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geekhack Marketplace => Group Buys and Preorders => Topic started by: reconsiderit on Mon, 16 July 2018, 21:15:48

Title: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 16 July 2018, 21:15:48
Southpaw Full Size  -  Left Handed / Semi-reversed full sized board. Top mount. CNC aluminum.

(https://imgur.com/Kt8eN8L.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/W6JYt7j.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/f9SceEu.jpg)


Album  -  https://imgur.com/a/grnkKAc
IC Post  -  https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94506.0

Details
- Full size, 100% layout. Fits most keycap sets
- Semi isolated top mount construction
- Standard or mirrored numpad options
- Winkey and Winkeyless options
- QMK PCB with USB Mini-B
- 8.5 degree angle
- Layouts are dependent on which plate you choose.

(https://i.imgur.com/Z8mXggH.jpg)
 
(https://i.imgur.com/KTHiwWy.jpg)


Options
- Chassis material. 6061 or 7075 Aluminum Alloy
- Plain bottom or integrated brass weight.
- Plate layout and configuration. Full and partial plate options. Traditional and mirrored numpad
- Plate material and manufacturing process. CNC Brass and aluminum. Laser cut acrylic.
- Finishes. Raw (unfinished), traditionally anodized, or hard anodized.


Finish Options
- Raw (both materials)
- Type II Anodization, Black, grey, silver (both materials)
- Type II Anodization, Blue, Dark Blue, Red, Purple (6061 only)
- Type III Hard Anodized Black (both materials)

Color Samples  -  More in album
(https://i.imgur.com/cld6e1L.jpg)


Pricing
- Base price of $210 for a chassis in 6061 with no weight and no finishing
- Add $20 for standard anodization
- Add $50 for hard anodization
- Add $25 for 7075 aluminum
- Add $120 for brass weight

- $35 for PCBs
- $55 for Brass plates
- $35 for aluminum plate
- $25 for aluminum half plates
- $20 for acrylic plates


Other crap that might be important
- Ships in Q4 2018 / Q1 2019
- Shipping is a little more expensive because I'm basically shipping hunks of metal here. I'll be using custom cut foam and boxes. Every package is insured.
- If you opt for laser engraving, please send an email to contact@switchplate.co with your engraving in an Adobe illustrator file or DXF.
- No, I cannot declare you board to customs as a $10 gift.
- Closes Friday July 29th


PURCHASE HERE: https://switchplate.co/collections/southpaw-full-size-group-buy
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 16 July 2018, 21:16:04
Reserved for updates.

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August 1st 2018 - MOQ is met. We're good to go.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 18 July 2018, 11:39:36
Approval bump!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 18 July 2018, 18:07:20
There's the thread!

So how many boards have been sold so far?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size
Post by: wholypantalones on Wed, 18 July 2018, 19:07:17
What are the pros / cons of the different anodization? I literally have no idea.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 18 July 2018, 23:49:55
There's the thread!

So how many boards have been sold so far?

Well, there are 35 units left up for grabs. The rest were purchased the first day the GB was up
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 19 July 2018, 00:24:19
What are the pros / cons of the different anodization? I literally have no idea.

So there are two types of anodization that is offered. Type II, which is the traditional kind, and type III which is hard anodization.

The main advantage that type III has over Type II is the durability. It's basically a hard coat that both builds both inwards and outwards from the surface. On the other hand, traditional anodization (type II) only builds inwards from the surface. Though it is not as hard, as type III ano, it can be anodized in many colors while on the other hand, type III ano is usually limited to darker colors. In this case, it will only be available in black because of the possibility of inconsistency with other colors.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: Sylvestyeo on Thu, 19 July 2018, 19:06:27
Do you have a colour sample of the dark blue. Saw the Pantone colour but not sure how it'll turn out. Any ideas if it'll look close to mid night blue?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: MegalaDump on Thu, 19 July 2018, 22:04:03
You mentioned you ordered another prototype, I don't suppose it was one that shows what the mirrored number pad will look like?

Anyway, I have two orders in so far. This is my dream board :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 19 July 2018, 22:05:25
Do you have a colour sample of the dark blue. Saw the Pantone colour but not sure how it'll turn out. Any ideas if it'll look close to mid night blue?

I have color samples that arrive tomorrow. The rep from the factory has given me pics of the color sample though the lighting isn't great and it doesn't quite show the colors too well. I'll take a proper picture tomorrow with some proper lighting.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 19 July 2018, 22:13:16
hmmm

weird enough for me to order one if there are still slots open when i get paid

i've kinda come around on this design in the last few days
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 19 July 2018, 22:18:58
You mentioned you ordered another prototype, I don't suppose it was one that shows what the mirrored number pad will look like?

Anyway, I have two orders in so far. This is my dream board :thumb:

(https://i.imgur.com/j2hVbZJ.jpg)

This is the only pic I have of the proto at the moment which should be arriving tomorrow. This the board with the revised weight in 7075 Hard Ano black and has the half plate option with a mirrored numpad in the lighter of the blue colors. Again, I need to take a proper picture since I dont really think that this represents the color super great.

Additionally, below is the PCB, designed by ai03. Production PCB will be in white/black. Something really neat that I had requested was the top left cluster of three switches. The last photo shows a set of jumpers that can be used so that they either function as normal LEDs for backlighting or as indicators for num, caps, and scroll lock.

(https://i.imgur.com/VdxzyQw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/y0zdVko.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/C7wH6jD.jpg)

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 19 July 2018, 22:21:01
ok that black with the light blue plate has convinced me

when i get paid i am ordering one of these if there are still slots

although i'm in for a red plate to match my DESKO set
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: MegalaDump on Thu, 19 July 2018, 22:35:25
Yea that's hella nice! I might have to change both plates to be mirrored.

ok that black with the light blue plate has convinced me

when i get paid i am ordering one of these if there are still slots

although i'm in for a red plate to match my DESKO set

I also chose a red plate for one, should look classy underneath a WoB set.

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: wixxzblu on Fri, 20 July 2018, 16:35:08
i hope we get a pure black pcb.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: ye_cole on Fri, 20 July 2018, 17:03:26
is it too late to change the number pad to the proper size

/s

edit: damn it I can't even be sarcastic correctly please ignore me
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: a_ak57 on Fri, 20 July 2018, 19:00:01
is it too late to change the number pad to the proper size

/s

?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 20 July 2018, 20:18:04
is it too late to change the number pad to the proper size

/s

?

I think he meant "side" judging by the /s
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: alisonica on Fri, 20 July 2018, 20:21:59
Is that PCB ALPs compatible?
Might consider buying another one if it's ALPS.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 20 July 2018, 21:42:39
Is that PCB ALPs compatible?
Might consider buying another one if it's ALPS.

The PCB is alps compatible. You would need a fixed layout alps specific plate for it which I would recommend getting laser cut at one of the community vendors. I can help you with the design or dimensions of the plate if you decide to go down that route. 
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: alisonica on Fri, 20 July 2018, 23:45:55
Is that PCB ALPs compatible?
Might consider buying another one if it's ALPS.

The PCB is alps compatible. You would need a fixed layout alps specific plate for it which I would recommend getting laser cut at one of the community vendors. I can help you with the design or dimensions of the plate if you decide to go down that route.

Can you (as GB leader) get it cut and sell it to me instead? Carbon Fibre etc. I'm happy to add monies.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: Sylvestyeo on Sat, 21 July 2018, 01:00:55
Do you have a colour sample of the dark blue. Saw the Pantone colour but not sure how it'll turn out. Any ideas if it'll look close to mid night blue?

I have color samples that arrive tomorrow. The rep from the factory has given me pics of the color sample though the lighting isn't great and it doesn't quite show the colors too well. I'll take a proper picture tomorrow with some proper lighting.

Waiting for pictures before deciding which to get!  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 21 July 2018, 02:57:12
Is that PCB ALPs compatible?
Might consider buying another one if it's ALPS.

The PCB is alps compatible. You would need a fixed layout alps specific plate for it which I would recommend getting laser cut at one of the community vendors. I can help you with the design or dimensions of the plate if you decide to go down that route.

Can you (as GB leader) get it cut and sell it to me instead? Carbon Fibre etc. I'm happy to add monies.

At the moment, I have laser places on hand here in the states that will do acrylic. I dont have a CF place here or overseas but if you can find one, I can organize and design an alps plate for you at an extra cost.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 21 July 2018, 03:12:31
NEW SAMPLES

(https://i.imgur.com/sMqWkeV.jpg)

Just wanted to put this up so you guys can get an idea of what the hard ano is like. Compared to the traditional anodization which is being done at an already fine grit, this produces a very finely matted anodized finish. Because of the nature of hard ano, the texture of the sandblasting is not preserved as it is a finish that both builds on and consumes the material. On the other hand, the traditional anodizing process results in a more glossy, shiny finish that is heavily dependent on sandblasting.

(https://i.imgur.com/4isKnsE.jpg)

Also, color samples. I would say that this, plus the picture at the top best represents the colors that are to be expected. This one is taken outside and the colors are mostly accurate. Red and light blue will appear less saturated. The dark blue though is a little more saturated and more blue than it would appear in this picture. The sample at the top better represents the colors in non-direct sunlight.

(https://i.imgur.com/NQEZKnr.jpg)

And finally, a lot of people who have already joined have decided to go the way of the heaviest configuration possible, can I can assure you, it's damn heavy. I would say 10ish lbs completely built.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: portbaron on Sat, 21 July 2018, 09:51:23
Is there any way to edit the color choice if we already paid lol? That light blue is looking good.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: m1kehonch0 on Sat, 21 July 2018, 14:30:01
Probably should have asked before: does the PCB come fully assembled sans switches? That is, diodes and controllers are installed, right? Thanks


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Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: crystalflame on Sat, 21 July 2018, 15:52:38
NEW SAMPLES

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/sMqWkeV.jpg)


Just wanted to put this up so you guys can get an idea of what the hard ano is like. Compared to the traditional anodization which is being done at an already fine grit, this produces a very finely matted anodized finish. Because of the nature of hard ano, the texture of the sandblasting is not preserved as it is a finish that both builds on and consumes the material. On the other hand, the traditional anodizing process results in a more glossy, shiny finish that is heavily dependent on sandblasting.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/4isKnsE.jpg)


Also, color samples. I would say that this, plus the picture at the top best represents the colors that are to be expected. This one is taken outside and the colors are mostly accurate. Red and light blue will appear less saturated. The dark blue though is a little more saturated and more blue than it would appear in this picture. The sample at the top better represents the colors in non-direct sunlight.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NQEZKnr.jpg)


And finally, a lot of people who have already joined have decided to go the way of the heaviest configuration possible, can I can assure you, it's damn heavy. I would say 10ish lbs completely built.

