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by dad
12 Dec 2020, 11:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5785
Views: 797636

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

...the quality control of the goods and making repairs were more important than meeting a timeline... Agree, for me it's OK to not get my F77 in 2020, could wait even more if quality requires it. So is there a chance that the goods from the second container start shipping to us in February-March 20...
by dad
31 Oct 2020, 17:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5785
Views: 797636

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

... the second of two container shipments of the early bird round (mostly the remaining keyboards with installed, unprinted blue/black keys as well as the compact case keyboards), expected to arrive around year end. ... So is it on the way to the destination(has shipped from the factory)? Was expec...
by dad
01 Aug 2020, 10:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 2786

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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: 5785
Views: 797636

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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