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by lot_lizard
09 Mar 2017, 19:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry MX key caps on IBM Model M
Replies: 13
Views: 4138

From Techno Trousers response, I guess this was discussed in the mammoth MF thread? No disrespect but I gave up on trying to keep track of what was going on in that thread long ago. If I came across the wrong way, apologies on my part... I love that someone actually bright is fighting this fight to...
by lot_lizard
09 Mar 2017, 18:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

Couple of updates... neither overly pleasant to report. I checked with our foam producer, and they are still attempting to produce the die for stabilizers that wrap each of the barrels. I told them we needed progress by the end of the month, but of all our producers (we have several), we have the we...
by lot_lizard
09 Mar 2017, 17:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry MX key caps on IBM Model M
Replies: 13
Views: 4138

I would have been happy to share what I have for you to build on Snucci (sure Matt3o would have done the same). PM me with the file format you are using, and I will send over my design. You might need to adjust slightly based on the printer you are using to get the movement right. It took me quite a...
by lot_lizard
08 Mar 2017, 01:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Bought some more keyboards
Replies: 28
Views: 2604

taylorswiftttttt wrote:
just_add_coffee wrote: Will you marry me, taylorswiftttttt?
yes
Wow... That was easy!!!
by lot_lizard
07 Mar 2017, 09:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Bought some more keyboards
Replies: 28
Views: 2604

#DTA7 for "haul"
by lot_lizard
05 Mar 2017, 22:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

would be really nice if you could make updates in the OP or at least in one of the several placeholders, as I am still lost in the 30 pages of this thread. I agree to this... I've been lazy. Apologize... I have had and will have a horrid work schedule for another couple of weeks. We have some "surp...
by lot_lizard
05 Mar 2017, 17:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

Spring & Hammer ooh... I like that. Where were you 3 weeks ago with that idea? ;) I liked "barrel spring" (first choice), but the .com was taken. "Spring and barrel" is there (I hate typing "and" in a url though). Your hammer bit reminds me of hammermade. For those that don't know... This IS one of...
by lot_lizard
05 Mar 2017, 16:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

This may have been answered previously, but in case the lighter weighted springs turn out generally preferred by the community, will it be possible to run a spring-and-hammer-assemblies GB for people who might wish to upgrade their Model Fs? Since I know how these will turn out, I ordered the 50-55...
by lot_lizard
05 Mar 2017, 09:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

Looking at the recent posts about the springs has me somewhat confused about the goal and where you are now regarding the weight, sound, and feel of the switches. What I would hope for in the MF SSK and MF full-size is something very similar to the weight, sound, and feel of the switches in my XT b...
by lot_lizard
03 Mar 2017, 16:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2148
Views: 217226

Lot_lizard I have some special ideas that might interest you in the way of cherry compatible buckling springs and beam springs in the same profile of the cherry switch. One of our geekhack members directed me here, I wonder if you're interested? ;) We are always interested in alternative ideas that...
by lot_lizard
03 Mar 2017, 16:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

alh84001 wrote: Can we do a split, let's say F-row worth of 45g ones, for academic purposes?
Sure... I can just throw some of the 40-45g in with the others so you can play around with them. Disclaimer... they are nuts light. I land back home later this evening, and we will be back to having some progress
by lot_lizard
01 Mar 2017, 00:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

On the spring front... I've been busy and forgot to post. I've ordered 55g versions as well. Those that previously ordered will get them instead of the 45g versions I currently have unless you PM me otherwise. I'll sit on these 45s for another day/need down the road.
by lot_lizard
26 Feb 2017, 23:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

I know that the SSK assembly has been tested thoroughly, but what about the full-size one? I am just a little worried that the larger size might introduce additional issues. The stainless steel version was well tested, but poorly documented on my end. I have used it probably 1/3 of the time between...
by lot_lizard
26 Feb 2017, 23:14
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

Awesome news, lot_lizard. So are you confident enough to roll those minor changes in and go straight to production, or will you do one more round of prototypes? We will go straight to production, but I still need to test fit in the top shell. Not expecting issues, but you never know. I wanted to tr...
by lot_lizard
26 Feb 2017, 15:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

I wonder if these will actuate the model M though. That system actually requires some amount of force to activate, especially with the rubber mat in play. Hard to say... I tend to agree that they might not work (without testing), or at least be unreliable/intermittent. Just a small update... I am o...
by lot_lizard
24 Feb 2017, 21:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

