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by darkcruix
Today, 11:16
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: SA Retro 7u spacebar
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: SA Retro 7u spacebar

I have a wonderful 8.75U one ....

No, I have two MX mount, SA Spacebars with 13cm length. I guess that is too short for your project ...
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by darkcruix
Yesterday, 16:56
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB K keycap for Apple Standard/Extended Keyboard (M0115/0116/0118/3501)
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: WTB K keycap for Apple Standard/Extended Keyboard (M0115/0116/0118/3501)

Quick check: I have 2 x the K available from a 3501. PM me your address and I ship it out this week.
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by darkcruix
Yesterday, 15:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 564

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

Everybody has a different taste. In my home alone the differences couldn't be bigger. My wife is hating my Beam- and Buckling Spring keyboards with a passion, as it is way too loud for her. She prefere's the worst kind of rubber dome. Any attempt to let her type on it for longer sessions and explain...
by darkcruix
19 Apr 2019, 20:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration

Hi,

great info. My insulation mat did look completely different (as did the PCB):
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by darkcruix
18 Apr 2019, 21:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Re: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack

Wodan wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 20:19
BloodyKafir wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 20:14
I can feel the love from here.
Hot and steamy :lol:
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by darkcruix
18 Apr 2019, 18:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration

They are just for higher stability - the stuff is built like a tank ;)
by darkcruix
18 Apr 2019, 08:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 185

IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration

IBM 5251 Beam Spring restoration I already posted a restoration document around a full-size 3278 a while back: IBM 3278 Beam Spring Restoration . The majority of the tasks are the same, with a few exceptions. I also want to say some words about my previous post, as I have learned several things sin...
by darkcruix
14 Apr 2019, 20:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration

I only found this great restoration thread now. Had I seen it sooner, I would have been better mentally prepared for the disgusting foam removal task. :o :mrgreen: One thing I would like to add (and haven't mentioned in my 5251 restoration thread): When I worked on the main inner part (opening/taki...
by darkcruix
12 Apr 2019, 17:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Restoring&Converting the IBM 4978 Beamship
Replies: 29
Views: 1719

Re: Restoring&Converting the IBM 4978 Beamship

This is as awesome as it gets. I wish those were still available on the market and a converter / controller would be available.

Fascinating!
by darkcruix
10 Apr 2019, 22:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 42
Views: 3014

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

The keyboard looks awesome. I am still waiting for a few parts, before I make my restoration post ;)
Thanks for sharing the pictures!
by darkcruix
31 Mar 2019, 17:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM models F tribute
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: IBM models F tribute

Can you explain how you got the capacitive sensors calibrated? Was it difficult to do? How easy was it to use the software? I used the xwhatsit controller and the software. Super simple to do if you follow the description in the PDF ( http://downloads.cornall.co/ibm-capsense-usb/installation_beamsp...
by darkcruix
30 Mar 2019, 21:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM models F tribute
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: IBM models F tribute

... Who knows... Maybe someday I'll sell my car for a beamspring to restore. I have a Beamspring as my primary keyboard at the moment, but it took my quite some time (and money) to get it to the point where the layout is perfect for my daily use. IMG_8236.jpeg Apart from the function, the look, key...
by darkcruix
30 Mar 2019, 19:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM models F tribute
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: IBM models F tribute

I'm using a model F XT at the office right now. As I mentioned to Chyros the other day I'm mainly a clicky guy but have branched some (I'm typing this on Fujitsu leaf springs) but coming back to the model F....man, it's hard to compete with the F :-) I am so looking forward to the "New Model F". Ha...
by darkcruix
30 Mar 2019, 16:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments

I'm suprised how closely the powder matches the door, you did a great job color matching the original. In fairness - color adjustment is what it makes it appear as such. In real life the color is somewhat off. The door has much less yellow tint to it and looks gray next to it. I have ordered a plas...
by darkcruix
30 Mar 2019, 15:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3945
Views: 356621

