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by ZedTheMan
22 Sep 2020, 18:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: White Alps Question
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: White Alps Question

Pine alps are generally less clunky and more refined feeling. Somewhere along the line, whether it be due to change in slits or other harder to see changes, the later bamboo alps feel less refined than pine ones. The ones in the chicony, assuming they are in good condition, should additionally be po...
by ZedTheMan
22 Sep 2020, 00:30
Forum: For sale
Topic: buckling spring tshirts
Replies: 38
Views: 1117

Re: buckling spring tshirts

Don't let your dreams be dreams, webwit!
It's not too late.
by ZedTheMan
20 Sep 2020, 18:16
Forum: Vendors
Topic: VintKeys Stock Update
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: VintKeys Stock Update

Question: Are there any files available which may be used to 3d print my own openers? Sorry if that seems like I'm undercutting you here, and to an extent, yeah, I am, but for my own use, since I'd want both and since they look 3d printed (?) I don't think I could pay as much as you are asking for t...
by ZedTheMan
20 Sep 2020, 16:58
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] 3101 Beamspring barrelplate, backplate and PCB
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: [WTB] 3101 Beamspring barrelplate, backplate and PCB

Best chance for PCB would be to have a new one designed or printed. For barrelplate and backplate, would also probably need to get them machined.
Unfortunately getting the parts for the restoration might be difficult.
by ZedTheMan
19 Sep 2020, 21:13
Forum: Vendors
Topic: VintKeys Stock Update
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: VintKeys Stock Update

Mind describing the differences in the alps openers?
by ZedTheMan
15 Sep 2020, 17:18
Forum: Other
Topic: Taobao experiences?
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Taobao experiences?

I'd love to purchase some of those desoldered ones, but am having some serious difficulty navigating the page. How does one do this?
by ZedTheMan
10 Sep 2020, 18:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 24
Views: 2741

Re: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

What color is that repainted case? I really like it!
by ZedTheMan
30 Aug 2020, 21:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 78
Views: 10324

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

The results Resin-ate with hope of success :)
by ZedTheMan
28 Aug 2020, 22:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 78
Views: 10324

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Hey, I wanted to bump this thread to see if any progress has been made since, I used to watch it with much anticipation.
by ZedTheMan
17 Aug 2020, 16:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Easy way of applying RO-59?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Easy way of applying RO-59?

I once bag lubed my WANG's bamboo black sliders and housings with a ton of (expired) ro-59. Gave them a few days to dry, and ended up with the smoothest damn linearized alps I've ever had. Will it last? Who knows, I have been using it on and off for the past month or so and it is still super smooth ...
by ZedTheMan
14 Aug 2020, 16:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Lubing Alps
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Lubing Alps

If you're looking for a dry lube, try R0-59 ym KT. You can buy it at ringkeys if you're in the US, but seeing you're in argentina that's unfortunately not viable. Best dry lube I've seen for alps at this point, at least for linears. (Apply to both slider and housing) Be careful using lubes on alps i...
by ZedTheMan
28 Jul 2020, 15:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Aluminum Keycaps Custom Marking
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: [IC] Aluminum Keycaps Custom Marking

Yeah I think the profile is a necessary trade-off for what they are trying to accomplish here.
by ZedTheMan
28 Jul 2020, 15:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM F XT Spewing
Replies: 30
Views: 1901

Re: IBM F XT Spewing

And conversely, I've always used them. Yeah, in a lot of cases you probably don't need it, but if you do you'll be thankful and it will help keep things reliable for longer, I reckon.
by ZedTheMan
16 Jul 2020, 16:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trendata 4000 Keyboards (Clicky ITW Switches)
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: Trendata 4000 Keyboards (Clicky ITW Switches)

Oh wow! That has gotta be some of the oldest non-ibm clicky switches I've seen! Didn't know ITW made a variation like this.
by ZedTheMan
13 Jul 2020, 20:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beamspring space bar broken
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Beamspring space bar broken

