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[GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 16:16:23 »
Hi Everyone.

UPDATE: Check it out - Going to anodize and cerakote tomorrow!



So Excited! Our first Group Buy for the bronze & aluminum spacebars is Live! https://mtbkeys.com/

The Group Buy is closed & was a success!

We just want to thank everyone who supported us! We have a lot of work to do now and have already started to produce.


Our Group Buy was started on "Mechmarket" October 9th - (https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/j863fd/gb_spacebars_bronzes_aluminum/ ) and will be running through to October 23rd, 2020

Production time: Should be about 3 to 4 weeks, so we will start shipping product out November 23, 2020.

Here is what is available to order:

Two profiles, Cherry & OEM.



6.25u & 7u

Centered Stems Only

Polished - Anodized Aluminum

Brushed - Anodized Aluminum

Polished - Aluminum - Full Gloss Cerakote Clear

Brushed - Aluminum - Full Gloss Cerakote Clear

Polished - Aluminum - No Coating

Brushed - Aluminum - No Coating

Polished - Bronze - Full Gloss Cerakote Clear (mandatory due to lead content in material)

Brushed - Bronze - Full Gloss Cerakote Clear (mandatory due to lead content in material)

Front and back picture for product reference.


Colors for anodizing - See Color Swatch Chart below(these are for reference only, there are some pictures on our website of spacebars with polished & brushed anodized finishes for reference also)



Packaging: The spacebars will come in a sealed plastic sleeve in a black Cigar style box.


Springs: We will be including 3 different weight springs depending on aluminum or bronze (74g, 89g, 98g & 150g) so you can test what you like.

Sound Test: Here is a sound test sample (thanks to discord member Tim Raines) for our aluminum spacebars https://discord.com/channels/674799233911488514/750891394725314630/767100712101478410 or here on Imgur https://imgur.com/gallery/jPjlpbk
Unfortunately, we won't have the bronze spacebar sound test before the GB ends... Sorry!

We welcome you to join our Group Buy on our website: https://mtbkeys.com/
And you can follow us on our discord channel for updates!
https://discord.com/invite/fUyWvek

Thanks so much!
Matt
« Last Edit: Mon, 16 November 2020, 17:58:16 by MattMTB »

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 09:37:00 »
add estimated production time and shipdate.
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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 14:14:58 »
add estimated production time and shipdate.
Done. Thanks for the info. If there is anything else missing or needed, please let us know. Also we have locked our IC.
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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 14:26:00 »
approved
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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 12:41:35 »
7u polished bronze. It's going to sound like a forging hammer and look great with minimall. Lets go!

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 13:21:23 »
wow the quality, pricing, and turn around time on these is incredible. I don't know how this flew under my radar. Just picked up a couple. Nice job!

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 04:01:15 »
Looking forward to sound test. Where are these made?

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 09:30:36 »
Looking forward to sound test. Where are these made?

We are in Richmond BC Canada - See https://discord.com/channels/674799233911488514/750891394725314630/767100712101478410 for the aluminum. Bronze coming soon...

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 09:33:25 »
wow the quality, pricing, and turn around time on these is incredible. I don't know how this flew under my radar. Just picked up a couple. Nice job!

Thanks for your support!

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 09:35:37 »
7u polished bronze. It's going to sound like a forging hammer and look great with minimall. Lets go!

Yes!!! :thumb:

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:53:09 »
Oh.... The sound is great. Thank you for the sound test. :thumb:

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 14:51:01 »
curious about the bronze and the coating: Is the bronze alloy being used capable of patina-ing over time? Would the coating prevent that from happening?
I think it would be cool to see the spacebar turn verdigris over time.

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 16:38:05 »
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but the coating will protect against oxidation since it is essentially a clear protective layer that prevents the air from ever touching the metal. That's on purpose because it also protects your fingers from absorbing any of the lead that is contained in the bronze. There might be ways to remove cerakote if that was your preference to get the effect you are talking about. But they won't sell it that way out of safety concerns.

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 23:35:52 »
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but the coating will protect against oxidation since it is essentially a clear protective layer that prevents the air from ever touching the metal. That's on purpose because it also protects your fingers from absorbing any of the lead that is contained in the bronze. There might be ways to remove cerakote if that was your preference to get the effect you are talking about. But they won't sell it that way out of safety concerns.

Nailed it! Thx ;)
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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 23:38:17 »
curious about the bronze and the coating: Is the bronze alloy being used capable of patina-ing over time? Would the coating prevent that from happening?
I think it would be cool to see the spacebar turn verdigris over time.

Please see BigFishkb's comment. couldn't have said it better my self.

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 17:59:47 »
So far so good - Machining is done and the parts look great. Now off to anodize and cerakote.


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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 09:46:21 »
Any chance of there being any extras up for grabs after gb? :-X

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 14:12:30 »
Any chance of there being any extras up for grabs after gb? :-X

Unfortunately no extras... but there will be a R2!

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 15:04:12 »
Got mine not too long ago and very happy with how it came out. Will you still be doing an IC for arrow keys?

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 23:23:45 »
Received mine a little while back, they look great!

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 03 January 2021, 14:31:14 »
Received mine a little while back, they look great!

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Glad to hear your enjoying your spacebars! 

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 03 January 2021, 14:33:13 »
Got mine not too long ago and very happy with how it came out. Will you still be doing an IC for arrow keys?

We are working on copper spacebars at the moment, but yes, we will design the arrow keys and hope to run these in Round 2.

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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 03 January 2021, 18:32:56 »
Copper will be very nice! Any plans to have alice size bars one day?
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Re: [GB] SPACEBARS BRONZE & ALUMINUM - Closed -
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 14:01:06 »
Copper will be very nice! Any plans to have alice size bars one day?

What size would we be looking at to make Alice size space bars?