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by FXT
02 May 2018, 23:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: FXT's IBM 4704 107 key restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 1943

FXT's IBM 4704 107 key restoration

I purchased this F107 keyboard back in January from orihalcon with the intention of restoring and ANSI modding it. However, I didn't predict how busy I would be this semester so I put the project on hold. Now that the semester is drawing to a close, I can finally begin the restoration of my F107. I ...
by FXT
02 May 2018, 23:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5309
Views: 644108

I'm not sure why this is such a polarizing issue, the video was ambiguous. The first time I watched the video I got the same impression. It's not hard to make that logical connection. It really does not matter at all. What's annoying is this knee-jerk reaction to Linus, a media group that normally ...
by FXT
02 May 2018, 01:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1751400

It's nice seeing one for less than $1000, I'd probably be interested if I was in the market for a beamspring right now.
by FXT
01 May 2018, 04:05
Forum: News
Topic: Linus Tech Tips will be doing a video on the Model M...
Replies: 40
Views: 3426

In regards to the video, I saw it and it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Not super in depth, but that's not really what I was expecting. I don't like the way he delivered a few points about the M but that's just me being nitpicky.
by FXT
28 Apr 2018, 22:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5309
Views: 644108

green-squid wrote: Did he mention bolt modding? That is an important factor with old ones too!

Not really, I've owned 3 Ms and none of them needed it. It's not necessary with the majority of Ms.
by FXT
28 Apr 2018, 15:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5309
Views: 644108

I completely forgot about LGR, I would like to see him review an F62/F77. His intro sound is an XT Model F, I'm sure he'd appreciate it.
by FXT
26 Apr 2018, 05:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?
Replies: 27
Views: 2096

Wow, that'd be an awesome TKL Model F. Had no idea that was a thing.
by FXT
25 Apr 2018, 15:55
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1751400

https://m.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Personal-Com ... SwLkJa35aD

Not a bad price for an XT, looks like it'll need some love though.
by FXT
24 Apr 2018, 14:20
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Chinese users of Deskthority!
Replies: 110
Views: 8385

seebart wrote:
FXT wrote: Having your speech and web access censored/restricted is deplorable and shouldn't be tolerated.
That would bother me a lot. You know they are reading this right now also...
I'm aware that we don't have as much privacy as we should, but I am grateful that we still have free speech.
by FXT
24 Apr 2018, 13:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Chinese users of Deskthority!
Replies: 110
Views: 8385

In essence, an airport check-in is a cut-down version of censorship, isn't it, they decide what's allowed to be taken on to the airplane what's not, and you have to comply, do you feel more protected or more oppressed after going through it? I get that you really love China, but that comparison jus...
by FXT
23 Apr 2018, 23:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Black IBM Model F122 restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 3162

wobbled wrote: I love this so much, a black F122 is truly stunning.
I have to point it out though, does anyone else think the LED overlay sticker looks wonky?
Yeah I noticed that too, I think it looks perfect minus the overlay appearing a little bit lopsided.
by FXT
22 Apr 2018, 23:00
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1751400

orihalcon wrote: AT Model F for $235 shipped, seems to be a on par with the going rate, and it's buy it now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/183186897295
It's still possible to get them for ~$120ish if you're patient and find the right auction.
by FXT
21 Apr 2018, 13:55
Forum: News
Topic: Linus Tech Tips will be doing a video on the Model M...
Replies: 40
Views: 3426

I'm curious what info he'll get wrong on the M
by FXT
20 Apr 2018, 00:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard Meetup @Computer Museum of America, Atlanta GA 2018042[12]
Replies: 22
Views: 990

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Not as far as I thought it'd be. Shame I have plans this Saturday.
by FXT
19 Apr 2018, 21:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1751400

Oh there is another for sale. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-IBM-Model-00-Keyboard-With-104-Keys/273164833007?hash=item3f99e490ef:g:5NsAAOSwX0Fa1nec Here's an idea: Why not buy up these RD's and have lot_lizard create a Model F drop-in kit for it once the MF project comes back to life? It all d...
by FXT
16 Apr 2018, 19:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1751400

