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Offline litster

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« on: Sun, 11 September 2011, 23:51:10 »
Been playing with keycap combinations to get something more unique.

First, is my black Filco with cherry MX red, wearing black Cherry double shots mixed with Dolch alpha and function keycaps and black Moogle Kit.  Just put this together today.  I should probably mix in more Dolch keycaps for the 6-pack above the arrow keys.  I thought this looks pretty nice already.




Second is something that I have had for a while.  It is my Realforce 87UB variable weight SE1700 wearing yellow Topre keycaps from Korea and red WASD from RiGS who got it from Finland or Sweden, I think.  Notice the smaller font size for the red keys.


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« Reply #1 on: Mon, 12 September 2011, 05:56:22 »
I noticed something about the Topre keycaps and it is that some yellow ones from the Realforce 91UBY can't fit the Realforce 87U because of the stem.

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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 12 September 2011, 06:19:38 »
I absolutely adore the looks of your Filco board! I would really like to do something similar with my Filco but I am not sure how to go about obtaining compatible keycaps. Even more - I use the UK layout.... Now I wish I bought an ASCII layout board... Just so that finding different key caps would be easier.

Any tips on how I could obtain key caps?

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 12 September 2011, 07:20:28 »
That is one classy looking Filco. I'd love a set of Dolch caps for my Poker. :D

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 12 September 2011, 07:59:33 »
Very nice looking boards!

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 12 September 2011, 09:41:17 »
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I noticed something about the Topre keycaps and it is that some yellow ones from the Realforce 91UBY can't fit the Realforce 87U because of the stem.

Yes, some of the red keycaps for the front row I got from RiGS don't fit the 87U.  Don't remember for sure off the top of my head, but I think the left CTRL key for some reason has its switch turned 90 degrees, making it incompatible with 87U.  I bet the 91UBY has the old style 86U layout as well.

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I absolutely adore the looks of your Filco board! I would really like to do something similar with my Filco but I am not sure how to go about obtaining compatible keycaps. Even more - I use the UK layout.... Now I wish I bought an ASCII layout board... Just so that finding different key caps would be easier.

Any tips on how I could obtain key caps?

Best would be to get a STANDARD set from Round 4 group buy and add an UK kit.  You can also check on ebay for UK and DE to hunt for ISO Cherry keyboards.  Look for the letter H in the model number for double shots.  I rarely see ISO cherry boards on US ebay.  There is an Italian ISO Cherry board on US ebay though.
 
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That is one classy looking Filco. I'd love a set of Dolch caps for my Poker. :D

The easiest is to get the Round 3 STANDARD set in the Round 4 group buy again.  7bit is making the Round 3 set available in Round 4.  This set is a replica of the Dolch keycaps.  

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Very nice looking boards!

Thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 10:44:58 »
a quick thank you to all those that worked on getting the wiki up and readable for noobies like me. Just finished putting
together a custom Orange set of key caps for my Cherry black Mekka G1 board. Loving it so far!

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« Reply #7 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 14:27:37 »
Very nice!  Here's mine.  I was bored so I started rearranging the keycaps. lol =P

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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 17:18:09 »
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Very nice!  Here's mine.  I was bored so I started rearranging the keycaps. lol =P

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This is pretty as well! Good job sir! (=

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« Reply #9 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 17:22:39 »
^ Thanks! =D

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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 17:25:10 »
Yes, people, keep posting pictures of your creations!

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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 17:30:19 »
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Yes, people, keep posting pictures of your creations!


I've posted these in other threads, but since you asked...




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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 17:37:28 »
^ I like the checkered one.  Very cool indeed.  I just might do one later on. =P

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« Reply #13 on: Tue, 13 September 2011, 17:54:38 »
Thanks!  I think it looks less busy and jarring than other checkerboard jobs I've seen since I just did the alphanumeric keys.

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 14 September 2011, 10:11:37 »
Here it is my new add to the Realforce 87U:


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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 14 September 2011, 12:27:27 »
Interesting.  What's the significance of the red keys?

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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 14 September 2011, 12:34:54 »
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Interesting.  What's the significance of the red keys?

They are letters to spell deskthority.

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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 14 September 2011, 13:02:04 »
Litster can you post your white keyboards? The ones I remember from the filco group buy you posted in were nice.
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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 14 September 2011, 22:06:04 »
Here is a white Filco MX brown with black Cherry double shots and RGB modifiers from the recent group buy.  



The next one is my IBM Spacing Saving Keyboard with Unicomp's RGB moodifiers and yellow WASD keys.




The 3rd one is another white Filco MX red with OxyCleaned Wyse terminal keyboard's double shot keycaps.  The yellow arrow keycaps are one of my favorites.


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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 14 September 2011, 22:26:46 »
Love, love, and love.  Especially the SSK.

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 15 September 2011, 00:51:15 »
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Love, love, and love.  Especially the SSK.
this.

first time ive actually wanted an SSK. now im even more excited to get my white filco and white leopold!
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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 15 September 2011, 00:56:05 »
Keep it coming lister...love all the white keyboards.
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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 15 September 2011, 01:24:05 »
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this.

first time ive actually wanted an SSK. now im even more excited to get my white filco and white leopold!

I lusted after a white Filco + R3 set for a while, but after seeing keyboardlover's pics, I gotta say that white 2-shots on a black Filco looks better.  That look is my current goal.

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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 15 September 2011, 17:21:51 »
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The 3rd one is another white Filco MX red with OxyCleaned Wyse terminal keyboard's double shot keycaps.  The yellow arrow keycaps are one of my favorites.

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Aww, that is such a beauty! Great job! (The other keyboards of yours are also pretty but I have only a Filco myself so I look at those most ^^) The only thing i dont like is the default "sculpted" windows keys, I would like to replace mine...

Which of the keys are "OxyCleaned Wyse terminal keyboard's double shot keycaps" ? Is it the lighter gray ones for the letters? Those are really sexy! How could I obtain a set from those as well? Would you be so kind to link to the "Group buy round 4" that you mentioned in your previous response to me? I searched in the group buy section of the forum but there were so many threads and I wasnt sure which one you were referring to.
Thanks!

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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 15 September 2011, 17:57:35 »
This is the link to Group Buy Round 4: http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?20485-Double-shot-replacements-ROUND-FOUR!

The lighter keys (alpha + numeric) were very yellow after years of exposure of sunlight.  They returned to their original color (or much closer to it) after spending a day in OxyClean solution under the sun.  OxyClean info on these keys:
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?19644-Dang...-peroxide-DOES-burn&p=377061&viewfull=1#post377061
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?19644-Dang...-peroxide-DOES-burn&p=377779&viewfull=1#post377779

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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 16 September 2011, 11:47:11 »
Filco Cherry Blue with group 4 SP keys.

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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 17 September 2011, 20:52:16 »
POKER with RGB


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« Reply #27 on: Sat, 17 September 2011, 21:14:12 »
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POKER with RGB

Very nice!

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 19 September 2011, 06:52:41 »
Here we go!


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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 19 September 2011, 09:42:58 »
I've toyed with something like this , but when I make my purchase today I doubt I'll go with it.... Mainly because I doubt I will be glad to have it 3-4 years from now... lol



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