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Offline OfTheWild

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #700 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 15:34:51 »
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I think you win the buckling spring game.  :thumb:
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« Reply #702 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 20:24:13 »
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« Reply #704 on: Mon, 06 March 2017, 02:12:26 »
Thank you :)
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #705 on: Mon, 06 March 2017, 14:18:05 »
Definitely gonna cut the numpad off of one of my M122s now, that unsaver looks too good

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« Reply #706 on: Tue, 07 March 2017, 11:18:00 »
Cross post, but I don't care.  My Kishsaver travels with me when I do for work.  I think it weighs more than my laptop.

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #707 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 18:33:03 »
Cross post, but I don't care.  My Kishsaver travels with me when I do for work.  I think it weighs more than my laptop.

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Probably worth more than your laptop too =P

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« Reply #708 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 18:55:30 »
Thanks to a friend of mine who scored this among some other boards at a recycling centre, I have my first buckling spring board I've ever owned.  It's incredibly filthy and is missing a key, but I hope to clean it up really good and maybe even do some customizing to it down the road.  Maybe a new keycap set at the very least.  I've never touched buckling springs before today, and I think I'm having a life changing experience right now.  The board I have was built on July 21 1989 based on the date. 
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #709 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 18:57:50 »
Cross post, but I don't care.  My Kishsaver travels with me when I do for work.  I think it weighs more than my laptop.

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Probably worth more than your laptop too =P

I would say you are 100% correct in that.  This laptop is one of the first ones that shipped with Windows 8, not 8.1 and was low specced even for that time.  But, it was inherited, serves a good purpose as a travel laptop, I don't use a computer for work.  And lets me use Linux on a machine I don't care if it crashes.
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #710 on: Thu, 09 March 2017, 19:38:14 »
Dreaming of my MF with winkeys...


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« Reply #711 on: Thu, 09 March 2017, 22:03:12 »
Dreaming of my MF with winkeys...


It's definitely possible. You could buy a new Unicomp M with windows keys, the cut the back and barrel plates to size, then cut the little squares off the SSK case and put it the assembly in...

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« Reply #712 on: Thu, 09 March 2017, 22:17:08 »
Dreaming of my MF with winkeys...


It's definitely possible. You could buy a new Unicomp M with windows keys, the cut the back and barrel plates to size, then cut the little squares off the SSK case and put it the assembly in...
Nope, dreaming about the MF kit... I will be cutting the ssk case to fit a 86 layout. I cant wait.
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #713 on: Thu, 16 March 2017, 06:59:25 »
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I think you win the buckling spring game.  :thumb:

no, webwit wins the buckling spring game. always. ;)

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« Reply #714 on: Thu, 16 March 2017, 13:42:25 »
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« Reply #716 on: Sat, 13 May 2017, 17:42:20 »
Finally took some pics of this, been in my possession for some time now and it's my favorite work-from-home board. IBM 3727 powdercoated by y11971alex:









And one of my three-generation BS family:

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« Reply #717 on: Mon, 15 May 2017, 14:20:48 »
Finally installed a beige USB cable into my xwhatsit Kishsaver. I could never find a USB-A to Micro-USB in a shade I liked, so I bought an OTG cable and a USB-A to USB-A off Amazon.


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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #718 on: Mon, 15 May 2017, 15:20:14 »
Finally installed a beige USB cable into my xwhatsit Kishsaver. I could never find a USB-A to Micro-USB in a shade I liked, so I bought an OTG cable and a USB-A to USB-A off Amazon.

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looks great  :thumb:
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« Reply #719 on: Sun, 28 May 2017, 16:36:05 »
Got a Model M SSK and my kishsaver on the way, needs repairing.

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« Reply #720 on: Wed, 14 June 2017, 14:36:53 »
new family shot:


bought the 5576-003 japanese ssk recently from ramnes (thanks man!). really really love the Brother Buckling Spring on it. the feel is right between an M and F - significantly crisper than the M but not as loud as the F. it also has individual BS switches unlike the M which I guess should make repairs easier except I dunno how I'd ever find replacement switches:


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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #721 on: Wed, 14 June 2017, 15:00:28 »
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bought the 5576-003 japanese ssk recently from ramnes (thanks man!). really really love the Brother Buckling Spring on it. the feel is right between an M and F - significantly crisper than the M but not as loud as the F. it also has individual BS switches unlike the M which I guess should make repairs easier except I dunno how I'd ever find replacement switches:
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Now that is cool! Awesome SSK
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« Reply #722 on: Thu, 15 June 2017, 06:08:12 »
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bought the 5576-003 japanese ssk recently from ramnes (thanks man!). really really love the Brother Buckling Spring on it. the feel is right between an M and F - significantly crisper than the M but not as loud as the F. it also has individual BS switches unlike the M which I guess should make repairs easier except I dunno how I'd ever find replacement switches:
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Wow that's awesome! Congrats, excellent get.
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #723 on: Fri, 16 June 2017, 21:57:12 »
Finally installed a beige USB cable into my xwhatsit Kishsaver. I could never find a USB-A to Micro-USB in a shade I liked, so I bought an OTG cable and a USB-A to USB-A off Amazon.

