WTB damaged IBM M15 or just knob

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Damonskv

21 Feb 2020, 11:41

Dear friends, some time ago I bought this keyboard, but due to a strange coincidence, the most important part of the keyboard was lost on the way to me - the knob.
Attempts to find out how this could happen led me to understand that it was all the fault of the customs officers who performed the inspection at the border.
As a result, I have long been trying to find this connecting part in private mode. So far, attempts to find it have not yielded results. I finally decided to share my pain with all members of the community. I hope someday there will be someone who has a broken m15, and it will be possible without remorse to harvest that part . Maybe someone knows the owner of such a keyboard and can connect me to.


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I want to apologize in advance, but it may take years to solve the problem, so I will bump this post from time to time.

I want to find this part of keyboard:

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Thanks for your attention
Last edited by Damonskv on 05 Jul 2020, 17:45, edited 3 times in total.

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XMIT
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21 Feb 2020, 12:27

Sorry to hear this. I think your best option will be to fabricate a new knob.

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Damonskv

21 Feb 2020, 12:47

XMIT wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 12:27
Sorry to hear this. I think your best option will be to fabricate a new knob.
Well, I haven't lost hope of finding the original one yet, especially since it's still more of a showpiece

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fohat
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21 Feb 2020, 16:01

Not properly aesthetic, but a stainless (inox) or brass acorn nut might make the unit functional at very little cost.

I have never had one of these, so I can't help with the size, but it will be in Imperial measure and that will be hard to find in Russia.

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Damonskv

23 Feb 2020, 19:15

fohat wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 16:01
Not properly aesthetic, but a stainless (inox) or brass acorn nut might make the unit functional at very little cost.

I have never had one of these, so I can't help with the size, but it will be in Imperial measure and that will be hard to find in Russia.
this will be my backup plan

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abrahamstechnology

24 Feb 2020, 00:02

Maybe 3D print a handle for the nut

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Damonskv

11 Mar 2020, 13:56

bump

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Damonskv

24 Mar 2020, 14:41

bump

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abrahamstechnology

24 Mar 2020, 17:06

Maybe you can ask someone to model and 3D print a new wheel (with a space for the appropriate size nut)

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Damonskv

24 Mar 2020, 17:22

abrahamstechnology wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 17:06
Maybe you can ask someone to model and 3D print a new wheel (with a space for the appropriate size nut)
I want to find the original one, one of the main damage to the m15 is the break off of the body part, with which the parts are connected, for example

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I hope to find the owner of the so damaged keyboard sooner or later, and buy it back from him

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Damonskv

10 Apr 2020, 17:21

Bump

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ddrfraser1

11 Apr 2020, 05:40

Ok, couldn’t you just find a nut that fits the thread and holds it onto the plastic? Then for aesthetics you could file it down with a dremmel, and like spatch it up with some kind of plastic putty and paint to match. You would lose the tending functionality but it would hold it. Either that or get someone to build a 3D model and 3D print it.

Probably not the most helpful response but I thought I’d give it a shot.

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Damonskv

02 May 2020, 15:38

bump

Donnelly20

05 Jul 2020, 17:23

if you still have the broken piece you could use model cement to get it back togehter although there will be a crack its could fix it. model cement basically melts the plastic togehter but not in as in melt due to heat, i used it to repair my barrel plate on my model m its very rigid and cheap to get in any model shop or online. mine came in a bottle with a very very small nozzle so its easy to apply small amount along the crack
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Damonskv

05 Jul 2020, 18:21

Donnelly20 wrote:
05 Jul 2020, 17:23
if you still have the broken piece you could use model cement to get it back togehter although there will be a crack its could fix it. model cement basically melts the plastic togehter but not in as in melt due to heat, i used it to repair my barrel plate on my model m its very rigid and cheap to get in any model shop or online. mine came in a bottle with a very very small nozzle so its easy to apply small amount along the crack

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updated the post to clarify what I'm looking for

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Weezer

12 Sep 2020, 09:16

Have you tried messaging Unicomp? They have warehouse spares of Model M parts.

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Damonskv

12 Sep 2020, 09:17

bump

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JP!

13 Sep 2020, 01:18

I want to think there is hope to find a donor with a broken body or something someday, even if it takes years to find but of course this option may not be fiscally responsible as even a damaged one may prove expensive. I've only ever seen a small handful of these show up for sale in any condition since I've been collecting. Also that photo of that cracked body is the stuff of nightmares. Turn the knob too tight and crack :(

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Damonskv

21 Oct 2020, 14:22

bump

Sturmtiger001

03 Nov 2020, 21:20

Bump, curious to see if this ever gets sorted out.

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Damonskv

02 Feb 2021, 16:43

bump

jsheradin

21 Feb 2021, 17:19

I'm good with CAD and well set up for 3D printing if you want me to make a clone. Recent clone I did:
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Measurements/pics/loan from someone who has one on hand would be helpful.

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Damonskv

21 Feb 2021, 17:21

jsheradin wrote:
21 Feb 2021, 17:19
I'm good with CAD and well set up for 3D printing if you want me to make a clone. Recent clone I did:
Spoiler:
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Measurements/pics/loan from someone who has one on hand would be helpful.
Thank you, I still hope to find the original one

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Damonskv

26 Feb 2021, 07:56

bump

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