apple Lisa2. Keypads

Fred Cisin cisin at
Fri Dec 24 16:08:54 CST 2010

On Fri, 24 Dec 2010, Ray Arachelian wrote:
> > They would need shipping to New Zealand which would add to the cost.
> > Also I have THREE keyboards I'd like to repair not just one.
> Oh, I see, these are pulls from another old keyboard.  Too bad.

Howzbout:  do some with pulls, some with new, some with homemade variants,
and keep track of how well they hold up.

> I suppose if you could build some sort of circular cutting device that
> has the right diameter, it would go a lot easier, but that seems
> difficult.  You'd need to find a metal tube of the right size and
> sharpen it to a blade, then rotate it against foam glued to a
> mylar/taped aluminum foil layer.  (Or against foam/taped aluminum
> separately and then glue.)

What size do you need?   Not all hole punches are standard office size.
Punches for leather might work.
woodworking "plug cutter"?
PAPER DRILL bits, although not cheap, are available up to about 1/2"
(eBay: "paper-drill bit*")
and there certainly are plenty of folk with lathes who could sharpen a
piece of tubing for you.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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