What did you get in the mail today?


#626


Got 2 GMK screw in 7u spacebar stabilizers & a tub of Christo-Lube MCG129 from NovelKeys. I do gotta say these containers Mike is using for lube are awesome! They are nice enough to keep & reuse IMHO. Gonna lube a few loose switches with the MCG129 later on, I’ll be sure to report back about how it goes! :metal:

Edit: I put up a mini review of the Christo-Lube MCG129 on this thread if anyone is interested.


#627

Epbt Grayscale Base & International kits


#628


Got me some Box Pinks today :slight_smile:


#629



Upgraded from my 980ti to a 1080ti since I’m planning on getting a high refresh rate 1440p monitor soon & got my first Orochi! Although the Orochi was kinda a bust as the stem on it is so tight it will not fit on to any switches. :cry:

Is this normal with Keyforge caps? I got it second hand so I’m kinda stuck with it anyways. I can’t really get mad at the seller since there is technically nothing wrong with the cap. Kinda crappy if they knew about it & didn’t tell me, but it is what it is at this point… :confounded:


#630

I have this same cap and mine was also very difficult to get onto a switch at first. Too tight in my opinion. Once I put it on and off a few times it wasn’t so bad. I’d recommend a switch or board that’s not so important to you first.


#631

Yeah, I had the same experience. Then I had issues with it sliding off of the yok pandas that I had. (they were the stock stem).

Ended up being the switch itself that was loose, somehow. I’ve got it on some vintage blacks right now, and it is :ok_hand:


#632

Cool, at least knowing this common with these caps makes me feel a bit better. Although I don’t know if I’ll ever get any use out of this one. I can’t get it started even on switches with smaller stems like TTC or Greetech. I’m 99% sure the stem will shatter if I force it, LOL. :worried: Kinda a shame as I got it to go with GMK Jamon & I think it’ll match that set nicely. I guess I could always shave the cruciform mount down on a switch to get it to fit if I really want to use it.


#633

Some parts for a project I’ve been working on


#634


Got a SGI AT-101 in! Huge shout out to @clee for letting this bad boy go to me. :metal:


#635

What a lovely board! I feel kinda bad that my case is just sitting on the side now since I only got that board to harvest those absolutely wonderful keycaps. Are you planning on doing a full rebuild of the board? Or just cleaning it and rolling with the dampened alps? Or… will you harvest those A+ keycaps? :thinking:


#636

Thanks! They are beautiful boards, but I grabbed it mostly for the keycaps. I want to do that WKL layout with a split backspace for my ADK64 build. Although I will be cleaning it up, keeping the damped whites in it, & tossing the keycaps from my Dell AT101W on it for now so it is still usable. Then hopefully I can find another SGI AT101 later down the line cause I would like to have one in it’s stock form just for my collection. This one though I can’t pass up putting these awesome caps on a custom ALPS build, LOL!


#637

You could try heating it up… not sure what kind of plastic it is, but a heat gun or just placing the switch stem-down on a 3D printer heating bed set to, I dunno, 60C-70C? You want to get it hot enough that it’s malleable, but not so hot that it starts melting.

Maybe not a great idea depending on how much the switch cost…

Those keycaps are straight up :fire:, aren’t they? I was amazed at the condition they were in—that board felt like it’d never been used.

I almost forgot I even owned that board until I saw @Rob27shred’s thread about his Alps dilemma. I realized a while ago that I just don’t like any of the Alps switches I’ve tried, at least not enough to deal with them; I’ve had horrible luck desoldering and re-soldering those little jerks. Since he loves Alps so much, I figured I’d ask if he wanted to take the SGI board off my hands, and now it’s his :slight_smile:


#638

My Keyforge blind bag and tokkipee pastel blue blank came in the mail today. I also got tokkipee’s pins as an add-on and have included one on my meetup bag :grinning:


#639

KF Purge Bag. Very happy with my first KF artisan!


#640

GMK screw in stabs


#641

200x 78g Catweewee springs, and the gentleman even included some spare switch films! Really excited to put these in as I’ve heard a lot of good things about them.


#642

CMYK from GMK :smile:


#643

Linjars :yum:


#644

ALF X1.1


#645

MicroMesh cushioned abrasive pads:

They’ll be used to even out wear on ABS sets like the Nautilus keyset in the picture.