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Re: New custom TKL "No. 1" (prototype & renders inside)
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 21 June 2017, 18:07:30 »
that looks so good, great work man. any shots of the whole board?

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Sorry for the delay. =)

how about whole back side?

Please, full frontal wasn't enough?  :rolleyes:

Yeah I mean, would you lay your hands on something of which you've only seen the front? :)

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Re: New custom TKL "No. 1" (prototype & renders inside)
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 22 June 2017, 06:48:10 »
Yeah I mean, would you lay your hands on something of which you've only seen the front? :)

Preach  :))


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Re: New custom TKL "No. 1" (prototype & renders inside)
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 27 June 2017, 12:51:09 »
Production sample.


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Re: New custom TKL "No. 1" (prototype & renders inside)
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 27 June 2017, 12:59:05 »
Production sample.

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It's beautiful  :'(

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Re: New custom TKL "No. 1" (prototype & renders inside)
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 29 June 2017, 16:16:33 »
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 16 July 2017, 13:03:38 »
Saw this board in real life last Thursday, and let me say, it's a gorgeous. I don't think I've seen a nicer board to be honest.

Great work on this. I'm impatiently waiting on the day I can buy my own ;)

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 16 July 2017, 23:35:02 »
I'm impatiently waiting on the day I can buy my own ;)

^^

GB when?

About to sell most of my stuff so I'll actually be able to get into this one...
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 17 July 2017, 07:15:09 »
Might be a bit, and it's unlikely that it'll be a traditional GB. More boards will become available, but after all the difficulty that's been seen in recent group buys, I don't fancy being in that position myself. Something will happen, just don't go selling everything right yet.

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 17 July 2017, 08:06:38 »
Might be a bit, and it's unlikely that it'll be a traditional GB. More boards will become available, but after all the difficulty that's been seen in recent group buys, I don't fancy being in that position myself. Something will happen, just don't go selling everything right yet.

Don't worry, I'm selling everything to buy more bits for Mira. But, as we all know, PayPal balance is keyboard money.

Just know I'm very interested.
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 23:54:19 »
This thing is beautiful. I'd love to make it my first real custom, eagerly watching for the next steps!

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 20 July 2017, 19:24:26 »
This is gorgeous. You have great taste. Subscribed for information. I understand your trepidation with going from having a good idea to handling a multi-thousand dollar buy, but maybe you can find a partner.

Your work deserves to be appreciated far and wide.  :p

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #61 on: Sun, 30 July 2017, 23:19:03 »
Been wanting to mention how awesome this board is.  Absolutely would want to participate in seeing this board get run.  Seeing the prototype in person was so amazing.  The brass was absolutely gorgeous too, the board belongs in a museum!

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Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #62 on: Mon, 31 July 2017, 00:54:10 »
I love the name Keycult Keyboards! I'll definitely be sticking around to see what happens with this board.
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #67 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 15:00:38 »
The hype is unreal! Those color combos look phenomenal   :eek:

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #68 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 16:02:49 »
The hype is unreal! Those color combos look phenomenal   :eek:

The top left dark blue w/ magenta insert combined with the GMK Laser cap set....*sploosh*

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 10 August 2017, 16:03:31 »
The hype is unreal! Those color combos look phenomenal   :eek:

The top left dark blue w/ magenta insert combined with the GMK Laser cap set....*sploosh*

Or, dark blue w/ sky blue insert and Calm Depths.

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #71 on: Fri, 18 August 2017, 19:30:09 »
nice stuff riot!

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #72 on: Sat, 19 August 2017, 07:06:27 »
Mine is here next week sometime, can't wait. What a fantastic and enjoyable group buy experience so far. I will definitily update with pictures when I get mine.

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #73 on: Sun, 20 August 2017, 10:35:36 »
Mine is here next week sometime, can't wait. What a fantastic and enjoyable group buy experience so far. I will definitily update with pictures when I get mine.

Is yours the middle row, right one  :p

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 20 August 2017, 13:09:52 »
These look stunning riot, and your GB is literally perfect. Personally i haven't seen any GB that went this smooth and fast with such high level of quality/attention to details like yours.

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 13:19:52 »
Quick lunch break unpacking, can't wait to start the build. Very impressive quality!






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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 13:22:05 »
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 13:55:03 »
Quick lunch break unpacking, can't wait to start the build. Very impressive quality!

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amazing. and wow that weight looks massive
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 13:56:21 »
Quick lunch break unpacking, can't wait to start the build. Very impressive quality!

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I wish I was somehow part of the elite and could've gotten in on this  :p
all kidding aside, beautiful board!