I ordered the dark blue and that sample doesn't match what I expected from the Pantone color at all which is worrying. It looks purple on all 3 of my monitors. Is this subject to change? Can we get more pictures that do it justice otherwise I think I may like to change my color choice.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 21 July 2018, 16:06:54
Probably should have asked before: does the PCB come fully assembled sans switches? That is, diodes and controllers are installed, right? Thanks


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The PCB will come fully assembled with all of the components except for the reset switch which will be a thru hole component that needs to be soldered on the top side.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 21 July 2018, 16:39:54
Hey, reconsiderit. I'd like to change a bunch of options on my board. Should I pm you for that?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 21 July 2018, 21:50:23
Hey, reconsiderit. I'd like to change a bunch of options on my board. Should I pm you for that?

Shoot me an email at mill@switchplate.co. I'll have you cancel and reorder. Easier for me to keep track that way
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 21 July 2018, 22:22:03
Hey, reconsiderit. I'd like to change a bunch of options on my board. Should I pm you for that?

Shoot me an email at mill@switchplate.co. I'll have you cancel and reorder. Easier for me to keep track that way

Already pm'd you, but sent to your email as well. Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 21 July 2018, 23:37:02
NEW SAMPLES

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/sMqWkeV.jpg)


Just wanted to put this up so you guys can get an idea of what the hard ano is like. Compared to the traditional anodization which is being done at an already fine grit, this produces a very finely matted anodized finish. Because of the nature of hard ano, the texture of the sandblasting is not preserved as it is a finish that both builds on and consumes the material. On the other hand, the traditional anodizing process results in a more glossy, shiny finish that is heavily dependent on sandblasting.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/4isKnsE.jpg)


Also, color samples. I would say that this, plus the picture at the top best represents the colors that are to be expected. This one is taken outside and the colors are mostly accurate. Red and light blue will appear less saturated. The dark blue though is a little more saturated and more blue than it would appear in this picture. The sample at the top better represents the colors in non-direct sunlight.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NQEZKnr.jpg)


And finally, a lot of people who have already joined have decided to go the way of the heaviest configuration possible, can I can assure you, it's damn heavy. I would say 10ish lbs completely built.

I ordered the dark blue and that sample doesn't match what I expected from the Pantone color at all which is worrying. It looks purple on all 3 of my monitors. Is this subject to change? Can we get more pictures that do it justice otherwise I think I may like to change my color choice.

I wouldn't say that it's purple, but in certain lighting conditions, it's very much like a dark grey-blue. In direct sunlight, its a very saturated blue color.

(https://i.imgur.com/7YuVIUY.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/tXQcfjn.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/mHBhel2.jpg)



Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 29 spots left
Post by: spooknik on Mon, 23 July 2018, 11:33:57
I hope we hit MOQ for this one! Only 9 more! (Assuming MOQ is still 45)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 29 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 23 July 2018, 15:37:38
Let there be pixel art...

Winkey
(https://i.imgur.com/VwyEtOf.png)

Winkeyless
(https://i.imgur.com/vOqVFdf.png)

Skidolcha
(https://i.imgur.com/lhRuPVa.png)

I might just be a tad excited for this to GB  :p
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 35 spots left
Post by: alisonica on Mon, 23 July 2018, 16:23:38
Hey, reconsiderit. I'd like to change a bunch of options on my board. Should I pm you for that?

Shoot me an email at mill@switchplate.co. I'll have you cancel and reorder. Easier for me to keep track that way

Me too, I've sent you the e-mail about the alps plates, i need to cancel everything and reorder. Anyone else needs alps plates?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 29 spots left
Post by: eyedrop on Mon, 23 July 2018, 16:24:35
Let there be pixel art...

Winkey
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/VwyEtOf.png)


Winkeyless
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vOqVFdf.png)


Skidolcha
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/lhRuPVa.png)


I might just be a tad excited for this to GB  :p

These are cool.  What do you use to create them?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 29 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 23 July 2018, 16:35:26
Let there be pixel art...

Winkey
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/VwyEtOf.png)


Winkeyless
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vOqVFdf.png)


Skidolcha
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/lhRuPVa.png)


I might just be a tad excited for this to GB  :p

These are cool.  What do you use to create them?

Thanks, I just do them in gimp. But I suppose you could do it in paint if you really wanted to.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 29 spots left
Post by: att1cus on Mon, 23 July 2018, 16:41:28
Hey, reconsiderit. I'd like to change a bunch of options on my board. Should I pm you for that?

Shoot me an email at mill@switchplate.co. I'll have you cancel and reorder. Easier for me to keep track that way
Sent an email to change my case color to silver rather than the grey I originally ordered.  Thanks! Sorry for the change.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 24 July 2018, 05:25:05
Finally found some time to throw a mock-up of this thing together and the mirrored numpad might actually be a really nice thing to have. Again, some people mentioned that having the thumb above the 2u zero which I didn't really think of till I gave it a go. Certainly feels more natural than the standard layout though some of the functions (like the numpad arrows) aren't as intuitive as it's mirrored.

(https://i.imgur.com/p6jCmDB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8XKepXs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tBSf9Fc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/12a3VWk.jpg)

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: spooknik on Tue, 24 July 2018, 06:10:41
Finally found some time to throw a mock-up of this thing together and the mirrored numpad might actually be a really nice thing to have. Again, some people mentioned that having the thumb above the 2u zero which I didn't really think of till I gave it a go. Certainly feels more natural than the standard layout though some of the functions (like the numpad arrows) aren't as intuitive as it's mirrored.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/p6jCmDB.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8XKepXs.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tBSf9Fc.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/12a3VWk.jpg)


It's really interesting that you also mirrored the number keys. I've ordered two mirrored plates and I was planning on keeping the numbers in the non-mirrored position and mirroring everything else. This seemed most natural to me.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: att1cus on Thu, 26 July 2018, 07:36:37
Anyone else get a refund this morning without warning?
Edit: Nevermind - I had to cancel and reorder to change colors and for some reason i just now got the paypal email stating that from a few days ago. 

Phew - sorry for the PM reconsiderit :-[
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: sangoan on Fri, 27 July 2018, 07:52:40
im in!!!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: att1cus on Fri, 27 July 2018, 16:33:28
Any possibility that the case will have an underglow diffuser option?

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Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: spooknik on Sat, 28 July 2018, 05:17:32
Any possibility that the case will have an underglow diffuser option?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

If you chose to have a brass weight, I'm sure you could make some kind of transparent insert.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 28 July 2018, 09:02:06
Any possibility that the case will have an underglow diffuser option?

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If you chose to have a brass weight, I'm sure you could make some kind of transparent insert.

well, if you get no weight, i think the case bottom is the same, no?

or can i save $120 and not have a giant hole in the bottom of my case

oh my god i just looked at the album of renders and stuff and i feel like a big idiot
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 28 July 2018, 09:38:41
well, i put my order in so here's hoping it doesn't come with a giant hole in the bottom
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: spooknik on Sat, 28 July 2018, 11:13:48
Any possibility that the case will have an underglow diffuser option?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

If you chose to have a brass weight, I'm sure you could make some kind of transparent insert.

well, if you get no weight, i think the case bottom is the same, no?

or can i save $120 and not have a giant hole in the bottom of my case

oh my god i just looked at the album of renders and stuff and i feel like a big idiot

No, if you don't choose a weight, no hole is made in the bottom of the case. It's one solid piece. It says on the product page: 'Weight is integrated into the design of the case. "Without weight" specifies a solid aluminum bottom.'
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 28 July 2018, 11:24:13
Any possibility that the case will have an underglow diffuser option?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

If you chose to have a brass weight, I'm sure you could make some kind of transparent insert.

well, if you get no weight, i think the case bottom is the same, no?

or can i save $120 and not have a giant hole in the bottom of my case

oh my god i just looked at the album of renders and stuff and i feel like a big idiot

No, if you don't choose a weight, no hole is made in the bottom of the case. It's one solid piece. It says on the product page: 'Weight is integrated into the design of the case. "Without weight" specifies a solid aluminum bottom.'

nice

i must've missed that
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: att1cus on Sat, 28 July 2018, 13:00:01
Any possibility that the case will have an underglow diffuser option?

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If you chose to have a brass weight, I'm sure you could make some kind of transparent insert.
Yep I did choose the weight option.  Anyone know of anyone who does diffusers like this?  Does the SP PCB have underglow?

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Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: spooknik on Sat, 28 July 2018, 13:12:39
Any possibility that the case will have an underglow diffuser option?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

If you chose to have a brass weight, I'm sure you could make some kind of transparent insert.
Yep I did choose the weight option.  Anyone know of anyone who does diffusers like this?  Does the SP PCB have underglow?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

From the prototype board above, the layout doesn't seem to support surface mount RGB leds. Maybe there's a spot for them and I'm just not seeing them. Anyway, to make diffuse would be really simple, you just measure the hole size (from the inside) and the height and then laser cut a piece of acrylic to fit in that spot and screw in via the screw holes. Won't sit flush with the bottom side, but I guess that wouldn't matter so much.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 28 July 2018, 17:38:21
Any possibility that the case will have an underglow diffuser option?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

If you chose to have a brass weight, I'm sure you could make some kind of transparent insert.
Yep I did choose the weight option.  Anyone know of anyone who does diffusers like this?  Does the SP PCB have underglow?

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From the prototype board above, the layout doesn't seem to support surface mount RGB leds. Maybe there's a spot for them and I'm just not seeing them. Anyway, to make diffuse would be really simple, you just measure the hole size (from the inside) and the height and then laser cut a piece of acrylic to fit in that spot and screw in via the screw holes. Won't sit flush with the bottom side, but I guess that wouldn't matter so much.

Gonna clear this up a bit, but even if you do this, it most likely won't work too well. The gap that separates the top and the bottom sits right under the plate and if you were to put a diffuser there, it would have to be pretty damn thick (more than the standard 1.5mm found on duck or other boards) to show and lighting from SMD LEDs placed underneath the PCB. Effectively, the diffuser would be between the PCB and the plate.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 28 July 2018, 20:49:55
If we don't reach the 65 units, I assume this still going to production, right? Is there an moq? Or just an order cap?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: att1cus on Sat, 28 July 2018, 20:51:33
If we don't reach the 65 units, I assume this still going to production, right? Is there an moq? Or just an order cap?
I believe the MOQ on this one is 45 units.