One thing to note that I didn't mention I don't think. I purposely shot marginally below the math because I wanted to make sure it was actually less and unique given machine tolerances, etc. Just like with anything that is produced by a machine versus produced by a form/mold, there are tolerance dec...
by lot_lizard
24 Feb 2017, 19:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

Given that this weighting was quite a way off from what you were targeting originally, would we have enough time (and your inclination) to do a second round of spring orders? I'm thinking that based on your estimate of 80g for the original springs, maybe a target of 70 or 75 would be ideal? I would...
by lot_lizard
24 Feb 2017, 17:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

This buckles just SLIGHTLY before the key stem strikes the paddle. It's not enough for me to register them as two separate events, but the actuation point is a quieter (less tactile and violent) event, but seems to be at a very consistent point each time So I went back and tried this on a proper cu...
by lot_lizard
24 Feb 2017, 16:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

Science! Either way, it's good to have the options. An ultralight actuation on a buckling spring key could be an interesting take. Exactly... I should put together a couple of full single switches on an acrylic base like orihalcon does (stock F spring and new spring) and send them off to HaaTa to g...
by lot_lizard
24 Feb 2017, 16:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

So today I finally got a chance to look at the springs that came in (anticipation awaits). So as a reminder... the goal was to take the actuation pressure from 65g down to 50g. I don't think I ever posted this, but I threw in quite a bit on top of our order and brought our total quantity of springs ...
by lot_lizard
23 Feb 2017, 23:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

How in the world do you convince these companies to do such awesome stuff for this project? I agree... It's fun little touches that make something seem more "complete". People like to do things if their contributions are appreciated and acknowledged. In the grand scheme of other "gifts" we have rec...
by lot_lizard
23 Feb 2017, 19:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

So as part of silly stuff that people might find useful later... this is our proof from Uline for the packing tape approval. The tape will be 2mm thick (standard) with a 2"width. We will own the plate as well. Typically they would keep the plate, but will release it per request. Normally there is a ...
by lot_lizard
23 Feb 2017, 10:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

There's a black version too, right? There is. It is actually the back plate of the full size in the picture if you can see it peeking through the LED cutout. I think we will go with a different finish on it though in the end. This is a "Delta Armed Forces" type of texture. I like textured mattes (s...
by lot_lizard
22 Feb 2017, 20:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hi-Profile PBT Dye-sub (the time has come)
Replies: 1283
Views: 151540

Can I ask a favor... when you do this, can we for sure have blanks made as well? Even if just a small sample "falls off the truck" on the way to dye-subbing. There are some things I would like to try with them
by lot_lizard
22 Feb 2017, 18:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Stains in strange places
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Beamers are nothing to trifle with. This might be "Christine"...
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Clearly best to either type on it very gently or sell it immediately
by lot_lizard
22 Feb 2017, 17:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

Suddenly the chromate version must appear a bit dull - but they won't have any rust the next 200 years... They will pop too in the right lighting. We are going bead blast everything I think. Cleans up the metal and gives it a nice satin "glow". Again... no bad choices. If they were bad ideas, they ...
by lot_lizard
22 Feb 2017, 17:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

derzemel wrote:
Nuum wrote: Hmm, maybe I should have gone with blue instead of red but I guess it's too late to change that now...
I am thinking the same, but hopefully lot_lizard also has a red plate example on hand
Certainly no bad choices... Feel safe ;)
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by lot_lizard
22 Feb 2017, 15:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1132
Views: 119472

Got a recommended vendor for cutting and bending? Depends what you mean exactly by bending. For the beamspring work you were kicking off, the plates are flat and would only need a brake. For the F switches, you will need a roller like WCass pointed out. For the type of work you are looking at doing...
by lot_lizard
21 Feb 2017, 21:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split, Ortholinear Beamspring...
Replies: 24
Views: 2296

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: Hey, I wasn't involved in this, you can't credit me for it :p
I'm pretty damn sure the wiki was referenced at least twice (times n) ;)
by lot_lizard
21 Feb 2017, 20:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split, Ortholinear Beamspring...
Replies: 24
Views: 2296

Hope so... man I love that switch. Though like Seebart says, it would be tough to mirror it exactly if we are trying to "fix" somethings about it. Like Techno says, there have already been some designs that aren't public in the works to replicate it in a lower profile height (lots of wasted space th...

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