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by Wazrach
Yesterday, 22:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED
Replies: 84
Views: 2670

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED

I more or less already did that in another video, albeit very quickly xD . Besides, I only have four models of CBS keyboards! I probably will make one when and if I get my Ellipse keyboard, though xD . IF? That sounds ominous... Did you buy it or is it going to be a freebie for review? Well, it's b...
by Wazrach
Yesterday, 20:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Proxy for foam from McMaster-Carr?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Proxy for foam from McMaster-Carr?

The sound and feel of a model f can be influenced by how the spring is "turned" on the rocker - if you take a flipper with its spring attached, you will see there is a bit where the spring ends at the bottom. If you push down and turn counter-clockwise, you can change where that bit ends. I've done...
by Wazrach
Yesterday, 20:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED
Replies: 84
Views: 2670

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED

Capacitive buckling springs showdown when? Hehe. I more or less already did that in another video, albeit very quickly xD . Besides, I only have four models of CBS keyboards! I probably will make one when and if I get my Ellipse keyboard, though xD . IF? That sounds ominous... Did you buy it or is ...
by Wazrach
Yesterday, 17:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED
Replies: 84
Views: 2670

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED

Capacitive buckling springs showdown when? Hehe.
by Wazrach
20 Jul 2019, 13:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Proxy for foam from McMaster-Carr?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Proxy for foam from McMaster-Carr?

Hi guys, I'm just wondering if someone would be kind enough to proxy soft and compressible neoprene foam from McMaster-Carr for me. Since I live in the UK, they will not ship internationally for me. I've learned through a lot of trial and error why my Model F foam replacements (with the exception of...
by Wazrach
19 Jul 2019, 18:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1201001

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I was really hoping someone on Deskthority would document it.
by Wazrach
19 Jul 2019, 18:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1201001

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Another extremely rare 4980 Model F 127-key terminal keyboard for £175 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-IBM-4178208-Model-F-Mechanical-Keyboard/392332197739?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D4265acc1b6d54d92917185a564396a78%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D10%...
by Wazrach
19 Jul 2019, 16:53
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1201001

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Another extremely rare 4980 Model F 127-key terminal keyboard for £175 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-IBM-4178208-Model-F-Mechanical-Keyboard/392332197739?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D4265acc1b6d54d92917185a564396a78%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D10%2...
by Wazrach
19 Jul 2019, 01:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F's tribute
Replies: 48
Views: 2871

Re: IBM model F's tribute

So, what is cooler than an F122 with an impossibly cool badge? An F122 with TWO impossibly cool badges! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: doubly-cool-F122.jpg sorry but beige old keyboard === bad . razer membranical hybrid switche combination of gamer tactility and 1ms response time . lol . I've had someone clai...
by Wazrach
19 Jul 2019, 00:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2942

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

Noice! :D If you can tolerate the size, the battleship is one of the best keyboards around IMO! :D I love it. It makes me feel like I'm on the bridge of the USS Enterprise or something lol. The only thing I changed is I put one of those big-ass enter keys in it cause I dont like the iso enter. F122...
by Wazrach
18 Jul 2019, 03:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F's tribute
Replies: 48
Views: 2871

Re: IBM model F's tribute

depletedvespene wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 01:26
So, what is cooler than an F122 with an impossibly cool badge? An F122 with TWO impossibly cool badges! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


doubly-cool-F122.jpg
sorry but beige old keyboard === bad . razer membranical hybrid switche combination of gamer tactility and 1ms response time . lol .
by Wazrach
17 Jul 2019, 22:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F's tribute
Replies: 48
Views: 2871

Re: IBM model F's tribute

depletedvespene wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 21:40
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What a looker. Wouldn't mind that logo gracing my keyboard.
by Wazrach
17 Jul 2019, 21:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F's tribute
Replies: 48
Views: 2871

Re: IBM model F's tribute

nelamvr6 wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 21:04
I never get tired of looking down and seeing the iconic IBM sliver badge

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by Wazrach
16 Jul 2019, 12:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1201001

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

It would actually be very nice if the springs were lighter. I think the switches could do with some lube as well - they're a bit rough.
by Wazrach
16 Jul 2019, 11:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1201001

