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by ZedTheMan
Yesterday, 16:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Lubing Alps
Replies: 6
Views: 144

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: 9
Views: 598

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: 29
Views: 1439

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: 786

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: 930

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: 812

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: 5351
Views: 650166

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: 9378

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: 1135

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: 18
Views: 2568

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: 4518

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: 23709
Views: 1761418

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 // Please fill out the new form!
Replies: 55
Views: 4379

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: 9378

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: 3481

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: 18
Views: 2641

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: 3481

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: 63
Views: 24123

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: 2249

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.
by ZedTheMan
21 Apr 2020, 16:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F typing sound comparison (capacitive buckling springs) (F XT, F AT, F122, F107...)
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: IBM Model F typing sound comparison (capacitive buckling springs) (F XT, F AT, F122, F107...)

The biggest seems the quietest, which appears consistent with my experience. F122 is always a good keyboard.
by ZedTheMan
03 Apr 2020, 21:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Sticky keys on NOS Northgate OmniKey Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Sticky keys on NOS Northgate OmniKey Plus

Your active ps/2 to usb adapter, would it happen to be a blue cube? No, it's not a blue cube. It's an active PS/2 to USB converter that I got alongside an IBM Model M that I bought from eBay. Here is a picture of the converter: active_converter.jpg To be honest, your best bet is probably to make a ...
by ZedTheMan
02 Apr 2020, 22:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Sticky keys on NOS Northgate OmniKey Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Sticky keys on NOS Northgate OmniKey Plus

Your active ps/2 to usb adapter, would it happen to be a blue cube? Those have given me nothing but trouble on my northgates. To be honest, your best bet is probably to make a tmk adapter with the ibmpc_usb firmware (no longer recommending soarers due to a lack of support). It works perfectly on all...
by ZedTheMan
29 Mar 2020, 21:38
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Nightowl keyboard review
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: Nightowl keyboard review

Honestly this looks like something I would design if I were purposefully trying to make the worst keyboard ever.
by ZedTheMan
26 Mar 2020, 19:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to kill keyboard during restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: How to kill keyboard during restoration

Okay, so this actually happened to me with my Acer KB-101-A. My solution was to handwire it all and make it a usb compatible, programmable keyboard. I can help you go through with this if you would like. If you have diodes on it, it will be significantly easier. Seeing that it is the A model, this s...
by ZedTheMan
23 Mar 2020, 04:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring from Hell Restoration Log
Replies: 25
Views: 2795

Re: Beamspring from Hell Restoration Log

Oh wow, this is truly the beamspring from hell.

When it comes to this board I've worked on 3101s with two layouts now, If you ever need to make a replacement pcb there are a few people here who can provide resources.
by ZedTheMan
20 Mar 2020, 15:42
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Alps Keycaps
Replies: 0
Views: 283

[WTB] Alps Keycaps

Hey all, I'm looking to purchase some alps doubleshot or dyesub keycaps. Beige and Grey preferred. Homing on F and J preferred. Unyellowed preferreed. ANSI preferred. Really, the ideal would be a set from an Omnikey 101 ANSI. Really, I am looking for some nice replacement caps for my Acer KB101a whi...
by ZedTheMan
18 Mar 2020, 01:32
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computer Reset Conundrum
Replies: 82
Views: 8915

Re: Computer Reset Conundrum

I don't see a point in continuing this conversation. This is only going to end poorly for all parties. Nothing anyone says is going to change what RedMaus says and nothing he says is going to change anyone's mind that's already made up. Yeah at this point sorry to say but it's best if this thread j...
by ZedTheMan
18 Mar 2020, 01:06
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computer Reset Conundrum
Replies: 82
Views: 8915

Re: Computer Reset Conundrum

Oh jeez this is imploding fast.
by ZedTheMan
17 Mar 2020, 15:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computer Reset Conundrum
Replies: 82
Views: 8915

Re: Computer Reset Conundrum

ngl, really surprised to see Wodan trashing you like this, Redmaus. For what it's worth, you weren't perfect but accusations of theft are not okay when they haven't surfaced at all until recently.

But then, what do I know? I wasn't there, my perspective is incomplete. This goes both ways, of course.

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