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Offline TheGrey

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Keycap Boxs
« on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 11:21:57 »
Hi all :),

Any idea where you can get boxs for your keycaps? I've been seeing a few of them posted in the classifieds section with keycaps in all dem little boxs.  I need to tidy my collection!

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Re: Keycap Boxs
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 11:23:10 »
The Container Store

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Re: Keycap Boxs
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 11:33:31 »
The Container Store

Are you talking about one of their plastic shoeboxes? Is that what you use?

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Re: Keycap Boxs
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 11:39:04 »
I got a fish tackle box from Wal-Mart for like $7, it holds and separates all my keycaps just fine.

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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 11:40:40 »
The Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 11:45:29 »
I got mine from the Container Store:


http://www.containerstore.com/shop/collections/hobby
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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 22:22:55 »
I just bought this case from the Container Store.  Pretty cool.

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 12 January 2013, 22:27:36 »
O yea, here's a pic of my tackle box :)



Everything is somewhat sorted by profile/novelty, that lower right R4 portion keeps growing rapidly :x

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Re: Keycap Boxs
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 13 January 2013, 01:17:11 »
Here is my bead box ;D

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Re: Keycap Boxs
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 20:41:46 »
So much unneeded little plastic things

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Re: Keycap Boxs
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 26 January 2013, 16:46:30 »
What about the cardboard boxes you see for complete sets? [link]

Can you buy those empty from anywhere?
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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 26 January 2013, 16:54:27 »
What set is that BTW?
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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 26 January 2013, 17:17:23 »
Another alternative to storing a keycap set are those plastic containers that you get dice in. I found some today at the Container Store. They're called Amac Boxes and they're pretty cheap.



The large ones can hold the 87 key set and the small ones are just large enough for the 17 keys in the number pad. They're probably really nice for extra modifier sets or a tsangan kit as well.

For those who are curious, the caps in the containers are the stock ninja caps from my Filco.

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Re: Keycap Boxs
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 26 January 2013, 18:01:31 »
What set is that BTW?

I grabbed it from Vortex's Facepile page. It's a White PBT Lasered set.


Another alternative to storing a keycap set are those plastic containers that you get dice in. I found some today at the Container Store. They're called Amac Boxes and they're pretty cheap.

Wow, I really like that. That's an excellent idea.

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« Reply #15 on: Sat, 26 January 2013, 22:33:48 »
What ever box you think you need, get one twice as big. I thought I would only need one medium sized box. However I bought another one the next week because it just wasn't big enough.
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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 27 January 2013, 08:29:43 »
I went out looking for something to store my keycaps yesterday and came home with this. Now I can buy all the keycaps I want :)).

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« Reply #17 on: Sun, 27 January 2013, 13:39:56 »
I used bead boxes too. my mom was so excited that i was getting into beads...lol

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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 28 January 2013, 17:39:33 »
9 bucks from Walmart...


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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 06:51:07 »
Another alternative to storing a keycap set are those plastic containers that you get dice in. I found some today at the Container Store. They're called Amac Boxes and they're pretty cheap.

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The large ones can hold the 87 key set and the small ones are just large enough for the 17 keys in the number pad. They're probably really nice for extra modifier sets or a tsangan kit as well.

For those who are curious, the caps in the containers are the stock ninja caps from my Filco.
Can you take a picture of the large one with a 7x spacebar (if you have one) standing up in it?

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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 07:17:47 »
What about the cardboard boxes you see for complete sets? [link]

Can you buy those empty from anywhere?

Does anyone know of a source for these boxes, as mashby asked?

Thanks,
John

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Re: Keycap Boxs
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 07:34:15 »
Wish I knew.  The only place I've ever seen them is wrapped around new Topre sets and new Ducky sets.

I went to the dollar store and bought a stack of plastic containers.  All the storage you could ever need.

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« Reply #22 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 09:41:46 »
Another alternative to storing a keycap set are those plastic containers that you get dice in. I found some today at the Container Store. They're called Amac Boxes and they're pretty cheap.

The large ones can hold the 87 key set and the small ones are just large enough for the 17 keys in the number pad. They're probably really nice for extra modifier sets or a tsangan kit as well.

For those who are curious, the caps in the containers are the stock ninja caps from my Filco.
Can you take a picture of the large one with a 7x spacebar (if you have one) standing up in it?

I don't have a 7x Spacebar. I can measure the inside of the box or, if you want to be patient, I can take a picture when I'm at the Chicago meet. I do have 6.25x Spacebars if that would help you.

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« Reply #23 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 09:50:11 »
That'll be fine. It'll give some point of reference. When you put the caps in, did you have to arrange them to make them fit or can you just dump them in willy nilly?

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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 09:56:16 »
That'll be fine. It'll give some point of reference. When you put the caps in, did you have to arrange them to make them fit or can you just dump them in willy nilly?

I arranged them with the legends down. The top adds more volume. Without it, you get to balance caps if you just dump them in. Luckily the arranging doesn't need to be anything special. I'll snap a pic of what I mean later.

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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 10:06:10 »
Yeah, I like the idea, but I don't know that I want to have to arrange them every time I want to put them in a box. Though it wouldn't be too bad, I suppose. What was the cost per box?

