Author Topic: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT  (Read 450 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ag36

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 130
  • Location: London, UK
Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:42:48 »
While curing paints on my xt's case some major accident happened I had to start over so I decided to change the look a little bit while working on it. I might do some work on the "ear" too at later point. Now waiting for the XT-USB converter to arrive.
Model M*5, SSK*4, M13 black*1, Model F XT*1, AT*1, Unicomp*1, Leopold FC750R*2, Leopold FC980C*1 Filco majestouch 2 TKL*1, Cooler Master MasterKeys S PBT*1, Uniqey Q100*2, Ducky pocket*1, KBD75*1, KBD19X *1, HHKB pro 2*1,Topre RGB*1, 108 all 30g*1, numpad*1, Dell AT101W*2, Alps64*2, V80 matias quiet click*2

Online Zuology

  • Posts: 116
  • Location: Mass-hole
  • Why does this rabbit-hole have so many side-quests
Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:52:01 »
Are the "ears" the leg/incline adjuster knobs?
« Last Edit: Thu, 14 June 2018, 12:13:29 by Zuology »
More
75%: Singa75 Polycarb (TBD) | YMD75 (Gateron Green) | XD84 (Outemu Ice Purple/Grey) | Drevo Excalibur (Browns with Raincoat Mod) | E-Element Z-88 81-key (Outemu Purple/Teal) | Plum84 (BKE Heavy)
TKL: Fox Labs Orange (TBD) | Alu WASDv2 (Cherry Green) | MechkeyAlpha MA87 (Kailh Box Burnt Orange) | Redragon Kumara (Outemu Blue) | Archon RE:AL Superior EX (Nopre 65g)

Offline ag36

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 130
  • Location: London, UK
Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:53:53 »
Are the "ears" the leg/include adjuster knobs?

Yes, I am thinking of trimming it short.
Model M*5, SSK*4, M13 black*1, Model F XT*1, AT*1, Unicomp*1, Leopold FC750R*2, Leopold FC980C*1 Filco majestouch 2 TKL*1, Cooler Master MasterKeys S PBT*1, Uniqey Q100*2, Ducky pocket*1, KBD75*1, KBD19X *1, HHKB pro 2*1,Topre RGB*1, 108 all 30g*1, numpad*1, Dell AT101W*2, Alps64*2, V80 matias quiet click*2

Offline E TwentyNine

  • Posts: 811
    • Some of My Keyboards
Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 11:57:29 »
I've always thought making the "ears" completely flat would be a good look for an F.
Daily driver: SSK or Tenkeyless IBM AT
1984 Model M Industrial Prototype ⌨ 1992 Black Oval Industrial SSK ⌨ 1982 5251 Beam Spring ⌨ 89 Key "SSK" ⌨ M13 triplets

Offline fohat.digs

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 5390
  • Location: 34.04 N 84.47 W
  • weird funny old guy
Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 12:46:55 »
I kind of like the pencil tray but the ears can definitely go.
“The greatest danger is not the rise of China but how the United States will react to China’s rise.”

The greatest danger is not the rise of China but how the United States will react to China’s rise and its own consequent loss of primacy. The rise of illiberalism in America is not an accident. It coincides with the dawning recognition of American decline and a desperate desire to prevent it. It should be remembered that the heyday of Western democracy corresponded with the zenith of Western hegemony. But can the West’s democracy survive the decline of Western global dominance? If the West is able to retain and renew its best values, in a world in which it enjoys a much diminished role and China is predominant, such a world will be the better for it.

- Martin Jacques - The Economist 2018

Offline ag36

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 130
  • Location: London, UK
Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 14 June 2018, 20:03:51 »
I think I'll get rid of the riser feet too on my next restoration, lot of work to fill it. :)

I've polished the matte coat with polishing paste, need to prep it better next time for better result.

Model M*5, SSK*4, M13 black*1, Model F XT*1, AT*1, Unicomp*1, Leopold FC750R*2, Leopold FC980C*1 Filco majestouch 2 TKL*1, Cooler Master MasterKeys S PBT*1, Uniqey Q100*2, Ducky pocket*1, KBD75*1, KBD19X *1, HHKB pro 2*1,Topre RGB*1, 108 all 30g*1, numpad*1, Dell AT101W*2, Alps64*2, V80 matias quiet click*2

Offline ag36

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 130
  • Location: London, UK
Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 13:51:02 »
I modded my XT a bit further, maybe too much. Unfortunately the filler I used shrunken after most work were done(after a day of curing after several refilling and sanding), too tired to rework therefore it will be as it is for now.
« Last Edit: Wed, 20 June 2018, 13:53:20 by ag36 »
Model M*5, SSK*4, M13 black*1, Model F XT*1, AT*1, Unicomp*1, Leopold FC750R*2, Leopold FC980C*1 Filco majestouch 2 TKL*1, Cooler Master MasterKeys S PBT*1, Uniqey Q100*2, Ducky pocket*1, KBD75*1, KBD19X *1, HHKB pro 2*1,Topre RGB*1, 108 all 30g*1, numpad*1, Dell AT101W*2, Alps64*2, V80 matias quiet click*2

Offline E TwentyNine

  • Posts: 811
    • Some of My Keyboards
Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 15:35:18 »
I was thinking you were going to pull the feet, snip the ears, then smooth out that part of the foot so you still had the circle showing in the case.  But this approach works too.

I think it looks good.
Daily driver: SSK or Tenkeyless IBM AT
1984 Model M Industrial Prototype ⌨ 1992 Black Oval Industrial SSK ⌨ 1982 5251 Beam Spring ⌨ 89 Key "SSK" ⌨ M13 triplets

Offline DALExSNAIL

  • Formerly DudeSnail
  • Posts: 927
  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • Haha just kidding
Re: Trimmed the "eyebrow" on my model F XT
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 15:43:45 »
This is hot, and makes me want one really badly