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 14:28:17 »
Can you show us a closeup of that seam on the edge where the metals meet?
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 19:51:07 »
Can you show us a closeup of that seam on the edge where the metals meet?

Where the mid layer/weight peeks out of the bottom? It's uneven in that photo because of the uneven table and mat :)

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 20:40:48 »
Can you show us a closeup of that seam on the edge where the metals meet?

Where the mid layer/weight peeks out of the bottom? It's uneven in that photo because of the uneven table and mat :)

I meant the seams where the mid layer meets the bottom and top, the sandwich.  I wanna see how sharp of a seam it makes.  The bottom looks incredible.  It makes me want to buy the board based on that alone. 
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #82 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 20:59:57 »
Can you show us a closeup of that seam on the edge where the metals meet?

Where the mid layer/weight peeks out of the bottom? It's uneven in that photo because of the uneven table and mat :)

I meant the seams where the mid layer meets the bottom and top, the sandwich.  I wanna see how sharp of a seam it makes.  The bottom looks incredible.  It makes me want to buy the board based on that alone.

This is the best I have for now, but can try to get something better this weekend if someone else doesn't step up!

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 23:23:00 »
Can't wait to see photos of these when they're built :)

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #84 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 23:24:16 »
Mine arrived today as well: http://imgur.com/a/EGNdP I didn't see the request for the picture beforehand, sorry!

I went for a miami nights theme, to go with the keyset that is in production with gmk. Pink plate, teal midlayer, black case. It is a beautiful board and riot ran this groupbuy superbly. Can't wait to build this thing soon.

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 23:59:44 »
Mine arrived today as well: http://imgur.com/a/EGNdP I didn't see the request for the picture beforehand, sorry!

I went for a miami nights theme, to go with the keyset that is in production with gmk. Pink plate, teal midlayer, black case. It is a beautiful board and riot ran this groupbuy superbly. Can't wait to build this thing soon.

Gonna be Miami Nights bros, yeeeeee. :p

except mine is really pseudo-Miami :))
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #86 on: Fri, 25 August 2017, 16:39:43 »
When can I throw all the money at you?
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #87 on: Fri, 25 August 2017, 22:20:16 »
Sheeesh, talk about a beauty! Amazing work, Riot!

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #89 on: Mon, 28 August 2017, 06:05:19 »
Love the pics of these, beautiful design and great color palette, can't wait to find out more. Really like the 'no. 1' moniker, hope that stays through the next production run and isn't exclusive to these limited few.

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 28 August 2017, 07:41:13 »
Thanks so much for the great photos everyone. Really nice to see boards arriving! Can't wait to see some final builds.

Love the pics of these, beautiful design and great color palette, can't wait to find out more. Really like the 'no. 1' moniker, hope that stays through the next production run and isn't exclusive to these limited few.

"No. 1" isn't going anywhere.  :thumb:

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #91 on: Tue, 29 August 2017, 07:27:51 »
Just seeing this for the first time now, I really wonder how I missed it. Impressive work and result riot, congratulations!
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #92 on: Wed, 30 August 2017, 21:24:35 »
Finally got a chance to take some pics after building the board this past weekend. The board's been at work for 3 days now, and I've absolutely no complaints.

The gasket mounting works wonderfully -- the plate sits nice and tight and makes assembly/disassembly very straightforward. It's a much easier system than the 356 Mini's rubber o-ring wrapped around the PCB+plate assembly. The plates are immaculate, I'm really enjoying the brass so far. I built it with 72g Silent MX Blacks but I think I may switch them out for 65g Vintage MX Blacks for a more raw feel of the brass plate. It's got a great soft touch.

The plate's "wings" that rest on the bottom half of the case are quite large, which gives the plate a large platform to rest on. There are 6 large rubber gaskets that match up with the wings along the front and rear edges of the case. These firmly press the large wings onto the bottom half of the case. The tight fitment of the rubber gaskets on those large mounts seems to add a substantial amount of dampening, but it may be more the brass plate itself given that I don't have any experience with other brass plates -- brass is far denser than aluminum and softer than steel which would explain things. It's a sort of hybrid between a top-mounted plate with no support in the center of the board and tray-mounted rigidity on the edges where the plate is pressed onto the bottom half of the case. I would welcome the opportunity to compare an aluminum plate to the brass one, but for my second plate I opted for a partial polycarbonate which I don't think will offer a fair comparison (though I'm quite excited for the juxtaposition of PCB-mounted switches to the heft of the case).

