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by Chalba
31 May 2020, 05:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5128
Views: 617655

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

Ellipse wrote:
30 May 2020, 20:42
Here are the bare zinc cases (already claimed for these samples but you can of course remove the paint of yours - not sure about sanding). Might want a clear coat or something to protect it.
Oh MY! I.. I think I may have a project.
by Chalba
30 May 2020, 19:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5128
Views: 617655

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

Not that I want to mess with my industrial gray case when it comes, but say I decide to sand off the powder coating completely and try shining/polishing the metal underneath, does anyone know what that would look like/has anyone tried it?
by Chalba
07 Apr 2020, 12:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5128
Views: 617655

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

I agree with robo here. Coming from a retail background specifically in computer hardware, peripherals, etc.. Some customers are not to be reasoned with. You risk them damaging your reputation if you go to bat with too many of them even if they are all in the wrong. You have to pick your battles, an...
by Chalba
24 Apr 2019, 19:26
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5128
Views: 617655

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

If you really zoom in, the right cap doesn't really have any more bleeding than the left. It only might look as though it does because it's a thicker/bolder line to start with. I'd say the left is the original because of the placement. Great update, exciting! =D
by Chalba
28 Nov 2018, 16:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5128
Views: 617655

To support the idea that a person's hearing and opinion of sound is not a lesser tool for determining quality, look to professional musicians. No one would or should ever trust the sound of a recording over hearing the sound for themselves in person. A pianist doesn't look at a catalogue, pick a $10...
by Chalba
11 Nov 2018, 22:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 7145

Hey I made a sound test! I may lube these eventually, but right now they already feel great.
by Chalba
09 Nov 2018, 22:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 7145

My board came today! One of the two eyed pawns. First try with space invaders, they're great! This spacebar is a monster, the feel and sound of these switches is very satisfying. Like typing with dominoes if that makes sense.. Like a smooth, solid thock. In a way it distantly reminds me of a heavier...
by Chalba
06 Nov 2018, 22:51
Forum: Other
Topic: (Free/Raffle) Election Day 2018 - "Your vote, your keyboard."
Replies: 80
Views: 9733

The imposter. Fan of vint blacks, more regular numpad layout and unnecessarily red keys.
by Chalba
01 Nov 2018, 22:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278
Replies: 40
Views: 4475

I think if it manages to be < $100 most people will still be interested but I haven't seen the poll.
by Chalba
26 Oct 2018, 12:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278
Replies: 40
Views: 4475

That's great news, Bass! I'm in for SS still.
by Chalba
25 Oct 2018, 19:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: GRAY STUDIO- HB85 Customized mechanical keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

Why not just call it a "limited production run of [product here]" ? Unless it's not limited of course. But a small production run doesn't necessarily mean something is a group buy. Kind of like squares v rectangles.
by Chalba
20 Oct 2018, 13:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23587
Views: 1692758

The 3101 went for 2k
by Chalba
17 Oct 2018, 19:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278
Replies: 40
Views: 4475

$50 would be amahzing and I'd be in for this too.
by Chalba
09 Oct 2018, 16:58
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4471
Views: 354269

I love you guys preventing me from working too hard, thank you xD. I think I'll just give it a good clean and see how it feels and post it for sale. I have like 7 model M's I still need to get rid of.
by Chalba
09 Oct 2018, 03:36
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4471
Views: 354269

I nabbed a 1394950 industrial model m for $130 recently and it will be my 6th bolt mod. I'm planning to swap the steel plate it comes with with a rainbow finished plate I have from an older model m. Will any buyers care you think and what do you think I should price it?
by Chalba
08 Oct 2018, 19:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HoneyWell Model M "Dell Military Service"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

What a cool find ^_^
by Chalba
04 Oct 2018, 16:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [RANT] Cheap-ass laptop keyboards suck harder every year. Why bother?
Replies: 39
Views: 3037

I got my mother a very nice Lenovo laptop maybe 2 years ago with a custom installed SSD. Runs great, but a month ago part of the keyboard in the lower right hand corner has stopped working. I take a look at it and look it up online, and it's not even an uncommon problem! And it's nothing that I can ...
by Chalba
26 Sep 2018, 03:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23587
Views: 1692758

Someone got an IBM 5140 for 142.69 usd shipped. https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-5140-PC-Co ... 7675.l2557
by Chalba
25 Sep 2018, 16:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23587
Views: 1692758

That's exactly what sniping is for :mrgreen: You first decide on the maximum price you are ready to pay (including shipping and other costs if any, of course), and then you fire your maximum bid just in time for it to register but too late for others to react. Snipers are always on the winning side...
by Chalba
23 Sep 2018, 22:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you type properly?
Replies: 81
Views: 7146

Committing to touch typing does not automatically necessitate learning the traditional/"correct" fingers though. There is no correct way to type (in my opinion), and you can learn to never glance down while typing without ever changing your typing style. You may say this excludes the hunt-and-peck t...
by Chalba
23 Sep 2018, 06:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you type properly?
Replies: 81
Views: 7146

I'm actually astonished at the number of people who say they type properly with QWERTY. I grew up teaching myself to type to friends on AIM and absolutely developed my own QWERTY style. However, I got bored one year and taught myself Dvorak properly and have used it as my main layout at home ever si...
by Chalba
16 Sep 2018, 18:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5128
Views: 617655

That is crazy, ALL the springs in one box. Don't lose that box.
by Chalba
11 Sep 2018, 21:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5128
Views: 617655

You gotta show us the industrial blue keys when they're done! =)
by Chalba
06 Sep 2018, 19:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23587
Views: 1692758

That has not been my experience. I usually try to do free shipping, but there have been several occasions that an item has not sold with free shipping, but when I broke the shipping out (leaving the final price the same) it sold quickly. Unless and until everyone sells the same way, there will be c...
by Chalba
06 Sep 2018, 14:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23587
Views: 1692758

Haha yeah, I never miss high shipping prices on ebay, especially since offering free shipping and just including it in the price is a much quicker way of selling imo.
by Chalba
06 Sep 2018, 03:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23587
Views: 1692758

This guy came down to 232.24 shipped for this leading edge + the computer. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Leadin ... SwKb1bPtBa
by Chalba
29 Aug 2018, 19:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL: Alps SKCM blue (Northgate OmniKey 102)
Replies: 5
Views: 554

I've got to try blue alps at some point. Same here, clickies are my least favorite type of switch but I have an urge to try them to see if they live up to the hype If you have the opportunity to try decent white alps they will give you a starting idea of whether or not you'll like blue. I love them...
by Chalba
26 Aug 2018, 20:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23587
Views: 1692758

I don't, unfortunately. =\
by Chalba
26 Aug 2018, 20:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23587
Views: 1692758

Box o' Model M keys: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-Of-Key-Caps-IBM-Model-M-Keyboards-Kayboard/332779730358?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D82e66966790245b1894fb10d81c2b7c2%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D163210478700%26itm%3D332779730358&_t...

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