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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;12681976 
I made it into that L shape, changed some of the legs and fitted wall brackets. shape and made it fit around a chimney. You can't see that part, it's the most impressive too. lol

A lot of members on here have it, it's available in just about every finish.

Yeah I've different configurations of the desk, just curious what your take on it was. I can see how you really modified it biggrin.gif

Thanks for the pics!
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just one question and this might sound stupid but why do most of the mechanical keyboards out there don't have palm rests? i know some of them do but 90% of them don't any particular reason for this or is it just that the manufacturers are lazy to add one , i find it very hard without a palm rest specially when my old keyboard was a G15
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Originally Posted by black!ce;12682600 
just one question and this might sound stupid but why do most of the mechanical keyboards out there don't have palm rests? i know some of them do but 90% of them don't any particular reason for this or is it just that the manufacturers are lazy to add one , i find it very hard without a palm rest specially when my old keyboard was a G15

I think wrist rests make things worse imo, but thats my 18 years of experience, no science.
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Does anyone know where to buy a IBM Model M in black new or very good condition? I've been trying to look around but no real luck. I'm willing to pay whatever it's worth.

Edit: I would even be willing to settle with an M13 in black if it's not much different from the Model M
Edited by Tennobanzai - 3/10/11 at 11:25am
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@Boyboyd, use this photo as an example.

You wanna lift up the key, just off the switch then slide it side to side on the bars to wiggle it off.
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Deck Legend Ice Linear (Cherry MX Black)
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DAS Ultimate S (Cherry MX Blue)
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Cherry Compact 11900 (Cherry MX Black)
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Those are my collections, if people are curious I would say DAS blue switch is my favorite with the clicky sound.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12682827 
@Boyboyd, use this photo as an example.

You wanna lift up the key, just off the switch then slide it side to side on the bars to wiggle it off.

Thanks. I'll give that a shot now.
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Originally Posted by bloke226;12682645 
I think wrist rests make things worse imo, but thats my 18 years of experience, no science.

I just hover my wrists. I only learnt to do it a few months ago though when i started to have wrist pain.
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;12683152 
I just hover my wrists. I only learnt to do it a few months ago though when i started to have wrist pain.

I haven't used one in years, but I was amazed that was partial reason why my wrists were hurting. Took a while to get used to the hovering, but it's not so bad.
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Originally Posted by Tennobanzai;12682766 
Does anyone know where to buy a IBM Model M in black new or very good condition? I've been trying to look around but no real luck. I'm willing to pay whatever it's worth.

Edit: I would even be willing to settle with an M13 in black if it's not much different from the Model M

The only all-black Model M derivative is the black M13. There are also some all-black Unicomp keyboards from the early 2000s, but these are quite rare.

The printed black keys are not common due to the fact that they suffer from serious wear problems. Model M keycaps are usually printed using dye sublimation printing, but this process cannot be used to print white onto black plastic, so they used pad printing for the black keycaps. Unicomp used to do this, but discontinued them after they got complaints about the legends wearing off. I've heard some people speculate that due to the texture of Model M keycaps, it is effectively impossible to coat them properly in order to have a durable pad printed keycap. This is why Unicomp use the grey keys - so that they can use dye sublimation printing which almost never wears off.

I have a black M13, and it's a nice keyboard, but the wear is quite noticeable on the keys, and it makes it look kinda crappy.
Edited by ch_123 - 3/10/11 at 12:27pm
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