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Offline darkcruix

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #800 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 05:39:09 »
My 66 key lovingly photographed at KeyCon.

Wonderful shot

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #801 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 13:34:32 »
I picked up my very first IBM F107 yesterday from customs. It was on a long journey from Australia to Europe.
I bought the keyboard from the amazing fanpeople - can't thank him enough!

Anyway, I wanted to give a quick overview of what I have done with the parts so far:

Step 1: Lining up all pieces of the delivery
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Step 2: Testing the keys (the case is drying a fresh layer of RAL-7030)
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Step 3: Working condition - the first test of the assembled F107
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Still open is the solenoid and some adjustments with the feet.

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #802 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 23:18:21 »
All these boards look like b.s.!

Offline JP

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« Reply #803 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 00:08:55 »
Very nice!!!  ;D
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« Reply #804 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 12:43:15 »
Almost at endgame

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« Reply #805 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 12:57:20 »

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #806 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 13:32:42 »
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Model F

SSK soon
Woah! That looks cool! Anywhere to get the keycaps?

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #807 on: Wed, 27 February 2019, 16:23:30 »
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Model F

SSK soon

Fam that ain't no model F if I've ever seen one 🤨

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #808 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 11:33:20 »
Fam that ain't no model F if I've ever seen one 🤨

What a load of BS  :D
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Offline phughes

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #809 on: Sun, 10 March 2019, 10:52:15 »
Well I started pulling my Model F apart to reveal the decades of grime and scum within!  Thought you guys might like to see to progress so far.  These pictures are a few months old now as I've not had chance to contine with the restoration for a while, but I'm going to try and carry on.

Apologies in advance for the spotty tablecloth!

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #810 on: Mon, 11 March 2019, 11:23:02 »
Here is my board it is BS keyboard from Full Size IBM Model M made to SSK with Lotus Elise Theme (Chrome Orange)
I owned this car back in 2011 and I sold it because my lifestyle just simply change (I have a baby boy), then our family need a bigger car.  I asked one of the Thai keyboard artist by the name 6664 to made me a memorandum of the fun I had with the little Elise SC 2011.
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Offline JP

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #811 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 09:29:45 »
That is amazing work. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #812 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 09:52:22 »
At first i thought this post standed for (post your (offensive swear word) boards here)

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #813 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 10:00:24 »
Here is my board it is BS keyboard from Full Size IBM Model M made to SSK with Lotus Elise Theme (Chrome Orange)
I owned this car back in 2011 and I sold it because my lifestyle just simply change (I have a baby boy), then our family need a bigger car.  I asked one of the Thai keyboard artist by the name 6664 to made me a memorandum of the fun I had with the little Elise SC 2011.
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Wtf this is amazing dude!
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #814 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 11:37:50 »
Here is my board it is BS keyboard from Full Size IBM Model M made to SSK with Lotus Elise Theme (Chrome Orange)
I owned this car back in 2011 and I sold it because my lifestyle just simply change (I have a baby boy), then our family need a bigger car.  I asked one of the Thai keyboard artist by the name 6664 to made me a memorandum of the fun I had with the little Elise SC 2011.
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Holy **** this is so cool

Never seen anything like this before
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #815 on: Mon, 18 March 2019, 18:53:41 »
Here is my board it is BS keyboard from Full Size IBM Model M made to SSK with Lotus Elise Theme (Chrome Orange)
I owned this car back in 2011 and I sold it because my lifestyle just simply change (I have a baby boy), then our family need a bigger car.  I asked one of the Thai keyboard artist by the name 6664 to made me a memorandum of the fun I had with the little Elise SC 2011.
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Holy crap that is amazing. Does he have a page where we can see more of his work?
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #816 on: Fri, 12 July 2019, 17:57:37 »
Here is my board it is BS keyboard from Full Size IBM Model M made to SSK with Lotus Elise Theme (Chrome Orange)
I owned this car back in 2011 and I sold it because my lifestyle just simply change (I have a baby boy), then our family need a bigger car.  I asked one of the Thai keyboard artist by the name 6664 to made me a memorandum of the fun I had with the little Elise SC 2011.
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Holy cow!  :eek:  This is spectacular work, and a very unique design.  Amazing board - kudos to the artist for their work on it.  :thumb: 

Offline mougrim

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #817 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 06:47:41 »
Wow, my thread is still alive! So much good BS boards...

