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by 002
05 Feb 2019, 03:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod
Replies: 64
Views: 19601

Re: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod

Ah...is that what those things are for? I thought they were for holding the layers in place so that nothing shifted sideways. Anyway, I was pretty careless when I took the keyboard apart quite some time ago. I cut away most of those crescents but in the end everything still works and feels great. Yo...
by 002
05 Feb 2019, 03:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod
Replies: 64
Views: 19601

Re: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod

In spite of the miscegenation I have found that an Imperial 1/16" hole is perfect for an M2 screw because the screw will cut its way into the plastic and make a wonderful threaded socket for itself without need for a nut, or can forced in a little harder to function as a regular pilot hole. Exactly...
by 002
04 Feb 2019, 08:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod
Replies: 64
Views: 19601

Re: IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod

Huge thread necro but just wanted to say thanks for this guide, Madhias. I did my first ever screw mod over the weekend and it went very well. I used these screws which are probably cheese-grade Chinesium given the price but they did the job. I also used a 1/16 imperial drill bit (1.59mm) which felt...
by 002
08 Jan 2019, 08:08
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 390
Views: 14696

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Nice work, matt3o. I'm digging it!
I noticed in the spy that some threads just have 'Re' as the title -- has that been reported yet?
by 002
18 Dec 2018, 11:39
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome your new kingpin: matt3o
Replies: 30
Views: 1745

Thanks for everything, webwit :)
It's hard not to feel nostalgic right now...feels like a chapter is closing in the DT book but at the same time it is comforting to know that someone like matt3o is now holding the reins.
by 002
17 Oct 2018, 01:32
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Fujitsu Libertouch
Replies: 1
Views: 187

It looks like Rakuten might be one of the only places to get a new ANSI-layout one. Not sure if they ship directly to the UK though... https://item.rakuten.co.jp/fujitsucomponent/kb107/

They're great keyboards.
by 002
07 Aug 2018, 10:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Previously unseen Chinese Realforce sublegends
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Sub-legends serve a purpose if you are using direct kana input as opposed to romaji in the case of Japanese. What you type on your keyboard then becomes the sub-legend. I suspect it's the same for Chinese and other languages too. It's not just for keyboard memesters :)
by 002
06 Aug 2018, 05:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Previously unseen Chinese Realforce sublegends
Replies: 11
Views: 708

What's neat about the source of those images is that the two keyboards being reviewed appear to be the SE1100 and SE11B0, both listed on the Topre OEM Keyboards page as prototype models (10 of which were made in each colour). I am just using Google translate but it sounds like they were made availab...
by 002
02 Aug 2018, 15:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TopSense - better capsense, now for Topre.
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Nice work!
That is a very obscure keyboard to just be finding Stateside -- sad that it was in such shitty condition too. The point about the double presses is likely the explanation for reports on the Realforce RGB having issues at the lowest actuation point setting.
by 002
14 Jul 2018, 02:12
Forum: News
Topic: new Fujitsu Libertouch keyboards
Replies: 5
Views: 584

The Libertouch is a hidden gem. I like them just as much as my Topre boards and their tactility is more crisp and sharp -- the only problem is they never made tenkeyless versions of them so I don't really use mine anymore. My daughter uses it instead :) Sadly, while cheaper than Topre, they're still...
by 002
12 Jul 2018, 10:08
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Whatever happened to ________?
Replies: 58
Views: 8199

Nice to hear from you, Mu. Insightful as ever even in not-so-good times -- all the best buddy.
by 002
06 Jun 2018, 06:12
Forum: News
Topic: Topre x PFU Realforce R2 PFU Limited Edition announced
Replies: 10
Views: 3698

I didn't think that PFU would ever be selling Realforces. Kinda odd.
I wonder if Topre will do their own ANSI Realforce R2 TKL at some point...I'll have to do another Realforce wiki page update over the weekend as I still haven't added the initial R2 RKL models yet.
by 002
04 Jun 2018, 04:26
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new car...
Replies: 213
Views: 9632

I scoff at big utes / pickups too, but never to my friends who have them in case I need to do a run to the garbage dump or pick up some white-goods :)
by 002
05 May 2018, 11:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: lobste.rs Invite
Replies: 5
Views: 606

davkol wrote: What's that? A Jordan Peterson circlejerk?
What's that? An anti-Jordan Peterson circlejerk?
by 002
04 May 2018, 11:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to fix (too) tight Topre PBT spacebars?
Replies: 9
Views: 416

I had the same problem with my PBT Massdrop spacebars -- I needed to press the frig out of them to get them seated properly.
by 002
20 Apr 2018, 09:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Another guy on reddit selling a Wingnut (for $10.000 ?!?!?!?!!!)
Replies: 70
Views: 2301

For those wondering, webwit has said on this forum that the wingnuts are made by Clack Factory, so I don't think there's any secret to hide there. I've always wanted one but not so much I'd pay $10,000 :O
by 002
09 Apr 2018, 05:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre misbihaving after 4th lube job why ??
Replies: 21
Views: 1444

