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Title: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Badwrench on Tue, 17 September 2013, 00:21:22
I have searched and searched for a post your buckling spring board, but found nothing (if you find one, I will close this one, just link it).  I see so many pics floating around a ton of different threads, so I thought it would be nice to have more in one place.   :thumb:

Post the model and date. 



I will start.
I have been looking for a while for one after hearing so many good things about them and finally came across one at Church today. 

My new (to me) 1391401 Model M.  Pretty dirty, but in very good shape overall. 
[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]

Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: The_Beast on Tue, 17 September 2013, 00:27:11
Here's my SSK and M65
(http://i2.minus.com/jEMCNnK1Zw90e.jpg)


And here's my favorite board, my model F AT which I modded to have a ANSI enter and backspace
(http://i.imgur.com/bHSwu7b.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/e50m8R7.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: demik on Tue, 17 September 2013, 00:32:28
you have a dirty enter
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: The_Beast on Tue, 17 September 2013, 01:15:32
you have a dirty enter

I know, I replaced it with a blank anyways since the dirty enter didn't have a stabilizer leg that fits into the white inserts and the blank did.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Emospence on Tue, 17 September 2013, 03:54:21
I really want one for work but they are just so noisy :(
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: terrpn on Tue, 17 September 2013, 13:23:33
model 1397599

13 june 1994


found a junker and swapped out the cover (lid) from "blue label" to "black label"- blacked out area next to caps. drilled out LED area and stuck on a label i ordered from unicomp

also put a little insulation, duct tape, etc. behind the steel plate which reduced, space bar pinging, etc.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: terrpn on Tue, 17 September 2013, 13:25:33
Here's my SSK and M65
Show Image
(http://i2.minus.com/jEMCNnK1Zw90e.jpg)



And here's my favorite board, my model F AT which I modded to have a ANSI enter and backspace
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/bHSwu7b.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/e50m8R7.jpg)


nice and sexy........
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 17 September 2013, 13:30:54
I really want one for work but they are just so noisy :(

Floss mod it!



Oh and my BS board? Dorkvader has had it for a while helping me to fix it up but I have a lovely SSK. Pictures are from here (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=43883). It's on the bottom obviously.

(http://i.imgur.com/RwjMyJz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/o3u2FPr.jpg)

She was born 09/26/1987 as you can see on the label.

Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: 0100010 on Thu, 19 September 2013, 10:27:25
Unicomp Model M
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2whme1g.jpg)

3/24/99
(http://i41.tinypic.com/21oowsz.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: esoomenona on Thu, 19 September 2013, 10:43:35
Model M in Industrial shell (up for sale now...) and Black M13. Still need to take a picture of my new SSK.

(http://i.imgur.com/zONmEWU.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Findecanor on Thu, 19 September 2013, 12:57:40
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/DarthLars/Keyboard/IBMModelMEnhancedKeyboard.jpg) (http://s22.photobucket.com/user/DarthLars/media/Keyboard/IBMModelMEnhancedKeyboard.jpg.html)
Insides from Dec '95: great shape, all plastic rivets intact. Case from a terminal keyboard from Jan '87. The keys are from both because the newer one lacked a few.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Badwrench on Thu, 19 September 2013, 13:26:34
Just went though mine and cleaned out the case (and the 6 broken rivet heads).  Board is in great shape.  Caps have no shine as the dirt was protecting them quite well.  There was quite a bit of chow on the board, and a bunch of sticky stuff, but it all came off and now the board feels new. 

Ordered up a few caps from Unicomp to brighten it up a bit.

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Retrete on Thu, 19 September 2013, 13:57:04
Model M 122 key, version with square label and some hat keys.
(http://oi44.tinypic.com/2vlpeop.jpg)
(http://oi42.tinypic.com/2egcwup.jpg)
(http://oi44.tinypic.com/15qzr0z.jpg)
(http://oi44.tinypic.com/mmc4uq.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: ComradeSniper on Thu, 19 September 2013, 23:26:45
Just went though mine and cleaned out the case (and the 6 broken rivet heads).  Board is in great shape.  Caps have no shine as the dirt was protecting them quite well.  There was quite a bit of chow on the board, and a bunch of sticky stuff, but it all came off and now the board feels new. 