Here is my board it is BS keyboard from Full Size IBM Model M made to SSK with Lotus Elise Theme (Chrome Orange)
I owned this car back in 2011 and I sold it because my lifestyle just simply change (I have a baby boy), then our family need a bigger car.  I asked one of the Thai keyboard artist by the name 6664 to made me a memorandum of the fun I had with the little Elise SC 2011.
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This one is super-great!

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #818 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 08:15:03 »
Here is my board it is BS keyboard from Full Size IBM Model M made to SSK with Lotus Elise Theme (Chrome Orange)
I owned this car back in 2011 and I sold it because my lifestyle just simply change (I have a baby boy), then our family need a bigger car.  I asked one of the Thai keyboard artist by the name 6664 to made me a memorandum of the fun I had with the little Elise SC 2011.
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Amazing.

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #819 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 08:15:45 »
At first i thought this post standed for (post your (offensive swear word) boards here)

Haha, same with me. Every time I read the thread title, I read what it's not suppose to be.

Offline GLaDOS

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #820 on: Thu, 01 August 2019, 17:17:13 »
Boltmodded ISO-UK Grey Label M.

It's nice.

Offline pr0ximity

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #821 on: Fri, 02 August 2019, 05:12:26 »
Here is my board it is BS keyboard from Full Size IBM Model M made to SSK with Lotus Elise Theme (Chrome Orange)
I owned this car back in 2011 and I sold it because my lifestyle just simply change (I have a baby boy), then our family need a bigger car.  I asked one of the Thai keyboard artist by the name 6664 to made me a memorandum of the fun I had with the little Elise SC 2011.
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Holy crap that is amazing. Does he have a page where we can see more of his work?

Found this via Google:

https://www.facebook.com/6664mechkeyboardmod/

And an old thread on Geekhack, but the images in the linked Thai forum seem to be dead:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65834.0
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #822 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 22:42:17 »
My Unsaver I finished mapping minutes ago:
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #823 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 23:03:55 »
My Unsaver I finished mapping minutes ago:
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I cannot see??

EDIT: nvm, it was my TRASH internet at school.
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #824 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 06:51:00 »
My Unsaver I finished mapping minutes ago:
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hubba hubba

Such a good looking keyboard, has all of the best curves of IBM's plastic cases and the best of IBM's internals. Shame they're so rare and increasingly unobtainable  :'(
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #825 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 17:50:05 »
My Unsaver I finished mapping minutes ago:
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Beautiful.  :thumb:  I love the moody pics too.  :)

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #826 on: Wed, 15 January 2020, 13:53:58 »
Brought the F62 in today, to compare with my F107.

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #827 on: Wed, 15 January 2020, 15:29:11 »
Brought the F62 in today, to compare with my F107.

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I am so jealous of that F107, I'd kill for one.

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #828 on: Wed, 15 January 2020, 15:34:17 »
Suppose I should show off a little of my collection here:
 

Closed up, in favor of more up to date post down this same page.
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 March 2020, 23:04:58 by jacethesaltsculptor »

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #829 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 06:16:32 »
Here's a collage of my 12 buckling springs keyboards! Some of the photos are outdated and I'll be doing an updated one eventually.
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Top (left-right):
IBM F XT (1983, 1801449), internal Soarer's
IBM F "Bigfoot" (1986, 4176191), internal Soarer's
IBM M "Battleship" (1987, 1390886)
IBM M "Battlecruiser" (1989, 1394324)

Middle:
IBM M ASCII Terminal (1987, 1392595)
Lexmark M5-2 Trackball (1993, 1398150)
IBM M Quiet Touch (1995, 71G4644)
Unicomp M Classic (2019, UB434HA)

Bottom:
IBM M SSK (1987, 1391472)
IBM M2 (1993, 1395706), disassembled pending new capacitors
IBM M 50-Key Model 100 Emulator (2000, 1395249)
Unicomp M EnduraPro (2019, UB43PJA)




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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #831 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 14:36:06 »
because in this case i have this little one

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« Reply #832 on: Mon, 20 January 2020, 16:43:41 »
Here's my collage V2, along with a few more larger photos!
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #833 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 21:50:22 »
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #834 on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 14:59:32 »
Wow, JP, your Model M13 is pristine.

Here's my collage V2, along with a few more larger photos!

Glad to have you here Shark, your collection is awe inspiring.

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« Reply #835 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 18:05:17 »
 :cool:
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Offline sharktastica

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #836 on: Mon, 17 February 2020, 14:38:14 »
Added an IBM 5155 Model F XT to my collection!
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It came pretty dirty, full of destroyed foam, hair and even some bugs as an icing on the cake. It also originally had a Spanish layout, and I'm working on swapping them out for UK or US language keycaps. Converted with an internal Soarer's (visible in the cable hole).