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Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 28 July 2018, 21:27:51
If we don't reach the 65 units, I assume this still going to production, right? Is there an moq? Or just an order cap?
I believe the MOQ on this one is 45 units.

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So we need 7 more entries o.O
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: att1cus on Sat, 28 July 2018, 21:30:03
If we don't reach the 65 units, I assume this still going to production, right? Is there an moq? Or just an order cap?
I believe the MOQ on this one is 45 units.

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So we need 7 more entries o.O
Yep I've been keeping track.  I think one person posted here since reconsiderit updated the topic, so hopefully that brings it down to 6. Really hope we hit it!

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Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 28 July 2018, 21:32:40
If we don't reach the 65 units, I assume this still going to production, right? Is there an moq? Or just an order cap?
I believe the MOQ on this one is 45 units.

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So we need 7 more entries o.O
Yep I've been keeping track.  I think one person posted here since reconsiderit updated the topic, so hopefully that brings it down to 6. Really hope we hit it!

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I'm going to be devastated if this doesn't go to prod
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 27 spots left
Post by: att1cus on Sat, 28 July 2018, 22:18:36
If we don't reach the 65 units, I assume this still going to production, right? Is there an moq? Or just an order cap?
I believe the MOQ on this one is 45 units.

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So we need 7 more entries o.O
Yep I've been keeping track.  I think one person posted here since reconsiderit updated the topic, so hopefully that brings it down to 6. Really hope we hit it!

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I'm going to be devastated if this doesn't go to prod
🤞🤞🤞🤞

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Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 29 July 2018, 00:27:53
I know at least two people who are planning to buy one, i'll harass them in the morning
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: ag36 on Sun, 29 July 2018, 09:09:47
Ordered two of these instead of one because shipping cost :)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: babyphil on Sun, 29 July 2018, 09:26:47
Hopefully it makes moq. I sold 3 boards to afford buying this board.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: spooknik on Sun, 29 July 2018, 10:07:13
Hopefully it makes moq. I sold 3 boards to afford buying this board.

Me too! I sold my SA Godspeed set to join this GB. By my very rough and non-official calculations, I think we'll just hit MOQ. We'll find out tomorrow I guess.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: nevaenuf on Sun, 29 July 2018, 12:17:31
I joined last night.  At least that's one more toward MOQ.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: o3okevin on Sun, 29 July 2018, 14:07:29
Ordered! Hope we can make it  :D
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: spooknik on Sun, 29 July 2018, 14:50:25
All these last minutes orders! It's really great, I think we can make it.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: att1cus on Sun, 29 July 2018, 14:52:07
According to reconsiderit on Reddit, we've reached MOQ!

https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/90ic5i/gb_southpaw_full_size/e38p22o/

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Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sun, 29 July 2018, 15:05:18
According to reconsiderit on Reddit, we've reached MOQ!

https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/90ic5i/gb_southpaw_full_size/e38p22o/

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(https://media1.tenor.com/images/05a7505c225710ad1b77bc4caf7cd0bf/tenor.gif?itemid=5502996)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: babyphil on Sun, 29 July 2018, 16:06:05
According to reconsiderit on Reddit, we've reached MOQ!

https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/90ic5i/gb_southpaw_full_size/e38p22o/

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Awesome!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 29 July 2018, 17:27:49
According to reconsiderit on Reddit, we've reached MOQ!

https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/90ic5i/gb_southpaw_full_size/e38p22o/

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nice

good spot

im hype for this
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Tue, 31 July 2018, 21:16:34
So what's the dillio? We met moq. Orders are being submitted?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - GB open till 7/29 - 22 spots left
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 01 August 2018, 18:50:02
So what's the dillio? We met moq. Orders are being submitted?

Yep. All of the rest of the orders came on the last day. 
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 01 August 2018, 23:40:02
awesome design, so sad I missed this...
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 08 August 2018, 20:08:42
Sent you an email but I figured I'd follow up here.

I saw the email for the re-invoice, but I haven't seen a refund for the original yet. Will you be processing those soon?

I don't want to pay the new invoice until the refund has been issued.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: StrangPrisoner on Thu, 09 August 2018, 00:40:07
Sent you an email but I figured I'd follow up here.

I saw the email for the re-invoice, but I haven't seen a refund for the original yet. Will you be processing those soon?

I don't want to pay the new invoice until the refund has been issued.
I emailed him will be waiting for the reimbursement as well. My PayPal invoice(?) says that I will be reimbursed Friday August 10th to my pay pal balance. So it seems to be a PayPal thing.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: alisonica on Thu, 09 August 2018, 13:23:00
Sent an email to Glorious GB leader. Paid the re-invoice, also received the refund.
Following up here:
1) Since hard anodization black is not possible, can I go for normal anodizing with Grey color?
2) Need KLE files for Alps plates. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 09 August 2018, 19:29:27
What's this about a reinvoice? I haven't heard anything.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: alisonica on Thu, 09 August 2018, 20:33:38
What's this about a reinvoice? I haven't heard anything.

Only for those who chose Hard Anodizing :)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 09 August 2018, 21:45:04
What's this about a reinvoice? I haven't heard anything.

Only for those who chose Hard Anodizing :)

i chose hard anodizing
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: o3okevin on Thu, 09 August 2018, 22:00:32
What's this about a reinvoice? I haven't heard anything.

Only for those who chose Hard Anodizing :)

i chose hard anodizing
Hard anodizing + 7075 aluminum
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 09 August 2018, 22:05:48
What's this about a reinvoice? I haven't heard anything.

Only for those who chose Hard Anodizing :)

i chose hard anodizing
Hard anodizing + 7075 aluminum

ah ok

i got 6061

wkl w/ red half plate

was just unclear about what was going on, thanks friends
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Fri, 10 August 2018, 10:43:30
Ugh! I wish I saw this sooner. Missed the GB  :(
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: StrangPrisoner on Fri, 10 August 2018, 12:49:37
Just checked my PayPal to see if the refund processed. It is now saying: "We're processing your refund and your money will be available on August 23, 2018We're processing your refund and your money will be available on August 23, 2018". I really don't want to tie up a grand in this group buy so I'm hoping to wait until the reimbursement is issued.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 10 August 2018, 12:59:13
At least it see the refund in PayPal. I haven't seen anything.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: sangoan on Fri, 10 August 2018, 13:27:20
i chose 7075+hard anodized

but nothing happen
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: forumusername on Fri, 10 August 2018, 17:54:49
Are ppl getting Alps plates?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 10 August 2018, 19:42:47
Hey guys, a quick update, but I just visited the factory yesterday and discussed everything with them and had them go over all the important parts.

There are some issues with refunds and organizng the hard ano orders which need to be changed because my computer decided to try and update with 2% in the battery and basically bricked itself. I'm going to see what I can do locally and try and get my computer back up and running so I can get those refunds through and finalize the orders to submit to the factory on Monday.

If you have any questions, it's better to PM me on discord as that's the easiest way to communicate atm.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 18 August 2018, 07:59:23
Did those orders end up getting submitted to the factory?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 18 August 2018, 09:29:41
Did those orders end up getting submitted to the factory?

Still waiting on a number of people to pay their reissued invoices as they're waiting on the system to process their refunds. It'll probably be submitted at the end-ish of this week or next week when I'm back in the US.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 18 August 2018, 10:08:20
Did those orders end up getting submitted to the factory?

Still waiting on a number of people to pay their reissued invoices as they're waiting on the system to process their refunds. It'll probably be submitted at the end-ish of this week or next week when I'm back in the US.

Cool. Thanks for the update.

I saw a hard anodized norbaforce last night and it made me even more excited for this board.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: HappyCatFish on Fri, 24 August 2018, 12:29:43
Has the order been placed? It feels like this GB is already off to a rocky start...
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 24 August 2018, 19:23:38
Has the order been placed? It feels like this GB is already off to a rocky start...

as long as the runner sticks around im not that worried
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 24 August 2018, 23:14:55
Has the order been placed? It feels like this GB is already off to a rocky start...

I've got complete faith in reconsiderit
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 25 August 2018, 02:54:19
Has the order been placed? It feels like this GB is already off to a rocky start...

I've finalized numbers and am waiting on a final invoice from the factory. Shouldn't be too long before I start sending out pics of things being made.

It took a little while to get things started as I went to China to check up on things to make sure things wouldn't fall apart midway though the GB. Just got back this Tuesday. I'll have some pics to share later.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: spooknik on Sat, 25 August 2018, 04:28:33
Has the order been placed? It feels like this GB is already off to a rocky start...

I've finalized numbers and am waiting on a final invoice from the factory. Shouldn't be too long before I start sending out pics of things being made.

It took a little while to get things started as I went to China to check up on things to make sure things wouldn't fall apart midway though the GB. Just got back this Tuesday. I'll have some pics to share later.

Woah, you went to China to check things over? That's really reassuring! Can't wait to see some pics.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Finalizing Orders
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 25 August 2018, 10:50:12
Has the order been placed? It feels like this GB is already off to a rocky start...

I've finalized numbers and am waiting on a final invoice from the factory. Shouldn't be too long before I start sending out pics of things being made.

It took a little while to get things started as I went to China to check up on things to make sure things wouldn't fall apart midway though the GB. Just got back this Tuesday. I'll have some pics to share later.

damn, impressive

excited
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 17 September 2018, 01:10:11
been like 3 weeks, any updates?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 17 September 2018, 02:09:05
been like 3 weeks, any updates?

Order submitted and paid for. The factory hasn't started anything yet but they're in the process of ordering materials. The typhoon that hit just this week will probably slow things down a ittle bit, but once I get a solid date back from them I'll start doing updates.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: ctrl on Mon, 17 September 2018, 04:30:11
Damn. Found this just now. Left handed full size would pretty much be the *only* full size kustom I'd be really down for. Will there be extras down the line? Or any thoughts about an R2 (myabe to early to tell now)?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 17 September 2018, 07:58:31
been like 3 weeks, any updates?

Order submitted and paid for. The factory hasn't started anything yet but they're in the process of ordering materials. The typhoon that hit just this week will probably slow things down a ittle bit, but once I get a solid date back from them I'll start doing updates.

Sweet! Thanks for the update man!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 17 September 2018, 11:37:34
been like 3 weeks, any updates?

Order submitted and paid for. The factory hasn't started anything yet but they're in the process of ordering materials. The typhoon that hit just this week will probably slow things down a ittle bit, but once I get a solid date back from them I'll start doing updates.