Ordered up a few caps from Unicomp to brighten it up a bit.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Nice pics, that's one good looking Model M. I'd like to clean mine out but all my nut drivers are too big to fit into the tiny holes. Keycap cleaning will have to suffice for now.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Badwrench on Fri, 20 September 2013, 01:18:39
Just went though mine and cleaned out the case (and the 6 broken rivet heads).  Board is in great shape.  Caps have no shine as the dirt was protecting them quite well.  There was quite a bit of chow on the board, and a bunch of sticky stuff, but it all came off and now the board feels new. 

Ordered up a few caps from Unicomp to brighten it up a bit.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Nice pics, that's one good looking Model M. I'd like to clean mine out but all my nut drivers are too big to fit into the tiny holes. Keycap cleaning will have to suffice for now.

Thanks.  All of my sockets were too big as well.  I just took one to a grinder to allow it to fit.  You don't need a lot of strength in the socket, so you can get it pretty thin. 
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 20 September 2013, 01:22:29
Just went though mine and cleaned out the case (and the 6 broken rivet heads).  Board is in great shape.  Caps have no shine as the dirt was protecting them quite well.  There was quite a bit of chow on the board, and a bunch of sticky stuff, but it all came off and now the board feels new. 

Ordered up a few caps from Unicomp to brighten it up a bit.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Nice pics, that's one good looking Model M. I'd like to clean mine out but all my nut drivers are too big to fit into the tiny holes. Keycap cleaning will have to suffice for now.

Thanks.  All of my sockets were too big as well.  I just took one to a grinder to allow it to fit.  You don't need a lot of strength in the socket, so you can get it pretty thin. 

I bought a socket driver from eBay, from China.  A set of 4 was about $16.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: ComradeSniper on Fri, 20 September 2013, 01:53:05
Just went though mine and cleaned out the case (and the 6 broken rivet heads).  Board is in great shape.  Caps have no shine as the dirt was protecting them quite well.  There was quite a bit of chow on the board, and a bunch of sticky stuff, but it all came off and now the board feels new. 

Ordered up a few caps from Unicomp to brighten it up a bit.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Nice pics, that's one good looking Model M. I'd like to clean mine out but all my nut drivers are too big to fit into the tiny holes. Keycap cleaning will have to suffice for now.

Thanks.  All of my sockets were too big as well.  I just took one to a grinder to allow it to fit.  You don't need a lot of strength in the socket, so you can get it pretty thin.

I'll give that a try.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 20 September 2013, 01:59:03
Just went though mine and cleaned out the case (and the 6 broken rivet heads).  Board is in great shape.  Caps have no shine as the dirt was protecting them quite well.  There was quite a bit of chow on the board, and a bunch of sticky stuff, but it all came off and now the board feels new. 

Ordered up a few caps from Unicomp to brighten it up a bit.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Nice pics, that's one good looking Model M. I'd like to clean mine out but all my nut drivers are too big to fit into the tiny holes. Keycap cleaning will have to suffice for now.

Thanks.  All of my sockets were too big as well.  I just took one to a grinder to allow it to fit.  You don't need a lot of strength in the socket, so you can get it pretty thin.

I'll give that a try.

Or if you are not too impatient, get this (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Green-Nonslip-Handle-5-5mm-Socket-Nut-Screw-Driver-Tools-/350654394033?pt=AU_Hand_Tools&hash=item51a4a16eb1&_uhb=1) from eBay - $5.41 with free shipping.

I got this one (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Metal-Hex-NUT-key-Socket-Screw-Driver-Wrench-8-0-7-0-5-5-4-0-mm-RC-80213-B-/221192410186?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&hash=item338018544a&_uhb=1) - a set of 4 for about $14.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: snoopy on Fri, 20 September 2013, 07:47:39
Wanted to try something different with my ssk. Its a combination of blank black and blank pebble keys.
Only a crappy pic, looks way better in real. Now I need a black BS clickclack  ;D

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: esoomenona on Fri, 20 September 2013, 07:53:12
Wanted to try something different with my ssk. Its a combination of blank black and blank pebble keys.
Only a crappy pic, looks way better in real. Now I need a black BS clickclack  ;D