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I've got one going spare if the auction doesn't work out, could do with the drawer space to be honest so you'd be doing me a favour! I used to have one, it was alright. The switches feel like a mix of linear space invaders and Cherry MX Blacks. They are quite silent and bassy. Unbelievably stable!
by Wazrach
15 Jul 2019, 21:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find

Actually, you can get away with bad foam if the Model F assembly is "tight" out of the factory, such as this XT assembly I purchased from Redmaus. I specifically requested the pingiest Model F he could find, and he found a very clicky one. I've just opened it and checked it, the foam is COMPLETELY f...
by Wazrach
15 Jul 2019, 00:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find

It happens! I had a really dirty XT with a missing key and the usual corrosion on the barrel frame, but the foam was still beautiful. So is yours by the looks of it. I still think it would help to make a new foam mat, now that you've cracked the assembly open. You might be lucky, I don't know. Put i...
by Wazrach
14 Jul 2019, 21:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find

Not sure what you know about Model F keyboards, but the foam mat is probably the most important part when it comes to the functionality and key feel of a Model F. It acts as a spacer between the barrel frame and barrels, pressing them against the PCB. It disintegrates most of the time, making the ke...
by Wazrach
14 Jul 2019, 21:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith KBD17/163-73 Rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Zenith KBD17/163-73 Rebuild

Absolutely gorgeous. I've been tempted to restore my ZKB-2 at some point using just such an industrial grey colour scheme, and a black XT badge :D . Similarly I'm still tempted to do a repro run of XT Zenith badges. They're just so good-looking :D . I tried to get a badge-making company to make gol...
by Wazrach
14 Jul 2019, 20:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith KBD17/163-73 Rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Zenith KBD17/163-73 Rebuild

Willy4876 wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 19:33
Geez that must have really been something to behold. An IBM monolith with a little red peeking through.
by Wazrach
14 Jul 2019, 19:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith KBD17/163-73 Rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Zenith KBD17/163-73 Rebuild

That looks tasty.

That red mounting plate reminds me of the first Model F I got, a custom Model F AT from just_add_coffee. That had metallic red vinyl wrap under the keys.
by Wazrach
14 Jul 2019, 13:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with flashing Soarer's converter
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Help with flashing Soarer's converter

Okay, so it's not the protocol that's the issue. When I plug in just the Set 3 converter and no keyboard, it's set to PC/XT and Set 1 until a keyboard is detected. I get an R05 error when I plug in the Battleship, so I need to try and figure out what the issue is. Is it possible it's making use of t...
by Wazrach
14 Jul 2019, 02:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find

SwissArmyTin wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 02:09
Wazrach wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 01:57
It's beautiful. I love how alien these old boards look. The ridge with the 24 function keys looks great.
I know, I absolutely love the F/M122 aesthetic. My M122 has a few jank springs so I just keep it leaning against the wall as a display piece.
So did I with my other M122.. heh.
by Wazrach
14 Jul 2019, 01:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find

It's beautiful. I love how alien these old boards look. The ridge with the 24 function keys looks great.
by Wazrach
14 Jul 2019, 01:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find

lucky bugger. take care of it!
by Wazrach
13 Jul 2019, 17:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 31
Views: 2954

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

Redmaus wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 17:03
matt3o wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 12:49
this is insane...
Yup, I definitely would like to get back in
Somehow I don't think you could possibly top 30 NIB SSKS. ;)
by Wazrach
13 Jul 2019, 16:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with flashing Soarer's converter
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Help with flashing Soarer's converter

Muirium wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 15:58
It works with lagacy.sc but maybe it’s choking on yours. I honestly don’t know what .bat files do with error messages. But I know scas and it’ll tell you when you’re doing it wrong.
Nah, I don't get any errors.

Such a shame this isn't working, I feel like I'm so close to the solution...
by Wazrach
13 Jul 2019, 15:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with flashing Soarer's converter
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Help with flashing Soarer's converter

Try running scas separately. You might be achieving nothing due to an error the batch file obscures. (Bear in mind the last .bat file I ran was in the 1980s though!) Thanks for the tip, but what do you mean? Scaswr.bat is obviously working, because I can restore the settings to default with legacy.sc
by Wazrach
13 Jul 2019, 14:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with flashing Soarer's converter
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Help with flashing Soarer's converter

Is that what I'm supposed to do?

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