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by ddrfraser1
Today, 03:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: building 60% keyboard with vintage switches
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: building 60% keyboard with vintage switches

Nice. The second one sounds great.
by ddrfraser1
Today, 01:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cortron (ITW) 55-500216
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Cortron (ITW) 55-500216

Sick dude. I tell ya, those wp keebs are the best looking.
by ddrfraser1
08 Aug 2020, 18:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Randomly made contact with Kish on Facebook. Thought I'd share
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Randomly made contact with Kish on Facebook. Thought I'd share

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I imagine this is how Luke felt on Degobah when he realized he was in the presence of a master.
by ddrfraser1
08 Aug 2020, 18:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3994

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

Makes sense. Dumbledore would use a beam spring. Gandalf however would only use a pen and parchment.
by ddrfraser1
08 Aug 2020, 01:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox Custom Build
Replies: 64
Views: 4169

Re: Xerox Custom Build

Stuff happening

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Jesseg wrote:
07 Aug 2020, 03:54
F*** this is cool... What are those original Xerox boards worth these days?
Thanks man! I’m actually not sure. Several hundred I’m sure.
by ddrfraser1
07 Aug 2020, 01:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox Custom Build
Replies: 64
Views: 4169

Re: Xerox Custom Build Plans

So, what's the hold up I hear you ask? Well twofold: First, I was sick of working on a crappy plastic table so I took some time to build a proper work bench. Link to post: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=24296 Second, my powder coating guy has been moving shop and is taking ages to get ...
by ddrfraser1
05 Aug 2020, 15:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5556-001 Multistation Keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: IBM 5556-001 Multistation Keyboard

Such a beaut
by ddrfraser1
03 Aug 2020, 16:52
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3994

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

JP! wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 15:12

Two generations!
That is such a sick set up.
by ddrfraser1
02 Aug 2020, 18:44
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5556-001 Multistation Keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: IBM 5556-001 Multistation Keyboard

Love it. Been hoping to get one of these for a while now.
by ddrfraser1
02 Aug 2020, 05:24
Forum: Reviews
Topic: IBM 4978 "Beamship" keyboard review (Beamsprings)
Replies: 21
Views: 973

Re: IBM 4978 "Beamship" keyboard review (Beamsprings)

I wonder if models C through E were botched attempts at cheaper variants til they landed on the buckling spring. Maybe foam an foil? poor performing leaf spring? Who knows what else. Perhaps the switches from the PC Jr were derived from one of these failed attempts. Behold this thing patented a yea...
by ddrfraser1
01 Aug 2020, 18:48
Forum: Reviews
Topic: IBM 4978 "Beamship" keyboard review (Beamsprings)
Replies: 21
Views: 973

Re: IBM 4978 "Beamship" keyboard review (Beamsprings)

I wonder if models C through E were botched attempts at cheaper variants til they landed on the buckling spring. Maybe foam an foil? poor performing leaf spring? Who knows what else. Perhaps the switches from the PC Jr were derived from one of these failed attempts.
by ddrfraser1
01 Aug 2020, 16:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1750016

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Someone in SC needs to
Pick this up asap
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by ddrfraser1
01 Aug 2020, 04:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case
Replies: 89
Views: 3501

Re: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case

So slightly off topic, were the computers that came with the industrial Ms grey as well? Anyone got pics? Edit: May have just answered my own question. Looks like these were rack mount PCs. What a beast. What a beautiful, beautiful beast. A45E3C6E-3652-4FD5-8CFB-F2E000D25D64.jpeg Welp, now I obvious...
by ddrfraser1
01 Aug 2020, 03:55
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1750016

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

zzxx53 wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 22:52
kmnov2017 wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 22:44

Unicomp case, so not worth more than 60 IMHO...
Ah - didn't see the swapped case part.
At least the seller bothered to transfer the label to the new case; but agree that definitely not worth $300.
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by ddrfraser1
01 Aug 2020, 03:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case
Replies: 89
Views: 3501

Re: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case

Got all my ingredients.
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Who’s ready to be extorted?
by ddrfraser1
31 Jul 2020, 22:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3593
Views: 253187

