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Offline skcheng

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« on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 08:43:49 »
I know this topic has been brought up before.   Welly has his keyboard lycra cover, and pfink posted this link here to Uline.com

Uline Keyboard Mailer

But I was wondering if there are any nicer options?  Maybe some boxes with built in high density foam like I've received for some of my keyboards.  Or some of that memory foam which would mold to some of the unique shapes of our keyboards

I could build a keyboard cabinet, but that's not exactly space efficient.  

It would also be nice if these boxes were instantly ready for shipping purposes.  Saves me the trouble of then searching for another suitable box.

Any help appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 09:18:54 »
In a box, under the bed.  My Ms are stacked on top of each other in the closet.


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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 09:19:47 »
For storage I use the boxes that HP uses to ship the keyboard & mouse for their servers. Perfect fit for IBM Model M but the boxes are not padded in any way.
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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 09:37:32 »
Quote from: itlnstln;180969
In a box, under the bed.  My Ms are stacked on top of each other in the closet.


I've purchased 30 boards in the last month.  I need help...  :)

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 10:00:19 »
yup yup webwit has competition....
lovin webwits storage tho
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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 10:18:17 »
I try to keep my collection limited to the keyboards I use.  Sometimes, that can be pretty hard.


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« Reply #6 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 10:26:22 »
Yeah, but that was a gift.  I wouldn't feel right getting rid of that one.


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« Reply #7 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 11:41:11 »
Webwit's mediocrity is disappointing. Any serious collector has something like this in their basement:

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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 11:42:57 »
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Webwit's mediocrity is disappointing. Any serious collector has something like this in their basement:

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What? Baby pacifiers hanging from the ceiling?


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« Reply #9 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 12:38:49 »
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Unless I am mistaken these boxes are VERY close to the actual dimensions of a Model M, and would then not be suitable for actually shipping one...only storing (no room for packing material).

Ripster, you got it for the wrong console you fool.
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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 13:15:35 »
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That's why I got the racks. The tiles of boxes have been obliterated. You still have that problem, up to a maximum of four. So some kind of pharmacy cabinet or deposit box cabinet would be easier.


I love how they are perfectly lined up and stacked so neatly.  Even the labels were probably set down with a laser positioner.  Very anal......very nice!!

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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 13:16:42 »
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Unless I am mistaken these boxes are VERY close to the actual dimensions of a Model M, and would then not be suitable for actually shipping one...only storing (no room for packing material).

Ripster, you got it for the wrong console you fool.



That's the thing.  They are snug.  I'm sure I have at least one of those from the many keyboards that I've purchased.  My favorite box is the one with the foam attached to the top/bottom.  Can't seem to find those online.

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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 14:24:37 »
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That's the thing.  They are snug.  I'm sure I have at least one of those from the many keyboards that I've purchased.  My favorite box is the one with the foam attached to the top/bottom.  Can't seem to find those online.


Uline also sells rolls of foam that can be cut down to fit the boxes:

http://www.uline.com/Grp_18/Foam?keywords=Foam

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« Reply #13 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 15:32:53 »
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