Beauty. Hope everything is cool there after the typhoon. Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 19 September 2018, 13:21:33
In case anyone didn't get it, there was an email update stating that machining has begun.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: forumusername on Wed, 19 September 2018, 16:12:57
In case anyone didn't get it, there was an email update stating that machining has begun.
nice
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 15 October 2018, 22:58:02
been a month, what's good
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 16 October 2018, 21:59:37
I haven't checked with the factory lately but they should be well done with CNC. I know that they haven't been finished yet since they're backed up on the finishing stage of things. From my rep, it sounds like they have a backlog of things since the SP65 cases that were CNCed two weeks ago still haven't been polished and deburred when I checked in with them yesterday. 

As far as PCBs go, I'm paying for them tonight and it shouldn't be long before they're done.

And on the packaging side of things, I need to grab quotes from a few places for foam. Will most likely be using standard double walled mailers.

And yes, we're still on track for the Q4 2018 / Q1 2019 ship date.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: HappyCatFish on Tue, 16 October 2018, 22:25:09
Excited to put this keyboard together! I just got a set of C3 Tangerine switches that I am thinking about tuning up for this board. I really like the idea of this becoming my work board!

Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 16 October 2018, 22:31:17
I haven't checked with the factory lately but they should be well done with CNC. I know that they haven't been finished yet since they're backed up on the finishing stage of things. From my rep, it sounds like they have a backlog of things since the SP65 cases that were CNCed two weeks ago still haven't been polished and deburred when I checked in with them yesterday. 

As far as PCBs go, I'm paying for them tonight and it shouldn't be long before they're done.

And on the packaging side of things, I need to grab quotes from a few places for foam. Will most likely be using standard double walled mailers.

And yes, we're still on track for the Q4 2018 / Q1 2019 ship date.

sick, thanks

super excited for this
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 17 October 2018, 07:00:52
Thanks for the update reconsiderit! Really looking forward to this beast =D
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Laughmaster on Fri, 26 October 2018, 13:24:58
I just noticed that reconsiderit posted an update on Reddit yesterday that hadn't made its way here yet:

Quote
Acrylic plates were delivered earlier this week, but wrong files were sent for cutting. There are only a handful of them so they will be reordered and the ones that are on hand will be allocated to b-stock which will be available on the website shortly. The cases will be in queue for the hand finishing stage and should be finished around the beginning of December. Material for the plates have just arrived and will be cut shortly. These do not require any hand finishing (deburring, etc) and are on schedule to be anodized with the cases by the time those finish up. PCB order was submitted with Lunar last week and should be finished shortly. We are on schedule for delivery mid Q1 2019.

Great to hear everything's on track for mid Q1 :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 27 October 2018, 12:02:23
I just noticed that reconsiderit posted an update on Reddit yesterday that hadn't made its way here yet:

Quote
Acrylic plates were delivered earlier this week, but wrong files were sent for cutting. There are only a handful of them so they will be reordered and the ones that are on hand will be allocated to b-stock which will be available on the website shortly. The cases will be in queue for the hand finishing stage and should be finished around the beginning of December. Material for the plates have just arrived and will be cut shortly. These do not require any hand finishing (deburring, etc) and are on schedule to be anodized with the cases by the time those finish up. PCB order was submitted with Lunar last week and should be finished shortly. We are on schedule for delivery mid Q1 2019.

Great to hear everything's on track for mid Q1 :thumb:

awesome

gotta submit an address change but other than that i'm still hyped for this

i should buy switches

anyone got any suggestions? im doing half plate
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Myoth on Wed, 31 October 2018, 06:37:57
found out I lost interest in this GB, so I'm selling my spot. I'm looking to get exactly how much I paid. pm for info

EDIT: dunno if requesting a refund would work, but I'd prefer since no fees would be lost to paypal
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Wed, 31 October 2018, 16:00:39
Quote

i should buy switches

anyone got any suggestions? im doing half plate

The V2 Zealios are suppose to be good if you're into tactile. i'll be putting some V2 Zilents in mine when it comes. I ordered an extra PCB and I might do lubed vint. blacks on that one.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 31 October 2018, 16:16:45
Quote

i should buy switches

anyone got any suggestions? im doing half plate

The V2 Zealios are suppose to be good if you're into tactile. i'll be putting some V2 Zilents in mine when it comes. I ordered an extra PCB and I might do lubed vint. blacks on that one.

I got PCB mount retooled blacks
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 14 November 2018, 12:58:09
it's that time where i ask for an update again
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 14 November 2018, 22:10:27
it's that time where i ask for an update again

So it turns out that they machined the side cutout incorrectly so those will be redone soon. They've tested fitted all the weights and bottoms so those fit together fine without any issues. On track for delivery sometime earlier next year.

(https://i.imgur.com/W8GRIZj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FJlocsO.png)


The incorrectly machined part that I'm talking about are where the faces highlighted in blue meet. I'm assuming they were in the process of figuring out how to machine those faces from the top down and forgot about it. Luckily they compared it with the control unit that was finished when I was there.

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 14 November 2018, 22:35:19
it's that time where i ask for an update again

So it turns out that they machined the side cutout incorrectly so those will be redone soon. They've tested fitted all the weights and bottoms so those fit together fine without any issues. On track for delivery sometime earlier next year.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/W8GRIZj.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/FJlocsO.png)



The incorrectly machined part that I'm talking about are where the faces highlighted in blue meet. I'm assuming they were in the process of figuring out how to machine those faces from the top down and forgot about it. Luckily they compared it with the control unit that was finished when I was there.

certainly an odd problem

i don't see it at all but i'll certainly take your word for it, you know the design better than i do and also im blind

thanks for the update
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Myoth on Tue, 20 November 2018, 15:47:55
found out I lost interest in this GB, so I'm selling my spot. I'm looking to get exactly how much I paid. pm for info

EDIT: dunno if requesting a refund would work, but I'd prefer since no fees would be lost to paypal
bump lmao
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Wed, 19 December 2018, 01:01:31
Puddsy is late with his monthly check in, so I'll take up the reins.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 19 December 2018, 19:29:56
Puddsy is late with his monthly check in, so I'll take up the reins.

ah sorry it got lost in the mess of finals

but yeah, where we at
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: MTXjunkie on Wed, 19 December 2018, 19:32:44
Im way late to this and new to the hobby. Will there be extras for sale?


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Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Thu, 20 December 2018, 00:25:42
Im way late to this and new to the hobby. Will there be extras for sale?


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Not sure about extras, but Myoth is selling his spot in the group buy. Just look a few posts above.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: phorx on Thu, 20 December 2018, 05:49:36
Im way late to this and new to the hobby. Will there be extras for sale?


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Not sure about extras, but Myoth is selling his spot in the group buy. Just look a few posts above.

That spot has been sold unfortunately.  I inquired about it just the other day.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: MTXjunkie on Thu, 20 December 2018, 06:33:45
Im way late to this and new to the hobby. Will there be extras for sale?


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Not sure about extras, but Myoth is selling his spot in the group buy. Just look a few posts above.

That spot has been sold unfortunately.  I inquired about it just the other day.

Thanks fellas. I appreciate the responses. Ill keep my eyes open for extras.


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Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: nevaenuf on Thu, 03 January 2019, 13:37:31
So, how's the project going?  Any updates?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 03 January 2019, 23:22:52
So, how's the project going?  Any updates?

At the moment, they're doing a test run of anodizing each of the units in each color and they've found some unevenness in the red that they're trying to correct. At the moment, they're not sure the cause, but I'll keep you guys updated.

They'll be remaking cases that dont quite meet expectations so I may have a handful of b-stock extras at the end.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 16 January 2019, 09:49:26
Selling my spot in this GB.

Black WKL, no weight, red alu half plate, PCB, stabs.

Reconsiderit is already aware and will change the address on my order when you buy the spot from me.

PM me.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 21 January 2019, 14:01:40
Selling my spot in this GB.

Black WKL, no weight, red alu half plate, PCB, stabs.

Reconsiderit is already aware and will change the address on my order when you buy the spot from me.

PM me.

still available
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 04 February 2019, 21:35:21
It's CNY and the factory that's making these is taking a break. Update here:

https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/early-february-group-buy-updates
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 04 February 2019, 22:10:35
Yay, updates! Thanks reconsiderit
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: forumusername on Mon, 04 March 2019, 17:32:59
What if someone hypothetically wanted to change colors is it too late  :blank:
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 05 March 2019, 00:39:57
What if someone hypothetically wanted to change colors is it too late  :blank:

They're almost done. It's a little late for color changes.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Tue, 05 March 2019, 00:41:21
What if someone hypothetically wanted to change colors is it too late  :blank:

They're almost done. It's a little late for color changes.

Hey there, I send an email to you about changing my shipping address. Is it too late for that?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 05 March 2019, 23:31:55
What if someone hypothetically wanted to change colors is it too late  :blank:

They're almost done. It's a little late for color changes.

Hey there, I send an email to you about changing my shipping address. Is it too late for that?

I got that email. Been a little busy lately but I'll do it tonight.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: architones on Sun, 17 March 2019, 18:11:38
reconsiderit, how's the project going? Any photos of the board?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: nevaenuf on Thu, 28 March 2019, 18:12:26
reconsiderit, how's the project going? Any photos of the board?

I'd like to know as well.  Any updates?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: nevaenuf on Thu, 28 March 2019, 18:21:29
Found updates here...

https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/late-march-group-buy-updates (https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/late-march-group-buy-updates)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 28 March 2019, 18:30:13
Found updates here...

https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/late-march-group-buy-updates (https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/late-march-group-buy-updates)

Thanks for posting it here dude.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:29:14
ne update avail

just curious if i'll be able to get this in time for keycon
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: architones on Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:56:06
This was the latest Discord update on April 16th:

"Waiting to hear back from my rep again, but they should be done now. Apparently the bottoms weren't done last I checked in with them
I should be checking in with them a little more often but work and school is all over the place at the moment so I haven't had a proper chance to sit down and reorganize
I'm expecting anodization to be completed in about 1-2 weeks after which the factory will be assembling them and shipping them to me
I'll put up an update on my website soon with more details once I know more"
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 18 April 2019, 18:38:14
This was the latest Discord update on April 16th:

"Waiting to hear back from my rep again, but they should be done now. Apparently the bottoms weren't done last I checked in with them
I should be checking in with them a little more often but work and school is all over the place at the moment so I haven't had a proper chance to sit down and reorganize
I'm expecting anodization to be completed in about 1-2 weeks after which the factory will be assembling them and shipping them to me
I'll put up an update on my website soon with more details once I know more"

thank you my friend
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Laughmaster on Wed, 24 April 2019, 07:53:29
Noticed reconsiderit posted a new update on his site (https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/late-april-group-buy-updates):

Quote
SOUTHPAW FULL SIZE
 

According to my factory contact during the last update, only the CNC was completed and not hand finishing. Will update soon as I get a clear answer from the rep on what the status of the boards are.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 24 April 2019, 12:52:35
Noticed reconsiderit posted a new update on his site (https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/late-april-group-buy-updates):

Quote
SOUTHPAW FULL SIZE
 

According to my factory contact during the last update, only the CNC was completed and not hand finishing. Will update soon as I get a clear answer from the rep on what the status of the boards are.

