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by John Doe
19 Jun 2019, 09:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 3048

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Oh, fuck, I like that displaywritter. A damn big harvest ever seen.
by John Doe
30 May 2019, 12:07
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind

There is a 5251 in good condition on ebay, $1499. No idea its a reasonable price or not.
by John Doe
29 May 2019, 05:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cursed model F thread
Replies: 88
Views: 3327

Re: Help with a cursed model F 122

Congratulations for the issue solved. I'm also restoring my new "shit condition" F122 these days. For the foam replacement, I think 2mm EVA is a nice option in any way, its soft and hard, useful and cheap. Some pics I taken, hope bit help for someone in the future: 20190529001011.jpg 15mm-diameter ...
by John Doe
28 May 2019, 18:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cursed model F thread
Replies: 88
Views: 3327

Re: Help with a cursed model F 122

Congratulations for the issue solved. I'm also restoring my new "shit condition" F122 these days. For the foam replacement, I think 2mm EVA is a nice option in any way, its soft and hard, useful and cheap. Some pics I taken, hope bit help for someone in the future: 20190529001011.jpg 15mm-diameter p...
by John Doe
22 May 2019, 12:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Teaser - IBM Model F restoration - May 2019

I thought its f107 in first glance, the first pic stretched too much.
by John Doe
21 May 2019, 06:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Weirdly Badged F 122
Replies: 26
Views: 1219

Re: Weirdly Badged F 122

Maybe my question is stupid, but what's the black square label on the up-right corner of the first pic?
by John Doe
16 May 2019, 16:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 35
Views: 2432

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Splendid job. Hope to see more process going on.

By the way, if there are extra original beam spring caps to sell, PM me.😬😬😬
by John Doe
01 May 2019, 05:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1203926

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

orihalcon wrote:
30 Apr 2019, 19:09
Indeed a nice F107! If anyone needs an unrestored one, PM me. The restore is definitely time consuming, but you'll get to enjoy it for a lifetime!
Hi, orihalcon, is there any go for the 3278 keycaps? Have you received my message?
by John Doe
30 Mar 2019, 12:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments

Nice job, dark. I think its a good idea to add the symbol tags to the caps, is there any trick you want to share to do this?
by John Doe
10 Mar 2019, 08:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 18
Views: 1364

Re: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

Hope the 5251 variant could do some help.
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by John Doe
06 Mar 2019, 19:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 powder coat color
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: IBM 3278 powder coat color

Seems you have got a good enough result, nice.
by John Doe
06 Mar 2019, 18:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Turn a model m into a fake ssk
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Turn a model m into a fake ssk

Nice job, I have seen some similar projects but none could make it as perfect as this one.

Best of best so far.
by John Doe
04 Mar 2019, 16:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 39
Views: 1912

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

C0BBB33D-7AB3-4839-AA18-C9E723D21AC4.jpeg What I got after Vapor-Rust using, its really like magic, thanks guys. Looking good, might try it myself at some point (when I can afford the stuff!) This is what left after the rust removed. :lol: :lol: :lol: 2AE7FEE4-A4BA-4495-83C9-0757314C40BA.jpeg
by John Doe
04 Mar 2019, 13:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: An Unsaver... finally...?
Replies: 31
Views: 2181

Re: An Unsaver... finally...?

depletedvespene wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 13:25
snoopy wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 13:22
depletedvespene wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 15:21
In.. the... ATTIC?!?!?!?!?!?
yes... I hope it's still there. Have to dig around a bit to find it
You need to... find it?!?!?!?!?! :cry:
I gueess that means a lot.
by John Doe
04 Mar 2019, 06:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 39
Views: 1912

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

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What I got after Vapor-Rust using, its really like magic, thanks guys.
by John Doe
02 Mar 2019, 18:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration and ISO layout mod
Replies: 41
Views: 1643

Re: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration

Always like to see such kinda threads, nice job.
by John Doe
01 Mar 2019, 18:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 39
Views: 1912

