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by dad
01 Aug 2020, 10:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

Here's a great review on the ultra compact F77 keyboard from Level1Techs on YouTube. I'd say Model M (I have one since 2006, made by Lexmark in 1995) stands nowhere near any Model F (own original IBM F AT since 01/2020) in terms of tactile feel, sound, quality, NKRO etc. When I return to my model M...
by dad
27 Jun 2020, 11:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

Model F Project philosophy: full user control of product maintenance and repairs .... users to be able to fix small issues themselves due to the simplicity and full repairability of the Model F design... ... For small (minor) issues (like single/few keys repair/replacement or software issues) only ...
by dad
21 Jun 2020, 09:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

Here it is accompanied by it's slightly larger (and older) PC AT sibling that had been ANSI'fied... Thanks for sharing the image (F77 vs F AT) - I thought F77 classic style case is much smaller than the original PC AT, since F77 lacks F-keys and AT keyboard leds(very useful BTW). But it turns out i...
by dad
05 Jun 2020, 11:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

Ellipse Are there any news on the second container ship? In May 11 update you wrote:
The second and final early bird round container shipment is set to ship in 1-2 weeks.
Also are there any updates on "mass sublimation", was expected to start in June.
by dad
08 Apr 2020, 18:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

Ellipse any more updates on dye sub process? The last was about a month ago.
by dad
08 Mar 2020, 15:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

Hopefully I am not announcing success too soon (!); the next steps are additional sublimation tests to evaluate consistency of results, fine tuning the sublimation parameters, and then tests of a full key set and front printed keys. And are all printed symbols going to be in only one color (black i...
by dad
05 Mar 2020, 09:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

If anyone prefers a keyboard that can ship immediately, I can ship many types of HHKB style split right shift and split backspace (plus some 2U backspace) options with unprinted keys - feel free to PM me to ask if a specific configuration is available. Thanks for the update. You mean that if I orde...
by dad
04 Mar 2020, 18:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM "Shop Date"
Replies: 16
Views: 2515

Re: IBM "Shop Date"

My shop date is K2 5085 (Model F). BTW it is the same as the last 4 digits of the serial number...So nobody knows the exact date, I guess it is somewhere close to May 7 1985.
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by dad
13 Feb 2020, 08:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

... I hope they can remove this line for the final round in the secondary/finishing operations before powdercoating. ... What about the 2nd ("the early bird"?) round - the cases are already in production and will not be fixed? BTW why you removed the number of orders from your site - the last I rem...
by dad
08 Feb 2020, 20:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

I have had to replace buzzing and bad springs in many original Model F keyboards. Absolutely true, 30+ year old model F could have some slightly buzzing springs, my AT Model F has 2-3 of these. But...I hope my new F77 (when it arrives) is not supposed to include any :?: The factory also goes throug...
by dad
17 Jan 2020, 19:26
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

tentator wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 14:16
think about it like just better and more consistent..
Yes, this old AT Model F is in relatively good condition, but is not 100% consistent: some keys sound/feel not exactly the same as others, and space bar is so...stiff. Still it feels much better than my old Model M.
by dad
17 Jan 2020, 13:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5606
Views: 719278

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

The larger buckling spring keyboards like the PC AT and 101 key Model M are relatively plentiful on eBay, etc. and can be found for far below the cost of a new Model F. I've just received the Model F PC AT keyboard(USB with soarers controller), ordered it on ebay for $300 about a month ago(maybe co...

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