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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2100 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 12:05:58 »
Ellipse, do you have an idea of how many keyboards you'll be able to ship out a week once the shipment reaches you?

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2101 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 12:41:34 »
Does this website still take orders? This post was initially posted back in 2016.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2102 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 13:11:08 »
Does this website still take orders? This post was initially posted back in 2016.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2103 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 15:45:25 »
Thanks! :D

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2104 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 15:50:31 »
We are getting close to that early bird rounds, woop woop! Cant belive how long its been since i joined. Gonna miss checking ther thread once a month after i get the board :)

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2105 on: Fri, 30 August 2019, 19:59:29 »
The factory is wrapping up in the next 1-2 weeks which includes palletizing.  Currently getting freight forwarder quotations.  The factory put some split right shift top inner assemblies with regular PCBs, so they have to correct a number of the already assembled keyboards. 

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2106 on: Sat, 31 August 2019, 14:19:30 »
As we wait for the factory to wrap up mass assembly in a two weeks, I have written an article on misconceptions about the Model F.  The goal of the article is to help explain some of the initial hesitations people have had about the Model F before they did some more reading and research.  I think that the biggest barrier to increased adoption of the Model F is lack of awareness in the market. 

If you have anything to add or discuss that would help convince people on the Model F feel free to post here or message me.

https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/misconceptions-about-the-model-f-keyboard-what-initially-scares-many-people-away/

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2107 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:30:49 »
Brand New Model F Keyboards are being palletized for their journey across the ocean this month!

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2108 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 12:21:41 »
Brand New Model F Keyboards are being palletized for their journey across the ocean this month!

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This is really exciting news!!

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2109 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 22:05:10 »
Brand New Model F Keyboards are being palletized for their journey across the ocean this month!

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This is really exciting news!!

If they sink and have to be remade... jk

Things seem to be getting closer!
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

The world has become a weird place.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2110 on: Mon, 09 September 2019, 06:09:27 »
That's simply fantastic news.  Congratulations!
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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2111 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 13:17:31 »
*awakens from cryosleep*

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Brand New Model F Keyboards are being palletized for their journey across the ocean this month!

Nice.

*returns to cryosleep*

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2112 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 13:25:07 »
*awakens from cryosleep*

...

Brand New Model F Keyboards are being palletized for their journey across the ocean this month!

Nice.

*returns to cryosleep*
Now the long wait for dyesubbing to be done
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2113 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 14:51:26 »
*awakens from cryosleep*

...

Brand New Model F Keyboards are being palletized for their journey across the ocean this month!

Nice.

*returns to cryosleep*
Now the long wait for dyesubbing to be done

Ya, it didnít sound like this was close to being worked out.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2114 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 15:22:22 »
*awakens from cryosleep*

...

Brand New Model F Keyboards are being palletized for their journey across the ocean this month!

Nice.

*returns to cryosleep*
Now the long wait for dyesubbing to be done

Ya, it didnít sound like this was close to being worked out.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2115 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 05:33:57 »
Hi Ellipse,

Posting here as i'm not registered over on deskthority.

On the deskthority thread you mention that everyone will get a tracking number, but a signature requirement is extra.

Is this also the case for international shipping?

Also, if I wanted to update my delivery address what would be the best way to go about that?

Thanks :)

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2116 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 07:14:04 »
Yes that is correct bun.  Please feel free to email me for address updates and signature requirement.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2117 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 18:56:41 »
*awakens from cryosleep*

...

Brand New Model F Keyboards are being palletized for their journey across the ocean this month!

Nice.

*returns to cryosleep*
Now the long wait for dyesubbing to be done

Ya, it didnít sound like this was close to being worked out.

Do orders with no dyesub keys get priority?

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2118 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 19:49:49 »
Nope - the orders with the low serial upgrade will get priority.  You can still upgrade your current order after the fact with the low serial upgrade store item, so that your keyboard is one of the first 200 or so to ship.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2119 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 10:24:37 »
First early bird shipment tentatively set for Saturday!