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« Reply #837 on: Sat, 22 February 2020, 00:57:29 »
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Here is me and my Model M5-2, built in 1993. I would show my 1987 silver badge Model M, but its kinda in pieces... Bolt modding it but haven't had the time to finish it. But here is my IBM Model F XT, attached to my IBM 5150.
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #838 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 12:26:40 »
Well, here it is. Newly acquired Model F AT cleaned up well and given a relevant layout!


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« Reply #839 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 15:25:08 »
Received a Unicomp Model M13 (P/N 18P7970) today. It's a very late build from 2004 and came in pretty much immaculate condition (besides the label, which is being held on with ugly tape).
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« Reply #840 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 15:25:19 »
At long last, after several years, it's here! Thank you to Ellipse for his hard work in recreating this beauty. The F62 Model F Kishsaver.









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Offline jacethesaltsculptor

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #841 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 22:51:27 »
I've done a far more elaborate shoot where I got a picture of all of my current machines. I made this post on Reddit, but I feel like it belongs here as well:

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This is my current Battlefleet:

I will admit first off that I shamelessly stole this idea from SharktasticA who posted a similar Battlefleet, and who Iím in awe of all the same. Heís a good guy, I could never dislike someone who similarly has such an affinity for IBM keyboards.

That said, here is my own personal battlefleet, the numbers have swelled in the recent months thanks to having a new job, and extra income to blow on keyboards. (It was a fun little distraction, then a hobby, and now an obsession.) Iíll be giving a little history on how I acquired each and my short opinion on them, Iíll be going in order from left to right, top to bottom.

Iíve got a huge version of this picture in every megapixel that was used to create it, if there is any interest, Iíll find a way to upload it somewhere to share it. (If anyone knows of a good way to share 300 MB pictures, please tell me.)

But I do gotta give credit to the OG Battlefleet by SharktasticA, who has posted here in this thread.

Here we go!

Individual hi-res and story of each here:


1. The Flagship of the fleet, my IBM F122 ďBattleshipĒ, this keyboard is what is currently being used to type out this entire comment. I got it as my First IBM keyboard, but my fourth Buckling springs keyboard. (Two Unicomps and a Model F were first) Chyrosran22 who frequents these keyboard subs, waxes poetic about this keyboard, and honestly I think heís right. Itís got the most satisfying click, and is built tougher than almost anything. (Almost weíll get to that later) Itís huge, it eats up my desk, Itís one of my two daily drivers. I love giant keyboards and this scratches every conceivable itch for me.

IBM F122:
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2.  My IBM Blue Switch 3178, this was a surprise find on Ebay, not listed under a standard name. I picked it up for cheap, and then sent out for a converter from Hong Kong, which works a treat. It does have itís Solenoid still, and it works very well. I love this keyboard feel, as itís an F like my 122, I love how the Blue Switch works as caps lock on it, I never cease getting a chuckle pointing that out to people.

IBM Blue Switch 3178:
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3. My IBM Model M 7 Series, Itís a rubber dome. These are too loud for my Office, so this is the one I take there. Itís home with me right now for a cleaning, which is just went though. Itíll be going back shortly. Its feel is about the best rubber dome Iíve ever tried, but Iíve also never typed on a Topre. So that may change in the future.

IBM Model M 7 Series:
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4. My IBM Model M Silver Badge, this is my daily driver on my Mac, it gets the best keycaps, and the most cleanings, I love it. It didnít come with the APL keycaps, I found them on Ebay from a Goodwill, surprising find, and I love the character it gives it. I also stole itís Numpad keys from another Model M I have. Itís heavy, itís thocky, I love it to pieces.

IBM Model M Silver Badge with OG APL Keys:
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5. My IBM Model F 5155 Keyboard, I personally pulled it off the carcass of a very dead and destroyed 5155, which had been largely torn apart, except miraculously this keyboard, which while very dirty at first, cleaned up well, and as far as I can tell works. I plan on getting an Orihalcon Soarerís converter for it, an internal one so that I can put a nice new USB cord on it. This one is a project, not quite done.

IBM Model F 5155:
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6. My IBM Model F AT, a cool deal I got on /r/Mechmarket, I pull it out from time to time, and give it a good go. It works flawlessly, and I love its huge enter key. I plan on setting up a new station for a rack of servers, and itís currently earmarked to be the board that I use for that. I love itís black cord, I loved it so much that whenever possible I replaced the SDLís of the rest of my keyboards with IBM replacements that have the black cord. Iím told that some models F and M will not accept this cord, but Iíve not found that to be the case as of yet, my Soarers converters donít seem to mind at all.