Seconding ABS welding. This is how I fixed mine on my personal 3101. It's kinda a pain because I lost the broken piece and essentially had to add layer after layer of abs paste and shave and mould it into the right shape. Took a long time.... but it works!
by ZedTheMan
13 Jul 2020, 20:24
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - Beamspring Keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: WTB - Beamspring Keycaps

I've got some Selectric Typewriter sets laying around but no OG stuff spare.
by ZedTheMan
12 Jul 2020, 05:58
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5573
Views: 691600

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

Hey Ellipse, I ordered an F77 just a bit ago, is it possible for me to add more bumpers to my existing order? (I want to try different angles when it comes in)
by ZedTheMan
12 Jul 2020, 05:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 94
Views: 11257

Re: Quarantine photo thread

That's a tough question. I'm going to guess the 3101.
by ZedTheMan
12 Jul 2020, 03:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Funny Adapters! Alps to Cherry MX adapters 08/01/2020 Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: [IC] Funny Adapters! Alps to Cherry MX adapters

Ooh, I'd be in for a pack of 120. I'd probably want to see if I could use it on my acer or another one of my boards with unfortunate caps.
by ZedTheMan
12 Jun 2020, 16:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many keyboards is enough?!
Replies: 26
Views: 3816

Re: How many keyboards is enough?!

Do I have enough? Yes. Do I always find something new to catch my eye, forcing me to resist my urges to grow the collection further and sometimes fail that resistance? Of course. Do I have a bunch of boards I need to clean and sell? Very much so. Do I put in the time to clean and sell them? Sometime...
by ZedTheMan
27 May 2020, 00:13
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 52
Views: 5621

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

That bird has sunglasses with many right angles. Therefore it is always correct for being so right.
by ZedTheMan
22 May 2020, 16:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23903
Views: 1873373

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Omnikey is always nice keyboards for alps white but I'm confused about the price, good or should be a little bit lower? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Northgate-Omnikey-101-Mechanical-Keyboard-Great-WORKING-condition/133417069335?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225086%26...
by ZedTheMan
12 May 2020, 23:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps
Replies: 55
Views: 5740

Re: [IC] GMK ThinkCaps

I must say, I would be quite interested in adding the icon mods kit and accent kit to my collection. I've got a G83 WoB set that needs some more standards mods, and I'm a sucker for this.
by ZedTheMan
29 Apr 2020, 20:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 94
Views: 11257

Re: Quarantine photo thread

I want to check all my keyboards now for the date of manufacture. Then as they come up, I will post birthday photos That is also a great idea :lol: This is the photo for Friday I suppose. Much simpler than the timelapse but still a task to set it all up. It is very difficult to drop a handful of ke...
by ZedTheMan
29 Apr 2020, 05:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Blaise170
Replies: 26
Views: 4398

Re: Blaise170

Polecat wrote:
29 Apr 2020, 04:32
Damn, that's terribly sad. It would be nice if someone could let his family know he was highly thought of by all his friends here.
I put a little comment on the obituary page that was linked here, hopefully it reaches someone in the family.
by ZedTheMan
29 Apr 2020, 02:23
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Datadesk Switchboard
Replies: 19
Views: 3075

Re: Datadesk Switchboard

Hi I currently run my Switchboard in the PS/2 Mode but I do have a spare cable for ADB if you have or can make a converter for that. Also, a heads up, a lot of commercial cheap converters do not work well with the Switchboard. I highly recommend using the tmk pc_usb converter if you plan to go that ...
by ZedTheMan
28 Apr 2020, 21:23
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Blaise170
Replies: 26
Views: 4398

Re: Blaise170

He was so young, too. He will be missed here and in the lives of those around him.
by ZedTheMan
28 Apr 2020, 20:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Whatever happened to ________?
Replies: 67
Views: 25844

Re: Whatever happened to ________?

Gonna miss ya blaise. Damn. We lost him apparently according to some very recent reports.
by ZedTheMan
21 Apr 2020, 16:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Self Quarantine Project
Replies: 19
Views: 2433

Re: Self Quarantine Project

That's a lovely display of IBM boards! Came out cleaner than my cabinet, but then, I bought my cabinet secondhand rather than making it myself.

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