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by rsbseb
15 Feb 2018, 21:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

UPDATE: I promised to keep everyone informed on the status of SBS and I know it's been a bit of a moving target. I am out of physical therapy and going back to work full time next week. This milestone should soon provide me with the cash flow to move forward with SBS once again. My son and I are cur...
by rsbseb
13 Nov 2017, 16:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

Closing in on 2 months since my wreck and my recovery is taking longer than I expected. I am considerably behind with pretty much everything right now. SBS is probably going to have to remain parked for a couple of months. I'll keep everyone informed.
by rsbseb
08 Oct 2017, 04:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

Sorry I should have posted here as well as in the off topic section. I am recovering from a serious car wreck. (I got hit by someone driving on the wrong side of the road). It's taking me longer to get back up to speed than I expected. My son has been busy with a new baby as well as a new position a...
by rsbseb
28 Sep 2017, 15:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: All Messed Up
Replies: 3
Views: 858

All Messed Up

Sorry I've been missing in action lately. I am recovering from a serious auto accident right now and everything in my life is moving at a snails pace. My son has had a lot on his plate this past month as well, getting ready for his first baby and getting up to speed with some new software where he w...
by rsbseb
23 Aug 2017, 04:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

If you're working on production tooling, does that mean the prototypes all went well, or is this work that's not specifically related to the shapes of the molds? There is more to the production tooling than just the mold cavity itself. All the caps excepting the space bars use the same mold base. T...
by rsbseb
23 Aug 2017, 02:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

Yes they are all the same profile and are very close to the originals in dimension. The big difference is the spherical top, and colors, and really cool fonts and .... ?
by rsbseb
22 Aug 2017, 17:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

Sorry for not updating, I haven't had much to update on. Real life has demanded a lot from me over the last few weeks as it has for my son. Now for some good news, We have started the millwork on the die sinks for production tooling, this is actually a very big deal. Attached is a picture of one of ...
by rsbseb
19 Jul 2017, 16:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

Hi Zed, It's a pleasure to read about the degree of care and attention to detail you're lavishing on the design. The typographical "optical anomalies" actually make a difference, at least to my eye (used to be a graphic design and typography geek). Related I suppose to the debate raging elsewhere o...
by rsbseb
17 Jul 2017, 23:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

I have been plugging away the last week putting the finishing touches on the Beam Spring font. I came to the conclusion that it is actually more of a 'real' font than I had originally thought. There are some tricks that typographers use when designing fonts to compensate for various optical anomali...
by rsbseb
07 Jul 2017, 15:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

Shihatsu wrote: o god can't wait so impatient giev nao SBS!!!!
I think I'm more impatient than anyone right now, I've been loosing sleep over it ;)
by rsbseb
07 Jul 2017, 06:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

Unfortunately, I'm still not ready to give the update that I wanted to but since I promised something I will share a little about the status of SBS. My son and I have been working this project from different physical locations and it has been challenging to say the least but a little over a week ago...
by rsbseb
03 Jul 2017, 15:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SCM Profile
Replies: 205
Views: 16978

Just registered to say that I'm glad this project is not dead. Don't feel stressed that you have to push yourself even further. I think we'd be all happy if this projects reaches its final stage at some point, it doesn't have to be tomorrow. Is Alps support still under development? Yes, Alps suppor...
by rsbseb
03 Jul 2017, 05:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

rsbseb wrote: We will have an update to send out this weekend on SBS ;)
Sorry to report it's going to be another day or two :oops:
by rsbseb
30 Jun 2017, 04:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Replies: 307
Views: 36416

We will have an update to send out this weekend on SBS ;)
by rsbseb
28 Jun 2017, 01:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another custom 62% Model M build
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

I do a lot of drawing and don't like to take my hand away from my trackball if possible. Left hand enter and Nav cluster are the most desirable attributes of a custom keyboard for me
by rsbseb
27 Jun 2017, 21:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another custom 62% Model M build
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Your layout is little different than mine, but I see you have a left hand enter key :) Your board looks to be in excellent condition and I like the wider caps on the side columns. I'm interested in seeing your approach for a case.
by rsbseb
26 Jun 2017, 03:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs
Replies: 250
Views: 23839

Damn, you want to be able to make custom keycaps? On the contrary, I think a lot of you don't realize just how trivial it is to make your own dye-sublimated caps, and what a ripoff they are. Here's what you need, as an example: Epson inkjet printer Heat transfer inks Heat transfer paper An oven Sci...
by rsbseb
26 Jun 2017, 01:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs
Replies: 250
Views: 23839

