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by Scarpia
Yesterday, 09:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

Some people seem to have problems with the concept of "freedom of speech" and critism. Yes. People like you in fact. Free speech doesn’t mean what you think it does, at all. Free speech *only* protects against government censorship or government retaliation - actual *state* suppression of free spee...
by Scarpia
04 Aug 2020, 23:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

I have now used my F77 for a month and I love it! I was a little bit worried if I'd get used to it, as it's both taller and louder and the actuation force is higher than the Realforce 87u I was using as my previous daily driver. But after just a few days and a few layout tweaks to suit my habits, it...
by Scarpia
03 Aug 2020, 18:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?

I’m interested provided: 1. The keyset would cover a new F77 2. The colorway is sexy AF (like the aforementioned beamspring black&white, or Space Cadet) 3. The pricing is <$150 (honestly that’s just about my pain point) 4. If the keycaps are sculpted differently in the different rows, I would want t...
by Scarpia
21 Jul 2020, 18:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

clint, I love how your F77 looks with that logo! I think I have an IBM logo somewhere, if so then I have to give mine the same treatment.
by Scarpia
17 Jul 2020, 07:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

I also floss modded my F77 with SuperFloss, and my floss is cut so it fits entirely inside the springs. When inserted, the top of the floss is about 1 mm below the top of the spring. To get them out, normal tweezers and a bit of finesse worked for me (also, grabbing the spring down by the flipper an...
by Scarpia
13 Jul 2020, 21:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 37
Views: 3749

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded...
by Scarpia
12 Jul 2020, 20:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

Great tip Ellipse, will try that once I’m done with the floss mod I’m doing right now. UPDATE: Tightened the screws, they weren't loose but I gave them maybe a 12th of a turn each. Not sure if I can tell a difference, but nice to know that things are as tight as they should be. Also, I did a floss m...
by Scarpia
12 Jul 2020, 17:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*
Replies: 61
Views: 3534

Re: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*

Unicomp is good folks. Would love to get my employer to order a couple hundred thousand boards from them. A couple hundred thousand? That narrows it down. Not a lot of companies with that kind of (white collar) workforce. My old employer had >400k employees but they’re one of the largest companies ...
by Scarpia
12 Jul 2020, 13:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

@Ellipse: can I order additional cork pads? I like to rest my F77 on my lap - I think that the cork pads will wear out quickly. You rest that thing on your LAP?!? I think you will need spare set of feet for your torso when the gangrene sets in from having the blood supply cut off from your legs.
by Scarpia
12 Jul 2020, 13:09
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3032
Views: 323297

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Interesting choice, especially given that the XT is by far the cheapest model F and one of the least modern layout-wise. Build quality was never a problem for me with any vintage IBM keyboard, so to me, the improvement from a model M to an XT is entirely in the ‘nice to have’ category. Still though,...
by Scarpia
08 Jul 2020, 12:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

It has arrived!!!!!!! One question: why are there two colors of stabilizer inserts? Where do the black ones go? Update: populated it with a set of Unicomp blanks and.... it is so beautiful. And so heavy. Like I knew it would be heavy, but I was not prepared for just how heavy it is, holy crap that f...
by Scarpia
03 Jul 2020, 19:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

I just paid for the customs/import taxes on mine, so it should be arriving any day now *squee!*
by Scarpia
26 Jun 2020, 08:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

And yes, they were available contemporaneously. Well, not really available, but they were contemporaneous. I imagine IBM wouldn't sell you a 4704 if you weren't a bank. I believe the Model F XT (before it was the XT, shipping with the 5150) would have been available over a year before the 4704 was ...
by Scarpia
21 Jun 2020, 10:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

Interesting size observation, and cool pic of the siblings!

Were the F77 and FAT contemporary?
by Scarpia
12 Jun 2020, 20:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps TKL with SKCM Browns [Endgame Candidate]
Replies: 21
Views: 3779

Re: Alps TKL with SKCM Browns [Endgame Candidate]

That’s right, the one I built doesn’t use Alps stabs, since the Granite keyset doesn’t support them.
by Scarpia
04 Jun 2020, 07:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps TKL with SKCM Browns [Endgame Candidate]
Replies: 21
Views: 3779

Re: Alps TKL with SKCM Browns [Endgame Candidate]

Hi - not at all, if anything the switch housings are too loose in the stabilized positions - IIRC the right shift and enter positions were just barely touching the plate at a few points in the corners, and would fall out randomly until I soldered them down to the PCB.
by Scarpia
23 May 2020, 09:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

Sounds great Ellipse! I’m not a native English speaker, so I hope you’ll forgive me for asking: does ‘processed’ mean you shipped them?
by Scarpia
03 Apr 2020, 21:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23700
Views: 1754383

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

depletedvespene wrote:
03 Apr 2020, 17:08
Also, Wheelwriter keyboards with an "ISO" instead of a "BAE" key are pretty unusual.

