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Offline Cicada88

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Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« on: Sun, 09 August 2015, 16:37:19 »
Just wanted to show my factory and custom HHKB escape keys.

Lighting was hard to capture the exact colors. 

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 09 August 2015, 19:33:49 »
Are these the ones I've been seeing on ebay?

You should do lavender colors like the realforce arrow keys, would buy in a heartbeat.
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Offline Cicada88

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 09 August 2015, 19:39:34 »
Yes they are and I have already been considering making a lighter purple / lavender color at some point.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 09 August 2015, 19:44:47 »
Yes they are and I have already been considering making a lighter purple / lavender color at some point.

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From what I've seen (and myself included) people very much like lighter pastel colours for esc + fn keys because they look so nice on the white/grey HHKB.


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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 09 August 2015, 19:47:14 »
Yes they are and I have already been considering making a lighter purple / lavender color at some point.

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From what I've seen (and myself included) people very much like lighter pastel colours for esc + fn keys because they look so nice on the white/grey HHKB.

Thanks for the feedback.  I've been trying to get some lighter colors but it definitely takes some trial and error.


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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 09 August 2015, 22:36:06 »
The keys for the HHKB that I would concentrate on would be:

fn key - Some out there but not as common as esc..which to me makes it more desirable.
Esc
arrow cluster
Then maybe Enter/CTRL/Shift/Backspace.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 09 August 2015, 22:40:51 »
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 06:11:51 »
May I ask if these are original PBT and painted?

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 10 August 2015, 13:04:30 »
The non-factory colors are high temperature dyed  factory PBT key caps

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 11 August 2015, 14:00:42 »
Did you mold them or are they dyed caps!? Either way, looks really nice! :)

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 12 August 2015, 01:14:01 »
Thanks.

They are dyed factory PBT caps.

I'm going to try to make some different colors sometime this week.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 12 August 2015, 02:07:36 »
do you have any more available?
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 15 August 2015, 19:38:39 »
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Made a couple more colors.  Working on a couple more soon.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 16 August 2015, 02:25:30 »
+1 yellow :D
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 16 August 2015, 17:50:43 »
+1 yellow :D

Made some yellow arrows along with some other colors too  :p


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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 16 August 2015, 20:28:30 »
Nice!!!!

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 16 August 2015, 20:49:13 »
+1 yellow :D

Made some yellow arrows along with some other colors too  :p

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That yellow is an excellent contrast for the black!

But my HHKB is white.
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 26 August 2015, 18:40:57 »
They look awesome! Any chance of restocking the orange/blue ones? I would love to have these as fn
   
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 27 August 2015, 08:12:40 »
They look awesome! Any chance of restocking the orange/blue ones? I would love to have these as fn

PM Sent.  I still have stock of most keys in most colors and types.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 27 August 2015, 09:06:33 »
Are you selling these?  This should really belong in either artisan services (looks to be the best fit IMO) or classifieds if you are.  Let me know which subforum fits the need here more, and I'll have it moved for you.  :thumb:

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 27 August 2015, 10:20:03 »
Cool, you can move it to Artisan services if you want.  I originally just started this to show off the various colors I made as I pretty much just sell on eBay, but a lot of people were asking me questions if they were for sale or do I have "x" color etc.

I would be happy to have a thread in the artisan services though :)

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 27 August 2015, 10:27:34 »
Do you have any un-dyed stock caps? I'm missing 3 ish from a complete set.

Offline Cicada88

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 27 August 2015, 16:02:44 »
Yes, I have most stock keys (blank only).  This includes Charcoal, White, and Light Grey Modifiers as well as the Powder Blue Escape Keys and Red Control keys.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 04:21:53 »
PM sent... those are really nice!!!
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 30 August 2015, 03:51:15 »
Can you make wasd and arrow in lime green or red?

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 30 August 2015, 03:53:41 »
Can you make wasd and arrow in lime green or red?

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Then I would have to make another purchase as well :D
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 30 August 2015, 04:28:32 »
Can you make wasd and arrow in lime green or red?

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I have WASD and Arrows in red!

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 30 August 2015, 08:59:18 »
cicada88 i only saw pink, purple and orange.
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 30 August 2015, 17:12:02 »
Thanks ssdt, that's the link!

I have arrow sets in Red, Pink, Purple, Burgundy, Dark Green, Medium Green, and Yellow (also stock charcoal and stock white).

I also made only 1 orange set but it now lives in Hawaii with someones keyboard :)

Just for reference I usually only make 1-3 arrow sets for each color.  5-10 for function keys, 5-10 for escape keys, and then some various other modifiers and random keys of each color which aren't really listed.

