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by digital_matthew
30 Jan 2021, 22:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alienware Laptop Rubber Domes.
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Alienware Laptop Rubber Domes.

Nice work! Should be much more satisfying than just dropping in a new keyboard.
by digital_matthew
21 Jan 2021, 17:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?
Replies: 62
Views: 3701

Re: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?

I know this post probably belongs in Workshop, but I thought it would be appropriate to post it here. I mentioned that I was going to restomod a Model M 1390120, so here is the finished project. I cleaned it, bolt modded it, and gave it lock lights to basically turn it into a 1390131. Here are the p...
by digital_matthew
20 Jan 2021, 21:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Assembly Video
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Model F Assembly Video

I don't know if this has already been posted, but here is a pretty sexy video showing automated Model F assembly at the Greenock plant.

https://youtu.be/mEN6Rry4ekk
by digital_matthew
16 Jan 2021, 17:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)
Replies: 30
Views: 2632

Re: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)

I only have a passing interest in the Lisp keyboards, but your dedication to this project is truly inspiring.
by digital_matthew
14 Jan 2021, 21:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6001
Views: 862590

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I think it looks awesome, darkcruix. It's a really thoughtful and tasteful mod.
by digital_matthew
11 Jan 2021, 18:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Looks like fun:
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1988-P ... SwMuNf~IQn
by digital_matthew
31 Dec 2020, 17:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Damonskv's collection
Replies: 60
Views: 4918

Re: Damonskv's collection

Finest collection I've ever seen.
by digital_matthew
31 Dec 2020, 16:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

ddrfraser1 wrote:
31 Dec 2020, 15:57
Well, I was about to post "geez, the price on this thing!" Then I saw the above post. Welp, here it is anyway...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333842263990?ul_noapp=true
Hey it's free shipping and returns anyway. :lol:
by digital_matthew
31 Dec 2020, 03:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Welp, I hope it shows up on Deskthority anyway.

Edit: They raised the shipping lol:
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by digital_matthew
31 Dec 2020, 02:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Would pull the trigger, but no free shipping is a deal breaker. (Seriously though, charging for shipping?)
by digital_matthew
30 Dec 2020, 17:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?
Replies: 62
Views: 3701

Re: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?

I've used this three-step polishing system on acrylic sheets and got pretty good results. I've never used it on keycaps though. A polishing wheel would certainly make life easier. There are also foam attachments which you could put on a drill.

https://www.novuspolish.com/
by digital_matthew
30 Dec 2020, 04:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 87
Views: 11688

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

inmbolmie wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 20:56
LOL, those systems are inherently anti-theft, imagine running away from the security guys while holding that.
I think it would be more of a waddle.
by digital_matthew
28 Dec 2020, 21:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3278 Model A02 Restoration - In progress
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: IBM 3278 Model A02

First of all big congrats on the keyboard! It is my absolute favorite and though the layout makes it useless to me it would be the crown jewel of my collection. As to what to do with the LEDs on the top of the case, I'm not sure if you've seen orihalcon's 3279 video, but he's made them work: https:/...
by digital_matthew
28 Dec 2020, 02:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?
Replies: 62
Views: 3701

Re: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?

... Finally, I want to 'robotise' a keyboard as something fun to do. Nothing hugely expensive or rare will be used for it, but I'm currently deciding between tank tracks or one of my currently-disused robot spiders (well technically, they're hexapods) as the 'driver' for it. Why? Because, why not! ...
by digital_matthew
28 Dec 2020, 02:00
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274587913745 NOS Bigfoot for $299, there's the make offer button as well. Weird that it has a Lexmark Model M sticker on the back. Lexmark sold these NOS as late as last year black friday, as well as repaired many under warranty in the 90's. You're right of course; it even ...
by digital_matthew
27 Dec 2020, 18:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

John Doe wrote:
27 Dec 2020, 16:46
https://www.ebay.com/itm/274587913745

NOS Bigfoot for $299, there's the make offer button as well.
Weird that it has a Lexmark Model M sticker on the back.
by digital_matthew
27 Dec 2020, 17:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?
Replies: 62
Views: 3701

Re: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?

I'm attempting my first bolt mod on a mangled Model M 1390120 that I'm resto-modding. I'd also like to get back to work on the Sperry keyboard I started on awhile back.
by digital_matthew
26 Dec 2020, 22:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model M maintenance wiki/info?
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Model M maintenance wiki/info?

I should have warned you about the nut driver not fitting; that is a common problem. Here is the link to the one I bought. I don't know if it's available where you are.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G2 ... UTF8&psc=1
by digital_matthew
24 Dec 2020, 00:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Y'all might hate me, but here's my problem ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1837

Re: Y'all might hate me, but here's my problem ...

You don't need fewer keyboards, you need more computers.
by digital_matthew
23 Dec 2020, 15:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Scratchy Model F - can you lube these?
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Scratchy Model F - can you lube these?

I've had some success with relieving scratchiness (in Model Ms, not Fs) by using a damp cotton swab to clean the inside of the barrel to remove any micro particles that cause unwanted friction.

Edit: I'm not saying it won't work with Model Fs, just that I never had to try it.
by digital_matthew
17 Dec 2020, 23:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model M maintenance wiki/info?
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Model M maintenance wiki/info?

Clicky Keyboards has some good videos. It's a pretty straight-forward board to work on; I've cleaned and restored a few of them. You'll need a 5.5mm nut driver to take off the four screws on the bottom-back of the board. That will let you open the case. Keys can be removed by hand or more convenient...
by digital_matthew
17 Dec 2020, 15:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Pretty awesome:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-M ... SwVO1f2vKp
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by digital_matthew
15 Dec 2020, 20:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 87
Views: 11688

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

JP! wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 21:51
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Having Dick Dastardly and Winsome Witch stickers on his IBM System/3 makes this dude even more of a ballah.
by digital_matthew
15 Dec 2020, 16:49
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Katano switches Someone needs to make 'a hipro silenced orange' variant so that we can have an Ahsokatano switch... ...and then get their asses sued by Disney #worthit I smell a marketing opportunity. Disney is not shy about putting "Star Wars" on anything and everything that can be consumed.
by digital_matthew
08 Dec 2020, 15:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Brother Type-A-Graph [proto-topre]
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: Brother Type-A-Graph [proto-topre]

Whoa that's cool. A word processor that prints like a plotter. I do hope you get it working again.
by digital_matthew
07 Dec 2020, 03:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

... I might be in the minority here but I hope a typewriter collector gets it. I'd hate to see such a nice machine get torn up so some yuppie can make their beamspring look like a space cadet. I actually agree with you. I was contemplating harvesting the keys, buying a set of grey keys and resellin...
by digital_matthew
06 Dec 2020, 18:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24506
Views: 2385669

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Too rich for my blood, but I hope these keys are obtained by a Deskthoritarian:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Restored- ... SwyFBfy6ue
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by digital_matthew
26 Nov 2020, 21:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 473
Views: 81777

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

Another shot of a Model F from Space Mutiny via MST3K. Note the conspicuously absent IBM logo:
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That beam spring explosion is rough. I put that up there with the needless destruction of the Lamborghini Miura in the beginning of the original Italian Job.
by digital_matthew
12 Aug 2020, 21:57
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Beamfoot keycap + stab | Field +
Replies: 12
Views: 1934

Re: Beamfoot keycap + stab | Field +

I just found one on ebay. It looks like the Field + key on this one is a weird rocker style tab key:
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