I would definitely get this one for the unusual keycaps.
Cool. If someone else really wants it just say so and I’ll pass on it, but if not I’ll probably grab it for the caps.
by Scarpia
03 Apr 2020, 07:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23700
Views: 1754383

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Ah of course! So it’s a source of keycaps and springs - maybe model M flippers? Anything else of value for a scavenger?
by Scarpia
02 Apr 2020, 19:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23700
Views: 1754383

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

This one from a swedish marketplace - looks interesting.... I don’t even know what it is, but it’s an IBM buckling spring, but it’s... different. The inner assembly is marked 1393181.

https://www.tradera.com/item/393408731
by Scarpia
14 Mar 2020, 08:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

Thanks beepbloop! Out of all the early boards reviewed so far, yours is the one closest to my own order, and wow it looks fantastic like that! At this rate I’ll probably not be receiving mine until 2021, but what a glorious keyboard it is!
by Scarpia
02 Mar 2020, 07:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3032
Views: 323297

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Holy hell Damonsk, that's some collection! Two beamers including the compact one, Unsaver, Indy SSK, JIS SSK, Kinesis, F50 (or is it an M?), Realforce TKL, tons of Leading Edge boards (I figure there's got to be several blue Alps boards in there)... As far as I can tell you just need a Kishy or an E...
by Scarpia
07 Feb 2020, 07:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5333
Views: 647022

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

Cool typing sound demo Ellipse! I know you’ve mentioned several times over the last few years that you’ve restored lots of Model Fs and they all sound different, but like a lot of people I’ve only ever owned one, so I never really got what you meant until this video — SUPER interesting! Also I forgo...
by Scarpia
03 Feb 2020, 18:05
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 3811

Re: Wish me luck...

Me personally, I don't take a job that doesn't pay me enough to buy the tools I need, and I buy my own tools. Laptops are a dime a dozen (by which I mean they're not terribly special), the company can buy and keep that. But keyboards, mice, chairs, headsets, even monitors - when possible, these are...
by Scarpia
03 Feb 2020, 18:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 3811

Re: Wish me luck...

Btw, the company must have profited a lot so that they could invest a keyboard with 350$ for their employee. :lol: Yup, it’s big money for sure. As for the bureaucracy, my now-former job had lengthy processes in place for these things, but they only had one or two keyboard options (volume discounts...
by Scarpia
28 Jan 2020, 17:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 3811

Re: Wish me luck...

Ha, great to hear that “our” hardware ends up in good hands. Actually last year they were dumping a ton of old gear from the R&D floor and I noticed a pile of Nortel BayStack 48 port 10/100 managed switches that they were sending to the e-cycler. I don’t know much but they looked expensive, so natur...
by Scarpia
27 Jan 2020, 12:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 3811

Re: Wish me luck...

I keep alcohol and cleaning wipes around for that :) Whilst i dont inventory keyboards i work for a not for profit , so every penny counts. If i can get another year out of a keyboard i will clean it. My hat’s off to you! And especially working for a not-for-profit I can respect the frugality. My c...
by Scarpia
27 Jan 2020, 11:32
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 3811

Re: Wish me luck...

I went and asked the friendly guys in IT asset management (their office is right by the coffee machine and I had nothing to do anyway) and they said no problem, just keep the mouse and keyboard. I guess they have better things to do than de-cap and de-grease people’s old keyboards just to be able to...
by Scarpia
26 Jan 2020, 16:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 3811

Re: Wish me luck...

Thanks for the replies and the support. First off, I’m not going to just run off with it, since it’s company property and I wouldn’t do that. The company ponied up good money on it to make me happy when they could have reasonably told me I had to find a cheaper one. I’m not going to repay that with ...
by Scarpia
25 Jan 2020, 22:06
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 3811

Wish me luck...

So I quit my job recently, couldn’t take my toxic and incompetent boss any longer so I am leaving for a much better role in the same field, but in a different industry. Here’s the thing: my work keyboard is a really nice Topre TKL that I convinced them to get for me when I joined, and I’d really hat...

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