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

My vote goes to Utility 10CPI. Thanks for dialing in these small details, I'm looking forward to reading your book about the project. I like both, HSD 10CPI and Utility 10CPI, while I prefer the first one - more retro ;) I am also looking forward to the book - it will get a nice place in my office...
by darkcruix
30 Mar 2019, 15:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments

Nice job, dark. I think its a good idea to add the symbol tags to the caps, is there any trick you want to share to do this? Well, not a real trick ;) I just bought keycap sticker for the Model M (which are still available). Then I cut them according the Selectric keycaps and my programming and pla...
by darkcruix
30 Mar 2019, 15:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments

JP! wrote:
30 Mar 2019, 12:59
Nice Work! I love that acrylic display case idea as well.
The acrylic case was a birthday present from my girlfriend ... ;)
by darkcruix
30 Mar 2019, 15:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments

These turned out great. What do you think of the 5251 compared to the 3278? Any issues powder coating the 3278 flip out door? Did you reuse the stock plastic door or have a steel version made? First of all - the 3278 is (in my humble opinion) superior. With the adjustments to the keycaps and progra...
by darkcruix
30 Mar 2019, 08:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments
Replies: 9
Views: 413

IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments

I wanted to show two of my IBM Beamspring keyboards I recently restored and completed. I already posted a restoration guide https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19775 for the 3278 on Deskthority, but as an addition, I found out that spray painting of a case that is always in touch with the sk...
by darkcruix
29 Mar 2019, 19:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM models F tribute
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: IBM model Fs tribute

Chyros has a great collection he showed in his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Jds326gks

I have a F107 and F122
by darkcruix
25 Mar 2019, 09:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3945
Views: 356621

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

Congratulation!
Looking forward to the next steps - I wonder how it looks, when a container full of keyboards arrives at your doorstep :)
by darkcruix
23 Mar 2019, 21:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2704
Views: 184377

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

IBM 3278 and 5251 boards. Out of these I find myself using the full size 3278 the most (basically a tkl after adjusting the layout). Always wonderful to see those next to each other. I also have my full size 3278 as my primary keyboard, but modified it so it also has a num-pad available. Initially ...
by darkcruix
20 Mar 2019, 22:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1658
Views: 124299

Re: Post your desktop.

Only the stool looks a bit "humble" for such a desk. :mrgreen: I bet that one's for the cat and the real chair was pulled back for the photo-op. :D I thought that, too - hence the green smiley. :D Thanks for the kind words. I am definitely feeling fortunate being able collecting all those items in ...
by darkcruix
20 Mar 2019, 22:05
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1658
Views: 124299

Re: Post your desktop.

tron wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 14:50
Wow, the powder coat turned out really nice. Looks like it's fresh off the assembly line 8-)
It turned out to be very beautiful. There is a difference to the plastic, which is darker, but it was a good choice to let this do professionally.
by darkcruix
20 Mar 2019, 11:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1658
Views: 124299

Re: Post your desktop.

I recently built my new office desk and also received my freshly powder coated 3278 back as well. I thought I share a few pictures.
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by darkcruix
17 Mar 2019, 08:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 42
Views: 3014

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Many thanks for the check - wonderful
by darkcruix
17 Mar 2019, 08:14
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3945
Views: 356621

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

Awesome. Seems like things move on quite well!
by darkcruix
08 Mar 2019, 15:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 powder coat color
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: IBM 3278 powder coat color

I have my 3278 also out to be powder coated. To get down to a color that is most harmonic, I sanded down the plastic latch with a 600 and 1200 paper, so I got down to the original color of the plastic. I then went with both to the company who does the coating and went through the possibilities. The ...
by darkcruix
08 Mar 2019, 08:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3945
Views: 356621

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

This is pure excitement - thanks so much for sharing!
by darkcruix
03 Mar 2019, 16:43
Forum: eBay
Topic: Beamspring 5251
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Beamspring 5251

I hope you got the price you wanted (I am happy to be the one who won the bidding) :)

AJM - happy to trade with you the keycaps (if you want to swap). Once I have it at hands, I will clean everything using a SuperSonic cleaner and make close-up photos.

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