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by forter4
04 Jun 2020, 18:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tip for Painting Vintage Cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Tip for Painting Vintage Cases?

If the paint contains some solvent that isn't oil (such as enamel) or just water, then it should adhere to ABS just fine. Just clean and dry it well beforehand, and don't paint too thick layers. You will lose some texture. If there are any printed logos or other sharp colour artefacts (such as repa...
by forter4
03 Jun 2020, 19:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson QX-10 Keyboard NKRO USB conversion (Fujitsu 2nd Gen Leafsprings)
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Epson QX-10 Keyboard NKRO USB conversion (Fujitsu 2nd Gen Leafsprings)

Do you happen to have a pic of the underside of the keycaps? I just love how thick the keycaps are that come with Fujitsu Leaf Springs =)
by forter4
03 Jun 2020, 19:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tip for Painting Vintage Cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Tip for Painting Vintage Cases?

Before I get flamed to death, just let me explain lol I like to hoard parts in case I break something (which I tend to do), and I have a few extra cases lying around that are in pretty bad condition where retrobriting might not do the trick. I'd like to keep the overall vintage look so I plan to pai...
by forter4
03 Jun 2020, 18:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23360
Views: 1597995

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

So which one of you got the Dasher? lol https://www.ebay.com/itm/174290497642?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2546137.m43663.l10137 Not working :o That's pricey. Hopefully it can be brought back to it's former glory. It would at least make a neat display piece. Going to admit, I was willin...
by forter4
02 Jun 2020, 00:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Great TKL Alps keysets?
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Great TKL Alps keysets?

Northgate Omnikeys have Ansi layouts: https://www.ebay.com/itm/274379109319

But a Dell AT101 is probably your best bet since you can typically find them somewhat cheap (relatively)
by forter4
30 May 2020, 00:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23360
Views: 1597995

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

So which one of you got the Dasher? lol

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174290497642?n ... 663.l10137
by forter4
28 May 2020, 19:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273

Yeah, and maybe other models that we haven't found yet. I've always assumed that it was <number of keys><switch type><category number>-<sequential number>, without any firm basis. I have 5, 24, and 30 for the first. And 1, 2, 3, and 5 for the second. In any case, while there might well be other 103...
by forter4
28 May 2020, 19:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273

Ohhh jeez...I saw this and passed up on it because he never got back to me regarding details I asked about

To be fair, even if I had been the one to get this board, I wouldn't have noticed that it was the Space Cadet PCB lol
by forter4
28 May 2020, 18:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 191
Views: 20802

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Any idea what this switch is? It looks familiar, but difficult to really tell
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264655023949
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by forter4
28 May 2020, 17:49
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)
Replies: 49
Views: 1973

Re: Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

Wait, I've watched this video twice and I can't really find where he's making fun of the handicap (shrugs) Also, every handicap person I've met (there were a few times I did volunteer stuff as part of a school program; before anyone thinks I'm virtue signaling, it was mandatory), they all seemed to ...
by forter4
28 May 2020, 16:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23360
Views: 1597995

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Whoa! Gone. https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TERMINAL-KEYBOARD-SUPER-RARE-VINTAGE-TECH/153949675528?hash=item23d81da008:g:jGcAAOSwJ15ezs8T Woah, what model is that? I've never seen that layout in a beamspring Very rare these days. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=16725 Oh damnnn..thank you for t...
by forter4
28 May 2020, 16:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23360
Views: 1597995

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

JP! wrote:
27 May 2020, 23:23
Whoa! Gone.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TERMINAL-K ... SwJ15ezs8T
Woah, what model is that? I've never seen that layout in a beamspring
by forter4
28 May 2020, 03:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Special Courier Service?
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Special Courier Service?

At my old company we used Old Dominion and I know that JB Hunt and Penske are also pretty big freight lines. You're talking about something that needs to be put on a pallet and moved with a forklift, aren't you? Naw, nothing one person can't handle...thanks for your input; sorry I took so long to a...
by forter4
28 May 2020, 03:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Special Courier Service?
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Special Courier Service?

