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x: Thanks man.

Laurie, I agree about the uncomfortable round keys for typing, that is why I left the stock keys on here.

I did indeed do all the milling myself, I purchased a sheet of 1/4" brass plate from a local metal recylers (24"x36") and some barstock (also used). I have all the tooling in my shop so it was a pretty quick mod. I

am very happy with how it turned out, I am not loving the keyboard though. It is an excellent mechanical keyboard but I want something with more of a click, and more resistance. Just personal preference, I stopped by a used computer store that deals with alot of old business machines the other day, he had dozens of model "M"s sitting around, I love the "click" on those. I wonder if they have exactly the same footprint as this Dell?
The regular, full size model Ms are bigger than the dells. The Unicomp Spacesaver or the Model M like it (I'll be dammed if I can remember the model number for it) should be pretty close though.

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Manyak: Mr. Datamancer is an artist, but I got the idea from the same place that he did, another steampunk artist by the name of Jake von Slatt. Here is his website: http://steampunkworkshop.com/keyboard.shtml
I saw that page too, but I assumed it was the same person (didn't bother looking at the names).

But yeah I agree with Laurie, I like that you didn't change the keycaps, those things look like they are horrible to type on.
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I'm going to get the Solidtek KB-6600ABU... Anything I should know?
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I'm going to get the Solidtek KB-6600ABU... Anything I should know?
Nothing important really. Simplified Alps white are tactile and clicky. That's about it

If you want some more info about them check here.
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post #194 of 14551
Good information, especially if you speak Japanese
The translation is a bit confusing. Some excellent information there after sifting through it a bit though.
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Love my Razer Mirror Lycosa. I say buy what you want. It looks pretty darn slick with a 24" black glossy monitor and the Copperhead.

It was a good read however, and thanks for taking the time to post this information.
    
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post #196 of 14551
My new keyboard!!
Gotta love flea markets, found this for 10.00

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post #197 of 14551
Thats stunning! Shame about the condition. Or is it just dirt?
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Mostly dirt but alot of surface rust. It needs a good droid bath. I will keep it indoors and one of these days disassemble it for repairs, etc. It actually works though.
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post #199 of 14551
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Holy crap, that must be from the 1940s or something! Can it even type in lowercase letters? lol
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It is a 1924 LC Smith. Yes, it can do lower case, they had been capable of charracter shifts for a very long time before this. I was pretty happy to find it, lol.
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