So here’s my issue, I got a universal 60% plate from the Panc store (excellent stainless plates with awesome finishes at a reasonable price, I highly recommend buying from him!) that has compatibility with ALPS SKCM switches. I want to use this plate for my next SCKM orange build. but will have to figure out a way to stabilize the shift keys & return keys (plan on going split backspace).
So the spacebar will be easy as the Tai-Hao red Dolch ALPS set is what I’m leaning towards for caps & space bars for those sets use cherry style stabilizers. The shifts & return are another matter though. The plate only supports PCB mount stabilizers, but I have found that it will fit the larger co-star plate mount clips. Which lead me to my next issue, ALPS stab wires will not clear the switches where they come across it.
I’m thinking I got two options to remedy that, either buy costar stabilizer wires that have the bend in the middle or get the same diameter wire & bend some by myself. Not sure what would work better between those two or if there is another option I’m over looking. So I figured I’d better ask those you who are more experienced in custom ALPS builds to see if my two ideas for the wires are viable & if there is a simpler option I’m overlooking.
Any input would be highly appreciated as I’m pretty much hell bent on making this build work with those SKCM oranges I got (they have quickly became my second favorite switch behind SKCM browns, but good luck finding a reasonably priced batch of browns with enough to fill my desired layout). Anyways thanks for reading & thanks in advance for any helpful input!