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« Reply #26 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 10:08:09 »
Yeah, I like the idea, but I don't know that I want to have to arrange them every time I want to put them in a box. Though it wouldn't be too bad, I suppose. What was the cost per box?

It's not horrible to organize it, and it makes arranging them nice. I'll snap a pic of what we talked about above and then how I have my caps organized later. And the price? I think its like $1.50? Definitely less than $2.

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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 12:36:13 »
Oh, and with those containers, if you buy more than 1, you can stack them on top of each other if you want one huge container with like 21 layers or something rofl.

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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 12:52:33 »
I get very particular with cases. For some reason, I can't bring myself to think that a case like the one cobraj posted, which has a good amount of depth when I only intend for it to hold a cap, is a good idea. :|

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Re: Keycap Boxs
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 13:01:35 »
CPTBadAss turned me on to the clear Amac Boxes from The Container Store and they work really well. You have to sort them when you switch keys but it's a really compact solution that works well. Below are two images to help illustrate and more details can be found in the description on Flickr.



Hope that helps!

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« Reply #31 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 13:12:29 »
How many keys are in there? And is that both size spacebars I see?

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 13:13:30 »
How many keys are in there? And is that both size spacebars I see?

It's not a full set, but yes, that's both sized spacebars.

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 13:20:17 »
Here's a link to a full set of 104 in the two boxes. These are the black on black PBT that TechKeys did as part of a pre-sale.

http://l.mashby.com/DfSJ

Hope that helps!

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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 13:21:13 »
That does help a lot! Thanks, mashby. How do you have those separated?

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 13:25:51 »
Did either of you buy one of these for single caps?

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 14:31:21 »
I get very particjular with cases. For some reason, I can't bring myself to think that a case like the one cobraj posted, which has a good amount of depth when I only intend for it to hold a cap, is a good idea. :|
I get very particular with cases. For some reason, I can't bring myself to think that a case like the one cobraj posted, which has a good amount of depth when I only intend for it to hold a cap, is a good idea. :|

Haha. Idk. I bought it more for keycap sets, as I always buy blanks.. So don't want to sit there spending all my time organise using into rows.

I have a smaller container as well (linked before a lot earlier) but I have space in the bigger one.. So just using that now :)

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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 14:35:54 »
Did either of you buy one of these for single caps?

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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 14:37:32 »
Did either of you buy one of these for single caps?

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« Reply #39 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 16:22:41 »
O yea, here's a pic of my tackle box :)

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Everything is somewhat sorted by profile/novelty, that lower right R4 portion keeps growing rapidly :x

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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 16:23:11 »
Did either of you buy one of these for single caps?

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I did on Sunday. It fits a key cap perfectly. OEM and Cherry both fit well.


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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 16:26:19 »
Did either of you buy one of these for single caps?

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 17:15:23 »
Did either of you buy one of these for single caps?

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I actually didn't see it until he Pm'd me. :P Picture below, however.
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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 18:04:15 »
Where did you get the GEEKHACK plaque in the lower left bin??  i REALLY want one!!!

Someone sent me one as a part of a trade, they don't pop up in the classifieds that much :/

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 18:15:37 »
SmallFry, how is this ever gonna work out if you don't pay attention. I can't summon your help without that key component. Watch the spy more! :P
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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 20:23:00 »
esoomenona, this is how I store my collection. It's a hobby box and amac boxes from the Container Store.





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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 22:35:47 »
What about the cardboard boxes you see for complete sets? [link]

Can you buy those empty from anywhere?

Does anyone know of a source for these boxes, as mashby asked?

Thanks,
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Aren't those the lasered cardboard boxes one of the korean  forums did once?

Either that, or it's the (most likely) lasered cardboard material topre uses for their fullsets.

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned signatue pastics' keycap display system: http://www.keycapsdirect.com/marketplace.php

I have all my keycaps currently in a USPS mailing box I had. They are sorted into baggies. Fullsets are generally in used bubble mailers I think I'll need to get something from thecontainerstore soon.

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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 22:43:48 »
What about the cardboard boxes you see for complete sets? [link]

Can you buy those empty from anywhere?

Does anyone know of a source for these boxes, as mashby asked?

Thanks,
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Aren't those the lasered cardboard boxes one of the korean  forums did once?

Either that, or it's the (most likely) lasered cardboard material topre uses for their fullsets.

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned signatue pastics' keycap display system: http://www.keycapsdirect.com/marketplace.php

I have all my keycaps currently in a USPS mailing box I had. They are sorted into baggies. Fullsets are generally in used bubble mailers I think I'll need to get something from thecontainerstore soon.

I just bought the 45 key one. While this would work perfect, it's far too expensive for full sets.
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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 07:39:25 »
I just bought the 45 key one. While this would work perfect, it's far too expensive for full sets.

Agreed. I bought the small set just to try them out for a display project I had in mind, but they are way too expensive for a full set, not to mention not very flexible beyond 1x key caps.

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 07:41:12 »
Regarding those AMAC boxes, which are the sizes for the larger and smaller boxes y'all have purchased?