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[IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6.25U/7U - Vote for your color!
« on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:45:00 »
Hello everyone!

This is an interest check for our CNC milled aluminum spacebar keycaps. I made this particular one to test our HB60 hhkb tops.
We would really like to start with cherry 7U and 6.25U.(we have decided to wait on 6U for now but don't lose hope!)

Everything will be designed and manufactured here in Richmond,BC by myself and shop owner.

Keys will be anodized to prevent scratches and dings.
Natural Shiny aluminum and Brass will be available too!

Price should be around $30-$40 USD per space bar. depending on the type of finish.

Do let us know what we can improve on and what you'd like to see from us!

If there is enough interest we'd also love to machine SA profile and Topre keycaps.

Here is a picture of our finished  6U OEM profile space bar.


10/3/2019 Update

Sorry for the late reply guys, We have decided we are going ahead with this project and you should expect to see a group buy from us within a few weeks.
By popular demand we will be starting with 6.25u and 7u Cherry profile spacebars. This also goes for brass spacebars.

In the future we would like to machine many different sizes in aluminum and brass.. and different profiles too!

Now, I'll try to figure out how to make a poll for colors...

Shiny Natural Aluminum will always be available - we would just have to figure out what to coat it with.

Keep sending us your suggestions!






Here is our local anodizing shop's color swatch.



Comment with your color preference and we'll pick 3-4 of the most popular colors.
Remember this vote is for the anodized aluminum space bars. Polished brass and natural aluminum will be available.



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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 16:49:12 »
As a person who will own 2 volcanos. I'll take 2 6u's.

Edit: various colors maybe?
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:01:14 »
As a person who will own 0 volcanos. I'll take 1.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:12:49 »
I mostly split space, then 6.25u, then 7, but I'd buy a 7.

This might be heresy, but I bet a lotta people here would rather pay 40$ than 30, and get it made / made faster / made better.


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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:20:36 »
I mostly split space, then 6.25u, then 7, but I'd buy a 7.

This might be heresy, but I bet a lotta people here would rather pay 40$ than 30, and get it made / made faster / made better.

yea, I'd prefer better quality for 40$.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 17:28:15 »
How do these build up patina? Or does the anodization reduce wear to fingerprint magnetism?

Down for a 7U cherry.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 19:05:46 »
Please make brass space bar or a full brass keyset thx.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 19:48:40 »
Interesting, i'll keep an eye out!
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 20:18:42 »
how much would 7u weigh? I am wondering if I need stiffer switch for this.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 20:23:09 »
Definitely interested.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 20:34:54 »
how much would 7u weigh? I am wondering if I need stiffer switch for this.
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 00:48:13 »
Cherry profile? :rolleyes:

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 02:12:03 »
This is definitely some interesting stuff.

$30 is an incredible price point. I think, personally, I would not mind going even up to $50 if it meant better finish (gentler feed rate, better ano, cleaner beadblast, etc), and very careful tolerance on the crosspoint mount. 6u is an interesting size option; I think you'd get the most mileage out of 6.25 and 7 unit bars, though. Let us know what colors you plan to offer--that is, if you're even intending to anodize it. Nothing wrong with polished or PVD aluminum, of course.

If we could know more about the specs--weight, material, etc, that'd be real nice. Consider me intrigued.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 03:02:00 »
Topre mount, please!
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 04:07:29 »
6.25 and 6 for me.
Quality is everything
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 04:11:48 »
how much would 7u weigh? I am wondering if I need stiffer switch for this.
I knew those 180g springs I bought would come in handy someday

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 11:34:21 »
Sound test pls

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 11:58:45 »
waiting for SA

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 13:30:08 »
6,25 and 7u here  :)
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 13:48:17 »
7u for me, thanks.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 09:12:55 »
shining   :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 10:20:19 »
+1 Cherry Profile

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 12:41:46 »
Defiantly interested! And I agree that quality should be priority.


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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 13:11:36 »
Interested in Cherry profile and SA.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 13:52:41 »
I'd be in if there were 6.25u
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 14:53:26 »
In for cherry 7 or a 6.25 if that gains any traction. Gold/brass options would be cool as well.
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 16:04:48 »
6.25 for me. if you can make a gold or brass colorway Iím 100% in.


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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 22:06:51 »
can you consider more color options?

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 00:28:02 »
In for 7u and 6.25u -- gold ano / brass -- SA profile

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 00:36:06 »
can you consider more color options?

