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by JP!
07 Mar 2019, 22:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration and ISO layout mod
Replies: 41
Views: 920

Re: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration and ISO layout mod

Some pics of mine: https://www.flickr.com/photos/142937728 ... 3193054570

Yours is certainly in nicer shape than mine.
by JP!
06 Mar 2019, 19:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 powder coat color
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: IBM 3278 powder coat color

Looking good. I did have an issue getting all these pictures to finally load though. Seems like there are quite a few large sized images in this thread. I would recommend using a photo editor to resize images a bit or maybe use a spoiler tag.
by JP!
02 Mar 2019, 17:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration and ISO layout mod
Replies: 41
Views: 920

Re: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration

Very nice. Those AT's in German layout are super rare it seems and yours seems to be in excellent condition.
by JP!
02 Mar 2019, 14:52
Forum: Other
Topic: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)
Replies: 67
Views: 1677

Re: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)

depletedvespene wrote:
02 Mar 2019, 03:15
Congratulations to depletedwhatever for his win! Enjoy the keyboard for the ye... oh, wait...

Is it me? Did I... win?
Sorry vespene, looks like another member got it.
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by JP!
02 Mar 2019, 03:12
Forum: Other
Topic: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)
Replies: 67
Views: 1677

Re: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)

OK I am officially freaked out now.
by JP!
02 Mar 2019, 03:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 410
Views: 30074

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

Wow I did not see that one coming :shock:
by JP!
02 Mar 2019, 02:48
Forum: Other
Topic: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)
Replies: 67
Views: 1677

Re: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)

How does it feel now that the burden of the cursed keyboard has been lifted from your shoulders?
by JP!
01 Mar 2019, 20:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 powder coat color
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: IBM 3278 powder coat color

$1k for a custom powercoat...damn. Sounds like that $1k was their "I don't really want to do it price" because it's such a small job and disrupts other more important jobs in their workflow. If custom color matching is a must and while still being economical check out some paint shops instead of pow...
by JP!
01 Mar 2019, 02:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: UK Military Keyboard (Alphameric Foam and Foil)
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: UK Military Keyboard (Alphameric Foam and Foil)

Nice board. Definitely not bad if you can find them in nice shape. That olive drab case is cool.
by JP!
28 Feb 2019, 22:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs
Replies: 34
Views: 1317

Re: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs

Glad to see this show up here. I remember seeing it on eBay and thinking it looked neat.
by JP!
27 Feb 2019, 16:45
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS/WTT] ZedTheMan's MIGHTY Keyboard Sell/Trade thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: [WTS/WTT] ZedTheMan's MIGHTY Keyboard Sell/Trade thread

Neat boards and good prices. GLWS.
by JP!
26 Feb 2019, 20:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Operation Darling - Local recycling center raid !
Replies: 281
Views: 15178

Re: Operation Darling - Local recycling center raid !

kakan wrote:
26 Feb 2019, 16:07
the one who waits for something good never waits too long. :lol:
Yes and things may come to those who wait but only the things left behind by those who hustle ;)
by JP!
26 Feb 2019, 14:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Operation Darling - Local recycling center raid !
Replies: 281
Views: 15178

Re: Operation Darling - Local recycling center raid !

Dang those are some great finds. Now I need to bribe the local recyclers to let me in.
by JP!
25 Feb 2019, 21:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3440
Views: 140807

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

It slightly reminds me of an HP computer but I will try and research more a bit later. Of course keyboards built into desks were the superior choice for long hours compared to these un-ergonomic systems.
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by JP!
25 Feb 2019, 18:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation needed - quiet mechanical for Model M user
Replies: 17
Views: 815

Re: Recommendation needed - quiet mechanical for Model M user

Find the rubber dome version of the Model M?
by JP!
25 Feb 2019, 00:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22205
Views: 1056622

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Xerox Alto keyboard, for me that's a whole grail-level above even the symbolics 364000 and the micro switch 3277. Given the recent prices for those, the 2500$ seem almost reasonable. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Xerox-Microswitch-Keyboard-and-Mouse/183696907783 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/99cAAOSwdy...
by JP!
24 Feb 2019, 22:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TX84: Half plate alps TKL
Replies: 15
Views: 1140

Re: TX84: Half plate alps TKL

#dta2019
by JP!
23 Feb 2019, 18:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 35
Views: 1055

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

Shit man. This is a project here. I would say try and find a product called Evapo-Rust. I use it all the time on springs, screws, etc. It works like magic (chelation) and isn't harmful to metal like acids and you won't have an issue with flash rust after derusting. Acids tend to take good metal alon...
by JP!
22 Feb 2019, 22:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 33
Views: 1841

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Looks like it's in great condition 8-) You may want to consider making a dust cover for it now that the contamination shield is removed. I had a seamstress make a couple prototypes including the one below. When my schedule clears up I'll have another one made like a tight fitting shell (without the...
by JP!
14 Feb 2019, 20:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: First Build Thread Custom Alps TKL
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: First Build Thread Custom Alps TKL

No suggestions from me but I am looking forward to your build. Your could easily spend $200 for those amber's so that's a good you have those already.
by JP!
13 Feb 2019, 14:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

This is probably a good thread to help you in your quest. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=8788&hilit=post+your+beamspring Also here is a crappy photo of mine. IBM DisplayWriter keyboard, 3277 terminal keyboard (66 key), IBM 4978 terminal keyboard (Series/1), IBM 3741 Data Station + bonu...
by JP!
12 Feb 2019, 21:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?

That one pictured is worse than average but this is more a Model F problem than an AT problem specifically. I had an XT that was close to that but it was stored in a basement for 20+ years and likely got slightly wet. They all usually have some sort of surface corrosion though unless stored in a low...
by JP!
12 Feb 2019, 19:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NASA and IBM model M keyboard (and lunar samples)
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: NASA and IBM model M keyboard (and lunar samples)

Also it's a good thing it wasn't an Alps keyboard otherwise that moon dust is probably bad for the switches.
by JP!
12 Feb 2019, 17:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NASA and IBM model M keyboard (and lunar samples)
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: NASA and IBM model M keyboard (and lunar samples)

Yep, I bought a couple black cables from Cindy. They are superb.

Now I want a keyboard vault of my own :)
by JP!
12 Feb 2019, 03:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

Beamspring part number, license, registration, and proof of insurance should be required :)
by JP!
11 Feb 2019, 20:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?
Replies: 24
Views: 957

Re: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?

I'd say Alps SKCM aren't really all that unreliable, at least along your definition, just exceptionally dust-sensitive. Omron B3G-S is by far the worst offender I've seen so far. More and more just stop working even when you're not using them! Weird, I found the opposite to be true. My keyboard wit...
by JP!
10 Feb 2019, 03:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE

Tomatt wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 14:35
JP! wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 20:25
:lol: Yeah I hate it whenever a keyboard arrives in better than expected condition.
It's entirely possible with something like this. If the keyboard was shaken around a lot during shipping, some of the dirt might have fallen off!
Touché ;)
by JP!
09 Feb 2019, 16:36
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 3467

Re: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?

Beamspring prices were foretold years ago.
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