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by Wazrach
06 Sep 2020, 14:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

If anyone is having issues with a rattly or shrill spacebar, try putting thin adhesive neoprene under the stabiliser wire next to the tabs on the barrel frame. This has made the spacebar quieter and more solid, without making it mushy. For some reason after disassembling the keyboard, the spacebar ...
by Wazrach
04 Sep 2020, 12:26
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

If anyone is having issues with a rattly or shrill spacebar, try putting thin adhesive neoprene under the stabiliser wire next to the tabs on the barrel frame. This has made the spacebar quieter and more solid, without making it mushy. For some reason after disassembling the keyboard, the spacebar d...
by Wazrach
28 Aug 2020, 22:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Foam Dampening of old keyboards?
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Foam Dampening of old keyboards?

It is intersting that this should come up now. I think it has been believed that the purpose of the foam in the IBM Model F is to keep the key barrels securely in place because it was not possible to make the two metal plates and their locking tabs accuratly enough. But I have been directed form he...
by Wazrach
21 Aug 2020, 23:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Replacement Foam Mat for IBM Model F Keyboards?
Replies: 142
Views: 20345

Re: Replacement Foam Mat for IBM Model F Keyboards?

Is EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) suitable. I read earlier in the thread that art foam is fine but searching for that here in the UK suggests it may be a trademark and sold only in the USA. Over here I see craft foam much of which is described as EVA. If suitable the only other thing is to find it in...
by Wazrach
11 Aug 2020, 09:51
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Filco SA keycaps
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Filco SA keycaps

Damn! I have the ISO version. :c
by Wazrach
10 Aug 2020, 22:15
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB - UK/EU] Model F springs
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: [WTB - UK/EU] Model F springs

How can you mess up all the springs in your BRAND NEW F77? I wasn't impressed with the key feel when I first got it. I had a feeling something was wrong with the switches. They were barely tactile and scratchy. I know buckling springs have a wear-in period, but I've typed on pristine and NOS Models...
by Wazrach
10 Aug 2020, 10:10
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB - UK/EU] Model F springs
Replies: 6
Views: 316

[WTB - UK/EU] Model F springs

Hi guys, looking for at least enough springs for the letter keys. My brand new Model F77 springs are in poor condition because I messed something up. The springs in my XT are also kinked for some reason, so I cannot use those. I need some pristine springs with no kinks or damage, preferably pingy sp...
by Wazrach
20 Jul 2020, 11:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

On top of tightening the case screws, I also improved the key feel and sound by adding 2mm strips of shelf liner to the parts where the top inner assembly makes contact with the top case. So the sides of the assembly and the bit that separates the nav cluster of the F77 from the alphanumeric block. ...
by Wazrach
08 Jul 2020, 23:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

So I opened the assembly to be able to reseat the springs properly and ensure all spring ends are in the 12 o'clock position as shown in the video. I wish I didn't bother. It's just worse than before. All the keys are barely tactile, even though the barrels don't wobble and the springs are in the pr...
by Wazrach
28 Jun 2020, 20:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Oh and, the things I noted may make it seem like I have a negative opinion on the keyboard, but that couldn't be further from how it is. I am in love with this keyboard. It is so beautiful, so heavy and so loud. It's FANTASTIC.
by Wazrach
28 Jun 2020, 01:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

I will TRY to keep this short as I plan to elaborate in a video review at some point, but here are some things that are worth noting before/after buying a Model F Labs keyboard. If the key feel isn't as good as you remember or just isn't matching up to your original IBM, there's a good chance you ne...
by Wazrach
26 Jun 2020, 00:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: [UK] WTS IBM 4890 "F127" keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1859

Re: [UK] WTS IBM 4890 "F127" keyboard

Weezer wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 23:59
What protocol do these use again?
I'd like to find out, just out of curiosity. I still have the controller for it if that will be of any use to anyone.
by Wazrach
24 Jun 2020, 17:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Of COURSE it still doesn't work, of course. xD Did just that and still getting the errors. Thanks though. I did a test run on Windows and did the following: Unpacked the dfu - program Installed the driver by right-clicking the inf file in teh subfolder dfu-prog-usb-1.2.2 Copied the dlls from amd64 ...
by Wazrach
24 Jun 2020, 15:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Of COURSE it still doesn't work, of course. xD Did just that and still getting the errors.