As an update the factory has completed assembly of most of the keyboards but is still working on finishing up mass assembly.  They expected to be finished by this point but there were some unexpected assembly challenges with the ultra compact cases.  They made some mistakes with the classic style cases (e.g. forgot to put the 2-3 nub keys where needed) and this resulted in additional time needed. 

To avoid having everyone wait any longer, they will be shipping me most of the early bird keyboards but not all of them.  The remaining early bird keyboards will ship a month or so later.  They expect to give me more than enough keyboards (both compact and classic style) to keep me busy with shipments out to everyone in the mean time. 

Initially I expected the factory to determine they could finish X number of keyboards per day and complete everything by the formula:  total quantity/X days.  But I have learned that the factories train the assembly workers to assemble one configuration of product at a time and some configs are more tricky than others for the workers doing the assembly.  They started with the classic style keyboards and expected to be finished by this point but there were some unexpected assembly challenges with the ultra compact cases so assembly slowed significantly.  The assemblers also made some mistakes with the classic style cases (e.g. forgot to put the 2-3 nub keys where needed) and this resulted in additional time needed.
« Last Edit: Sun, 22 September 2019, 23:47:07 by Ellipse »

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2120 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 06:36:40 »
Fantastic milestone.  I congratulate you, sir.
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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2121 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 06:37:56 »
You've got just enough time to iron your cape.
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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2122 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 05:25:03 »
Yes that is correct bun.  Please feel free to email me for address updates and signature requirement.

Thanks Ellipse, i've emailed the updated address to you.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2123 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 22:03:44 »
 ;D

As one of the earlybird / low serial number upgrader types, I am rather excited.

Hopefully Iíll see one of the keyboards from my order in Australia soon!

Cheers Ellipse, awesome news.
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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2124 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 11:34:35 »
I just checked my order from February 29, 2016...

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F62 Model F Keyboard - "Kishsaver"
Keys: Black unprinted keys (right shift key not included)
Layout/Flipper Placement: HHKB-Style Split Right Shift and Split Backspace
Color: Black
DT/GH/Reddit username: GH: nathanrosspowell

I don't have the patients to read this entire thread again.
Using the current webstore, I can't get this combination to show up in the cart.
Someone please tell me that with all the delays and re-tooling that I will get a complete set of keys?!  :blank:

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2125 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 11:50:08 »
I just checked my order from February 29, 2016...

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F62 Model F Keyboard - "Kishsaver"
Keys: Black unprinted keys (right shift key not included)
Layout/Flipper Placement: HHKB-Style Split Right Shift and Split Backspace
Color: Black
DT/GH/Reddit username: GH: nathanrosspowell

I don't have the patients to read this entire thread again.
Using the current webstore, I can't get this combination to show up in the cart.
Someone please tell me that with all the delays and re-tooling that I will get a complete set of keys?!  :blank:


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just pm ellipse and let him know you'll need the black blank right shift

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2126 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 17:10:16 »
Yes confirmed nathanrosspowell that you get the full size right shift key in black.  Initially we were using Unicomp keys and they had run out of black right shift keys. 

Keys from brand new molds completed production last year so everyone gets a full set of keys if their keyboard is configured with installed keys (like yours is).

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2127 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 19:11:41 »
I just checked my order from February 29, 2016...

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F62 Model F Keyboard - "Kishsaver"
Keys: Black unprinted keys (right shift key not included)
Layout/Flipper Placement: HHKB-Style Split Right Shift and Split Backspace
Color: Black
DT/GH/Reddit username: GH: nathanrosspowell

I don't have the patients to read this entire thread again.
Using the current webstore, I can't get this combination to show up in the cart.
Someone please tell me that with all the delays and re-tooling that I will get a complete set of keys?!  :blank:


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just pm ellipse and let him know you'll need the black blank right shift

Your way out of line their buddy. Do you think I care a lot weather I word good? I could care less! (I have the best words)

Yes confirmed nathanrosspowell that you get the full size right shift key in black.  Initially we were using Unicomp keys and they had run out of black right shift keys. 

Keys from brand new molds completed production last year so everyone gets a full set of keys if their keyboard is configured with installed keys (like yours is).