Yikes
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Thu, 02 May 2019, 03:29:19
Noticed reconsiderit posted a new update on his site (https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/late-april-group-buy-updates):

Quote
SOUTHPAW FULL SIZE
 

According to my factory contact during the last update, only the CNC was completed and not hand finishing. Will update soon as I get a clear answer from the rep on what the status of the boards are.

So any update on this update? How much are things delayed?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Darknight00z on Thu, 02 May 2019, 03:47:23
Its currently holiday for China (labor week), they get back to work next week.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Laughmaster on Fri, 03 May 2019, 10:51:21
Another update on the website: (https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/early-may-group-buy-updates)

Quote
SOUTHPAW 65+ AND SOUTHPAW FS
Had a long talk with the factory over these two projects and it seems that the reason they're not being done at an adequate pace is that they've pushed other things ahead of it due to order volume. This factory is a larger one and also handles orders that are many times larger than what we are doing. It's understandable that they prioritize those orders but I have cleared the issue up with them and will try to get things made as soon as possible. I am still discussing with the rep to see when the boards will be completed so I can give everyone a concrete ETA.

Southpaw Fullsize is being hand finished right now. They've found some issues I've pointed out during my visit and are remaking some parts such as the tops due to inconsistencies in the chamfers. The remaining units that do not have this issue are being serialized and hand finished in order to achieve the 'seamless' look. I will see what the situation on the remade tops are and decide on how anodizing will progress once I know.

Pantone colors for Southpaw 65 have been sent to the manufacturer. They should be starting shortly. I'll request pictures as they finish up.

Edit: He linked a picture of the inconsistencies in the chamfers in there: https://i.imgur.com/SkMTEK6.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/SkMTEK6.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Sat, 04 May 2019, 00:41:05
Another update on the website: (https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/early-may-group-buy-updates)

Quote
SOUTHPAW 65+ AND SOUTHPAW FS
Had a long talk with the factory over these two projects and it seems that the reason they're not being done at an adequate pace is that they've pushed other things ahead of it due to order volume. This factory is a larger one and also handles orders that are many times larger than what we are doing. It's understandable that they prioritize those orders but I have cleared the issue up with them and will try to get things made as soon as possible. I am still discussing with the rep to see when the boards will be completed so I can give everyone a concrete ETA.

Southpaw Fullsize is being hand finished right now. They've found some issues I've pointed out during my visit and are remaking some parts such as the tops due to inconsistencies in the chamfers. The remaining units that do not have this issue are being serialized and hand finished in order to achieve the 'seamless' look. I will see what the situation on the remade tops are and decide on how anodizing will progress once I know.

Pantone colors for Southpaw 65 have been sent to the manufacturer. They should be starting shortly. I'll request pictures as they finish up.

Edit: He linked a picture of the inconsistencies in the chamfers in there: https://i.imgur.com/SkMTEK6.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/SkMTEK6.jpg)

Well, I think it's safe to take my 3 weeks of vacation next week and not worry about it showing up.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 09 May 2019, 00:35:19
Just wanted to let everyone know that the updates will be going on the switchplate webstore from now on. I'll put small things here, but please look for them there from time to time. I'm trying to get them out every now and then so nobody feels like I've left things in the dark.

Small update from my rep today, but they've found some more issues while assembling the cases for hand finishing. Again, its mostly an issue with the top and the accuracy of the CNC machining. Below is everything that has passed step 1 of QC.

(https://i.imgur.com/xtwfTWW.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 09 May 2019, 10:25:01
Always great to see pictures of progress (even if small).
Thanks for the update reconsiderit  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: architones on Thu, 09 May 2019, 10:30:32
Appreciate the update! Will these boards that passed Stage 1 QC move on to anodizing?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 09 May 2019, 15:16:10
Appreciate the update! Will these boards that passed Stage 1 QC move on to anodizing?

I will see how long it will take for the factory to remake said defective tops and bottoms. they'll most likely wait for the new ones to finish up then be sandblasted and then anodized right after so that they don't oxidize between now and then.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: E.E.L. Ambiense on Thu, 09 May 2019, 15:18:46
Any chance of extras on your site after GB fulfillment, or perhaps factory seconds?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 09 May 2019, 16:36:49
Any chance of extras on your site after GB fulfillment, or perhaps factory seconds?

I have b-stock pre production units on hand right now. I have 3 or 4 extras I've ordered from the factory that should be a-stock
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: E.E.L. Ambiense on Thu, 09 May 2019, 17:21:49
I have b-stock pre production units on hand right now. I have 3 or 4 extras I've ordered from the factory that should be a-stock

Okay cool. I appreciate the info! I'll sign up on your site for notification when you add them. I'd even be fine with raw as I'd refinish it anyway!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: architones on Sat, 01 June 2019, 02:05:16
Checking in to see how things are going. Do we have a general timeline?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Hackerpilot on Sun, 09 June 2019, 21:15:35
It's been about a month since the last status update on the site. Can we get any information on what's going on?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: ABrotherThatIsUndercover on Mon, 10 June 2019, 06:44:30
Reconsiderit posted on Discord that they are being anodized, but there was a problem with the grey 7075 (color matching the tops and bottoms specifically) so he's going to sort that out, he's estimating about another 2 months until they're shipped.

Heres a few pictures he posted:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/446012048095182858/586352538358644788/mmexport1558519820230.jpg

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/446012048095182858/586352640842137610/mmexport1558519815845.jpg
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: euphxenos on Mon, 10 June 2019, 13:21:19
Which Discord server is reconsiderit posting Southpaw updates to?  I'm actually in the Southpaw 65% group buy, not this one; he's not exactly making it easy to find the updates.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: architones on Mon, 10 June 2019, 16:31:43
Which Discord server is reconsiderit posting Southpaw updates to?  I'm actually in the Southpaw 65% group buy, not this one; he's not exactly making it easy to find the updates.

Here's (https://discord.gg/HeCgWR) the discord invite to the server.

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: forumusername on Mon, 10 June 2019, 18:02:39
Reconsiderit posted on Discord that they are being anodized, but there was a problem with the grey 7075 (color matching the tops and bottoms specifically) so he's going to sort that out, he's estimating about another 2 months until they're shipped.

Heres a few pictures he posted:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/446012048095182858/586352538358644788/mmexport1558519820230.jpg

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/446012048095182858/586352640842137610/mmexport1558519815845.jpg
Where dose the weight go?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Laughmaster on Mon, 10 June 2019, 18:06:29
Reconsiderit posted on Discord that they are being anodized, but there was a problem with the grey 7075 (color matching the tops and bottoms specifically) so he's going to sort that out, he's estimating about another 2 months until they're shipped.

Heres a few pictures he posted:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/446012048095182858/586352538358644788/mmexport1558519820230.jpg

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/446012048095182858/586352640842137610/mmexport1558519815845.jpg
Where dose the weight go?
The weight was optional, you can see in the last picture that was posted before these the boards on the bottom shelf have the weight cutout.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: euphxenos on Mon, 10 June 2019, 20:22:26
Which Discord server is reconsiderit posting Southpaw updates to?  I'm actually in the Southpaw 65% group buy, not this one; he's not exactly making it easy to find the updates.

Here's (https://discord.gg/HeCgWR) the discord invite to the server.

Thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 18 June 2019, 21:35:32
I've just posted another update on the grey anodizing situation on my server as well as on the website but I'll throw it here one more time for visibility.

The issue with the grey anodizing was that the factory wasn't confident they could get the colors/shades to match between the top and the bottom because of the material. They guaranteed black and silver but couldn't guarantee grey.

I discussed with the rep on Sunday and I was told that she talked to the factory boss about the situation and they've sent some people to their anodizing supplier to discuss the issue since they had produced the grey prototype in 7075 without a problem. I'm still waiting to hear back but I'll update everyone as soon as I know more.

For now, the 6061 units should be done. I requested some pictures and will post them once I have them.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Thu, 20 June 2019, 00:02:22
I've just posted another update on the grey anodizing situation on my server as well as on the website but I'll throw it here one more time for visibility.

The issue with the grey anodizing was that the factory wasn't confident they could get the colors/shades to match between the top and the bottom because of the material. They guaranteed black and silver but couldn't guarantee grey.

I discussed with the rep on Sunday and I was told that she talked to the factory boss about the situation and they've sent some people to their anodizing supplier to discuss the issue since they had produced the grey prototype in 7075 without a problem. I'm still waiting to hear back but I'll update everyone as soon as I know more.

For now, the 6061 units should be done. I requested some pictures and will post them once I have them.

That's good news for the 6061units.

I hate to ask, but I saw the plates for the southpaw 65% were misaligned for ISO users, southpaw fullsize have the same problem?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 21 June 2019, 04:44:34
I've just posted another update on the grey anodizing situation on my server as well as on the website but I'll throw it here one more time for visibility.

The issue with the grey anodizing was that the factory wasn't confident they could get the colors/shades to match between the top and the bottom because of the material. They guaranteed black and silver but couldn't guarantee grey.

I discussed with the rep on Sunday and I was told that she talked to the factory boss about the situation and they've sent some people to their anodizing supplier to discuss the issue since they had produced the grey prototype in 7075 without a problem. I'm still waiting to hear back but I'll update everyone as soon as I know more.

For now, the 6061 units should be done. I requested some pictures and will post them once I have them.

That's good news for the 6061units.

I hate to ask, but I saw the plates for the southpaw 65% were misaligned for ISO users, southpaw fullsize have the same problem?

I just checked today and it looks like I did use the same footprint for Fullsize and 65. More than likely the answer to that question is unfortunately yes. I have updated my plate library time to time but am not sure if it was done before those plates were sent to production.