Also, for international buyers (I am located in the US), you do not have to pay the outrageous shipping charges that eBay quotes you.  Message me and I can ship most packages for $10 total with up to 10 or so keys or small sets.
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 01 September 2015, 01:10:21 »
I don't suppose you'd happen to have white printed HHKB Command and Option keys by any chance?

[edit] I see now you said you stock blanks only. Well if you at some point *happen* to have those printed modifiers, I'd be quite willing to take them off your hands. In fact, if you ever felt like experimenting with dyeing printed caps, I'd be happy to go in on a set together so I can harvest the keys I'm looking for :)
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 01 September 2015, 02:11:44 »
I don't suppose you'd happen to have white printed HHKB Command and Option keys by any chance?

[edit] I see now you said you stock blanks only. Well if you at some point *happen* to have those printed modifiers, I'd be quite willing to take them off your hands. In fact, if you ever felt like experimenting with dyeing printed caps, I'd be happy to go in on a set together so I can harvest the keys I'm looking for :)

Yeah, I don't really have any printed caps except for the factory "limited edition" red control keys and powder blue escape keys.

I  would love to get into printed key caps but unfortunately there isn't  really an economic way to do it for me.  Most people want escape or function keys and with a printed set you would only get 1 of those per complete set.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 01 September 2015, 14:12:13 »
Oh hey Cicada! I just bought your red control key a couple of days ago (Atebits on eBay). Thanks a ton! Next is to snag that red arrow set...

Offline Cicada88

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 01 September 2015, 16:27:30 »
Thanks for the purchase.  It should arrive tomorrow or the next day.

Just a heads up though--the control key you bought is the factory "limited edition" red control key, whereas the arrow set is a custom color.  The tones are slightly different.

You probably already realize this, but I didn't want you to order the arrow keys thinking it was going to be a direct color match for the factory red keys.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 01 September 2015, 18:09:09 »
Thanks for the purchase.  It should arrive tomorrow or the next day.

Just a heads up though--the control key you bought is the factory "limited edition" red control key, whereas the arrow set is a custom color.  The tones are slightly different.

You probably already realize this, but I didn't want you to order the arrow keys thinking it was going to be a direct color match for the factory red keys.

Thanks for the info! I kinda assumed they were a different tone, but it's nice to have clarification.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 19 November 2015, 08:14:40 »
Hi GeekHack,

I know many of you have ordered from me before, but I haven't posted any ads on here in a long time so I wanted to put one up for the holidays.

Here are all my HHKB/Topre keys auctions on eBay

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=compint_tko&_sop=1

If you are interested in any of these colors now is the time to buy as I am running out of stock, and while I plan to produce more keys, they will be in entirely different colours.


I combine shipping on all key orders ($3 shipped within USA, $10 flat fee international).

FREE US SHIPPING TO GEEKHACKERS UNTIL THANKSGIVING FOR ORDERS $50 or MORE! (PM me on geekhack after purchase/purchases to get the shipping refunded)

Let me know if you have any custom orders or are interested in some stock key caps that might not be listed.


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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 22 November 2015, 16:25:42 »


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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 22 November 2015, 21:57:49 »
Would love a full bordeaux set  :eek:

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 23 November 2015, 09:41:16 »
I had a full bordeaux set but sold it relatively quickly.  I don't plan to remake any colors that I've already done.  I could do a bespoke set just for you but it would be relatively pricey.


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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 23 November 2015, 12:27:00 »
watching this thread... i need one of these. or several. but i really need to stop spending money on keyboards and keyboard accessories
Let's get this straight. There is nothing cool about keyboards we're all lame as fk.

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Offline Cicada88

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 16:17:47 »
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I want a full set of these so badly..

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 17:11:44 »
you mean including the alphanumerics?

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 18:00:01 »
you mean including the alphanumerics?

Just the modifiers, that full deep green including the top right key

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 18:34:40 »
I was going to put it on eBay, but I do have an extra matching forest green top row key.  If you are serious, pm me as someone else on GH was also possibly interested. 
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 03:13:15 »
Awesome stuff, would definitively pick up two bright red tab/backspace. Anything you have in stock? :)
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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 11:39:04 »
I have lots of stuff listed on eBay. 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/compint_tko/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Unfortunately I sold the only Bright red delete key that I made, but I will make a similar color soon so pm me if you want me to make and reserve those 2 keys for your.

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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 14:10:16 »
My Last Keys of 2015










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Re: Factory & Custom HHKB Escape Keys
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 26 December 2015, 13:00:51 »
Added some various Home Row F&J Nub Keys