Fountain pen, typewriter collecting,
and maybe more.
Glad to see a typecast from you, Bill, not to mention a rare pic of yourself. I was wondering when you'd post again although you've always been consistently commenting on various blogs including mine. I look forward to your post on the 1971 SCM Classic; "the machine that started it all" is the perfect choice for a comeback. Cheers.
Correction: I meant I look forward to more posts on your Classic 12.
Ton, I really should do a better post on the Classic 12 than the one I did soon after I started blogging.
Good to see you back, sir! You've certainly been busy.
Nice to hear from you again. I certainly understand about getting too busy to post blogs. The time does slip away. Also glad to see you dig out the Classic 12. They don't call it a classic for nothing. I like the Underwood Universal. Most of them are really smooth typing machines. Hope you get to fix-er-up and use it.
Good to see you back at it! Those Classic 12's are great machines, and yours seems to work wonderfully. Congrats on the new finds and various radio exploits.
You haven't been entirely absent, you've been commenting. What is your radio club? Mine is W7DK. Most of my DX is eyeball DX, from my trips abroad, where I reach out to ham clubs wherever I go. They are always very welcoming. I'd like to see those H3Ks.
I belong to both local clubs one is W4FPC and the other one we use the President's or his dad's call since they own all the repeaters.
That has been a busy period, indeed! Glad to see you back; I too am curious to see "the machine that started it all".
You've done it! You restarted your blog!In reality, you have been around the Typosphere plenty. It seems I have run across comments you have left on other entries. That even on blogs i have been too lazy or tired to comment on. Given the ratio of hits to comments on most blogs, you have been doing a great thing. Besides, the radios get lonely.Welcome back.
I'm impressed that you had time to do such a long typecast, as busy as you are. I think you're officially restarted, and I'm a new follower.
Ooh, discount Evapo-Rust! I hope it will be as much fun for you to use as it has been for me.Good job getting your blog restarted.
Hi Bill, I don't think blogging (or anything enjoyable, really) should ever become a chore. Having said that, and as I was explaining to Keith Sharon in my response to his Project 88, writing a blog can create its own vacuum. It can feel like a hungry beast at times. And I know what you mean by 'donor' machines being just too good to strip for parts. I speak as the owner of only one actively acquired donor machine - and even IT works, after a fashion. Following fun and games stripping an ugly Underwood, I have bought plenty of rough looking typewriters though, with a view to re-painting.... but they always seem to be too good to mess with after some gentle scrubbing. Good luck with the rusty Hermes. Maybe some fisherman used it for an anchor.
Hi Bill. I just found your blog (and glad I did!). I'll definitely be checking back to see what you're up to.Bryan
To all -- Thank you for your comments and suggestions for future posts.
Just seeing this post - not only have I been taking longer-than-intended breaks from blogging, myself, but I have been feeling too guilty about my silence to look up what other - more productive - folks have been writing. I think it's fine (or at least I hope so!) to take a break from posting frequently every once in a while - you can restart as and when you feel like it. For me it is a new acquisition/ photos of sightings building up on my memory card that prompts me to post again, even when I can't think of much new to say about the daily grind, let alone give it a typewriter-themed twist. Great post and thanks for keeping us updated! All the best with your various restoration projects.