IBM Model F AT:
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7. My IBM Model F 5291 ďBigfootĒ This was actually the first IBM keyboard I ever bought, brand new in box, itís a treat, and I love it to pieces. Itís conversion was talked about on the Geekhack forums, and the instructions for it werenít particularly clear, so I wrote up a set of instructions on how to do it more clearly and with pictures. I always smile looking at the guy, because even though I donít use it much, it really got me more into the hobby, fixing and repairing, itís where it all began.

IBM Model F 5291 Bigfoot:
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8. My IBM Model F XT, I found this guy at a yard sale and the user had no idea what it was for and from. I couldnít hand over the money for it fast enough, being careful not to show too much interest. Itís stabilizer bar is out, I plan on doing the trick to get it back in, but otherwise it sits on the shelf. Itís in great condition, but has a pink streak on it, I have literally no idea what it is, and Iíve been trying cleaners to remove it for months. Any ideas would be appreciated. Lysol wipes did get some of it to come off though.

IBM Model F XT:
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9. My IBM Model M SSK, This was listed on Ebay as a generic keyboard, it lost itís badge, and has no sticker. It has the most generic set of SSK keys ever made, so I have no idea what generation it is from. I bought a replacement badgge, got it a black cord, and decided to go with a colored theme for it with caps from Unicomp. I want to do this more, as Unicomp is happy to produce any sort of crazy color scheme and anything on the keys and not very expensively. Iím very happy with how this one came out.

IBM Model M SSK:
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10. My IBM Model F 4704, The newest addition to the fleet from Ebay, Itís got some issues, all of itís keys wonít actuate, but it largely works, and is converted with an internal Xwhatsit controller. Itís the heaviest keyboard Iíve ever seen and felt in my life, itís case is made of solid zinc, and apparently it was for Bank teller computers. Iím planning on ordering quite a few custom caps from Unicomp for it with different functions like: Copy, Cut, Paste, and Macro1-10 so I can have it do a lot. If it works out, it may become a daily driver for me, if it doesnít break my desk down.

IBM Model F 4704:
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11. My IBM Model M, this one was a cool deal from a friend who was selling it off. It was cheap and has always worked very well, I recently deep cleaned it, hydrosonically cleaned the caps, and got an Orihalcon Soarerís converter for it. I plan on gifting it to a co-worker who transferred in, and Iím in awe of. The guy is just one of the most motivated ITís Iíve ever seen, and he doesnít know much, but he just tears up work. I want to thank him, since he has possibly the worst keyboard in history at home, and I think this will suffice. I think heíll love using the Soarers with it.

IBM Model M:
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12. My Model M Terminal variant, I bought it solely to steal keys off of, but I wound up getting attached, itís got a short cord, strange numpad, and is just really solid like Number 4 on the list. I canít hate it. I got it on Ebay for a steal.

IBM Model M Terminal Variant:
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13. My IBM 5251 Beamspring, I acquired it on /r/Mechmarket and itís just a beast. I love it to shreds, the previous owner converted it via Xwhatsit, and did TONS of work to ensure it was working beautifully before he shipped it. I canít thank him enough, and hope to pay him back for the labor in addition to just selling it to me. Itís got a solenoid in it, one of the loudest Iíve ever heard in a keyboard, and itís a very light touch. Itís surprisingly heavy, and has a large footprint, itís also very very tall. Itís error-reset key wonít actuate, and is an ongoing project for me. I brought it into work once, and in-between laughing, I was busy making it sound like a machine gun. One of my crown jewels.

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14. My IBM Model M Industrial Variant, This guy is one of my babies. Itís story starts before I bought it: I wanted a set of APL keycaps from Unicomp, Solid white, with the APL legends in green. They happily did it for me, and they sat around for a time. I found this keyboard up on Ebay in Canada, listed improperly, and it was a total accident. I never clicked a buy button faster as it was WAYYY below standard pricing for it. Once I got it, I put the APL set on it, and fell in love. I got a green Panic button to help bring out the green, and the honeymoon is still going on. I use it with my work laptop, and it travels around the house as needed for different computers. I clean it often, that white will stay white!

