F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Ellipse

12 Feb 2019, 02:32

Yes wcass I think your method would work well if you do not have an original Model F style space bar stabilizer wire available.

Hypersphere feel free to order extra keys - each key is 4 units of the store item "$1 increments." I think a number of other people are interested in combinations of keys. Though for resale value maybe the whole extra set is better instead of just the selected keys - also I think ordering a full extra set of keys is probably not much more in cost.

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Mattr567

12 Feb 2019, 04:28

First post of a delivery?

I consider this a milestone :lol:

Ellipse

12 Feb 2019, 04:40

Yes definitely a milestone! The inner foam started delivery last year though so that was technically the first part with custom tooling to be delivered.

Another two custom built pieces of the jig for dye sublimation arrived today. Will continue assembly and additional testing. Just need another 3-4 weeks from now for the remaining parts.

I reviewed the latest spring assembly samples today. Spring machine 2 is excellent, perfect! Only 1 bad assembly requiring adjustment out of 20 total assemblies. If all the springs are like spring 2 samples then they will likely be approved!

Spring machine 1 has 10 good and 11 bad springs so it is not approved.

Spring machine 3 needs adjustment/improvement. 14 decent assemblies and 6 not good assemblies.

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LightningXI

12 Feb 2019, 04:53

Mattr567 wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 04:28
First post of a delivery?

I consider this a milestone :lol:
+1 hehe

I really hope we can get this project closer to completion soon -- I'm so ready for a New Model F.

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Wingklip

12 Feb 2019, 11:43

Ellipse how exactly are you pulling this all off? I've been to Shenzhen, that place is worse than a maze in a maze. How does one even find factories to make something so obscure as a model F, and for the right price for mass production? On the ground, I can't even find a single factory, let alone confidentiality and so forth.

I've only ever used alibaba. Have you got some connections or something? I'd like to get some converters mass produced.

Ellipse

13 Feb 2019, 05:01

Wing, I am planning on writing a book on the Model F journey after all the early bird orders are delivered - hope you'll consider reading it!

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pansku
Member of the Beam Spring cult

13 Feb 2019, 19:45

Hi Ellipse,

How much would it cost to have blanks like that in the picture for an F62 like pictured? As in grey alphas and the other keys blue.

The exact layout from my original order confimation (dated 19.3.2016 :lol: ) : Keys: International layout (pls specify which one on the checkout page)
Layout/Flipper Placement: ISO Enter (vertical enter and split Left Shift)

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Khers

13 Feb 2019, 21:50

Damn! I missed my order’s third anniversary. Here’s to hoping I have the keyboard in hand by this time next year.

Ellipse

13 Feb 2019, 23:36

Hi pansku - feel free to add extra keys for $4 each (add 4 units of the store item "$1 increments" for each key). I recommend adding a full set as it's probably not much more in cost and better for resale value.

Khers my apologies these have taken the factories longer than expected. These should start going out around mid-year.

Delirious

14 Feb 2019, 02:13

Great news indeed, now that we have the keycaps after 4 years, I cant wait to get my keyboard in 2027.


Also dont forget to buy now, early bird ends by the 28th of this month

Admiral

14 Feb 2019, 02:35

Delirious wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 02:13
Great news indeed, now that we have the keycaps after 4 years, I cant wait to get my keyboard in 2027.


Also dont forget to buy now, early bird ends by the 28th of this month
Hi. I sent you an email about updating my order. I checked my statement and it has charged me for the old order before we updated via email on Order 7052. I was also wanting to add the F62 Repair Kit. Is it okay if you cancel my order and then I can reorder with the correct stuff?

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Mattr567

14 Feb 2019, 03:12

Delirious wrote:
14 Feb 2019, 02:13
Great news indeed, now that we have the keycaps after 4 years, I cant wait to get my keyboard in 2027.


Also dont forget to buy now, early bird ends by the 28th of this month
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Ellipse

14 Feb 2019, 14:25

(Admiral, replied over email)

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Khers

14 Feb 2019, 14:41

Ellipse wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 23:36
Khers my apologies these have taken the factories longer than expected. These should start going out around mid-year.
No worries! I don't really care when it arrives, more so that it is up to snuff when it does.

Now, had it not been for your stream of updates, I'd have thought all hope was lost. As it is, however, I have high confidence we'll receive something rather close to the original in the end.

mSSM

Yesterday, 10:03

Holy sh*t. I was following this thread for the last few years, checking every other month how progress was doing.

I just bought in, F62 with full HHKB layout, split shift and backspace. My wife doesn't yet know about this...

Important question to soothe my nerves: I have selected an Industrial Gray case with regular blank keys. Will my F62 come in the same color scheme that the F77 is advertised with? Here is the imaga from modelfkeyboards.com: https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/wp-cont ... C_8541.jpg

Ellipse

Yesterday, 13:54

Great mSSM, yes Industrial Gray is the same color for the F62 classic and F77 classic.

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