(Attachment Link)

 :'(
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: metalliqaz on Fri, 20 September 2013, 07:54:23
ITT: Lots and lots of vanilla Model Ms
(http://i.imgur.com/AIsTF.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: PadawanGeek on Fri, 20 September 2013, 08:35:17
Mine differs in that it's a vanilla Lexmark Model M.....in almost mint condition, the three LED indicators aren't working, will look into that when I'm in the mood...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/mikeysg/20130609_174121_zps3f7ccb01.jpg)
It's date of 'birth', so to say.... ;)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/mikeysg/20130609_174014_zps6cfe1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Jokrik on Fri, 20 September 2013, 09:24:11
My model M
IBM 42H1292
Date: 29-04-1997

I dyed the caps into (kinda) retro style with dylon dye
and painted the frame white

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh495/jokrik89/Mech%20Keyboard/MoneyShot1_zps9cbbbb4a.jpg) (http://s1248.photobucket.com/user/jokrik89/media/Mech%20Keyboard/MoneyShot1_zps9cbbbb4a.jpg.html)

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh495/jokrik89/Mech%20Keyboard/MoneyShot2_zpsd32e1ce4.jpg) (http://s1248.photobucket.com/user/jokrik89/media/Mech%20Keyboard/MoneyShot2_zpsd32e1ce4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: 0100010 on Fri, 20 September 2013, 10:31:24
Wanted to try something different with my ssk. Its a combination of blank black and blank pebble keys.
Only a crappy pic, looks way better in real. Now I need a black BS clickclack  ;D

(Attachment Link)

Get the blank pebble keys by sanding?  Looks very nice.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: snoopy on Fri, 20 September 2013, 10:39:24
Wanted to try something different with my ssk. Its a combination of blank black and blank pebble keys.
Only a crappy pic, looks way better in real. Now I need a black BS clickclack  ;D

(Attachment Link)

Get the blank pebble keys by sanding?  Looks very nice.

no, I ordered a blank set at unicomp in complete pebble. normally its a combination of pebble and pearl. And mixed this up with a blank black set. I tried to make a good picture, but failed. Pebble is the color that normally only the modifiers have. It now looks very military in real. :)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: ComradeSniper on Fri, 20 September 2013, 12:02:36
Just went though mine and cleaned out the case (and the 6 broken rivet heads).  Board is in great shape.  Caps have no shine as the dirt was protecting them quite well.  There was quite a bit of chow on the board, and a bunch of sticky stuff, but it all came off and now the board feels new. 

Ordered up a few caps from Unicomp to brighten it up a bit.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Nice pics, that's one good looking Model M. I'd like to clean mine out but all my nut drivers are too big to fit into the tiny holes. Keycap cleaning will have to suffice for now.

Thanks.  All of my sockets were too big as well.  I just took one to a grinder to allow it to fit.  You don't need a lot of strength in the socket, so you can get it pretty thin.

I'll give that a try.

Or if you are not too impatient, get this (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Green-Nonslip-Handle-5-5mm-Socket-Nut-Screw-Driver-Tools-/350654394033?pt=AU_Hand_Tools&hash=item51a4a16eb1&_uhb=1) from eBay - $5.41 with free shipping.

I got this one (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Metal-Hex-NUT-key-Socket-Screw-Driver-Wrench-8-0-7-0-5-5-4-0-mm-RC-80213-B-/221192410186?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&hash=item338018544a&_uhb=1) - a set of 4 for about $14.

Thanks, if filing down the one I currently have doesn't work I'll get one of those.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Badwrench on Fri, 20 September 2013, 14:16:38
Just went though mine and cleaned out the case (and the 6 broken rivet heads).  Board is in great shape.  Caps have no shine as the dirt was protecting them quite well.  There was quite a bit of chow on the board, and a bunch of sticky stuff, but it all came off and now the board feels new. 

Ordered up a few caps from Unicomp to brighten it up a bit.

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Nice pics, that's one good looking Model M. I'd like to clean mine out but all my nut drivers are too big to fit into the tiny holes. Keycap cleaning will have to suffice for now.

Thanks.  All of my sockets were too big as well.  I just took one to a grinder to allow it to fit.  You don't need a lot of strength in the socket, so you can get it pretty thin.

