IBM model f foam template

Samdoses

02 May 2021, 16:35

I am looking for the foam templates from Wcass but I cannot find it can someone link the post to me. I am looking for the model f xt. Thanks
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hellothere

02 May 2021, 16:53

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8033

I did a quick check. I think the templates start on page 5.

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darkcruix

02 May 2021, 17:15

Samdoses wrote:
02 May 2021, 16:35
I am looking for the foam templates from Wcass but I cannot find it can someone link the post to me. Thanks
I have used the attached file for F AT foam and it was a perfect fit. I have not looked at the other files (I only manipulated them so they can be laser cut).
Model F AT-Model.pdf.zip
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If you need them for another keyboard, please share the file and results, when done. I would love to make all foam cut files available on my web page at https://www.bucklingspring.com.

I also have converted these two versions which I checked against the Laser Cutting analysis tool for correctness. They contain the SVG file and the PDF. They all are derivatives of a version from the link earlier:
F122.zip
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F62.zip
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Samdoses

02 May 2021, 18:35

Sorry I meant for the xt version

Samdoses

02 May 2021, 18:45

hellothere wrote:
02 May 2021, 16:53
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8033

I did a quick check. I think the templates start on page 5.
Sorry I meant for the xt version

Samdoses

02 May 2021, 18:46

darkcruix wrote:
02 May 2021, 17:15
Samdoses wrote:
02 May 2021, 16:35
I am looking for the foam templates from Wcass but I cannot find it can someone link the post to me. Thanks
I have used the attached file for F AT foam and it was a perfect fit. I have not looked at the other files (I only manipulated them so they can be laser cut).
Model F AT-Model.pdf.zip

If you need them for another keyboard, please share the file and results, when done. I would love to make all foam cut files available on my web page at https://www.bucklingspring.com.

I also have converted these two versions which I checked against the Laser Cutting analysis tool for correctness. They contain the SVG file and the PDF. They all are derivatives of a version from the link earlier:
F122.zip
F62.zip
Sorry I meant for the xt version

Wazrach

02 May 2021, 18:58

I know this thread is about a template, but here's something that works really well for me. To mark the foam, I like to put it between the front of the barrel frame and the back of the backplate, holding them firmly together with binder clips. The foam should be sandwiched nicely and won't give, meaning it should be super easy to use a pen and mark the holes accurately. Be careful not to crush any stabiliser clips. You can legibly mark black foam with one of those glittery metallic pens.

Samdoses

02 May 2021, 19:10

Wazrach wrote:
02 May 2021, 18:58
I know this thread is about a template, but here's something that works really well for me. To mark the foam, I like to put it between the front of the barrel frame and the back of the backplate, holding them firmly together with binder clips. The foam should be sandwiched nicely and won't give, meaning it should be super easy to use a pen and mark the holes accurately. Be careful not to crush any stabiliser clips. You can legibly mark black foam with one of those glittery metallic pens.
can I put it together normally without the barrels (I have no clips on hand) or does it make it easy in the order you mentioned. Thanks

Wazrach

02 May 2021, 19:47

Samdoses wrote:
02 May 2021, 19:10
Wazrach wrote:
02 May 2021, 18:58
I know this thread is about a template, but here's something that works really well for me. To mark the foam, I like to put it between the front of the barrel frame and the back of the backplate, holding them firmly together with binder clips. The foam should be sandwiched nicely and won't give, meaning it should be super easy to use a pen and mark the holes accurately. Be careful not to crush any stabiliser clips. You can legibly mark black foam with one of those glittery metallic pens.
can I put it together normally without the barrels (I have no clips on hand) or does it make it easy in the order you mentioned. Thanks
You just literally use the bare plates to sandwich the foam, basically the reverse of how they normally are - the outside of the backplate touching the front of the barrel frame without any barrels. Then you use the barrel plate as the template.

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hellothere

03 May 2021, 19:09

I double-checked to make sure I wasn't hallucinating, especially because I used one of these templates on an F XT within the past year or two. I was right! It's the first post on page 5 of that thread. I don't know if this will work -- I've had direct links to files fail before -- but here's a link to the file.

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darkcruix

03 May 2021, 20:09

hellothere wrote:
03 May 2021, 19:09
I double-checked to make sure I wasn't hallucinating, especially because I used one of these templates on an F XT within the past year or two. I was right! It's the first post on page 5 of that thread. I don't know if this will work -- I've had direct links to files fail before -- but here's a link to the file.

I completely missed that one - thanks !!!
I made another drawing that removes some additional lines (attached the SVG and PDF).
Model F XT Foam.zip
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hellothere

04 May 2021, 00:04

I think I mentioned elsewhere, but I would definitely, absolutely pay for someone to make Model F "foam" mats ... if I ever get another Model F in need of repair, that is. While I think the templates are great, I must have failed scissors, hole punches, and Xacto knife trimming in high school. My best job pales in comparison to laser-cut.

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darkcruix

04 May 2021, 08:42

hellothere wrote:
04 May 2021, 00:04
I think I mentioned elsewhere, but I would definitely, absolutely pay for someone to make Model F "foam" mats ... if I ever get another Model F in need of repair, that is. While I think the templates are great, I must have failed scissors, hole punches, and Xacto knife trimming in high school. My best job pales in comparison to laser-cut.
I made 5 AT neoprene mats ... I only needed one. The problem is the price. The cut in low quantities is the problem. I paid $65 for the first mat and <$115 for all six I made. If I would get 20 pcs. created for each major model the price would be at $30 each - without shipping. I doubt that people would pay such a high price for it....

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hellothere

04 May 2021, 18:22

I'd buy a couple Model F XT @ $15 a piece. Like, right now. I don't even have any Model Fs right now.

Group buy? Get a bunch done and sell on ebay?

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darkcruix

04 May 2021, 18:43

For 20 I'd pay 205 EUR shipped, that is US$ 248 (would be ca. $15 per piece if I calculated that correctly).
I am based in Europe, so it would not make a ton of sense to ship them across the pond.
I am happy to get a bunch made here in Europe and pass them on - what would you say are the most common ones needed?
* XT
* F122
* AT
* ?
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Muirium
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04 May 2021, 18:46

I could use an AT and original Kishsaver. Neither needs it yet but y’know.

Do Beamsprings need similar cutting? If so, 3276 me up.

If volume helps, we could hoard spares I suppose. Really depends on pricing and shelf life.

Samdoses

Yesterday, 21:35

hellothere wrote:
03 May 2021, 19:09
I double-checked to make sure I wasn't hallucinating, especially because I used one of these templates on an F XT within the past year or two. I was right! It's the first post on page 5 of that thread. I don't know if this will work -- I've had direct links to files fail before -- but here's a link to the file.
Thanks you this will really help

Wazrach

Yesterday, 21:37

I'd love a 122-key mat! I already have one which is just fine, but I'd like something a bit cleaner than my typical rough work. :P
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an_achronism

Yesterday, 22:24

If you're in Europe, you're not that far from me, much to the dismay of the current UK government (;)) so I would potentially be interested in stocking up on one or two of these. I'm in the process of attempting to build a wee IBM collection for the first time.

Is it any less viable to mix and match the templates when you order these, or is that perfectly fine as long as you're buying a few in one go? So if you ordered a handful of F122s, some XTs, some ATs, or whatever, would that be OK or would you need to order a minimum amount for each template? Would the per-unit pricing be any different for the larger boards, e.g. F122?

I might be in for an XT, AT, F122, and potentially one for the mythical F107 that I don't own but merely wish I did. I can dream, eh?

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