Originally Posted by Paradigm84
Also only two entries for KOTM this month, anyone else feel like entering?
I finally finished my complete Ergo-Clear mod on my White Filco TKL! I believe the whole process took about 15 hours to finish because I had to do some of the activities TWICE
because of mix and matching of the best parts... It was long and tedious but definitely was so much fun and worth it! My first custom keyboard
Done desoldering! Used a desoldering iron and soldering wick when needed. So the process took longer than I expected. The solder on the Filco wouldn't melt very well and wouldn't suck up so I had to add Rosin Core solder to every point so that it would melt easier... in other words I had to solder TWICE
as much as I would normally have to... This was probably the most tedious part of the entire process...
Added back the Brown switches into the universal TKL plate because I wanted to use the newer switch housing from the Browns and only use the Clear stems... so I had to also open every Clear switch too so that I can remove the stems... again I had to do TWICE
the amount of work for this step... Now time to lube the switch housing and stem bottom with some Victorinox lube and the stem sides and slides with Krytox mix
Also adding some Lime Green switch stickers.
Finally the preparation of the switches is done! Hooray... This was process definitely took the most dextrous work and probably also the longest time to do, but it was definitely rewarding.
Time the solder AGAIN
all the switches to the PCB and Plate! So close to being done!
I think this entire mod job took me close to 1.5 months and close to $350-400 in parts, tools, and accessories to complete... but no regrets! It was all worth it and I absolutely love this keyboard right now.
This keyboard is composed of:
White Filco MJ2 Ninja TKL
Cherry MX Clears w/ KBD 62g springs
Lime Green switch stickers
Victorinox oil and Kyrtox grease and oil mix
Universal TKL aluminum plate
Imsto Thick PBT w/ Hangul
F2 Click Clack set