Thank you.


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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2128 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 07:14:37 »
Hey, guys.  Play nice.
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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2129 on: Fri, 27 September 2019, 08:20:50 »
Pallets are packed and ready to go!  They should arrive in early November.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2130 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 05:05:07 »
Reminds me of the warehouse at the end raiders of the lost ark...
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« Reply #2131 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 07:27:52 »
The shipping container is packed to the edge! Below are photos showing the progress of loading the first two pallets and then the final pallets.




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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2133 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 08:36:34 »
Damn, man.   This makes me excited and nervous.  Itís hard to imagine how you must feel!

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« Reply #2134 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 11:44:42 »
soon ill be able to use my BS artisan, which ive kept for 3 something years. :D

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2135 on: Sun, 29 September 2019, 15:46:17 »
The shipping container is packed to the edge! Below are photos showing the progress of loading the first two pallets and then the final pallets.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2136 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 10:34:23 »
soon ill be able to use my BS artisan, which ive kept for 3 something years. :D

same :-X

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« Reply #2137 on: Mon, 07 October 2019, 19:29:12 »
****s out for Ellipse... er wait...

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« Reply #2138 on: Tue, 08 October 2019, 17:32:20 »
soon ill be able to use my BS artisan, which ive kept for 3 something years. :D

same :-X

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2139 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 15:38:33 »
Is it too late to order one of these?
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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2140 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 15:57:48 »
Still time to order!

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2141 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 16:02:22 »
Can't believe its finally happening. Thanks for all the updates and hard work.

Ellipse can you DM me on where I'm in the queue? I know I placed my order pretty early but haven't kept up with all the people ordering? Would I be one of the people to get their keyboards shipped with this first batch coming in?

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« Reply #2142 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 17:14:41 »
Since I will not be able to send out all the keyboards from the first batch before the second batch arrives, there will not be a pause or extra waiting period between batches.  As noted earlier, the second batch arrives a month or so later after the first batch (which arrives in about two weeks). 

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« Reply #2143 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 03:38:27 »
wow.
a cute stray cat combination that comes out happily when you look at your face is cute

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« Reply #2144 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 17:38:23 »
We are about two weeks away from the container ship arriving in NY! 

I have online tracking and have been following the ship's movements and estimated date of arrival (sorry I decided against sharing the container number and tracking web site).  The web site makes it as easy to track as a package - you can see where in the world the ship is.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2145 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 22:51:48 »
How's the dye sub process coming along?

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« Reply #2146 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 23:43:28 »
This is the best Oct I've ever HAD!!!
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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2147 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 19:58:44 »
how different is the "regular gray" on the ultra compact f77 compared to the beige on the regular f77?  also, what time are you cutting off orders?  i know i'm cutting it close.  i really need to stop doing that.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2148 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 22:33:25 »
nightdriver there is still time to order! 

Overview on all the case color options:

There are two types of cases - classic die cast (the more rugged and heavy option with painted cases) and ultra compact anodized aluminum (still strong but much more lightweight, no painted cases available). 

Color choices:  original style die cast zinc (Industrial Gray, silver gray, true red, black, off-white/beige).  Here's a photo of all the classic style die cast case color options except industrial gray (it was left out of the photo):  https://i.imgur.com/PE8K10Y.jpg  Anodized CNC milled aluminum cases (black, regular gray, dark blue, Carolina (light) blue).  Dark blue case with Carolina Blue swatch in background:  https://imgur.com/6tt5lWy  and Industrial gray https://imgur.com/wdxKhh8

Industrial gray is a tan-brown-gray color as featured on the classic F77 product page.  It's difficult to photograph so it won't perfectly match the screen colors.

Red, silver gray, and the blues are the limited edition premium options - for these please message me to check availability before ordering.

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Re: [GB] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
« Reply #2149 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 16:59:49 »
The container ship has arrived in the port!  I am told it will take another 1-2 weeks for remaining steps for delivery to me.

I hope to post photos throughout the coming weeks/months and plan on taking a photo of each unique configuration to upload to the web site in the future.