I'll give that a try.

Or if you are not too impatient, get this (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Green-Nonslip-Handle-5-5mm-Socket-Nut-Screw-Driver-Tools-/350654394033?pt=AU_Hand_Tools&hash=item51a4a16eb1&_uhb=1) from eBay - $5.41 with free shipping.

I got this one (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Metal-Hex-NUT-key-Socket-Screw-Driver-Wrench-8-0-7-0-5-5-4-0-mm-RC-80213-B-/221192410186?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_Vehicles&hash=item338018544a&_uhb=1) - a set of 4 for about $14.

Thanks, if filing down the one I currently have doesn't work I'll get one of those.

Here is how mine turned out.  I used and extension to hold it and took it to a floor mounted 6" grinding wheel.  Took about 30 seconds. 
[attach=1]
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: bazemk1979 on Fri, 20 September 2013, 19:21:56
got 20 IBM's, but here is a pic of few
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: The_Beast on Fri, 20 September 2013, 19:25:18
got 20 IBM's, but here is a pic of few

Very cool! I've never seen an industrial with the trackpoint before!
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Badwrench on Fri, 20 September 2013, 19:33:29
got 20 IBM's, but here is a pic of few

Those are awesome.  I am a bit late to the game, but am enjoying mine immensely.  I actually quite like playing SC2 with it.

Just added some RGB and a couple custom caps from Unicomp.
[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: terran5992 on Fri, 20 September 2013, 21:22:43
Im so jelly of all your IBM Spacesavers
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Justblair on Mon, 23 September 2013, 16:11:56
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h219/justblair/IBM%20122%20Key%20Terminal%20Keyboard/DSCN4419.jpg) (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/justblair/media/IBM%20122%20Key%20Terminal%20Keyboard/DSCN4419.jpg.html)

This is my 121 key model M.   Obviously it began life as a 122 key keyboard, but I modified the layout of the numpad to include a more modern double sized plus key.

It is a terminal keyboard model number 1394324.  Knicker shot...

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h219/justblair/IBM%20122%20Key%20Terminal%20Keyboard/IBM122KeyboardLabel.png) (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/justblair/media/IBM%20122%20Key%20Terminal%20Keyboard/IBM122KeyboardLabel.png.html)

I bolt modded it so that I could renew some slightly slack springs and change the layout.  Unfortunately the space bar is misbehaving after the bolt mod so I will have to undo the bolts and try again to get it all seated correctly.  Apart from the misbehaving spacebar it is a really cool keyboard to type on.  All the springs are as good as new. 

The Keycaps are a mixture of the original set and a UK layout 101 key set from Unicomp.  The layout on the terminal keyboard was not what I was used to.  I chose to keep the simplest of the keycaps for as clean a look as possible.  The Lettered function keys open Windows Applications such as Exporer, Outlook and One Note.  The Geekhack functions as a windows key.  The Num Lock has been removed and instead now opens a calculator.

Conversion to USB is handled by Soarers mod. 

http://s65.photobucket.com/user/justblair/slideshow/IBM%20122%20Key%20Terminal%20Keyboard (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/justblair/slideshow/IBM%20122%20Key%20Terminal%20Keyboard)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: mr_schnrub on Fri, 27 September 2013, 04:33:31
Daily Drivers...

Buckling Spring @ Work

(http://i.imgur.com/d4IFC8b.jpg)

Buckling Spring @ Home

(http://i.imgur.com/MMSfFSU.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 27 September 2013, 06:06:30
Daily Drivers...

Buckling Spring @ Work

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/d4IFC8b.jpg)


Buckling Spring @ Home

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MMSfFSU.jpg)


Dr Pepper in QLD eh?  There are very few places that sill sell it in VIC.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: mr_schnrub on Fri, 27 September 2013, 06:32:03
Coles and Woolies actually sell it. It's coming back!

For those of you outside of Australia, Dr Pepper came and went years ago...
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 28 September 2013, 03:06:26
Coles and Woolies actually sell it. It's coming back!

For those of you outside of Australia, Dr Pepper came and went years ago...

