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by lot_lizard
20 Apr 2016, 21:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24461
Views: 2342137

So this has been out there for ages, and it's the one 10-key variety that I have always wanted... So mildly intoxicated last night, I made a low ball offer, and he took it. I have several "nicer" boards that I paid MUCH less for, but will somehow justify the purchase in my mind with a birthday comin...
by lot_lizard
20 Apr 2016, 02:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5952
Views: 850424

Agree with Hyper... Worst case, those that were sold on the 62 mini could always solder in the new controller once it was stable. My preference would be the proven board, but I ordered the F77, and have no benefit of the smaller controller (at least I haven't seen plans for a 77 mini, but could have...
by lot_lizard
20 Apr 2016, 01:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual
Replies: 170
Views: 24214

You could maybe try the replacement "blanket" from Unicomp. I personally prefer it to the rubber mat, and have it in a couple SSKs (keeping the original for posterity). It is white and thinner, or gives that impression when handling. It is a "one size fits all" for the M, so you would just trim off ...
by lot_lizard
19 Apr 2016, 10:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

snoopy wrote: I want #23 if possible

//edit

aah fuck, realized its not available anymore. then #25
Snoopy, I would be happy to swap if i$ hasn't already packaged everything up
by lot_lizard
17 Apr 2016, 23:05
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

So I am having my friends at a machine shop make a door flap (plastic) replacement (stainless steel) for my 3279 beamspring. On Tuesday, I pick it up. I am going to ask about having a thicker gauge stainless steel baseplate cut and bent for the FSSK (say twice as thick). I would drill and countersin...
by lot_lizard
17 Apr 2016, 22:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

9 and 23 please...
by lot_lizard
17 Apr 2016, 13:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

For a person that had NOTHING to do with this, I'm actually proud right now. Like when a member of your family has their first child kinda proud. The difference, your cousin has decided to clone the baby for you and the world to enjoy :). AMAZING NEWS!!!
by lot_lizard
15 Apr 2016, 19:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

This happens... No worries. Why I said 1+ months on the flippers and springs earlier. I was about to reward you (before this), with the best Chinese part exchange of all time. Don't sweat it, but stay diligent. Thanks again for all of your work
by lot_lizard
15 Apr 2016, 14:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

You'll be opening a much anticipated box soon!!! I'm jealous. Will be a fun moment
by lot_lizard
15 Apr 2016, 11:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

I will be returning from my work trip early next week, and will have access to my flippers. It won't take me long (<1 hour) to throw together a CAD model for one. After that, I would send off for printing to validate the part (which takes a little over a week). Assuming it works as expected, then or...
by lot_lizard
11 Apr 2016, 22:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

Excellent news flash about the boards being ready I'll send out the key cap mount for printing to test it out later this week. It's actually way simpler than the current keystem once you replicate the innards of the spring holder, and easy to change out mount configurations in the design should the ...
by lot_lizard
11 Apr 2016, 00:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

The work i$ did is a massive first step. To be honest, it was really the only "unknown". He deserves huge praise.. I don't know what Ellipse's markup was for his project, but I suspect the all metal FSSK could be done for under 350 per based on his F62/77 pricing. If people were really serious, and ...
by lot_lizard
10 Apr 2016, 22:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

I agree... I thought that several days ago when you guys were originally mentioning it. While we are at it, let's make a beamspring with an SSK layout too:)
by lot_lizard
10 Apr 2016, 21:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

You could try making a metal top plate that would take the F barrels. I suspect you could get enough interest to have it machined as part of a group buy (i know others here have mentioned it previously). It would look nice "uncased " with a supporting base. You will need foam cut to sandwich between...
by lot_lizard
10 Apr 2016, 15:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

@Phenix.. The following thread would have several pictures showing the base plate and barrel frame. The PCB would be sandwiched between the two with a buckling spring and flipper for each barrel in the frame. https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/ibm-model-m-screw-nut-and-bolt-mod-t9169.html To be hon...
by lot_lizard
10 Apr 2016, 14:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help Identifying for a newbie?
Replies: 33
Views: 1983

Pulled the 5251 apart further, and am really happy with the shape of the PCB, foam, and lack of debris. All the attached pictures are "as-is" (no cleaning) with the exception of the case bottom. I've learned previously that these ink stamped model numbers come off very easily with nothing more than ...
by lot_lizard
10 Apr 2016, 03:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help Identifying for a newbie?
Replies: 33
Views: 1983

Also... I'm planning on having the keyboard template insert printed using some old poster board stock. I will print several once I get it dialed in. If anyone else is interested in a template card, PM me.
by lot_lizard
10 Apr 2016, 03:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help Identifying for a newbie?
Replies: 33
Views: 1983

I picked up one of Wantsome92's 5251 boards off of eBay. This is in really nice shape with expected outer grime. I have several beamsprings, and this has been the cleanest on the inside to date for a black debris shield (it looks 5 years old vs 85 like most). I am currently taking apart and cleaning...
by lot_lizard
08 Apr 2016, 22:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

Nice progress updates... They have been busy ;)
by lot_lizard
05 Apr 2016, 23:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 19134

I have a 3279 that I am restoring, and like Kuato... don't care for the plastic lid. I took mine in today to the local machine shop (friends of mine that have done work in the past on implements) and they are going to put it together for me. Should have something in a couple of weeks as they work it...
by lot_lizard
04 Apr 2016, 08:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 28505

I$...

I contacted a couple of weeks ago that I wanted two of these, but didn't see my name on the list. Please add me to the group buy if possible

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