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by darkcruix
Yesterday, 15:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

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

The final parts of the dye sublimation jig have completed production! They should ship in the coming days. ... The factory reopens next week. The goal for the factory is to assemble some test keyboards based on my instructions, and then fully assemble and ship to me the first few hundred keyboards ...
by darkcruix
Yesterday, 15:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 19
Views: 519

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Mine did cost me with all my cleaning and refurbishing processes, shipping, extra keys etc. way more. You can find them on ebay for $3995 at the moment in a complete un-restored state. I don't think, this is a reasonable price if you just look at it from a objective standpoint. I bought it for the h...
by darkcruix
20 Feb 2019, 16:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 19
Views: 519

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

How beautiful is that? The foam is quite thick - the one I used is only half of it I would assume. Still my keys are stiff - maybe you can make a "wobble video" when you have time. The final picture let's my heart jump - wonderful! My daily driver is a 3278 Beam Spring and I agree - the sound can be...
by darkcruix
18 Feb 2019, 17:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 362
Views: 26165

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

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I have learned to like the block-nav after some fights. The unlabled keys are Page Up and Page Down (with Home and End in the Fn layer).
by darkcruix
13 Feb 2019, 15:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 15
Views: 618

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 + bon...
by darkcruix
13 Feb 2019, 07:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

Can you post pictures of the 5251 Bigfoot? I am really interested in all the variants (and how many are still in use).
by darkcruix
11 Feb 2019, 14:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 15
Views: 618

IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

I would love to understand how many IBM Beam Spring keyboards are still in use (at least for those who also are part of this forum). I wonder, if there are other people out there who would be interested.

Mine is a 3278 full size with the following code:
1645101
EC317626A
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by darkcruix
11 Feb 2019, 13:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model F 122 clean up (before & after)
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: IBM Model F 122 clean up (before & after)

Great work on the F122! <re-posted> My Model F have received a floss mod, but the result is very limited. In an open office situation, you likely get some people upset. When my wife sits downstairs and I type, I definitely get from time to time a grumpy "stop typing so loud". For me, the typing soun...
by darkcruix
08 Feb 2019, 12:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

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

The Mopar Blue keys are too beautiful. So glad I ordered 3 full sets.
Looking forward to see the printed ones attached to a brand new Model F :)
by darkcruix
04 Feb 2019, 02:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

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

Great blog entry - what a wild ride so far. As excited I am on the keyboards, I am also looking forward to the book.
by darkcruix
26 Jan 2019, 10:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

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

The factory has shipped the requested number of sets of keys and other parts before their break. They also built a total of 3 spring attachers of the new design from the photo posted 1/17 (each machine does 3 springs at a time) and plan on building more machines after returning to work to reduce as...
by darkcruix
19 Jan 2019, 18:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

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

Ellipse wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 05:38
Yes that is ok, they should arrive to me in about 2 weeks if the factory mails it before they go on break.
All I am interested right now are photos and to make me super excited ... a video :)
by darkcruix
08 Jan 2019, 15:36
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

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

After the re-design of DT, I got the feeling I need to get my favorite thread on top of the list ;) btw: I showed-off a F107 at the 35C3 29th of December last year in Leipzig / Germany and talked about the New Model F project there. Had some good discussions - there were about 100 people at the Mech...
by darkcruix
18 Dec 2018, 18:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Restoring&Converting the IBM 4978 Beamship
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Noobmaen wrote: The restoration process is finally finished, here are pictures of the result. ImageIMG_3133
W O W
by darkcruix
18 Dec 2018, 18:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

Please post pic and videos of the dye sub rig when you get it up and running. I've been interested in the process ever since I read about Busgamer's DIY dye sub machine and the trial-and-error it took to get good results. I'd like to ask for the same - very interested in updates and pictures of the...
by darkcruix
13 Dec 2018, 15:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

Looking forward to get my hands on the NMF keyboards. No need for any QA checkboxes. We all know they have been tested and approved by Ellipse (and it will be on the delivery papers anyway).
by darkcruix
10 Dec 2018, 17:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3101 Beamspring keyboard restoration.
Replies: 31
Views: 2092

What a nice work! Would love to see and hear a video 8)
by darkcruix
28 Nov 2018, 13:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

The original sound and feel of the original Model F (4704) is outstanding in my opinion. And with so many things in life, it is very subjective. I am using an IBM BeamSpring 3278 daily and at times also Blue Alps. They all have their beauty and special place in my heart, but when it comes to pure pr...
by darkcruix
26 Nov 2018, 00:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

Ellipse, in case you are feeling any undue pressure, let me just echo what some others on this board have already intimated and say how much I respect the heck out of you for your insistence on quality and your rigorous attention to craftsmanship, tight tolerances, and details. I'm new to the party...
by darkcruix
17 Nov 2018, 08:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

I can only agree and I am looking so forward to receive my keyboards next year!
by darkcruix
03 Nov 2018, 18:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3800
Views: 329236

I wonder about the dye sub process. Was there already a test run? I'd love to hear some updates on the progress.
by darkcruix
21 Oct 2018, 19:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 612

So fixing the foam fixes the rattling issue right? You can test this out. If you remove the keycap and look at the switch below. In case you can wiggle on the metal stem and see the plastic housing moving around - it is the foam that has dis-integrated. I had this and after replacing the foam, the ...
by darkcruix
21 Oct 2018, 19:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring - MX mount
Replies: 54
Views: 2262

Updated file sent. I reduced the stem diameter and elongated the return spring end by 1mm. I'm glad that this is not only an adaptation for new cap options, but an improvement to the feel of the keystroke. I was thinking it would be wise to thicken that return area as well just as added insurance o...
by darkcruix
21 Oct 2018, 14:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring - MX mount
Replies: 54
Views: 2262

New design that lowered the cap height 2mm. I cant go any more than that from what I can tell, I may be able to squeeze out a little more if I re design the part. The sizes have been moved to the nominal sizes you provided. The challenges with FDM printing is that with small features, tolerances ar...
by darkcruix
20 Oct 2018, 20:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring - MX mount
Replies: 54
Views: 2262

Excellent! It's great to see you using them. Are all of the MX caps the new version or are some of them the earlier one you were testing? All are the old one, except the G (the black modifier keys and space are on original metal stems) On the barrel fit issue, I undersized the stem going into the b...
by darkcruix
20 Oct 2018, 14:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring - MX mount
Replies: 54
Views: 2262

Quick and dirty video (sorry for the bad sound quality) of the new plastic stems and MX mounted keycaps on Beam Spring switches:
by darkcruix
20 Oct 2018, 14:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring - MX mount
Replies: 54
Views: 2262

The printout did work perfectly and the MX cap did fit also without issues. A few things I wanted to share: - The overall height of the mount makes it to be above the other keys. Something that is probably hard to change, but here's how it looks: IMG_7676.jpg - The stem isn't sitting tight in the sl...
by darkcruix
20 Oct 2018, 00:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring - MX mount
Replies: 54
Views: 2262

That is AWESOME!!! I have used a beamspring many moons ago and wish I could get my hands on one. By the way the pictures of the barrel are perfect. I thought that was how they were setup, but wanted to make sure I wasnt missing something. Side questions, what issues did the modifier keys have? Also...
by darkcruix
19 Oct 2018, 23:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 612

SilenceGoo wrote: Hello, dark, is there any special point about the thickness and width of the 3M double-sided tape when preparing the stuff?
In my case one layer of standard double-sided tape did work perfectly. In case you run into issues, you can also use two layers of it.

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