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06-1-2016 16:08:33  #1


Workbench Thread

Show us your workbench for the repairing or restoration of your typewriters or related office machinery! Did you DIY it? Any special touches? Let's take a deeper look into the areas some of us probably spend way to much time in!


Here is an apartment-friendly bench I built for my living room..

http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t648/twilliamsdrum/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160106_144957_zpssbcr8kyf.jpg

 

06-1-2016 19:50:35  #2


Re: Workbench Thread

Nice vise for an apartment setup! With the addition of a 3 lb. hand sledge you'd be ready to fix just about any typewriter out there!


Bangin' around, this dirty old town, typin' for nickels and dimes...
 

08-1-2016 07:12:04  #3


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I have nothing so splendid by way of a machines workbench; my spare desk is used as and when.  But I think I have cracked the problem of small tool storage.  Not being able to stand rummaging about for things, I have some held on a magnetic kitchen knife rack, and others in a lump of wood with holes drilled at 45 degrees. - not elegant, but it keeps things within instant reach; just stretch out an arm and you have it.
http://i.imgur.com/5HhilKe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MVkhKv6.jpg


Sincerely,
beak.
 
 

08-1-2016 07:18:51  #4


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Oh - I should mention that some find the magnetic holder inconvenient since it tends to amgnetize the tools, but I find this helps hold on to small parts.  On the subject of magnets, a magnetized parts trays are an incredible boon when stripping down; nothing steel (screws etc) can then be lost on the floor.


Sincerely,
beak.
 
 

08-1-2016 07:20:26  #5


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Jeez I miss the edit function!  I seem to be having bouts of overly-creative spelling this week.


Sincerely,
beak.
 
 

08-1-2016 21:29:07  #6


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Here is my workbench with my current project, the 1940 Underwood Noiseless undergoing open-heart surgery.
http://w3.gorge.net/jwahlstrom/typewriters/typeworkbench1a.jpg


Bangin' around, this dirty old town, typin' for nickels and dimes...
 

10-1-2016 20:21:18  #7


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Here's my current workbench:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zfAdS6Y3vfIQiWVWmvDHEJGLWy6KxzpPNKkEDtC4C7e0Co0wW3MwA-ONQGZDRn-8m27INAPa4ggzF6UJR_jUioAYEwFVLWQXzN0gP6IVQx_gPikxJg5C4hrRoU3is2l9dBMNWuNVoZN1r4OKpSWY1yN7ns9gNOpL3Y73ySvetAG1TBovll3eYK6sYDtqoSiCSthsLDXjz_Gmjlb3DafTKKwbq50FmMJ3hz1_5GJrEnhVW1DoY9RaQhOhvqAGdBT4wbm-zivMU97FgUyGhcXXGC8izliYY3yRKMILMRBstCGNdN6R6OEjlSUfXToYWhSIn2ud4CfHjUJ7wjIXc4fuq9DTd3TrmgD2fmMhox4f8E_WsjycLRxn2OohbhLJzgRnASIetJeBbH6MAHBbx-mVNSRoIU-KDschBvoHCL-E2ugvLFEOV7MtR_NblVOWsGP8PZz2eVv659e32ldPUX3pBgB-Z_DTKU-a2b6qNvHs4_aHQbXclaqyKDXnPelHWeWt7VwqH1ppKj8AuV18c1Toayr8p6Hr1JO2Rb-99ti7t-gSBElLIxNSu1Yqy8vfvuugsVXI=w1798-h1348-no

 

11-1-2016 03:13:37  #8


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treefaller wrote:

Here is my workbench with my current project, the 1940 Underwood Noiseless undergoing open-heart surgery.
http://w3.gorge.net/jwahlstrom/typewriters/typeworkbench1a.jpg

What a happy coincidence! I just bought the same model year machine in the Remington livery and it needs some kind of surgery, but I am hoping just ambulatory. Perhaps you can post some details of your experiences in the Maintenance and Repair forum so others may learn.

I had really visited this thread to note there is no need of posting photos of my "workbench", such as it is, as I have been shamelessly posting photos of new acquisitions with that backdrop without efforts at set dressing. It's not pretty.
 


"Damn the torpedoes! Four bells, Captain Drayton".
 

11-1-2016 03:20:46  #9


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beak wrote:

Jeez I miss the edit function!  I seem to be having bouts of overly-creative spelling this week.

 
If you had not posted that I would have thought that "amgnetize" was a technical term I was not familiar with, and made a mental note to look it up.


"Damn the torpedoes! Four bells, Captain Drayton".
 

11-1-2016 06:01:04  #10


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Heres mine... Notice the silly putty for cleaning type slugs towards the side...

And of course, that's taken on the second day.. Now its a lot more messy.
http://lancastertypewriter.weebly.com/uploads/4/8/0/1/48017149/9053599_orig.jpg


Back from a long break.

Starting fresh with my favorite typer. A Royal Futura!
 

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