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-F-Model-F122-APL-Keyboard/152985564442 F122 APL apparently, but pics aren’t that great of the caps. If it’s the originals, the backspace should have front facing “APL” on it Description says the caps are from an M122. It's a nice F122 but certainly not worth ~...
by FXT
15 Apr 2018, 00:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some beamspring keyboards I found today
Replies: 60
Views: 4123

If you do decide to sell to users on here I might be interested.
by FXT
15 Apr 2018, 00:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Chinese users of Deskthority!
Replies: 110
Views: 8385

hansichen wrote:
Blaise170 wrote:What makes China a Wild West?
It's more the capitalistic east, the USA could learn a lot :D
I'm not sure I agree. I like having basic freedoms and am grateful that I get to enjoy this beautiful state I live in.
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by FXT
13 Apr 2018, 16:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: OG Coil Cables
Replies: 23
Views: 2354

What color did you go with out of curiosity? I personally went with black because it'll match my XT's cable and go well with the Industrial gray I plan on getting my F107 powdercoated.
by FXT
13 Apr 2018, 15:06
Forum: Group buys
Topic: OG Coil Cables
Replies: 23
Views: 2354

Can't wait to see how it looks with my F107.
by FXT
13 Apr 2018, 04:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1751400

I got my F107 for a reasonable price on eBay from orihalcon. I also bought an SSK a while back for $145 shipped on eBay, so deals definitely do come up.
by FXT
12 Apr 2018, 02:00
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1751400

Here's another for beamspring finds. No IBM badge 3278 2A Color which is a 3279 as far as I am concerned: https://www.ebay.com/itm/152980160472 Will it go for a new record of $3.3K with shipping? Best offer is also an option for those looking to get a steal on one ;) This is the only beamspring I w...
by FXT
10 Apr 2018, 00:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 43672

Oh ok I missed that F107 on the first page! Oh... poor keyboard. Maybe with standard keycaps instead of the relegendable ones, and with the case on, it would look OK. Yeah that F107 is pretty bad. I don't know who would do such a thing to such a nice and rare board. I plan on getting the case on my...
by FXT
09 Apr 2018, 22:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 43672

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575177980&toolid=10001&campid=5337870127&customid=&icep_item=273147541493&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg https://i.imgur.com/1uIc3oW.jpg I don't think this one is too bad. I don't like the RGBs but at leas...
by FXT
08 Apr 2018, 19:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration
Replies: 107
Views: 9563

Sort of like how a grinder and paint makes me the welder I ain't.
by FXT
08 Apr 2018, 18:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 43672

I will agree that it's mild in comparison to some of the boards that were posted in this thread, but it's still pretty hideous. It's got way too many artisans, a bunch of mismatched colors/caps, and perhaps worst of all it has a flipped spacebar. That trend needs to die already. It's not more ergono...
by FXT
08 Apr 2018, 17:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 43672

Looking at Reddit is basically cheating. That site just seems to draw in people with horrendously bad taste. I found this in under a minute of scrolling through/r/mechanicalkeyboards

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by FXT
06 Apr 2018, 19:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5309
Views: 644108

I'd assume Micro USB. The xwhatsit in my F107 uses Micro USB.
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by FXT
06 Apr 2018, 19:06
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5309
Views: 644108

j0d1 wrote: From the pictures of the F77, the cable is not removable, right? I will probably get a coiled cable too and I want to make sure I pick the right one.
It's my understanding that the F77 just uses an xwhatsit so a micro USB cable will work just fine.
by FXT
06 Apr 2018, 15:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5309
Views: 644108

WRT timelines, I've long since stopped caring about that when it comes to this project. The keyboards are done when they're done, and I appreciate that and Ellipse's attention to detail. Quite frankly, given how long time has passed since I bought in, I couldn't care less if I got my F62 this year ...

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