Now if only Jolt would come back too ;)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: snoopy on Sat, 28 September 2013, 08:14:22
Internals from an iso '86 M in a new industrial shell. Most of its time only in a box, cause I think its to big for my desk. And I prefer to buckle springs on my ssk.

[attach=1]
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Photekq on Sat, 28 September 2013, 08:16:39
Internals from an iso '86 M in a new industrial shell. Most of its time only in a box, cause I think its to big for my desk. And I prefer to buckle springs on my ssk.

(Attachment Link)
Could I have a link to the full res clickclack background? I used to have it but now I've lost it :(

Also, very nice M!
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: sleepy916 on Fri, 18 October 2013, 14:22:40
How did I miss this thread?  ;)

I haven't used anything else since I got it working.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: snoopy on Fri, 18 October 2013, 16:56:31
How did I miss this thread?  ;)

I haven't used anything else since I got it working.

Nice! Maybe unprinted caps as modifiers would look better. Or do you have plans to get the modifiers also in metal?
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: sleepy916 on Fri, 18 October 2013, 17:27:12
How did I miss this thread?  ;)

I haven't used anything else since I got it working.

Nice! Maybe unprinted caps as modifiers would look better. Or do you have plans to get the modifiers also in metal?

Yeah blanks on the modifiers would look better. I've just been lazy to do it. Sadly no the person who made the keys is not doing anymore anytime soon. I doubt it he will ever do the mods in metal either.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: snoopy on Sat, 19 October 2013, 04:15:24
If you do the spacebar mod, you could also use a set of unprinted black keycaps. I think this would look also very good in combination with the metal keys and one of the rwb clacks :D
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: 127001 on Mon, 28 October 2013, 19:40:32
Had to throw this in here too just because I'm so excited about it :P:
(http://i.imgur.com/guggMFv.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: digi on Sat, 01 November 2014, 11:03:27
Here is a little project I've been working on. A Unicomp 122 chopped down past an unsaver (chopped unsaver? =)). Big thanks to wcass, I pretty much copied his original idea and build. Also want to thank Dorkvader for his helpful troublehooting advice during my first bolt mod.

Not all the keys are working yet, I think I damaged some of the contacts on the membrane sheet so I'll be on the hunt for replacement membrane sheet. Once I swap it, it should be 100% functional. For now, it's just a shelf queen, lol.

(http://i.imgur.com/OyS7el5.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: snoopy on Sat, 01 November 2014, 11:08:36
Congrats on finding this old thread ;D

Also nice board and funny color :)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sat, 01 November 2014, 11:59:49
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OyS7el5.jpg)


Damn, for a second I thought wcass sold you one of his custom boards. That's really awesome. Hope you post more pictures or a build log or a typing test video when it's finished :D.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Badwrench on Sat, 01 November 2014, 22:04:59
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/OyS7el5.jpg)


Damn, for a second I thought wcass sold you one of his custom boards. That's really awesome. Hope you post more pictures or a build log or a typing test video when it's finished :D.

That is awesome.  As the CPT said, more pictures please. 
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: nubbinator on Sun, 02 November 2014, 01:13:10
Why did I **** up that Backspace?  And crappy phone photo.

(http://i.imgur.com/g5MOpho.jpg)

Overall, it turned out better than I thought. The stabilized keys are all wonky and I'm trying to fix them, but otherwise it turned out well.  The case was hard to dye since I couldn't exactly fit it in the pot.  I had to pour the dye and hot water into another container and refresh it with hot water from time to time to keep it warm.  It took me about 6 hours to get it this color and it could have benefited from longer.  In either case, it didn't turn out poorly.

Oh, for reference, it's Black, Red, and Crimson iDye Poly.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: byker on Sun, 02 November 2014, 01:36:21
Why did I **** up that Backspace?  And crappy phone photo.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/g5MOpho.jpg)


Overall, it turned out better than I thought. The stabilized keys are all wonky and I'm trying to fix them, but otherwise it turned out well.  The case was hard to dye since I couldn't exactly fit it in the pot.  I had to pour the dye and hot water into another container and refresh it with hot water from time to time to keep it warm.  It took me about 6 hours to get it this color and it could have benefited from longer.  In either case, it didn't turn out poorly.

