Fountain pen, typewriter collecting,
and maybe more.
I’ve been musing about doing more typecasting. My approach will involve more spontaneous writings, less finely crafted; not polished articles, like most of my blogging history, but brief glimpses, Kerouacian prosidy, to reveal the raw work of creating with word threshers.
I like your idea.The one I did I guess fits the spontaneous writing.
Excellent idea - I need to be much less selective about what gets uploaded to the blog. More "just thinking about this or that" filler posts would be a good thing.. (:
Much of the typosphere action has shifted to Facebook where there is lively discussion. I lurk on FB, but I'm not comfortable there. I love the typosphere bloggers and their long, sustained thoughts and musings. Their typecasts wander sometimes from thought to thought, and they feel spontaneous and fresh - not overcooked.I don't typecast much since my typewriter blog functions mostly as documentation of mechanical problems and repairs - a mechanic's notes. I like my notes to be searchable, as I am constantly referring to my old posts while working on new typewriters. Images of typewritten notes aren't easily indexed and searched. Also, I'm a terrible, slow, messy typist and a perfectionist - a combination that would slow any blog posting by me to a crawl.
I prefer to use my posts for my repairs history. Over the years I lost image files I planned to use that cannot be duplicated unless I make the same repair. Lately I just have too many images to edit to get repair posts no my blog.
I have been too busy to post new typecasts on my blog... (^_^;)Just let me organize my schedule and my agenda, and there will be more typecasts on my blog. ;)They all are in Spanish, but at least they still are there. xD
Inspirational. I've been very disappointed in my own once-or-twice-a-month output lately, and like Joe and Mary, I can chalk it up to overthinking and perfectionism. I agree that Facebook has taken over the bulk of online discussion about typewriters. The pictures are interesting and the tips are helpful, but inevitably the shallowness, triviality, rudeness, and boastfulness that the worthwhile content is buried amidst gets me down, and so I avoid it.
Not boring at all Bill. It's not always easy to keep the content coming, especially with a daily blog like mine. I know you're interested in cameras and photography why not a few more pictorial posts?
Hi Bill! It's me, Hayden, from Saturday-How are you?I was wondering if I could get some advice on re-attaching felt to the insides of my aunt's Remington Quiet-Riter.
Haydon,If the felt is in good condition, clean the area where it was mounted with rubbing alcohol. Once dry apply contact cement to the typewriter area where the felt mounts, and to the felt on the side of the felt that mounts toward the typewriter. Follow the instructions on the contact cement as to when to press the felt to the typewriter. Generally it is when the contact cement gets almost dry and very tacky. Once pressed it will not move so it must be positioned correctly first time.If you need new felt, I get the hobby felt at Wal-Mart. It is not true acoustic felt, but it is dirt cheap and it works fine. Cut it to match the old piece that fell off the typewriter. If you do not have the old piece cut it to fit into the area where the old was. Apply contact cement the same way as above. I have used hot melt glue, but it seems to harden faster than I can properly apply the felt in many cases. Where it works it works fine. If hobby felt is too thick and interferes it can sometimes be pressed with a steam iron and a lot of downward pressure to compress it. Once compressed it usually stays thin. Or Ebay is a good place to get small quantities of very thin to very thick felt and it generally has adhesive on the back.