Carbon Fiber IBM Model M project, what do you think

cdaman

01 Feb 2018, 18:01

Hello,

I have been working on my IBM Model M Carbon Fiber by using beat up Model M case and sending it to a fiber fabrication shop. I use real carbon fiber, hand wrap and rasin coated the whole thing again, all the these process need craftsmanship skill and I got it all done in my country here, Thailand.
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I use IBM M13 keycap to goes with the black carbon fiber keyboard. What do you think? Cheers!
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Nuum

01 Feb 2018, 18:29

Looks like a very clean job!

ClickMe

01 Feb 2018, 18:53

Looks great!

What effect does the carbon fiber case have on the sound?

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OldIsNew

01 Feb 2018, 23:43

That is so cool. Nice!

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snacksthecat
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01 Feb 2018, 23:46

Great idea! Such a unique board to own <3

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JP!

02 Feb 2018, 01:56

Now that is cool.

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clickityClackity

02 Feb 2018, 03:16

Oooooohhhhh

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Brett MacK

02 Feb 2018, 03:18

Very cool idea. That one is probably lighter than a unicomp M with that case.

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Elrick

02 Feb 2018, 04:04

cdaman wrote: Hello,

I have been working on my IBM Model M Carbon Fiber by using beat up Model M case and sending it to a fiber fabrication shop. I use real carbon fiber, hand wrap and rasin coated the whole thing again, all the these process need craftsmanship skill and I got it all done in my country here, Thailand.

I use IBM M13 keycap to goes with the black carbon fiber keyboard. What do you think? Cheers!
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Super achievement, could never be done here in Convict Town, too lazy or stupid here (you pick) hence you should be proud your country could do this kind of thing.

Suspect this Model-M can be dropped kicked across the oval without anything breaking, except maybe your foot when kicking it.

Nice one :D .

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Chyros

02 Feb 2018, 07:03

Very nice, that looks awesome! :)

green-squid

02 Feb 2018, 22:03

That's insaaaaaaaaane!! :O

Cattus_D

02 Feb 2018, 22:05

Really, really cool project. That looks fantastic!

What does the keyboard sound like in its new shell?

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digital_matthew

02 Feb 2018, 23:07

So pretty, and I doubt that there's any flex on that case at all. The M13 keycaps are a great choice.
Also, it would look great as a Ferrari Media Center controller. Just add Bluetooth.

IKSLM

02 Feb 2018, 23:16

Also, nice car :D

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darkcruix

03 Feb 2018, 14:54

Gorgeous ... stunning and ... with the right controller board there is not a whole lot more to add.

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ohaimark
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03 Feb 2018, 19:50

Wow.

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Dingster

03 Feb 2018, 19:53

oh man that looks awesome :D

cdaman

04 Feb 2018, 04:08

ClickMe wrote: Looks great!

What effect does the carbon fiber case have on the sound?
The keyboard sounds is only slightly effected by the wrap of the carbon fiber and rasin coated. The case itself is more solid however it doesn't absorb much noise from the chassis of the metal plate. It still sound like original Model M, maybe slightly less metal cranky sound, a little damped.

if I have a chance to put up a video, I will post them soon

gianni

05 Feb 2018, 16:06

wow, just wow

How much did you pay for that job?

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JP!

05 Feb 2018, 16:10

Groupbuy? lol

gianni

05 Feb 2018, 16:17

I don't like metal case, because of how they: sound (they amplify the sound, they ping), feel (cold), age (the anodization goes away), probably they feel better in the hot months :-)

gianni

05 Feb 2018, 16:17

I would have liked it even more if it was opaque. Probably being too shiny is quite distracting.

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digital_matthew

05 Feb 2018, 23:12

JP! wrote: Groupbuy? lol
I'm in.

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just_add_coffee

06 Feb 2018, 01:08

Absolutely inspiring! Thank you for sharing this!!!

cdaman

10 Feb 2018, 13:18

I could open a group buy if anyone interested. I have manage to get 10 IBM model M case now

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JP!

10 Feb 2018, 14:43

cdaman wrote: I could open a group buy if anyone interested. I have manage to get 10 IBM model M case now
I'm in!

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Chyros

10 Feb 2018, 15:04

Hmmm, that sounds quite interesting, I might have to opt in on that 8) . Depends a bit on how much it costs though, I really have no idea what order of magnitude of dosh we're talking here...

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JP!

10 Feb 2018, 15:08

Chyros wrote: Hmmm, that sounds quite interesting, I might have to opt in on that 8) . Depends a bit on how much it costs though, I really have no idea what order of magnitude of dosh we're talking here...
You could always do a video review to justify the expense :)

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Iggy

10 Feb 2018, 15:23

cdaman wrote: I could open a group buy if anyone interested. I have manage to get 10 IBM model M case now
I would be in if there's a F122 case carbon fiber possible. Preferably matt finish.

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JP!

10 Feb 2018, 15:43

Also doing up an SSK case all proper like would be the bee's knees. Add in Model F internals and a new controller and this would really be the cat's pajamas.

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