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Great pick for the cable, goes very well with it :cool:


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« Reply #724 on: Fri, 16 June 2017, 22:09:42 »
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bought the 5576-003 japanese ssk recently from ramnes (thanks man!). really really love the Brother Buckling Spring on it. the feel is right between an M and F - significantly crisper than the M but not as loud as the F. it also has individual BS switches unlike the M which I guess should make repairs easier except I dunno how I'd ever find replacement switches:
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mmm nice photo. Very cool feature on that japanese SSK. Also...you found replacement keys for your Displaywriter SSK? Legendary...sometimes I miss mine  :))

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« Reply #725 on: Sat, 17 June 2017, 02:14:09 »
thanks! yeaah luckily. you sold yours?
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« Reply #726 on: Sat, 17 June 2017, 17:51:29 »
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bought the 5576-003 japanese ssk recently from ramnes (thanks man!). really really love the Brother Buckling Spring on it. the feel is right between an M and F - significantly crisper than the M but not as loud as the F. it also has individual BS switches unlike the M which I guess should make repairs easier except I dunno how I'd ever find replacement switches:
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Glad to see it in such a good company!  :thumb:
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« Reply #727 on: Mon, 19 June 2017, 11:34:07 »
thanks! yeaah luckily. you sold yours?

Yeah, a few months ago. Realized the buckling spring life isn't for me :(

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« Reply #728 on: Wed, 21 June 2017, 07:22:39 »
IBM Model M with Wheelwriter keycaps:



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« Reply #729 on: Sun, 02 July 2017, 19:39:45 »
found a 1391401 with a badly scratched/dinged up case and put the guts inside a NOS industrial gray case from unicomp. also sourced the gray logo and LED overlay.

black logo would be nice, but digging this a lot more than the blue.



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« Reply #730 on: Wed, 16 August 2017, 22:03:14 »
I wanted to show off another of my little projects featuring some neat colored function keys which I robbed from a vanilla Model M that I bought just for these keys. I started with a new old stock industrial case that I got for cheap on eBay a while back. Unicomp still sells these cases. Next I was able to acquire the black badge from a previous group buy. The guts come from a donor Model M. I will still need to do some cleaning and a bolt mod to make this complete.

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« Reply #731 on: Thu, 17 August 2017, 10:54:29 »
Model M Industrial with Allen Bradley oem badge.

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« Reply #732 on: Fri, 18 August 2017, 20:41:56 »
Model M Industrial with Allen Bradley oem badge.

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Oh wow didn't know there were OEM square silver badges, that's really cool. Anyone aware of others like that?
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« Reply #733 on: Sat, 19 August 2017, 20:15:40 »
My new 3277 that arrived in the mail this week  ;D Soon to be converted.

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« Reply #734 on: Sat, 19 August 2017, 21:23:31 »
My new 3277 that arrived in the mail this week  ;D Soon to be converted.

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wow, nice!!
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« Reply #735 on: Sun, 20 August 2017, 21:04:33 »
Model F AT with OG APL key caps. Replaced 3 missing keys from a new Unicomp APL set.

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« Reply #737 on: Tue, 29 August 2017, 07:23:52 »
Wow, this might be the craziest XT I've ever seen. Where did you find those metal keycaps? Or are they just painted?
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« Reply #738 on: Tue, 29 August 2017, 09:08:59 »
That is definitely the hot rod of XT's. I wonder what those wires and the blue led light are for.
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« Reply #739 on: Fri, 01 September 2017, 19:19:26 »
weird - I have a buckling spring artisan from Zorb and it doesnt fit (different size) on my XT
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« Reply #740 on: Sat, 02 September 2017, 09:45:11 »
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Wow, that's a sweet board.  :cool:

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« Reply #741 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 12:33:04 »
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« Reply #742 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 13:12:45 »
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Checkkeys are so slick, I thought they were silly when that sale came around. I was wrong.
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« Reply #743 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 13:29:51 »
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Checkkeys are so slick, I thought they were silly when that sale came around. I was wrong.

They're great, I thought first how about a full keyboard with checker plate caps :)
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« Reply #744 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 13:58:39 »
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Beautiful!! I love the darker colored silver checkeys.

I'm still using this old thing.


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« Reply #745 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 14:16:24 »
Old but damn beautiful...
I'm still waiting my F62 personally.

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« Reply #746 on: Mon, 04 September 2017, 14:51:59 »
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Beautiful!! I love the darker colored silver checkeys.

I'm still using this old thing.

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Really great, I remember seeing your building process or pictures of the naked case!
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« Reply #747 on: Fri, 03 November 2017, 18:06:30 »
Barn fresh Model M with some vintage RGB key caps.

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« Reply #748 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 12:22:34 »
They're multiplying!

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« Reply #749 on: Sat, 04 November 2017, 14:23:01 »
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