I should be able to show you our color swatch tomorrow. we will offer different kinds of anodized colors, and will put it up for a vote most likely.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 00:39:25 »
Please make brass space bar or a full brass keyset thx.

Full brass keyset is tempting but.. all brass bottom row? very possible :)

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 00:41:03 »
This is definitely some interesting stuff.

$30 is an incredible price point. I think, personally, I would not mind going even up to $50 if it meant better finish (gentler feed rate, better ano, cleaner beadblast, etc), and very careful tolerance on the crosspoint mount. 6u is an interesting size option; I think you'd get the most mileage out of 6.25 and 7 unit bars, though. Let us know what colors you plan to offer--that is, if you're even intending to anodize it. Nothing wrong with polished or PVD aluminum, of course.

If we could know more about the specs--weight, material, etc, that'd be real nice. Consider me intrigued.

Thanks for your input! we will take this into consideration. Specs is definitely on the priority list right now.

We will definitely be offering anodized keys,and will be posting our color swatch tomorrow!
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 05:21:59 »
Cherry and Topre 7u for me.

I still need a grey-ish Topre 7u spacebar but nobody will make one :(
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 02:19:31 »
I'd be in if there were 6.25u

In for 7u and 6.25u -- gold ano / brass -- SA profile

In for cherry 7 or a 6.25 if that gains any traction. Gold/brass options would be cool as well.

6,25 and 7u here  :)


I guess the general consensus is to start with 6.25u and 7u.

Here are the different colors from our local anodizing shop we'll have to vote on.



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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 03:55:36 »
ne BRASSSSSS avail?

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 04:55:39 »
I'd be in if there were 6.25u

In for 7u and 6.25u -- gold ano / brass -- SA profile

In for cherry 7 or a 6.25 if that gains any traction. Gold/brass options would be cool as well.

6,25 and 7u here  :)


I guess the general consensus is to start with 6.25u and 7u.

Here are the different colors from our local anodizing shop we'll have to vote on.

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Rose Gold  ;D

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 08:40:06 »
In for 6u Topre since there are not many topre replacements.


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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 08:58:30 »
I'd be in if there were 6.25u

In for 7u and 6.25u -- gold ano / brass -- SA profile

In for cherry 7 or a 6.25 if that gains any traction. Gold/brass options would be cool as well.

6,25 and 7u here  :)


I guess the general consensus is to start with 6.25u and 7u.

Here are the different colors from our local anodizing shop we'll have to vote on.

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Rose Gold  ;D

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 09:19:54 »
Ano colors look fantastic, I'd be in for sure for a topre 6u

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 10:41:42 »
Please add 2.25 and 2.0u and 2.75spacebars, for split users

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 11:21:45 »
ne BRASSSSSS avail?

Oh woops of course, But I'm not sure what we would charge for full brass? maybe a full brass bottom row kit?

Remember, everything is designed and manufactured in-house here in Richmond, BC. Canada.


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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 11:22:26 »
Please add 2.25 and 2.0u and 2.75spacebars, for split users

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6.25U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 08:28:54 »
please make some titanium ones.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6.25U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 08:42:38 »
Making spacebars out of hard rubber should be:

- easier and cheaper to make (non CNC)
- much quieter yet still satisfyingly hefty

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6.25U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 16:18:55 »
Making spacebars out of hard rubber should be:

- easier and cheaper to make (non CNC)
- much quieter yet still satisfyingly hefty

Unfortunately, we only specialize in CNC machining :( FOR NOW!

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6.25U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 16:24:03 »
Making spacebars out of hard rubber should be:

- easier and cheaper to make (non CNC)
- much quieter yet still satisfyingly hefty
What non-CNC method were thinking, injection molding?

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6.25U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 16:54:19 »
will there be option for that shining space bar as in your pics?

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6.25U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 17:02:51 »
will there be option for that shining space bar as in your pics?

Absolutely!

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 21:15:24 »

I guess the general consensus is to start with 6.25u and 7u.

Here are the different colors from our local anodizing shop we'll have to vote on.


Well ****, I'd love to see if the red brass matches the Akira Red I have on my Tokyo60
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Spacebars 6.25U/7U - Color Swatch update!
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 01:50:18 »
I'd suggest doing a cherry profile (in whatever size you end up going with) over OEM profile. I dont' see very many (outside tai hao) use OEM.