I'm really surprised at the heft of the board. It's incredibly solid, the board even with an all-aluminum construction feels nearly as heavy as my F107. I'm glad I went with the aluminum mid-layer, I think brass would have been too much for me to lug to work and back, though it surely would have looked extremely nice :))

My only critique is that the seam on the left-hand side of the mid-layer/weight is about 0.5mm off (sticks out) but aside from that everything is totally flush, it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

The board is a bit higher in the front than other boards I'm used to, as well as a slightly steeper angle (9.5deg if I recall correctly) but it matches the overall styling of the board extremely well. The board looks elegant from afar, but up close it has great no-nonsense desk presence. The top profile of the board isn't flashy in all of the ways I was looking for. No logos, lights, diffusers. Just a nice, flat block of finely anodized aluminum.

Did I mention the navy color is fantastic?

All in all a phenomenal board, riot you should be very happy with what you've created. My hat's off to your design and manufacturer. It was a truly well run buy.

Keycult No.1 by josh, on Flickr

Keycult No.1 by josh, on Flickr

Keycult No.1 by josh, on Flickr

Keycult No.1 by josh, on Flickr

Please excuse the partially-seated right Shift, it just wasn't pushed down on the right stab all the way XD

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #93 on: Wed, 30 August 2017, 22:00:38 »
Finally got a chance to take some pics after building the board this past weekend. The board's been at work for 3 days now, and I've absolutely no complaints.

The gasket mounting works wonderfully -- the plate sits nice and tight and makes assembly/disassembly very straightforward. It's a much easier system than the 356 Mini's rubber o-ring wrapped around the PCB+plate assembly. The plates are immaculate, I'm really enjoying the brass so far. I built it with 72g Silent MX Blacks but I think I may switch them out for 65g Vintage MX Blacks for a more raw feel of the brass plate. It's got a great soft touch.

The plate's "wings" that rest on the bottom half of the case are quite large, which gives the plate a large platform to rest on. There are 6 large rubber gaskets that match up with the wings along the front and rear edges of the case. These firmly press the large wings onto the bottom half of the case. The tight fitment of the rubber gaskets on those large mounts seems to add a substantial amount of dampening, but it may be more the brass plate itself given that I don't have any experience with other brass plates -- brass is far denser than aluminum and softer than steel which would explain things. It's a sort of hybrid between a top-mounted plate with no support in the center of the board and tray-mounted rigidity on the edges where the plate is pressed onto the bottom half of the case. I would welcome the opportunity to compare an aluminum plate to the brass one, but for my second plate I opted for a partial polycarbonate which I don't think will offer a fair comparison (though I'm quite excited for the juxtaposition of PCB-mounted switches to the heft of the case).

I'm really surprised at the heft of the board. It's incredibly solid, the board even with an all-aluminum construction feels nearly as heavy as my F107. I'm glad I went with the aluminum mid-layer, I think brass would have been too much for me to lug to work and back, though it surely would have looked extremely nice :))

My only critique is that the seam on the left-hand side of the mid-layer/weight is about 0.5mm off (sticks out) but aside from that everything is totally flush, it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

The board is a bit higher in the front than other boards I'm used to, as well as a slightly steeper angle (9.5deg if I recall correctly) but it matches the overall styling of the board extremely well. The board looks elegant from afar, but up close it has great no-nonsense desk presence. The top profile of the board isn't flashy in all of the ways I was looking for. No logos, lights, diffusers. Just a nice, flat block of finely anodized aluminum.

Did I mention the navy color is fantastic?

All in all a phenomenal board, riot you should be very happy with what you've created. My hat's off to your design and manufacturer. It was a truly well run buy.

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Keycult No.1 by josh, on Flickr

Please excuse the partially-seated right Shift, it just wasn't pushed down on the right stab all the way XD

Great pics and great looking board :)
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL &quot;No. 1&quot;
« Reply #94 on: Thu, 31 August 2017, 07:19:17 »
Thanks so much for the great write-up, pr0ximity! You did a much better job explaining how the gaskets work than I have so far. This navy + silver is also possibly my favorite combo of all the ones I shipped out. Love the pictures.

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #95 on: Thu, 31 August 2017, 08:25:55 »
Problem with this board is that I'd never get to use it because it would always be flipped upside down so I could admire it's sexy backside.   :p

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« Reply #96 on: Thu, 31 August 2017, 11:01:51 »
Beautiful work Riot! Would love to see a GB for it someday :)
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #97 on: Thu, 31 August 2017, 15:06:04 »
I have yet to build this fantastic board(need to get some linears :P)


The Red and Black Keycult No.1
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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #98 on: Thu, 31 August 2017, 15:07:56 »
GJ Riot! VERY COOL :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Keycult Keyboards — TKL "No. 1"
« Reply #99 on: Thu, 31 August 2017, 15:23:13 »
These are amazing!