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

Managed to get another F XT from the same seller. Jesus. Fucking. Christ. It might be even more rustier than the first. The top of the barrel plate has thick corrosion and the back plate is bent. If he gets any more I'm definitely asking for a lower price... Imao, really need post some pics to show...
by John Doe
01 Mar 2019, 18:34
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 powder coat color
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: IBM 3278 powder coat color

Seems this is a fascinating work full of patience and tricks, I also need some restoration to do for my coming beam, hope this's the best reference so far. Thanks. I think finding a close matching stock powder color/texture would help a lot of people looking to match the originals. Stock colors are...
by John Doe
01 Mar 2019, 18:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 powder coat color
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: IBM 3278 powder coat color

Seems this is a fascinating work full of patience and tricks, I also need some restoration to do for my coming beam, hope this's the best reference so far. Thanks.
by John Doe
01 Mar 2019, 11:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring 3278 XWhatsit and sporadic random keypresses
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Beamspring 3278 XWhatsit and sporadic random keypresses

I played around with the firmware and patched it with the debounce filter that was provided by joc some months back (attached the original zip file). xwhatsit_model_f_firmware_update_0.9.1.zip I made some modifications to the Makefile and compiled the firmware for the Rev4 of the Beamspring keyboar...
by John Doe
28 Feb 2019, 20:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278
Replies: 40
Views: 3061

Re: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278

Thanks, Bass.
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by John Doe
28 Feb 2019, 19:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring 3278 XWhatsit and sporadic random keypresses
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Beamspring 3278 XWhatsit and sporadic random keypresses

In the last month I replaced my AT's controller with xwhatsit. When I was testing the keys, a weird bug shows if I press the keys quickly, some other keys triggered also. I checkesd the PCB and grounding wire carefully, no problems found. I guess maybe the xwhatsit itself got some problem that havn'...
by John Doe
27 Feb 2019, 16:44
Forum: Other
Topic: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)
Replies: 67
Views: 2850

Re: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)

I guess I can't resist any keyboard with 122-keys, but considering the shipping cost expecially where Im living, I better walk away.

Good luck, all guys.
by John Doe
27 Feb 2019, 13:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: IBM Keyboard

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I'm sure the post above will save you a lot of time if the restoration will go further.
by John Doe
27 Feb 2019, 08:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!
Replies: 41
Views: 2290

Re: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!

As a follow-up, I report that I contacted local authorities and I also the actual owners of the place: there is no interest in letting anyone enter the site. It's all polluted with asbestos and other chemical agents, nor the place is safe to walk in from the general local building safety rules. I'v...
by John Doe
25 Feb 2019, 15:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod
Replies: 64
Views: 20440

Re: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod

If I remember correctly, it's the very thread that brought me to the IBM Model M/F world. Thanks.
by John Doe
24 Feb 2019, 09:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: An Unsaver... finally...?
Replies: 31
Views: 2181

Re: An Unsaver... finally...?

I dont know if I have the luck to find another until 2021 if I make the decision to find an unsaver TODAY, sadly. :( :( :( :roll: :roll: :roll:
by John Doe
24 Feb 2019, 03:29
Forum: For sale
Topic: WTS: IBM AT Model F $275
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: WTB: IBM Unsaver 1387033

You must have prepared lot of bucks given the rarity of the so special model.
by John Doe
24 Feb 2019, 03:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 39
Views: 1912

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

Shit man. This is a project here. I would say try and find a product called Evapo-Rust. I use it all the time on springs, screws, etc. It works like magic (chelation) and isn't harmful to metal like acids and you won't have an issue with flash rust after derusting. Acids tend to take good metal alo...
by John Doe
23 Feb 2019, 16:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 39
Views: 1912

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

I also face the intractable problem of the rusty springs, no helpful solution after searching whole forum.

Tried vinegar and WD40 also, still like shit.
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If you have good idea finally, really really appreciate it. :D :D :D

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