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by Crazy Canadian XXIV
14 Dec 2016, 02:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: An appeal to Model M owners
Replies: 33
Views: 2313

Alright, so I've been using single-piece caps from my F122 on my M for a little while now ('bout a week), just switched back to the original M caps... the F caps did make it noticeably smoother. It's not a huge difference though, to echo what folks have been saying here.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
05 Dec 2016, 21:41
Forum: Final vote
Topic: Best input device photo
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Had to give mine to HaaTa's Teletypewriter. That lighting is just marvellously striking.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
04 Dec 2016, 06:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: An appeal to Model M owners
Replies: 33
Views: 2313

I've got an M and an F122 that's up on metaphorical blocks. I'll give this a try tomorrow and report back.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
14 Oct 2016, 22:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cerakote - ceramic powder coating safe for plastics
Replies: 47
Views: 3227

Just dish soap and water. Dawn, I think. Either Dawn or Sunlight. Dried it with a towel and gave it a few days to air dry.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
14 Oct 2016, 21:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cerakote - ceramic powder coating safe for plastics
Replies: 47
Views: 3227

No pretreatment. Just washed the case down a couple days prior, then straight to the painting. I did allow it a full week to dry on my coffee table before using it.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
14 Oct 2016, 21:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cerakote - ceramic powder coating safe for plastics
Replies: 47
Views: 3227

I tried Krylon fusion on my M, actually. It looked amazing when the paint was still fresh, but unfortunately it didn't take long at all before it started to wear and chip off - right where my wrist sits when I'm playing games. Ended up stripping it off with brake fluid. The cable didn't fare much be...
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
19 Jul 2016, 08:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

LPNUS - so lasered PBT However, in the appaling photos, they look a bit yellow so could be that someone swapped them for some ABS at some point. That said, you can't really tell anything from those photos :) PBT can be yellowed from other sources, too, IIRC. Cigarette smoke comes to mind, but corre...
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
19 Jul 2016, 01:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

seebart wrote:
Dra wrote: Calling dibs on the 925
It's an auction, good luck! :evilgeek: You're not telling us what switch it's got? :evilgeek:
Futaba linears according to that thread, no?
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
16 Jul 2016, 22:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

I'd say only one of those is really banana... SMK Alps Mount, interestingly enough.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
25 Jun 2016, 06:12
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

Dra wrote: K65 ISO, seems to be a fair price for MX reds
http://www.ebay.de/itm/262493957194
Or you could just get some Gateron Red switches for about the same price ;)

Obligatory keyboard tax. No idea if it's got NEC ovals, but if the wiki is anything to go by I'd be surprised if it wasn't mechanical.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
12 Jun 2016, 20:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

What did he do with that kbd? Live gaming where the keyboard was sword?? ;) leider ist sie ein wenig in Mitleidenschaft gezogen worden "cheater" Maybe it's this kid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUSN7fqVBio Always thought that guy had a Model M, which would account for the keyboard still working ...
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
06 Jun 2016, 12:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

Shady deal, that one. Literally.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
31 May 2016, 12:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/162076443258

Seller name checks out :maverick:
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
30 May 2016, 22:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

If only he had the balls to open the bag and take a cap off...
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
29 May 2016, 21:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322034193927

Rather impressive case on this one.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
29 May 2016, 12:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

Seven beamsprings from one seller O_o is that a record of some kind?
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
27 May 2016, 10:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

Focus FK-6200: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575177980&toolid=10001&campid=5337870127&customid=&icep_item=182145698061&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg Those are dome with slider, btw. Ah yes, SKCM White Alps Cherry MK slider over dome, ...
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
12 May 2016, 05:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

Yeah, that's another thing; my F122 and 3180 combo shipped across the border for the same amount ($80 US), and it came with... well, a 3180. And it wasn't through the GSP. So I guess what I really (don't) love is when people have jacked-up shipping costs.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
12 May 2016, 04:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

83 bucks (US) to bring it over the border.

I love it when people don't use the global shipping program.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
10 May 2016, 09:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

seebart wrote:
emdude wrote: I'm pretty certain the only reason anyone gets the SGI Granite is for the key caps. :lol:
Your wrong, quite wrong. But that's OK.
He's an astronaut, and he's okay!
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
09 May 2016, 09:38
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

Well, do you like the AEK as a platform? Do you like it more than you do other Alps keyboards? How hard would it be to find a new Alps keyboard where the shipping won't kill it?

Always think practically, it makes these decisions much easier. :)
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
30 Apr 2016, 20:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

For the lefties: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fentek-Industries-KB-DS-8861XPL-Left-Handed-Mechanical-Clicky-Gray-USB-Keyboard-/371612956162 Really cool, I wish more left-handed keyboard existed. Bit pricey for what it is, that numpad is insanely worn! What switches does it have? Don't be fooled by the m...
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
24 Apr 2016, 02:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

The earliest Model M122s do have stepped modifiers, like these ones: [M122s with stepped modifiers] It's not uncommon. But, I don't think I have ever seen an F122 or M122 with a mix of stepped and non-stepped modifiers. AFAIK, F122s never had non-stepped modifiers. Fair enough. Also, I didn't notic...
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
24 Apr 2016, 00:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

That almost certainly actually is an F122, BTW. I've never seen an M122 with stepped modifiers, and I would be very surprised if this turned out to be the first, especially considering that it's in a lot of various other Model Fs.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
23 Apr 2016, 06:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

warty wrote: IBM 5110-3 (5120) with beamspring:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-5110-3-Comp ... 2167801002

Beautiful machine if you can find the space for it. $560 and reserve not met though.
Strip the keyboard out and wire it up to an Xwhatsit :evilgeek:
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
20 Apr 2016, 19:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

With a case like that, who needs a banana for scale? :)
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
20 Apr 2016, 05:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

You can also get 4 or 5 other SSDs around the 1TB mark for nearly the same price. Samsung has good drives, but these are used and any potential warranty is probably gone. You really can't. Cheapest 1TB SSDs on the market right now sit at the $200 mark. On the off chance that you're talking about ge...
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
09 Apr 2016, 06:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

IMO it'd be a shame to not use it.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
03 Apr 2016, 09:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

alh84001 wrote:
Crazy Canadian XXIV wrote: That first one's a Cherry keyboard. Pretty confident.
:lol:

I actually like the legend colors on these.
The gold-on-black is pretty nice. Reminds me of the Type Heaven.
by Crazy Canadian XXIV
03 Apr 2016, 08:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359452

Keyboards with wooden cases: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solid-Wood-CHERRY-AT-Keyboard-vintage-1998-Oberhofer-steampunk-mechanical-/182078052849 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solid-Wood-MAPLE-AT-Keyboard-vintage-1998-Oberhofer-steampunk-mechanical-/182078051959 Not really my thing, but certainly interest...

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