Oh, for reference, it's Black, Red, and Crimson iDye Poly.

Looks like it turned out well! More pictures needed!  :p
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: nubbinator on Sun, 02 November 2014, 18:13:05
(http://i.imgur.com/6BosZl9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pJ8Io17.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0wbdAVx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/02UzxuS.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 02 November 2014, 18:20:40
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6BosZl9.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pJ8Io17.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/0wbdAVx.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/02UzxuS.jpg)


that settles it i'm dying my model m
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: nubbinator on Sun, 02 November 2014, 18:39:36
Be aware, the case is a ***** to dye.  It took a good 6 or 7 hours to get it that color since I didn't have anything I could do it over the stove with.  I was afraid it wasn't going to turn out well since it still looked pretty bad at hour 4 or so and was only mediocre at hour 5 or so.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 02 November 2014, 18:43:46
Be aware, the case is a ***** to dye.  It took a good 6 or 7 hours to get it that color since I didn't have anything I could do it over the stove with.  I was afraid it wasn't going to turn out well since it still looked pretty bad at hour 4 or so and was only mediocre at hour 5 or so.

I've got an idea that doesn't involve dying the case so it's fiiine
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: byker on Sun, 02 November 2014, 19:05:44
That looks amazing nubbs! Excited to get my dye  :cool:
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: pr0ximity on Sun, 02 November 2014, 19:47:48
That thing looks mean.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 03 November 2014, 00:29:50
I've seen that posted around the forum a lot lately, so I'll just say here that the red goes particularly well with the black case.

Well done, nubbs! :)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: snoopy on Tue, 04 November 2014, 12:20:24
Now I want a black SSK...
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: alh84001 on Wed, 28 October 2015, 18:43:40
This is kind of a necro, but rowdy pointed me to this thread, so throw all sticks and stones at him :)

Anyways, I got my Model M keyboard last week. The board looks really nice, but it is missing the label on the back. Does anyone want to take a guess what year it might be from?

Attached are a couple of pics, the front and the back (yeah, I know that USB/PS2 adapter won't work; Soarer's in the mail). Can something more be known from the outside, or do I have to open it?





Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 28 October 2015, 21:03:21
How did this thread become neglected for so long?!?!

I need to post my new acquisition here too!
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: SamirD on Wed, 28 October 2015, 21:11:20
Anyways, I got my Model M keyboard last week. The board looks really nice, but it is missing the label on the back. Does anyone want to take a guess what year it might be from?

Attached are a couple of pics, the front and the back (yeah, I know that USB/PS2 adapter won't work; Soarer's in the mail). Can something more be known from the outside, or do I have to open it?






It seems to be a bit of an oddball.  It has a detachable cable, which I only have on my white label ones, but it has a blue label.  Different case on the chassis of a white label?

And several ps2 to usb converters work perfectly fine.  In fact, even that one might.  I actually didn't know there was even an issue with ps2 to usb converters until I found GH.  Mine always work.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: faycheung on Wed, 28 October 2015, 21:16:59
(http://i.imgur.com/1e2usPt.jpg)

IBM Model F 6110345 122 key 9JULY84

IBM Model M 1391401 28SEP88
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 29 October 2015, 05:03:06
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/1e2usPt.jpg)


IBM Model F 6110345 122 key 9JULY84

IBM Model M 1391401 28SEP88

That's a nice clean couple of keyboards :)

Any plans to get an SSK as well?
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: alh84001 on Tue, 12 April 2016, 14:27:59
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/1e2usPt.jpg)


My god, f122 is huge. Maybe the best photo that shows how big it really is.

Reminds me kind of off
(http://lakers.topbuzz.com/gallery/d/1239-2/kobe-shaq-all-star-game-2006-capt_sge_nft80_210206000904_photo00_photo_default-380x254.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 29 May 2016, 03:43:51
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/1e2usPt.jpg)


My god, f122 is huge. Maybe the best photo that shows how big it really is.

Reminds me kind of off
Show Image
(http://lakers.topbuzz.com/gallery/d/1239-2/kobe-shaq-all-star-game-2006-capt_sge_nft80_210206000904_photo00_photo_default-380x254.jpg)


:)

M122 is just as large ;)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: avantdark on Wed, 01 June 2016, 14:11:38
This dirty beauty from '87 arrived today.