Can you divulge how heavy and bulky? Where is it in Canada? That would help getting a better answer. The current pandemic will complicate things, especially since your seller is firmly in an "at risk" category. Thinking out loud: if it's about the size of a computer tower, maybe a smaller shop that...
by forter4
20 May 2020, 19:48
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology
Replies: 28
Views: 1383

Re: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology

Holy crap, that's in really good condition. Looks like that plastic cover took the brunt of things lol

I'll definitely watch this and make a last minute decision to throw my hat in the ring lol
by forter4
17 May 2020, 22:31
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5565

Re: [WTS] 62x Alps SKCM Amber Switches

He also cleans them...that process is super tedious and time consuming I doubt he did. That analogy doesn't really apply at all. Men have 100% no reason to buy a pregnancy test whereas just about everyone on here would be interested in what he has to sell. Whether or not it's the right price is a d...
by forter4
17 May 2020, 20:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5565

Re: Deleted

It’s true most people who’ve been “around the block,” as it were, definitely ask the seller about switches on eBay, but a lot of new people in the hobby won’t have a prior bad experience from which to think that asking the seller is that important. By replacing the switches in the 5140 you’ve alter...
by forter4
17 May 2020, 20:02
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5565

Re: Deleted

It’s true most people who’ve been “around the block,” as it were, definitely ask the seller about switches on eBay, but a lot of new people in the hobby won’t have a prior bad experience from which to think that asking the seller is that important. By replacing the switches in the 5140 you’ve alter...
by forter4
17 May 2020, 19:43
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5565

Re: Deleted

For the prices you set you should have the respect for your buyers to not have to be told this sort of stuff. "Don't lie about the condition/quality/nature of your items" is baseline for being a seller at all and if you can't do it then you aren't a seller you're a scammer. The fact that you got ca...
by forter4
17 May 2020, 19:15
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5565

Re: [WTS] 62x Alps SKCM Amber Switches

Take that to heart, considering that even a 17-year-old lashed a criticism like this to you. :? You gotta change, man. And it better be for the better. Well, other than him posting a lot, your criticism is unfounded Well, other than the lack of prior knowledge and the backstory behind the whole ord...
by forter4
16 May 2020, 18:52
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5565

Re: [WTS] 62x Alps SKCM Amber Switches

mcmaxmcmc wrote:
16 May 2020, 10:47
andj00 wrote:
16 May 2020, 10:12
Thanks for your input. You’re pretty well spoken for a 17 year old.

Take that to heart, considering that even a 17-year-old lashed a criticism like this to you. :?

You gotta change, man. And it better be for the better.
Well, other than him posting a lot, your criticism is unfounded
by forter4
16 May 2020, 18:50
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5565

Re: [WTS] 62x Alps SKCM Amber Switches

Should've already taken that into consideration when you bought the IIc you got the Ambers from. Of course, there's labor involved, but it's not even that much. You have a desoldering station, vacuum and all that. It takes, what, five minutes for you to desolder? Yeah, I don't think that'd make a s...
by forter4
16 May 2020, 18:39
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5565

Re: [WTS] 62x Alps SKCM Amber Switches

Also, these prices are hilarious, but unfortunately, the comedy has turned stale now... you might wanna give something a change. Also, It’s been over a year since someone posted loose Ambers on this forum. The last person to post Apple IIc’s asked $275 each. Don’t really know what you find so funny...
by forter4
15 May 2020, 04:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Special Courier Service?
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Special Courier Service?

Anyone know of a company that can pick up a heavy and bulky item from a place, package it up, and ship it to me? Oh yea, the item is in Canada (I'm in California). I've been looking around and can't seem to find anything where they would go to the place, and pick up an unpackaged item The guy I'm bu...
by forter4
12 May 2020, 18:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] New Blue Alps Re-Creation
Replies: 14
Views: 1770

Re: [IC] New Blue Alps Re-Creation

Would definitely be interested once things start to get back to normal-ish
by forter4
12 May 2020, 00:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 42
Views: 2699

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

NICE! I was just about to start a few alps projects...definitely excited to hear any new updates
by forter4
07 May 2020, 03:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23360
Views: 1597995

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233580199070

Looks like a keypunch keyboard
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