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15. My Unicomp Model M5-2, This was my first Buckling Spring keyboard I used in my adult life. I used a Model M when I was really tiny, and have pictures of that, but I didnít remember. Typing on this was like coming home. I had heard of Unicomp for years and that they made a really good keyboard, and ordering it really convinced me of that. It changed everything for me. I doted on it, bought new keys for it, and used it everywhere, including getting it kicked out of my office for itís loudness. It was my second Mechanical Keyboard, my first being a Ducky Shine 3 yellow that I still love, but this was my first real ďCatastrophically Buckling Compression Column Switch and ActuatorĒ keyboard I owned. I use it a little less nowadays, but it still moves around my house from computer to computer getting use, and still works well. It had a few of the standard Unicomp issues: Random mushy keys, which just required a re-seating of the keycap to fix, and an ill fitting right shift key. I asked Unicomp about the shift and they sent a new one overnight, which was surprising, and made me a lifelong customer. Iíve only had one issue with them other than this. Compared to my Model Mís and Fís, itís right in there, and I donít feel a huge different in quality, it is cheaper lighter plastic, but itís still miles better than almost anything that comes with a computer nowadays, and it still clicks like it means it.

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16. My Maxiswitch, for Lexmark, for IBM Model M13, I posted pics of this guy before, but now it has a replacement trackdot from Unicomp. Itís in great shape, and works perfectly. This was a surprise ebay purchase, where I spent more than I should of. I wish that its right shift had more of the lettering still on it, but itís just a beauty, I look at it often, and actually wish to put it in a display case in time. It types wonderfully, and just sticks out to me. I really wish they made more of those black badges, they look so good.

Maxiswitch IBM Model M13:
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Honorable Mention: My Unicomp M122, So My second keyboard I ever bought was a Unicomp M122, which I loved to pieces and was one of my daily drivers, Itís USB controller recently fried, I activated my warranty with it through Unicomp who are currently taking care of it. Iím sad to not have it at the moment, but it flew too close to the sun. It was my second Unicomp, and saw a ton of use, I love itís feel, and thought itís construction was really good. I actually at first when I saw it, never thought Iíd be interested in a board like it, but upon buying it fell in love. It combined with Chyrosran22ís Youtube videos convinced me to buy a Model F122, and together they are my two most used keyboards.
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #842 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 23:05:54 »
At long last, after several years, it's here! Thank you to Ellipse for his hard work in recreating this beauty. The F62 Model F Kishsaver.

What do you think of it? Does it compare to a proper F? Was it all worth it?

I'm really on the fence about getting one.

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #843 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 00:40:51 »
At long last, after several years, it's here! Thank you to Ellipse for his hard work in recreating this beauty. The F62 Model F Kishsaver.

What do you think of it? Does it compare to a proper F? Was it all worth it?

I'm really on the fence about getting one.
Yes! I personally enjoy it very much. I think it feels pretty much like the original F and it's so crisp and the reproduction of the cases is flawless.

I'd personally vouch for it.
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #844 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 14:12:04 »
At long last, after several years, it's here! Thank you to Ellipse for his hard work in recreating this beauty. The F62 Model F Kishsaver.

What do you think of it? Does it compare to a proper F? Was it all worth it?

I'm really on the fence about getting one.
Yes! I personally enjoy it very much. I think it feels pretty much like the original F and it's so crisp and the reproduction of the cases is flawless.

I'd personally vouch for it.

I'm surprised how far across the internet I've had to go to hear these words. thanks for the recommendation.  :)

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #845 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 14:18:10 »
Here's the set of APL keycaps I got for my Silver badge M, it was a cool experience opening these up to, since they seemed to have never been used. It gave a very clean new look to my keyboard.

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #846 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 06:20:51 »
Given it was due to be replaced very soon, I bought an Ultra Classic for the collection!
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« Reply #847 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 16:43:25 »
the 107-key Model F 4704 terminal
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #848 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 17:41:28 »
Here's the set of APL keycaps I got for my Silver badge M, it was a cool experience opening these up to, since they seemed to have never been used. It gave a very clean new look to my keyboard.

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Awesome post earlier in this page; that's a great collection. Most used boards in your rotation?

I don't think I ever posted in here. I have two grey labels, one plain old model M and one SSK that I need to get around to bolt modding. Ordered the hardware a week ago and just need to pick up a tool to undo the screw on the SSK case.
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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #849 on: Sat, 04 April 2020, 06:08:17 »
Here is a silver label Model M 1390120, built January 14th 1987. Just finished restoring this thing from a mess of glue on the top case and cat hair everywhere to a bolt modded, new barrel plated, clean, and in my opinion beautiful board. Hands down this thing sounds better than my blue badge M5-2.
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Enjoy the 22MB PNG of this board ;)
          
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