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by sh1
09 Jul 2019, 02:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED
Replies: 84
Views: 3188

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77

What does restoration mean in the case of such a rare board? Should it be left as original as possible as opposed to changes one might otherwise make for it to be a better daily driver?
by sh1
05 Jul 2019, 08:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 179
Views: 10760

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Not sure of the year of manufacture, but I'm afraid my AT was still of the painted variety. (I had lightly sanded the original paint, before painting mine black.)

And kind of scary when opening the plastic case...figuring it has the earlier more brittle plastic. (Though I don't know.)
by sh1
24 Feb 2019, 19:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is the IBM Wheelwriter badge same size as the keyboard badge?
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Is the IBM Wheelwriter badge same size as the keyboard badge?

BTW...Does anybody know if the silver badge on the 2nd PC Jr. keyboard is the same size as the one on the XT and AT?
by sh1
24 Feb 2019, 19:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 5759

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

<snip> Thank you. Maybe I'll give it a go. Perhaps try it on a key or two for fun. I generally get on well with the AT layout. Only thing was the control key placement tripping me up when I tried to use other boards. But that's where the Control key belongs! ;) That's one of the many reasons I love...
by sh1
20 Feb 2019, 03:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 5759

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

@sh1: Like you, I prefer dark keyboard cases. I've painted some of my beige cases black or burgundy red. I also tend to replace spacebars and modifiers with black ones. For alphas, I use white or, if I can find them, blue. I prefer the sound and feel of my XT to my AT, but I don't like the layout o...
by sh1
14 Feb 2019, 21:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 5759

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

Someone expressed an issue with floss modding an F. Is it because it really does affect the feel a bit? Was curious about trying it, but actually I've been using this F for a while and often quite enjoy the sound. Model F.jpg (As to the Chyrosran22 YouTube channel -- getting to see and hear his ama...
by sh1
14 Feb 2019, 21:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 5759

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

Thank you, Chyros and fohat! :)
by sh1
14 Feb 2019, 06:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 5759

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

Someone expressed an issue with floss modding an F. Is it because it really does affect the feel a bit? Was curious about trying it, but actually I've been using this F for a while and often quite enjoy the sound. Model F.jpg (As to the Chyrosran22 YouTube channel -- getting to see and hear his amaz...
by sh1
10 Dec 2018, 03:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 39039

Borrowing from an earlier fellow's image, which matches what I did with my own navigation block, the ideal keyboard would emphasize that it's about the journey, not the destination:
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by sh1
05 Dec 2018, 06:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Capacitive vs Regular (membrane) Buckling Spring Tactility?
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

Brought in my "XT" from the other room...kind of an annoying name, because it's from the prior and original PC. Anyway, maybe the XT is a bit lighter, but both sound and feel great and are very similar. And sometimes the AT as a daily driver just sounds and feels amazing. I don't know if it's someth...
by sh1
01 Dec 2018, 19:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 508
Views: 27638

I tried typing on one of these at the store. I really don't understand it at all. Maybe my fingers could figure it out after some period of adjustment. I don't know...
by sh1
30 Nov 2018, 02:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Alps SKCC Green (IBM Pingmaster)
Replies: 24
Views: 1223

Great video Chyros. Always are. Look forward to them every week!
by sh1
28 Nov 2018, 19:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Capacitive vs Regular (membrane) Buckling Spring Tactility?
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

A note of caution -- If you attempt to remove the IBM silver badge, it is possible by applying two 3/32 inch flat screw drivers to get underneath the badge's right side. However, they must be applied straight, flat, in. Do not wiggle the screw drivers in the slightest. The metal is quite soft and it...
by sh1
24 Nov 2018, 07:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Capacitive vs Regular (membrane) Buckling Spring Tactility?
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

-- A little more on this on this holiday weekend here -- The keys are mostly from an early '87 1390131. (The earlier, inkier, keys being a better match to the remaining F AT ones.) Replaced the function keys with the navigation section after seeing the 5251 in Chryos's wonderful videos and other ear...
by sh1
21 Nov 2018, 08:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Capacitive vs Regular (membrane) Buckling Spring Tactility?
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

The current state of the aforementioned. Looks good. I personally find the Big Ass enter keys to bind a lot in the upper area. Yet my F-AT still has it. I don't think the big space bar aside from the annoying method to re-seat it is that bad. I quite like it. The shorter Model M and F122 space bars...
by sh1
19 Nov 2018, 01:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Capacitive vs Regular (membrane) Buckling Spring Tactility?
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

The current state of the aforementioned.
by sh1
11 Nov 2018, 22:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Capacitive vs Regular (membrane) Buckling Spring Tactility?
Replies: 20
Views: 1338

Last year, I switched from a bolt modded M to an F AT as my daily driver. I was suffering some wrist pain at the time, which the M was triggering, but not the F. And I had attributed this to less activation force. That said, the graph above, and FWIW both appear to take the same amount of stacked ni...

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