I'll double check tomorrow morning with some of the acrylic plates that I have on hand.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 21 June 2019, 04:54:10
Update on the 7075 Grey Anodizing Situation

Even after the head of the factory sent people to the anodizing supplier to discuss the grey issue, my rep informed me that they more or less gave them an answer along the lines of "it's not our problem". They now are not willing to do grey at all. Even though it's something far out of my reach and nothing I do will change this, it endlessly frustrates me that they are not willing to do something that was done before due to sheer incompetence.

Fortunately, almost everyone has been very helpful and are willing to switch to a black or grey. Once I receive all the responses (waiting on two people), the remaining ones are going to anodizing. From there, it's QC, assembly and shipping.

(https://i.imgur.com/r0GbiDD.jpg)

Here a pics that I've received from my rep. Knowing that they're making progress relieves some stress from all of this.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: architones on Sat, 22 June 2019, 07:51:57
Appreciate the update. I'm guessing the 6061 boards will be shipped at the same time as the 7075 boards?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES on Sun, 23 June 2019, 13:50:32
I missed this and would like one, happy to do black or grey. No problem with delays. Anyone want out?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Mon, 24 June 2019, 00:13:07
I missed this and would like one, happy to do black or grey. No problem with delays. Anyone want out?

Yea, I want out. That problem with the ISO plate killed it for me.

 I'll PM you.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: ab042896 on Mon, 24 June 2019, 17:20:37
If anyone else wants me to take their spot, I'm into black or grey, let me know!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: speaktobrett on Mon, 24 June 2019, 23:57:21
If anyone else wants me to take their spot, I'm into black or grey, let me know!

PM ME
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 27 June 2019, 01:28:00
Appreciate the update. I'm guessing the 6061 boards will be shipped at the same time as the 7075 boards?

Yes, they'll be shipped at the same time. I'm hoping to get them shipped to me around the end of next month if everything goes to plan
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: TheKeyCompany on Thu, 27 June 2019, 10:08:41
Cant wait to finally get mine! Its been almost a year!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: speaktobrett on Thu, 27 June 2019, 17:05:19
EDIT: Sold my spot.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Tue, 02 July 2019, 02:47:19
Also looking to sell my spot:

Give me PM here or on reddit (https://www.reddit.com/user/Spooknik/) if interested.

SOLD
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: babyphil on Tue, 16 July 2019, 00:57:24
So its been a year can we get an update?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Tue, 16 July 2019, 02:32:46
So its been a year can we get an update?

Latest update from Discord:

Quote
07/09/2019:
I'm still working on contacting the factory to get an update on the cases with grain
will update on the website once I have more details
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 22 July 2019, 12:20:34
I'm away from home and haven't had a chance to sit down and work on things but have made some progress and spoken to the rep a few times

Packaging was ordered on Friday and should arrive next week (6/29). Keyboards should now be completed but I'll confirm with the rep as soon as I get the chance.

I'm going to have the factory ship these to me pre-packaged so I can quickly go over these and send them out with minimal delays.

(https://i.imgur.com/hjGWwd2.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: BLRN on Mon, 22 July 2019, 12:56:53
I'm away from home and haven't had a chance to sit down and work on things but have made some progress and spoken to the rep a few times

Packaging was ordered on Friday and should arrive next week (6/29). Keyboards should now be completed but I'll confirm with the rep as soon as I get the chance.

I'm going to have the factory ship these to me pre-packaged so I can quickly go over these and send them out with minimal delays.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hjGWwd2.jpg)

Nice, thank you very much for the update!

Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Mon, 22 July 2019, 13:21:16
I'm away from home and haven't had a chance to sit down and work on things but have made some progress and spoken to the rep a few times

Packaging was ordered on Friday and should arrive next week (6/29). Keyboards should now be completed but I'll confirm with the rep as soon as I get the chance.

I'm going to have the factory ship these to me pre-packaged so I can quickly go over these and send them out with minimal delays.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hjGWwd2.jpg)


Looks good!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: architones on Mon, 22 July 2019, 18:04:52
I'm away from home and haven't had a chance to sit down and work on things but have made some progress and spoken to the rep a few times

Packaging was ordered on Friday and should arrive next week (6/29). Keyboards should now be completed but I'll confirm with the rep as soon as I get the chance.

I'm going to have the factory ship these to me pre-packaged so I can quickly go over these and send them out with minimal delays.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hjGWwd2.jpg)


Awesome! I can't wait!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: forumusername on Mon, 22 July 2019, 20:12:19
I wish I had gotten black! Silver should be good though C:

(PM me if you got black and want silver :p)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: bthezebra on Mon, 22 July 2019, 21:33:48
The hype is reignited can't wait to build for my lady.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 22 July 2019, 22:05:13
Woop woop! Can't wait =D thanks for the update reconsiderit!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 22 July 2019, 23:16:21
yeeee
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: spooknik on Fri, 26 July 2019, 01:34:14
Still looking to sell my spot.

Black 6061 Winkey Case with Weight
2 PCBs
Mirrored Brass Plate
Mirrored Black Plate

Contact Info:
Reddit: /u/spooknik (https://www.reddit.com/user/Spooknik)
Discord: spooknik#7853


SOLD
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 02 August 2019, 19:52:54
(https://i.imgur.com/l4BymN1.jpg)

QC compete, waiting on boxes and shipping crate.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: forumusername on Fri, 02 August 2019, 20:01:11
Nice.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: BLRN on Sat, 03 August 2019, 16:50:38
I can see mine! It's the black one! H Y P E

Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 06 August 2019, 14:05:55
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/l4BymN1.jpg)


QC compete, waiting on boxes and shipping crate.

YUS
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: laughatpain on Tue, 06 August 2019, 15:44:14
Interested if anyone is selling a spot.

Prefer neutral color with a partial acrylic plate, no weight, anode, material preference but interested in any orders.

PM here  or on Discord Laughatpain#0576
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 16 August 2019, 11:09:16
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/l4BymN1.jpg)


QC compete, waiting on boxes and shipping crate.

Yay =D We're so close!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 22 August 2019, 02:55:25
All keyboards done. Waiting on the top piece of foam as that wasn't ordered with the rest of the foam for some reason. They should be ready to ship to me then.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 22 August 2019, 13:53:17
All keyboards done. Waiting on the top piece of foam as that wasn't ordered with the rest of the foam for some reason. They should be ready to ship to me then.

Bless up
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: ABrotherThatIsUndercover on Mon, 26 August 2019, 18:45:34
Excited to finally receive this, was my first board gb when I really decided to commit to this money pit of a hobby haha.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: laughatpain on Sun, 01 September 2019, 18:15:00
Looking to pick up an extra acrylic plate and maybe a pcb. PM if you have an extra.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Laughmaster on Thu, 12 September 2019, 13:55:45
Posted to the discord last night:

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/446012048095182858/621533631986532353/mmexport1568202658704.jpg)

"Things are moving, though slowly"
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: HappyCatFish on Fri, 13 September 2019, 12:32:38
Any idea when the boards will be shipping? Even a rough estimate would be nice.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: tigerali on Fri, 13 September 2019, 15:38:05
We're in the same boat in the 65% thread too :(
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: JM Popaleetus on Sat, 14 September 2019, 08:17:02
EDIT 10/31/2019: Removed listing. Pending chargeback.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: vicissitude on Sun, 15 September 2019, 01:21:52
beautiful plate.  :thumb:
can't wait to meet them.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 16 September 2019, 13:17:15
Sent you a bunch of discord messages n emails, reconsiderit. Lemme know you've seen em. Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 19 September 2019, 00:31:38
Sorting out the shipping from the factory to me now, should be about a week before they ship out to me given everything is ready.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: RocketGruntJake on Fri, 20 September 2019, 13:40:08
Looking to purchase a spot, dm me if you are selling!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 22 September 2019, 02:29:00
Just paid the shipping earlier last night. Rep sent me pics of the packaging yesterday but no tracking yet. Hopefully will have a tracking soon.

(https://i.imgur.com/mDWilUq.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Manufacturing Completed. Shipping to USA.
Post by: vladko95 on Thu, 03 October 2019, 22:38:57
Any update on tracking?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Manufacturing Completed. Shipping to USA.
Post by: architones on Thu, 03 October 2019, 22:44:21
Any update on tracking?

I believe both the Southpaw 65% and FS orders were shipped together. Regardless though the packages have been delivered and I think reconsiderist said he'd look through it this weekend.

Edit: Here's the tracking if you were still interested: 110385321707
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Manufacturing Completed. Shipping to USA.
Post by: vladko95 on Sat, 05 October 2019, 17:43:32
thank you so much! guess i have to wait a little more :)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Manufacturing Completed. Shipping to USA.
Post by: Laughmaster on Mon, 07 October 2019, 09:37:09
Any update on tracking?

I believe both the Southpaw 65% and FS orders were shipped together. Regardless though the packages have been delivered and I think reconsiderist said he'd look through it this weekend.

Edit: Here's the tracking if you were still interested: 110385321707
I'm pretty sure they're different shipments. He posted the tracking number to the 65+ thread a few minutes before he said he's waiting on a tracking number in here.

Still, we're basically in the home stretch here. I'd assume that fulfillment for these will start very soon after the 65+ orders have all been taken care of.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Manufacturing Completed. Shipping to USA.
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 07 October 2019, 15:20:01
https://imgur.com/a/jqtTNtb

Been swamped between school, work, and GBs but started going through the boards. Opened the first few packages this morning and first impressions are very good. Dark blue matches the sample that I got earlier last year and the material looks fantastic. Free of grain and etching marks.

(https://i.imgur.com/dHc1QgQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZQeeWv2.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: razor_blade on Mon, 07 October 2019, 16:37:29
Big boy board! Can't wait to build mine!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: architones on Tue, 15 October 2019, 06:54:22
Reconsiderit, how are things coming along with the orders? I asked on discord but I'm not sure if you saw it or not.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 16 October 2019, 03:04:57
Reconsiderit, how are things coming along with the orders? I asked on discord but I'm not sure if you saw it or not.

I dont quite have time to start on these quite yet. Very busy with school and work (taking 6 classes was a mistake) and need to wrap up southpaw 65 group buy first.

Good news is that the Southpaw Full Size units came pre-packaged, for the most part, from the factory. I need to sort and pack hardware and add whatever extras were ordered with the board and then ship.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: architones on Wed, 16 October 2019, 06:43:53
Reconsiderit, how are things coming along with the orders? I asked on discord but I'm not sure if you saw it or not.