Re: Alps Appreciation

Nice! I agree. I bought one of those last year. Mine’s got clickified black alps as the tactility wasn’t so hot with the stock switches. Feels great now. One of my favorite parts is the subtle beeper. It’s a nice unobtrusive thock. C9A97B97-641B-41E2-A2CE-41CC68B3A5E6.jpeg Very nice :) How is the X...
by ddrfraser1
31 Jul 2020, 21:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3593
Views: 253187

Re: Alps Appreciation

Nice! I agree. I bought one of those last year. Mine’s got clickified black alps as the tactility wasn’t so hot with the stock switches. Feels great now. One of my favorite parts is the subtle beeper. It’s a nice unobtrusive thock.
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by ddrfraser1
31 Jul 2020, 16:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1750016

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Good price considering the BKE domes and mods. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Topre-Realforce-87U-55g-Lubed-Silenced-BKE-Light-Domes-Sound-Proofed-Case/124279815356?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D5340353d734f489199d9dbc9c357dc66%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26...
by ddrfraser1
31 Jul 2020, 14:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1750016

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

juspek wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 11:06
Nice looking Sony keyboard: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Monitor-K ... 3669596739
Comes with additional monitor :)
Oof, I would get that whole package if it was in the US
by ddrfraser1
31 Jul 2020, 02:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case
Replies: 89
Views: 3501

Re: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case

Posted for 300 now. Still seems steep.
by ddrfraser1
30 Jul 2020, 23:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NIB Cherry G80-2100HBU
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: NIB Cherry G80-2100HBU

Dayum! Been trying to find one with an led screen for a while. Congrats!
by ddrfraser1
30 Jul 2020, 20:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

TheInverseKey wrote:
25 Jul 2020, 05:51

https://vintkeys.xyz.
Man, all your stuff looks pristine! Good restores, great photography! I feel like I'm in THX-1138.
by ddrfraser1
30 Jul 2020, 17:47
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1750016

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

JP! wrote:
30 Jul 2020, 17:27
FYI, new beamspring price. And no I did not get this one :(

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-56 ... SwMoRfIr3m
...wut :?:
by ddrfraser1
30 Jul 2020, 02:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case
Replies: 89
Views: 3501

Re: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case

I'm a n00b, so I'll ask it because y'all brought it up: is there any mechanical difference between the industrial Model M(s) and a bog-standard one? ....I'm excited to have a 'crappier quality' industrial m from unicomp.... Those are original IBM old stock items ... Hence the quotation marks 😁
by ddrfraser1
29 Jul 2020, 16:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Compaq Portable plastic key broken
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Compaq Portable plastic key broken

It's finicky but you could try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1meoZaHYZo
by ddrfraser1
29 Jul 2020, 16:02
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Siig Minitouch with Monterey blue switches
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: [WTB] Siig Minitouch with Monterey blue switches

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SIIG-Minitouch-KB1948-Mechanical-Keyboard-With-Alps-White-Clones/264777578073?hash=item3da5f93659:g:AqAAAOSwSTFe5ibn Decent price for this one. Just solder in some Montereys. They're pretty easy to find for relatively cheap. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think you can solder...
by ddrfraser1
29 Jul 2020, 15:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3593
Views: 253187

Re: Alps Appreciation

Hey Chyros, guess what i bought an Alps Keyboard only because your Videos introduced me to the wonderful world of good switches. Can i use Keyboard -> Passive AT-PS/2 adapter -> PS/2-USB adapter -> Computer i suppose yes, right? Or is there an AT-USB adapter available also? thx I usually get someth...
by ddrfraser1
29 Jul 2020, 15:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case
Replies: 89
Views: 3501

Re: Mind The Gap - Unicomp NOS Industrial case

I'm a n00b, so I'll ask it because y'all brought it up: is there any mechanical difference between the industrial Model M(s) and a bog-standard one? I bought a square badge one off Ellipse last year, for reference, even that one was only $500. Yeah, it was a lot but to this day it's my favorite buc...

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