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by Wazrach
Yesterday, 10:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3955
Views: 357671

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

The right U seems a bit bolder and narrower; they're definitely not the same. The placement of the legends is also different. But, that said, I'm not sure which is the original and which isn't! My guess is the original is the left one. Looking good though - thanks for these insights into the manufa...
by Wazrach
23 Apr 2019, 21:39
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] IBM 5140 (Brown Alps, PBT Dye Subs), Modded HHKB
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: [WTS] IBM 5140 (Brown Alps, PBT Dye Subs), Modded HHKB

The annoying thing is how they even participated legitimately in mechmarket for a couple of purchases and as such looked credible before he was outed and scammed me. It's all so much effort just to to scam someone out of $160. I feel angry for you. Do you know how you're going to get your money bac...
by Wazrach
23 Apr 2019, 21:19
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] IBM 5140 (Brown Alps, PBT Dye Subs), Modded HHKB
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: [WTS] IBM 5140 (Brown Alps, PBT Dye Subs), Modded HHKB

https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/bf29r0/meta_more_alts_of_kollective_mk/ It's been a while hasn't it? We've been keeping a close eyes on things, and have found additional alts of kollective_mk. Most have been deleted, but bloodykafir still exists. The full list of current and previous a...
by Wazrach
22 Apr 2019, 19:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

Lol, that lovely legends. Wasn't that keyboard overpriced on Ebay? First time I used some C clamps that damaged the plates a bit, even with a thick piece of cloth. I ended using like 20 spring clamps with some pieces of rubber to avoid more damage. Then I hammered the upper plate with a hammer and ...
by Wazrach
22 Apr 2019, 18:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

it was too wobbly Some types have ball joints under the pressure pads, and those can be hard to keep stable under the thin edges of the plates. That is picture I sent. I have used that kind but it is tricky. If you can find the kind that have flat pressure plates that don't swivel, that would proba...
by Wazrach
22 Apr 2019, 17:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

It seems like you have some aversion to getting a bar clamp, they are simple and cheap. That is the only reasonable way to slide the plates back together. I do usually give it a tap with a hammer at the very end, but only after it is assembled properly. https://express.google.com/u/0/product/309052...
by Wazrach
22 Apr 2019, 12:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

The battleships have a little bit looser feel and sound compared to the XT and the AT. I preffer the feeling of my XT with the 3mm EVA but this bad guy is impossible to close with that thick piece of foam. Anyway isn't bad, the keyboard feels consistent and the barrels are well pressed. Good luck! ...
by Wazrach
22 Apr 2019, 08:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

That keyboard looks amazing! I have to say, apart from the giant price tag of Beamspring keyboards putting me off, I don't think they sound that great either. The spacebar is rattly and doesn't have a thick sound to it like a good Model F does. Plus, of course, they don't ping - which is one of my ...
by Wazrach
22 Apr 2019, 08:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

Here it says 2mm but it isn't, I measured the sheet with a digital caliber. Sorry for the potato audio. https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/410325723157626881/569657669917474838/IMG_20190421_194404.jpg?width=745&height=559 ude3TaUegJs Thanks! Your keys sound a bit spongy like mine do when the ...
by Wazrach
22 Apr 2019, 00:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

I'm using a homemade converter, but should be the same as the ones from Orihalcon. Because I don't have any DIN 45322 port I just joint the cable from my broken XT to the connector that goes directly inside the keyboard (they are not the same). At the end you will have something like this: https://...
by Wazrach
21 Apr 2019, 22:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

Wait, what converter are you using? Doesn't the keyboard speak Set 3? A normal Soarer's converter. Yes, the keyboard speaks SET 3. If you have to replace the foam, mine is working with 1.5mm EVA. Are you using one of Orihalcon's converters? Just trying to understand what you've done with the XT cab...
by Wazrach
21 Apr 2019, 21:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Weird buckling spring keyboard..
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Weird buckling spring keyboard..

Going carboot sale hopping today, found this oddball of a keeb in Wolverhampton. It has buckling springs and feels weirdly like an IBM Model M. Here are some images: https://imgur.com/a/NByOqPf If anyone can lmk what this is or if anyone has any ideas, that'd be great! Hiya, that's a Can Tech keybo...
by Wazrach
21 Apr 2019, 18:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

Nice job by the way!