I dont quite have time to start on these quite yet. Very busy with school and work (taking 6 classes was a mistake) and need to wrap up southpaw 65 group buy first.

Good news is that the Southpaw Full Size units came pre-packaged, for the most part, from the factory. I need to sort and pack hardware and add whatever extras were ordered with the board and then ship.

Thanks for the update! Best of luck with your classes too, 6 classes and a job is a lot to handle.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: GraffitiDecos on Fri, 18 October 2019, 18:24:10
Anyone selling a spot? Looking for a reversed Numpad.

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: babyphil on Sun, 03 November 2019, 01:28:55
Any chance of this board shipping this year?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: Laughmaster on Mon, 04 November 2019, 06:55:44
Update was posted to the discord last night:

Quote from: reconsiderit
As mentioned in the 65 channel, GH is down so I'll post a quick update here
Since 65 is waiting on hardware I've gotten the chance to start on this
The factory frustratingly didn't tap some of the screw holes deep enough so I'm here tapping them all by hand which really sucks
it might take a little longer than expected to ship these out because of this
If any of you guys are at norcal this coming weekend I can try and finish those units then to cut out the whole shipping process
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 07 November 2019, 02:43:03
Worked through a few boards tonight. Progress is slow due to the whole issue with threads. I can't use shorter screws since the design calls for m3x25mm rear and the next size down is 20mm which doesn't engage the threads at all. Tapping is very time consuming.

Out of the 11 or so boards I've done two have come out with issues that affect functionality or are major. I have enough extras in either black or grey to cover 5 or so that fail QC. As I've seen, the boards with brass weights have fingerprints on them due to handling from the factory. I went over with them many times as to not have this happen, but it did and at this stage, out of my control. You can reverse the tarnishing with the classic baking soda and vinegar method; though not what I had wished, it's be what can be done.

If it comes down to having to remanu boards that are not functional, it'll be through the same fab that did the second run of Lunar. Quality is excellent (0% fail rate) and are very quick (maybe 1-2 months given the qty. Lunar was 60 at two months)

For anyone that's waiting on an address change and has sent me an email in the past month, I'll be doing that this coming week. You should get a response email once the address has been updated.

Good news is that the ones that have passed QC look fantastic. Exactly as I had envisioned in the beginning.



Edit: Tarnishing issue is on the weights only. The brass plates were cling wraped as they came out of sandblasting.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: architones on Thu, 07 November 2019, 06:24:06
Out of the 11 or so boards I've done two have come out with issues that affect functionality or are major. I have enough extras in either black or grey to cover 5 or so that fail QC.


What kind of issues did you notice that were major?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: babyphil on Fri, 22 November 2019, 23:32:55
Been two weeks any updates?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 24 November 2019, 04:36:13
I have about 15 more boards to review and check. I need a complete list of which items have exactly what issues as I've found the number that the factory has used doesn't match with the sheet I gave to them. Should be able to finish tomorrow.

At the moment, 6 boards have issues that are outside of finishing that either can't be repaired with cera or affect functionality. Includes issues such as tap marks on the top (from being tapped too far) and dents on mating surfaces. I've included some pictures of some issues, both in the major and minor catagory.

As soon as I have a catalog of what exactly has issues, I'll put together a spreadsheet in the same fashion as I did with Lunar. Serial numbers will be matched with order numbers and emails will be sent to those applicable.

(https://i.imgur.com/UhxuwKX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DnzMsnd.jpg)
There's only a single board with this issue and I have a replacement bottom for this one.
Gives you an idea of what issues were present with the factory. Interestingly, there were some that turned out absolutely pristine as well as one or two that looked like this.


(https://i.imgur.com/fU5q66l.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V4Inkbs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nttqzTi.jpg)
Screw hole for this one wasn't countersunk right and came out like this. It still works fine and is interal but will be checking in with the owner of this.

(https://i.imgur.com/x4QMexn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sonEwZK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/K0RdZF8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5vxIRD2.jpg)
Some tops had this issue with overshoot, even after explaining to the factory and pointing out the issue multiple times.

(https://i.imgur.com/7QwGUqr.jpg)

As illustrated above, most of these issues are surface blemishes, though a good number of these have incomplete threads which I'm tapping by hand to get the halves to fit together.

And once again, thanks for everyone's patience. I'll update continually as I work through the boards.

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 24 November 2019, 22:35:41
Just completed sorting and counting as well as QC. Will be working with the spreadsheet and starting to send emails out this week. In the final few boards, only one completely unusable top and bottom.

I've just sorted out some final issues for Southpaw65 so will be fulfilling those first. Should take a few days and will be able to move onto Fullsize after.

As for addresses, I've gone through and changed everyone's addresses if requested through email. You can check your current shipping address through the order confirmation link. If incorrect, please send me an email. Do not send a PM.

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: spooknik on Mon, 25 November 2019, 05:44:05
Just completed sorting and counting as well as QC. Will be working with the spreadsheet and starting to send emails out this week. In the final few boards, only one completely unusable top and bottom.

I've just sorted out some final issues for Southpaw65 so will be fulfilling those first. Should take a few days and will be able to move onto Fullsize after.

As for addresses, I've gone through and changed everyone's addresses if requested through email. You can check your current shipping address through the order confirmation link. If incorrect, please send me an email. Do not send a PM.

Thanks for the update and the pictures.

I tried to check that my shipping address is correct but I get this instead:

(https://i.imgur.com/cLOniiF.png])
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 25 November 2019, 19:09:36
Just completed sorting and counting as well as QC. Will be working with the spreadsheet and starting to send emails out this week. In the final few boards, only one completely unusable top and bottom.

I've just sorted out some final issues for Southpaw65 so will be fulfilling those first. Should take a few days and will be able to move onto Fullsize after.

As for addresses, I've gone through and changed everyone's addresses if requested through email. You can check your current shipping address through the order confirmation link. If incorrect, please send me an email. Do not send a PM.

Thanks for the update and the pictures.

I tried to check that my shipping address is correct but I get this instead:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/cLOniiF.png])


I took the checkout offline as to not pay the shopify fee while fulfilling and didn't realize it affected the order confimation pages also.

Please send me an email to check your address. Note that you will still receive a shipping confirmation as the labels are generated. 
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 27 November 2019, 21:08:26
So I've gone over all of the boards and have worked on the spreadsheet. It's mostly done but I need to see what exactly can be shipped, what can be fixed, and what has to be remade. For units that need to be remade (functionality issues) I'll be going to the same place that did the second run of Lunar. I'm talking to them about lead time right now, but should be quick. They managed 55 keyboards in about a Month and I'm confident in their abilities.

I have about 7 or 8 boards that are 100% flawless. Those will be shipped out as soon as I complete southpaw 65. The black friday rush is here and impacts shipping in most metros. If you'd like to have your board shipped after it's died down a bit (late next week), please email me and I can arrange for it.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: MegalaDump on Thu, 28 November 2019, 08:48:02
So I've gone over all of the boards and have worked on the spreadsheet. It's mostly done but I need to see what exactly can be shipped, what can be fixed, and what has to be remade. For units that need to be remade (functionality issues) I'll be going to the same place that did the second run of Lunar. I'm talking to them about lead time right now, but should be quick. They managed 55 keyboards in about a Month and I'm confident in their abilities.

I have about 7 or 8 boards that are 100% flawless. Those will be shipped out as soon as I complete southpaw 65. The black friday rush is here and impacts shipping in most metros. If you'd like to have your board shipped after it's died down a bit (late next week), please email me and I can arrange for it.

Will you be posing the spreadsheet?

Also, if our board doesn't suffer from functionality issues and is only cosmetic, can we just have it shipped as it?

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 30 November 2019, 05:07:04
So I've gone over all of the boards and have worked on the spreadsheet. It's mostly done but I need to see what exactly can be shipped, what can be fixed, and what has to be remade. For units that need to be remade (functionality issues) I'll be going to the same place that did the second run of Lunar. I'm talking to them about lead time right now, but should be quick. They managed 55 keyboards in about a Month and I'm confident in their abilities.

I have about 7 or 8 boards that are 100% flawless. Those will be shipped out as soon as I complete southpaw 65. The black friday rush is here and impacts shipping in most metros. If you'd like to have your board shipped after it's died down a bit (late next week), please email me and I can arrange for it.

Will you be posing the spreadsheet?

Also, if our board doesn't suffer from functionality issues and is only cosmetic, can we just have it shipped as it?

Thanks!

I'll be posting the spreadsheet as I did with Lunar.

If the board only has cosmetic issues, I can ship as-is.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: babyphil on Sun, 08 December 2019, 01:47:45
How's that spreadsheet coming?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - QC and Sorting
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 10 December 2019, 00:45:28
Spreadsheet is done. I need to organize the photos to go with it then upload them. At the moment, I'm working on shipping out the remaining few southpaw 65 orders which I should be able to wrap up this week since I'm more or less done with the semester.

--

Another small update as I've finally gotten a concrete answer from FedEx. TLDR; missing package with three orders and some parts as well as extras. Will remanufacture.

There's been a box from the Southpaw Fullsize shipment that I was missing at the time of delivery which contained the extras as well as three orders. It was marked as available for pickup but was never at the location. I've been on the phone with Fedex for the last month and a half in which they've told me various things (on the truck, at the pickup location, sent back, etc.) Today I spent two hours with them on the phone while at the pickup point which finally led to them telling me the package was lost and allowed me to open a claim. I'll be adding these boards to the remanufacturing

Once I get a response from those on the spreadsheet, I'll submit for remanufacturing. Same place as the second Lunar run and some other boards. Turnaround time is quick but will be affected by CNY. I'll post exact dates as I submit the order and hear back.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 28 December 2019, 03:41:47
QC Spreadsheet

Photos tomorrow or Monday.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FbayD8bRCJxFPEZcaTx0vjSE6ogtPcymUyhIHbaN1Tw/edit?usp=sharing


Update for those that missed the one on discord. Copy pasted from yesterday.

I got a new rep from the original factory and got them to start on the keyboards that were lost in shipping
smoother than the last person I was working with, but will still be using the other place to remanu the second run for those that need new boards
they're starting machining today and I should have pics from them by tomorrow or Friday
its 4 boards plus parts that were lost in transit plus 6 that I received that had significant damage
I've been quoted Jan 3-6 for those parts.

See spreadsheet for boards that are being remade.

Link to discord.
https://discord.gg/u5xPRTS
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: forumusername on Sat, 28 December 2019, 10:44:54
If our order number is not on the spreadsheet does that mean our board passed QC?


Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: babyphil on Sat, 28 December 2019, 15:40:42
If our order number is not on the spreadsheet does that mean our board passed QC?
According to his discord these 10 have to be remade getting lost in shipping or not fixable.
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/446012048095182858/659672997896126470/unknown.png

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: forumusername on Sat, 28 December 2019, 18:00:29
Oof I'm 1277, thank you.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: splodeybaloney on Sun, 29 December 2019, 21:02:09
Joined and posted in the discord as well, I've got 1283 and am willing to accept the minor blemishes if it can be shipped ASAP as well.

Also not sure, is there any chance at a mirrored brass plate being available as well? Didn't consider it at the time but I think I'd like one now
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 30 December 2019, 04:37:22
Some people seem to be a little confused with the 10 units that are being remade.

The 10 units that are being initially remade are at the first place. This is because they received the money from FedEx and were not willing to refund it. New rep at the factory so hoping things will be a little smoother. Some of the boards came out fine so hoping that more responsive communication can assist in that. The factory said that they could remake so I chose the ones that were lost in transit as well as the ones that were badly damaged. ETA is the first or second week of January. Will update with pics as soon as I get some. If your order number is not on the first sheet but is on the second, your board was lost by FedEx.

Once I complete shipping what I have on hand out or gathering email responses, I'll start organizing cera or remanufacturing. The cera place is local to me and I've just dropped off a board to have done recently. Turnaround is relatively quick. Most of the boards have blems due to anodizing and not CNC like the first run of Lunar. Cera would completely cover all these issues otherwise stated.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: Laughmaster on Thu, 02 January 2020, 08:22:55
A bunch of information about the refinishing options were given in the Discord that I'll just copy here so everyone can get an idea of what you might want to do while we wait for pics/emails.

Quote from: reconsiderit
I can do cera locally at cost or can send it to whoever you prefer
there's a vendor called keycoat that I've seen some work from at socal that looks very good if anyone wants more than the standard cera
but locally, the cera runs around 30-60 bucks depending on color
I talked to them last week in person and they can do qty discounts, though, it's per setup
so multiple boards would need to be the same color

So you'll have a few options on what to do
For those with boards that have surface blemishes
1) take the board as is. I'll ship to you.
2) take the board as is. I ship your order to a cera place of your choosing. This way you save on shipping.
3) Local cerakote, you choose a color, pay what they charge, and I ship it to you with the cera completed
4) Wait for a new board from the other factory. Production will start after CNY. I will need to check in with them on lead times since they are busy with a lot of other GBs

For those with boards that have issues that cannot be fixed with paint or cera
1) wait for a new board from the other factory. Same as #4 above
2) If supply allows, take a board that has surface blems and cera

And just FYI to everyone, you can get free cerakote color samples (up to 5) from their website. If you're considering going with keycoat (they do powder coating, so might mess with tolerances since it's thicker than ano/cera) you can also get color samples from prismatic powders for pretty cheap at their website.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: DoesItReallyMatter on Thu, 02 January 2020, 11:10:01
Do i understand it correct, we now wait for pictures and then make a decision on what to do based on them?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: Laughmaster on Thu, 02 January 2020, 12:28:25
AFAIK yes, pretty sure the plan is that he'll start emailing us about what we want to do once he has all the pictures taken/sorted/uploaded.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 07 January 2020, 18:30:14
Packing the keyboards that have passed QC right now. Should be ready to go out tomorrow. You should get a tracking tonight or tomorrow morning for those boards that have passed QC.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: splodeybaloney on Wed, 08 January 2020, 21:34:05
Packing the keyboards that have passed QC right now. Should be ready to go out tomorrow. You should get a tracking tonight or tomorrow morning for those boards that have passed QC.

Dang I was hoping mine with minor blemishes might have been included, I sent an email that I would accept it with them, but didn't get any email yet :c
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: rickcelsior on Thu, 09 January 2020, 10:00:13
Can you tell us which order numbers have had an email sent out to them?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 15 January 2020, 03:17:41
No emails yet. Sorry for the delay. Sorting out a few things right now.

Discord is the easiest way for me to reach you guys and vice versa since it's quick and I can easily access it on my phone. Below is the link if you aren't in yet, but I'll be posting updates and pictures there a little more often

https://discord.gg/XBA3UAe
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: Laughmaster on Mon, 27 January 2020, 08:40:17
The QC photos were posted to discord: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Szmi4fjOSAmNJVimSv4bw5WVO7wbiT2Q?usp=sharing

reconsiderit mentioned that 1 or 2 might be missing and he'd take care of those tomorrow.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 31 January 2020, 21:10:49
The QC photos were posted to discord: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Szmi4fjOSAmNJVimSv4bw5WVO7wbiT2Q?usp=sharing

reconsiderit mentioned that 1 or 2 might be missing and he'd take care of those tomorrow.

Thanks for posting the link here.

I'll start sending out emails next week hopefully. If you already have decided, please send me an email at mill@switchplate.co with your decision and I'll log it into a spreadsheet.

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: Laughmaster on Fri, 21 February 2020, 19:58:52
Update for those of you not in the discord: Nothing has happened. It seems like several people are confused about what's going on so I'll try to compile what we know from the Discord here.

First of all, right after the QC photos went up reconsiderit got the flu so everything was suspended for a couple of weeks. He said he had gotten over it on the 6th.

For the people who have emailed him saying you want yours shipped as-is, he has said that the QC spreadsheet will be updated when they're packed and shipped. There have been no changes to the spreadsheet in the past couple of weeks. A few people have asked for updates on shipments over the past few days and he hasn't responded to those questions at all last night he said he'd be working through the queue on Saturday and shipping 5-6 out Monday. I assume the same applies to those who have asked for him to get his local cera place to refinish, there have been no specific updates on that.

For the people whose boards were on the 2nd sheet of the QC spreadsheet (the lost and badly damaged orders that are being remanufactured by the same factory), that factory is not yet open due to the coronavirus quarantines. The last specifics on that was that the 6-series aluminum boards were done and that they were having issues anodizing the 7-series aluminum boards back on Jan 15th. reconsiderit said that he was trying to get them to ship the boards to him as-is (so he can find someone to ano the 7-series boards himself I guess?) but they won't be able to ship to him until the factory reopens.

For the people who are going to wait for the 2nd remanufacture run from the new factory, he said on the 14th that they would reopen on the 17th but there has been no further update. I'm assuming that the order won't be placed until after everyone has been emailed and their decision to either ship as-is, refinish, or remanufacture has been recorded. I have no idea what the status of that is but considering he doesn't seem to have gone through the emails people have sent him for shipping as-is I suspect he hasn't started.

\_(ツ)_/
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: HappyCatFish on Fri, 21 February 2020, 20:25:11
RIP, I am beginning to wonder whether or not I will ever get my hands on this board. I just received my HBCP which I ordered over a year after joining the Southpaw Full Size GB (July, 2018)
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: splodeybaloney on Mon, 24 February 2020, 20:39:58
Here with an update from Discord: http://imgur.com/a/nSh20To

Marked orders are processed, others on the pad should be done this week, shipping starts on Wednesday due to some screws being too small and replacements being delivered on Wednesday. I got an email response too, hopefully he's been getting through others as well.

Looks like any boards with issues bad enough to require remanufacturing are on hold due to travel restrictions
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: briannnn on Sun, 08 March 2020, 03:19:08
Was super surprised when I got a shipping notification a couple days ago, but it arrived today and I got it thrown together without any issues.  It's a behemoth to say the least and easily without a doubt the last board I will ever build. 
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 19 April 2020, 19:07:24
I'l be sending out emails once I have finalized things with the new factory. I touched on this in the discord server and will repost it below, but this mainly concerns those with the 7075 alu cases. These emails will be sent to the email on file with your account/order. Once it's sent, you'll have 4 weeks to make up your mind.

Again, this only concerns those with keyboards originally purchased with the 7075 material.
--
I want to bring up r2 remanu real quick for those that have keyboards in 7075
The material is primarily what causes issues with finishing. The grain lines and banding that is present on the boards are not something I or the manufacturer can control as it is something that depends on the material
I've touched on this topic briefly when I went to visit the factory and was told that they've done keyboards in 7075 in the past and showed me a sample which was 'best possible outcome'
The banding was certainly still present. The grain was also present, but to a lesser extent than some of the boards I've made in the past (Lunar, this board, etc)
There's no way to test the material before it's made into a keyboard. The grain exists in pockets in the material and unless it's exposed during machining, finished, and anodized, there's no way to see beforehand if the material will produce any blemish/defect or not
I'm going to finalize with the factory before I send the email out because I don't want people to be stuck with a board with grain/bands and hate it
Thinking I'll have the option to switch to raw, go to 6063, or go to cera which will be done locally
last of which I'm hesitant on as I don't know when coronavirus will blow over and shops like the cera place will return to work, if they ever do reopen
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: HappyCatFish on Fri, 24 July 2020, 12:34:05
Any updates on this GB? I never received an email or any kind of direct correspondence about my order and I haven't seen anyone else post about getting their keyboards.

Is this GB dead?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: razor_blade on Fri, 24 July 2020, 12:39:18
No, I got mine and I love it. Reach out to reconsiderit via discord.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: long_qt_pie on Sat, 25 July 2020, 00:56:03
Any possibility to buy the boards with the defects?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 26 July 2020, 02:08:25
Any updates on this GB? I never received an email or any kind of direct correspondence about my order and I haven't seen anyone else post about getting their keyboards.

Is this GB dead?

Color chips are on their way to the factory. I'll be posting updates more frequently on discord as I'm on there a lot more often then GH.

https://discord.gg/u5xPRTS

Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 26 July 2020, 02:08:56
Any possibility to buy the boards with the defects?

They will be available eventually. Keep an eye on this thread.
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: Laughmaster on Fri, 06 November 2020, 08:19:30
https://switchplate.co/collections/parts-and-components/products/southpaw-full-size-b-stock-kits
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: Tyson on Thu, 18 February 2021, 17:16:33
Had the opportunity to pick up one of these bad boys today! Got a 7075 B-Stock, but I plan on cerakoting it! Hopefully it will fix some of the issues that made it B-Stock!
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: jizzlejosh808 on Fri, 19 February 2021, 03:21:32
where were you able to pick up B stock? was it already all sold out?
Title: Re: [GB] Southpaw Full Size - Shipping and remanufacturing
Post by: Tyson on Fri, 19 February 2021, 12:49:48
where were you able to pick up B stock? was it already all sold out?

It was from someone on the Top Clack Discord. They were selling it.