaps through the food dehydrator cause any change in the durability of the plastic?
by ifohancroft
29 Apr 2021, 21:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IFo's Keyboard Design Tips & Tricks Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: IFo's Keyboard Design Tips & Tricks Thread

First of all, I am sorry if I miss to reply to something or if I reply to the wrong thing. It's getting harder with more quotes. As much as I hate visual editors, perhaps we can benefit from one here so you can quickly glance over to see where one quote ends and another starts so you can remove cert...
by ifohancroft
28 Apr 2021, 20:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone

PlacaFromHell wrote:
28 Apr 2021, 20:21
If I'm understanding your question right, yes. That's the process I did with mine:
Thank you! That's exactly what I was asking.
by ifohancroft
28 Apr 2021, 13:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone

Of course there is interest! I'm super interested!! :D Awesome! Looking at my Selectric keycaps, I think Beamspring keycaps may not sit that good at a normal keyboard, however, I am still making a one on one clone profile, but besides that, I'm thinking I may also do a second profile, that just has...
by ifohancroft
27 Apr 2021, 10:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IFo's Keyboard Design Tips & Tricks Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: IFo's Keyboard Design Tips & Tricks Thread

That's awesome thanks for your effort :D! Thank you and most welcome! - The cutout in a plate, for an MX type switch is a 14mm square, with stabilized keys and cutouts that allow you to open the switch without having to de-solder it (for non-hotswap boards) being the exception. that is simply not t...
by ifohancroft
27 Apr 2021, 10:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone

Matteo and Photekq 3D scanned a set of mine (since sold on…) for what became MT3, so there is in fact imagery out there to start from. This was a few years back and I can't remember how many keys I loaned them. Think they were understandably less interested in the stepped mods etc. given their proj...
by ifohancroft
26 Apr 2021, 11:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone

Thank you! That still works for pinging people.
by ifohancroft
26 Apr 2021, 11:32
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Suggestions/Questions/etc
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Deskthority Suggestions/Questions/etc

Thank you so much Muirium!
by ifohancroft
26 Apr 2021, 11:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone

Muirium wrote:
26 Apr 2021, 11:06
ifohancroft wrote:
26 Apr 2021, 10:22
P.S. Does tagging work on here?
Nope. PM them the good old fashioned way, by hand.
Thank you!
by ifohancroft
26 Apr 2021, 10:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone
Replies: 21
Views: 772

Re: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone

Matteo and Photekq 3D scanned a set of mine (since sold on…) for what became MT3, so there is in fact imagery out there to start from. This was a few years back and I can't remember how many keys I loaned them. Think they were understandably less interested in the stepped mods etc. given their proj...
by ifohancroft
26 Apr 2021, 08:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone
Replies: 21
Views: 772

[IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone

Is there still an interest in a 1:1 clone of Beamspring Keycaps? To be fair, even though I haven't had a chance to try MT3 yet, it does satisfy all my desires in terms of looks, which was my initial reason for wanting to create a Beamspring 1:1 clone, but at this point I am going with the Beamspring...
by ifohancroft
26 Apr 2021, 07:36
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority blog/articles - thoughts, opinions, contributions?
Replies: 65
Views: 2716

Re: Deskthority blog/articles - thoughts, opinions, contributions?

I reread keyboardjoy's comment on this post, about bringibg new people in, and this got me thinking: I am new. I mean I think my account is couple of years old here at this point, but that's still pretty new. I got here through word of mouth and from r/MK and GeekHack and IRC mentioning Deskthority....
by ifohancroft
26 Apr 2021, 07:14
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Suggestions/Questions/etc
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Deskthority Suggestions/Questions/etc

TheInverseKey wrote:
26 Apr 2021, 05:26
Any DT owner avail??

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I am not sure if tagging works, but:
@webwit
@matt3o
@keyboardjoy
by ifohancroft
26 Apr 2021, 04:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IFo's Keyboard Design Tips & Tricks Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 486

IFo's Keyboard Design Tips & Tricks Thread

Keyboard case and PCB design and modding tips and tricks I've learned with time, either from experiences or from other people. A bit of terminology first: - A unit (written as 1u) in terms of keyboards refers to the distance between two switches (measured from their centers), as well as keycap size...
by ifohancroft
26 Apr 2021, 03:03
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Suggestions/Questions/etc
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Deskthority Suggestions/Questions/etc