I just bought a Battleship last night, but it will take two weeks to get to me. -.- I am way too impatient. I seriously hope the foam is in good condition. I'm not skilled enough to replace it without messing up the key feel.
by Wazrach
21 Apr 2019, 18:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Before and after of the 12 USD IBM model F 122

Wait, what converter are you using? Doesn't the keyboard speak Set 3?
by Wazrach
21 Apr 2019, 18:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

I'll just quote the conversation I had just the other day with tron on GH, to answer what I mean by "I don't understand" @Myoth: I have to ask. What is it about beamsprings you don’t like? The model and condition play a major role in the overall usability and feel. None of the beamsprings I’ve trie...
by Wazrach
21 Apr 2019, 16:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

I just don't get how people just love them, obviously iy's all about preferences, but the switch didn't feel that awesome to just forget about the inconveniences Yeah, everyone has different tastes. I like my tanky IBM Models F with huge bezels and pingy, deafening switches. I myself don't understa...
by Wazrach
21 Apr 2019, 16:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 659

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

That keyboard looks amazing! I have to say, apart from the giant price tag of Beamspring keyboards putting me off, I don't think they sound that great either. The spacebar is rattly and doesn't have a thick sound to it like a good Model F does. Plus, of course, they don't ping - which is one of my f...
by Wazrach
17 Apr 2019, 10:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anywhere I can buy HHKB stickers?
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Anywhere I can buy HHKB stickers?

Hi guys, I'm just wondering where I can buy those cool metal replacement stickers for the HHKB Pro 2. All I'm seeing is old group buys and out of stock gold/metal stickers on mechkeys. Also, I just got the HHKB last night. I must say, coming from capacitive buckling springs, the feeling is lovely. I...
by Wazrach
15 Apr 2019, 16:26
Forum: Want to buy
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Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: IBM Model F-122

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by Wazrach
15 Apr 2019, 16:18
Forum: Want to buy
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Replies: 1
Views: 80

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by Wazrach
14 Apr 2019, 20:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith ZKB-2 not working
Replies: 21
Views: 665

Re: Zenith ZKB-2 not working

I think it would probably be best to investigate a bit more why the keyboard isn't working right now before resorting to replacing the controller. Just because doing that is so time consuming and once you start, you're committed. I don't see it mentioned a lot but Soarer also wrote a pretty cool "s...
by Wazrach
14 Apr 2019, 20:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)
Replies: 18
Views: 552

Re: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)

I'm looking forward to that video! :D
by Wazrach
09 Apr 2019, 22:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3493
Views: 153473

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it. https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc I bought one of those brand new for the Alps-mount, Tai Hao doubles...
by Wazrach
09 Apr 2019, 21:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3493
Views: 153473

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it. https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc I bought one of those brand new for the Alps-mount, Tai Hao doubles...
by Wazrach
09 Apr 2019, 00:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

Hi just to answer some of your questions I clamped my keyboard plate down absolutely everywhere there was a locking tab. the space bar sounding rattly mainly occurs when you bend the stabiliser outwards to lighten the space bar this has been done to mine. by default the stabiliser is putting a lot ...
by Wazrach
08 Apr 2019, 23:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

Here is how my IBM Model F AT sound with new foam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWQYwflpbbs That just isn't fair. D: How come your foam actually works for you? :( Hmm... maybe it's just my technique. I was using lots of spring clamps, but no bar clamp. I would just hammer the backplate into plac...
by Wazrach
08 Apr 2019, 22:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

Yes it will seem impossible but use lots of clamps and it will work a treat. I was. :P I was using plenty right near the tabs - still not even close. This was with the thick 3mm stuff. Is the stuff you used fairly firm as well? I'd like to hear how it sounds if you have recorded a sound test yet. :P
by Wazrach
08 Apr 2019, 18:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

The link for the foam I use is here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-NEOPRENE-PLAIN-SPONGE-FOAM-RUBBER-SHEET-VARIOUS-SIZES-THICKNESSES/261338185781?hash=item3cd8f84035:m:m3rMjsUnB8r3DAysqd0xZlA I will post a sound test tonight focusing on the keys you have mentioned hope that helps. Thanks for you...
by Wazrach
07 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 496
Views: 22693

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Findecanor wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 21:34
Those stickers on the MacAlly keyboard look like they are for the video editing program Avid.
Looks are not a priority.
Clearly they weren't - just look at that hideous transparent, ridged case! D:
by Wazrach
07 Apr 2019, 19:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 496
Views: 22693

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Also, it'd be a shame to miss these out:

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