Nice work Rick, keep it up. This is a cool project and I hope you remain in a position to see it through to completion. :)
Chyros wrote: Damn, you want to be able to make custom keycaps? Oo

Holy guacamole =D .
SBS should have options for custom caps after the first round ;)
by rsbseb
25 Jun 2017, 17:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hand Wired, Arduino coded Televideo 925 keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Great project. I need to tackle a similar one in order to develop some skills as well.. nice looking board BTW
by rsbseb
24 Jun 2017, 06:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Compact Buckling Spring - It's Alive!! (IBM Wheel Writer)
Replies: 40
Views: 3761

I just signed up (hello!) and I'm also interested in your progress. I bought a wheelwriter 3 keyboard on ebay (no case, like JP!) to start a similar project after seeing someone else's result (I hope I can come up with a smaller case): I just started taking my keyboard assembly apart (for cleaning ...
by rsbseb
23 Jun 2017, 16:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Anyone know if the ThinkPad T92 is happening?
Replies: 29
Views: 3387

vivalarevolución wrote: I love the big escape key. And the big Delete key. There are few thing some satisfying than a decisive slam of those keys to produce an action.
I completely agree, my biggest issues with standard layouts is the lack of a large escape key and a left hand enter.
by rsbseb
23 Jun 2017, 02:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Compact Buckling Spring - It's Alive!! (IBM Wheel Writer)
Replies: 40
Views: 3761

I can't wait for updates on this project. I just bought 2 keyboards. One is from an Actionwriter & the other for a Wheelwriter. I don't have the case or the membrane headers though :( The membrane headers are pretty easy to locate and purchase new, I only used old ones because I had them and was im...
by rsbseb
22 Jun 2017, 22:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Re-designing Alps to MX Adaptors
Replies: 2
Views: 448

I still have a set of aluminum molds for injection molding them from a couple of years ago, but not for the extended stabilizers. If the shapeways material is now suitable for this application, I can probably get a model of a tree full of them to share. In fact I think we may already have one on fil...
by rsbseb
22 Jun 2017, 20:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Compact Buckling Spring - It's Alive!! (IBM Wheel Writer)
Replies: 40
Views: 3761

Got the ends trimmed, edge sanded and glued during my lunch break.The case is starting to take shape. :)
Can't hardly wait to see what this little board is going to look like with some SBS caps on it.
case3.jpg
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by rsbseb
22 Jun 2017, 17:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Compact Buckling Spring - It's Alive!! (IBM Wheel Writer)
Replies: 40
Views: 3761

Started working on the case and decided I would hack down the original as a starting point by lopping off over 4 inches in the width. I will need to cut down the metal plate as well. I did test some scraps and they appear to be solvent weldable so I will reuse the ends after they have been trimmed a...
by rsbseb
22 Jun 2017, 00:36
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5570
Views: 691041

We are three keyboards away from the big quarter million dollar order mark! As we wait for final tooling at the factory before production finishes up, all the completed parts are waiting in their boxes, ready to be assembled in the coming months - reposting some photos here: Now there's a load of w...
by rsbseb
18 Jun 2017, 23:50
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 101
Views: 7701

Mr.Nobody wrote:
mr_a500 wrote: Yeah, you guys have some freaky squirrels over there. I was particularly impressed with this weirdo:
red squirrel.jpg
I need this guy for my collection.
It looks........delicious :lol:
Red squirrels are actually pretty good. ;)
by rsbseb
17 Jun 2017, 01:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The tin foil hat conspiracy
Replies: 39
Views: 3289

The architecture firm I worked for a eight years ago took on some government work. The GSA agent assigned to oversee our projects shared some information about several other projects he was involved with. I too could write a bad book about some of the conversations we had as well as some of the spec...
by rsbseb
17 Jun 2017, 01:11
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1884
Views: 172296

Broke down while out of town today :x and while I was waiting for a tow I wandered across the street to a Goodwill and found this interesting keyboard for $3. I occasionally will pick up a rubber dome and I'm sure this one is just that but it had a look that caught my eye and it's fairly hefty even ...
by rsbseb
14 Jun 2017, 21:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Crypto-currencies and Alt-coins
Replies: 55
Views: 3512

It seems that I may be one of the few who likes cash. I always pay cash unless I don't meet the other party in person or the amount is more than about 200 bucks. Everyday personal life is 100% cash, the occasional higher sums bank transfer and online stuff mostly paypal. I'm with you 100%, I'm a ca...

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