Using Deskthority for some time now, there are a couple of frustrations I'm still facing, so here are a couple of questions and suggestions I have. Let me know what you think: Questions: 1. What is considered off-topic post on Deskthority? I'd think that if it doesn't have anything to do with keyboa...
by ifohancroft
21 Apr 2021, 11:53
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Funding keyboard tours Interest Check
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Funding keyboard tours Interest Check

this approach is too complex to execute. - What if one guy decides that he can flip the board and ghost everyone? - What if it gets damaged during transport of during the use of someone? Keyboard tours already exist and are being executed/done on Deskthority. The only difference in what I am propos...
by ifohancroft
21 Apr 2021, 06:12
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Funding keyboard tours Interest Check
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Funding keyboard tours Interest Check

I'm somewhat game for this but I've just been abusing Amazon's liberal return policy of late That's what I was thinking of doing, but my problem is that in-order to do it, I need to have the full price of the board in advance and not actually need the money for some time. I have an F XT I wouldn't ...
by ifohancroft
20 Apr 2021, 19:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?
Replies: 83
Views: 19146

Re: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?

IBM 5251. And even not just the keyboard but the whole terminal.
by ifohancroft
20 Apr 2021, 19:04
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Funding keyboard tours Interest Check
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Funding keyboard tours Interest Check

Having run a tour or two, they tend to peter out of interest after a while. People don’t want second turns. Eventually, things wind up in someone random’s storage. That’s a good time to make them prizes I suppose. Indeed, we just did that with a Matias Ergo Pro the other day. I didn't realize that ...
by ifohancroft
20 Apr 2021, 18:50
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Funding keyboard tours Interest Check
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Funding keyboard tours Interest Check

I'd like to try a Topre board to see all the fuss is about, but I don't have the money to spend on a full board, as well as having no interest in actually owning a topre board as I don't think I'm going to like it. I'd also love to own a Model F but right now I can't afford to buy one, so here's the...
by ifohancroft
16 Apr 2021, 17:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 527
Views: 66836

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Larger in font size. Not only because I have old, worn eyes, but because I think the letters would pop a bit more, too, which is a benefit to those of us who don't touch type. If you're taking suggestions, I'd recommend all upper case or all lower case for the letter keys, the N and M being the mos...
by ifohancroft
14 Apr 2021, 19:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 527
Views: 66836

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

I am not sure what I was thinking choosing that font. It looks like Comic Sans :D I don't really mind it. It'd be nice if it was bigger, though. The alignment of the letters vs. numbers on the function key row throws me off a little. Just to be clear - Do you mean larger as in font size or the fact...
by ifohancroft
14 Apr 2021, 01:25
Forum: For sale
Topic: [SOLD] IBM 5251 Beamspring
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: [SOLD] IBM 5251 Beamspring

Just curious - How much does a 5251 in such a good condition goes for? How much did you sell yours for?
by ifohancroft
14 Apr 2021, 01:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 527
Views: 66836

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

https://i.imgur.com/2AUSSNL.jpeg No offense to the person that bought it with those colors or even liked the design, I'm just not a fan. This is a shot at myself, if anything. That's a design I made a couple of years ago (without the heart key), that used to be available for purchase on WASD keyboa...
by ifohancroft
01 Apr 2021, 20:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration
Replies: 108
Views: 14470

Re: IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration

I'm sorry to resurrect such an old post but I just have to know: What happened with the restoration? Did you finish it? How does it look now?
by ifohancroft
01 Apr 2021, 18:33
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Case Ony
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: [WTB] Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Case Ony

If you are still looking - I have a CM MasterKeys Pro S case I don't need. I believe it also fits. I am not selling it, I am giving it away. Keep in-mind I did sand down (not fully) the tabs on the inside of the top part of the case, if you are fine with that. PM'd, cheers! Can you double check? I ...
by ifohancroft
01 Apr 2021, 17:00
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Case Ony
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: [WTB] Cooler Master Novatouch TKL Case Ony

If you are still looking - I have a CM MasterKeys Pro S case I don't need. I believe it also fits. I am not selling it, I am giving it away. Keep in-mind I did sand down (not fully) the tabs on the inside of the top part of the case, if you are fine with that.
by ifohancroft
01 Apr 2021, 15:50
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority blog/articles - thoughts, opinions, contributions?
Replies: 65
Views: 2716

Re: Deskthority blog/articles - thoughts, opinions, contributions?

If we are uninterested in a blog, do we want to attract the kind of people who would be interested in a blog? That's actually a damn good point! To be fair, I was absolutely one of those people. Before I arrived at DT, my nascent keyboard knowledge was all from blogs and podcasts. They're still wha...

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