(http://i.imgur.com/vWHkyo5.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: 27 on Wed, 01 June 2016, 15:35:28
Model M 1391401 Bolt modded by yours truly.  Pre cleaning of course.

(http://i.imgur.com/X4DmaFQ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/UvGMqij.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Emi8AUk.jpg)

Sadly I'm missing the "." key on the numpad :(
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: mobbo on Wed, 01 June 2016, 16:19:52
Sleeve added to the set up. And for the first time ever I feel like I don't want to change anything on this board anymore.  :-X

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: alh84001 on Thu, 02 June 2016, 04:32:39
Wow. Where did you get that sleeve? The whole thing looks awesome.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: mobbo on Thu, 02 June 2016, 06:26:19
Wow. Where did you get that sleeve? The whole thing looks awesome.

Thanks ^_^

Sleeve was made by switchnollie, a scholar, weeb, and a gentleman.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: reaper on Thu, 02 June 2016, 08:29:18
Sleeve added to the set up. And for the first time ever I feel like I don't want to change anything on this board anymore.  :-X

(Attachment Link)


Yah, that looks great!  Love it!  :)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: avantdark on Mon, 06 June 2016, 12:27:24
I am cleaning this '87 board right now...

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/411f851133d463623c9d4e7d124eb595.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/897992a9494e4ac0d6f18bcbe0a7e08f.jpg)

Gesendet von meinem D5803 mit Tapatalk

Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Carcharocles on Mon, 06 June 2016, 14:14:52
Technically my mom's keyboard, not mine, but:

(http://orig08.deviantart.net/bded/f/2015/307/c/1/img_0121_ii_by_paradigmslide-d9fg46p.png)
(http://orig10.deviantart.net/126d/f/2015/307/5/0/untitled_by_paradigmslide-d9fg2fo.png)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 17 July 2016, 03:27:25
I am cleaning this '87 board right now...

Show Image
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/411f851133d463623c9d4e7d124eb595.jpg)

Show Image
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/897992a9494e4ac0d6f18bcbe0a7e08f.jpg)


Gesendet von meinem D5803 mit Tapatalk

That is a very clean plate!
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: juahenza on Sun, 17 July 2016, 07:47:48
(http://i.imgur.com/EYwWPrM.jpg)

nib Model M SSK P.1397681

nib Model M SSK P.1392934

Model M Industrial SSK P.1395682  :-*
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Badwrench on Mon, 25 July 2016, 10:11:19
My current work setup  :thumb:

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: juahenza on Tue, 26 July 2016, 00:29:19
(http://i.imgur.com/8MNABZb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2unVOPt.jpg)

Custom caps from unicomp  :))

Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 02 August 2016, 22:06:40
Does this count or are we strictly M's in here?

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7520/28655787471_4571261bf0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KEdpge)

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7726/28115413214_5061b0a2c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JQsQPG)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 04 August 2016, 06:59:26
Show Image
Does this count or are we strictly M's in here?

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7520/28655787471_4571261bf0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KEdpge)


(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7726/28115413214_5061b0a2c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JQsQPG)

wow! what have you done with it internally?
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 04 August 2016, 07:58:02
Show Image
Does this count or are we strictly M's in here?

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7520/28655787471_4571261bf0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KEdpge)


(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7726/28115413214_5061b0a2c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JQsQPG)

wow! what have you done with it internally?

Looks like it's that mod that phosphorglow does where he puts a thin sheet of colored plastic to give it a subtle hit of color. And not just Ms in here.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 04 August 2016, 08:11:01
Show Image
Does this count or are we strictly M's in here?

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7520/28655787471_4571261bf0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KEdpge)


(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7726/28115413214_5061b0a2c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JQsQPG)

wow! what have you done with it internally?