Good advice above -- especially with regards to tightening screws. I usually alternate between left side and right side when doing the screws and don't over-tighten; as soon as the screw touches the PCB I give it a very gentle twist and that's it. The other thing I was thinking about when you mentio...
by 002
06 Apr 2018, 07:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Some turd trying to bolt mod a Model M.
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Nice. I am going through this process at the moment too on an SSK. I am at the point where I'm ready to drill the holes in the barrel plate. I think I might've fucked up but I'm not sure; I've dremeled down the plastic rivet posts where you're supposed to drill through -- either side of those posts ...
by 002
21 Mar 2018, 04:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 508
Views: 25450

gold-plated keyboard released in 2008. korean customs are always ahead of time. lol This one is actually kinda cool 8-). For some anniversary a while back, PFU came up with these hideous custom HHKB Lite boards (which were already ugly to begin with). A bit of a shame considering they did such a gr...
by 002
19 Mar 2018, 08:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Leopold FC660C with Topre to MX sliders - questions
Replies: 49
Views: 2576

Hypersphere rings are close copies to factory silencing. Foam ring with a plastic backing:
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by 002
19 Mar 2018, 08:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Leopold FC660C with Topre to MX sliders - questions
Replies: 49
Views: 2576

I haven't tried hypersphere or keyclack silencing rings but I do have factory silenced Realforce keyboards and I don't really like them, but that's just me -- I prefer the upstroke sound and feel of a standard 45g Realforce. The upstroke of BKE domes is a lot snappier I've heard so maybe silencing r...
by 002
19 Mar 2018, 07:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Leopold FC660C with Topre to MX sliders - questions
Replies: 49
Views: 2576

Luna wrote: Would the single domes from mykeyboard.eu be a good idea?
Or is it better to use a whole sheet?
I think it's just easier to install a whole sheet but good luck finding one in 55g. As for the individual BKE domes, I've heard conflicting reports, but overall they seem to get positive reviews.
by 002
19 Mar 2018, 03:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Leopold FC660C with Topre to MX sliders - questions
Replies: 49
Views: 2576

Luna wrote: On another note, I wonder if it would be possible to make a Realforce RGB 55g.
What would that take? Just change the domes, not the springs?
And would the variable actuation still work?
Yep, just domes need replacing and variable actuation would still work.
by 002
17 Mar 2018, 00:18
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Closest wheel acceleration to IntelliPoint for non-MS mice?
Replies: 3
Views: 393

I suppose that you've already come across this one?: http://www.desksoft.com/ScrollNavigator.htm
It's not free but does it meet all your requirements? Looks pretty customisable.
by 002
16 Mar 2018, 23:50
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1742
Views: 85104

I always did wonder, if topre made the novatouch, why the rattle ? I didn't feel that my NovaTouch was rattly. The differences I noticed with mine were that the sliders were slightly more scratchy and required lubing, and the stabilisers didn't feel as nice. I think both of these things were at lea...
by 002
16 Mar 2018, 13:03
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1742
Views: 85104

I am pretty sure that all of the US ANSI 10th Anniversary keyboards were ordered by Leopold. Funnily enough in 3 years time, these keyboards will be as old as the anniversary they are celebrating. I'm surprised they've kept making and selling them for so long. The FC660C and FC980C are basically the...
by 002
16 Mar 2018, 03:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best replacement keycaps for Filco Majestouch 2 TKL (UK ISO)
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: "That Hans that do dishes, can be soft as Gervais …"

I still have intact paint on the keycaps of my backlit Poker II I've had for over four years — I guess I am just lucky.
As lucky as the hairy lipped squid turned out to be.
by 002
16 Mar 2018, 03:33
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1742
Views: 85104

I received the Realforce 87U 55g 10th Anniversary edition today. It is branded Leopold. I thought it would be branded Topre. Or is that the same company in Japan? All Realforces are made by Topre in their Sagamihara plant. The only example of foreign-made parts that I am aware of are the double-sho...
by 002
15 Mar 2018, 10:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best replacement keycaps for Filco Majestouch 2 TKL (UK ISO)
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

My Majestouch was also an original from 2010 or 2011. I wonder if it depends on where you live and humidity etc, although it definitely does get very humid in Japan too. All I know is that my legends started to go brown and yucky very quickly and it was the same for a guy at work (he had a Majestouc...
by 002
15 Mar 2018, 03:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best replacement keycaps for Filco Majestouch 2 TKL (UK ISO)
Replies: 9
Views: 2402

The Filco is so shit for this. The UV coating on their caps is like the Juicy Fruit chewing gum -- great while it lasts, which happens to be about 2 minutes. ISO probably limits you somewhat but otherwise it's the sky's the limit in terms of keycap options for a Cherry keyboard -- and also how much ...

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