Thanks though.
by Wazrach
24 Jun 2020, 13:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

How would I do that? I'm a newbie to this sort of thing. xD Download this PDF: https://static.wongcornall.com/ibm-capsense-usb/installation_model_f.pdf Updating the firmware is described on page 15 What you need: Download dfu-programmer from here: http://dfu-programmer.github.io/ The firmware is at...
by Wazrach
24 Jun 2020, 13:12
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Hmm, the only issue I seem to be having is with the spacebar, which likes to double press. It's more of an issue now after a few attempts to tune the spacebar. Have you tried loading the 0.9.2 firmware? I upgraded all of the controllers instantly and had zero issues with it. Double-Presses smell li...
by Wazrach
24 Jun 2020, 12:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Hmm, the only issue I seem to be having is with the spacebar, which likes to double press. It's more of an issue now after a few attempts to tune the spacebar.
by Wazrach
23 Jun 2020, 23:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Here's some pics. I bought a custom serial with my birthdate!
by Wazrach
23 Jun 2020, 22:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Well, I got it! I also recorded an unboxing - except I didn't. It wasn't in frame like I thought it was. Oh well, the unboxing won't see the light of day, but I will be doing a video review at some point.
by Wazrach
23 Jun 2020, 15:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Switch Teardown - Acer switches
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: Switch Teardown - Acer switches

Scours video for something to be offended by
by Wazrach
23 Jun 2020, 00:29
Forum: For sale
Topic: [UK] WTS IBM 4890 "F127" keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1859

Re: [UK] WTS IBM 4890 "F127" keyboard

Just a heads up, these don't work with any converters. You'll need to replace the controller.
by Wazrach
22 Jun 2020, 01:24
Forum: For sale
Topic: [UK] WTS IBM 4890 "F127" keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 1859

Re: [UK] WTS IBM 4890 "F127" keyboard

ddrfraser1 wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 01:00
Weird. Theoretically you could mod any 122 into a 127 no?
It actually has a different barrel plate! I used to own one.
by Wazrach
20 Jun 2020, 13:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Good primitive system. Very good. Can't pay online with tracking number, no. Need a letter to come first.
by Wazrach
20 Jun 2020, 13:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Well, it's in the delivery depot ready for delivery, but of course I can't have my item without waiting for a letter to pay my customs charges (which doesn't look like it's coming until Monday). So Tuesday looks like it's going to be the earliest. Yay.
by Wazrach
13 Jun 2020, 09:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Has anyone made an unboxing video yet for their new F62 or F77? Have not seen one of those yet! Also does anyone have a .l xwhatsit layout file for the UK or for something else I haven't yet shared on ModelFKeyboards.com/code that they could post? Would like to include it in the available layout fi...
by Wazrach
11 Jun 2020, 09:32
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Reasonably Priced ALPS SKCM Blue Keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 1332

Re: [WTB] Reasonably Priced ALPS SKCM Blue Keyboard

"Northgate Bob" (http://www.northgate-keyboard-repair.com/) is selling a gold badge Northgate Omnikey 102 for $180 + shipping. It has White Alps. I'm no expert, but a gold badge Omnikey with White Alps should mean it's close to Blue Alps. I would agree, provided it has its original switches. But No...
by Wazrach
10 Jun 2020, 20:58
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Reasonably Priced ALPS SKCM Blue Keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 1332

Re: [WTB] Reasonably Priced ALPS SKCM Blue Keyboard

I have been looking for a keyboard with ALPS SKCM Blue switches for a while now, but with people on eBay being generally unhelpful when I ask them to pop a keycap and a lot of conflicting information out there, I figured I'd come here. I'm interested in any decent keyboard with blue switches, PM me...
by Wazrach
09 Jun 2020, 14:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

Do the stabilizers have to be pushed in all the way? I tried one and wussed out half way and already it was a nightmare getting it back out :shock: :D You want to push them in MOST of the way, then push the keycap down. Try not to depress it too hard. Absolutely terrifying :lol: It's old news, but ...
by Wazrach
09 Jun 2020, 11:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691981

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

My black F77 departed Heathrow at 07:18 yesterday... Christ I can't stop checking the tracking! I hope I get it this week.

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