Looks like it's that mod that phosphorglow does where he puts a thin sheet of colored plastic to give it a subtle hit of color. And not just Ms in here.

smart idea. looks real good imo
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 04 August 2016, 08:12:10
He might also have just painted the plate haha but I like phosphorglow's mod. I think it's clever.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 04 August 2016, 08:13:15
He might also have just painted the plate haha but I like phosphorglow's mod. I think it's clever.

just curious, have anyone tried adding led to M? lol
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: alh84001 on Thu, 04 August 2016, 08:13:40
Agreed. Keeps the board stock, but spruces it up a bit for photo sessions if nothing else :)
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 04 August 2016, 08:14:57
He might also have just painted the plate haha but I like phosphorglow's mod. I think it's clever.

just curious, have anyone tried adding led to M? lol

Phosphorglow's added the lock LEDs but I haven't seen a full LED M yet.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: juahenza on Thu, 04 August 2016, 08:17:33
He might also have just painted the plate haha but I like phosphorglow's mod. I think it's clever.

just curious, have anyone tried adding led to M? lol

Phosphorglow's added the lock LEDs but I haven't seen a full LED M yet.

should looks quite cool with some subtle white led since the gaps are quite big.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 04 August 2016, 10:57:33
Yeah its just sanded and painted. It was in pretty nasty shape when i got it. Basically i pulled it all apart and cleaned it with bathroom cleaner. I was able to save the foam which was good. The plate had to be sanded and primed and I opted to go with a hint of color. Wired up a Teensy 2.0 to the board and loaded up TMK i think and remapped some keys so that left shift and enter were in the right places for where my pinky's were hitting. I'm going to make a proper plastic molded usb port for the hole that was left from the oem cable and mount the teensy properly. I'll toss up some pics of that when i'm done.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: alienman82 on Thu, 04 August 2016, 16:11:32
removed.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 04 August 2016, 16:28:00
Yeah its just sanded and painted. It was in pretty nasty shape when i got it. Basically i pulled it all apart and cleaned it with bathroom cleaner. I was able to save the foam which was good. The plate had to be sanded and primed and I opted to go with a hint of color. Wired up a Teensy 2.0 to the board and loaded up TMK i think and remapped some keys so that left shift and enter were in the right places for where my pinky's were hitting. I'm going to make a proper plastic molded usb port for the hole that was left from the oem cable and mount the teensy properly. I'll toss up some pics of that when i'm done.

the light blue plate looks really pretty!

thanks. I tried to pick a color (http://i.imgur.com/4EeYkdS.jpg) I hadnt seen used yet.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: thatsmrdoctortoyou on Tue, 23 August 2016, 14:08:40
Model M with industrial case from Unicomp's overstock sale. Disregard the pro2 in the background, unless of course you're into that sort of thing ;)
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 06 October 2016, 04:55:44
My current work setup  :thumb:

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Does it bother your co-workers?

Also - right Shift a lighter shade of green then left Shift.  Go Unicomp!
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: Badwrench on Thu, 06 October 2016, 07:09:58
My current work setup  :thumb:

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Does it bother your co-workers?

Also - right Shift a lighter shade of green then left Shift.  Go Unicomp!
Nope, they think it is ammusing.  I work in a food lab, so ther are scientists coming and going, so no one has to sit nearby and listen all the time.  And yeah, Unicomp for consistancy in colors.  At least they are cheap.  I was tempted to buy another set to see if I could get two that are closer in color but the difference is slight to the naked eye.  It looks much worse in photos. 

Sent from my LG-H811 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 12 October 2016, 04:42:44
My current work setup  :thumb:

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Does it bother your co-workers?

Also - right Shift a lighter shade of green then left Shift.  Go Unicomp!
Nope, they think it is ammusing.  I work in a food lab, so ther are scientists coming and going, so no one has to sit nearby and listen all the time.  And yeah, Unicomp for consistancy in colors.  At least they are cheap.  I was tempted to buy another set to see if I could get two that are closer in color but the difference is slight to the naked eye.  It looks much worse in photos. 

Sent from my LG-H811 using Tapatalk



I have actually seen a couple of sets where they are both the same colour, but most of them are not.

Quite a few people didn't realise until I pointed it out, but it was blindingly obvious to me as soon as I opened the box.
Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: melt on Wed, 15 March 2017, 16:14:14
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Title: Re: Post your buckling spring board
Post by: taylorswiftttttt on Wed, 15 March 2017, 17:37:56
Let's keep it to this thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61878.700
Just so everything's in one place :)