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04-4-2013 03:51:00  #1


DIY Typewriter Pad :-)

http://papelymaquina.imgur.com/
Check out the typewriter pad I made. :-)
Have you (or do you have any plans to) make anything for your typewriter?


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04-4-2013 04:09:17  #2


Re: DIY Typewriter Pad :-)

I use a large mousepad underneath my Underwood portable. It seems to do a passable job. But I'm always on the lookout for something better. 


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04-4-2013 10:52:41  #3


Re: DIY Typewriter Pad :-)

Amelia, are you going to add more steps to that photo gallery? It seems to stop at selecting the paper? I'm intrigued, and want to know what the black material is on the back of the pad. And is that material covering it actually paper? Won't it tear?

With repsect to what I use under my typewriters, I cut out a square piece of that rubberized shelving material meant for kitchen cupboards (the kind with holes that allow dishes to dry). It helps to absorb some vibration and noise, but far more importantly, it stops the typewriter from moving around while I'm tying, regardless if its a huge standard or a featherweight ultra-portable.


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04-4-2013 16:02:18  #4


Re: DIY Typewriter Pad :-)

I should get myself some of that stuff. Everytime I hit a key and the carriage shifts, it pulls my typewriter to the left, and at the end of every line, I have to reposition it. 


"Not Yet Published" - My History Blog
"I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit" - Sir Pelham Grenville "P.G." Wodehouse
"The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon" - Robert Benchley
 

04-4-2013 22:39:50  #5


Re: DIY Typewriter Pad :-)

Uwe wrote:

Amelia, are you going to add more steps to that photo gallery? It seems to stop at selecting the paper? I'm intrigued, and want to know what the black material is on the back of the pad. And is that material covering it actually paper? Won't it tear?

What steps were you wondering about? If you hover over the images, there's explanations for each photo.
The material on the back is felt. It is an adhesive sheet that I bought at an arts and  craft store.
The material covering it is called Con-Tact paper. It is nonreflective vinyl with an adhesive backing. It's normally used to line shelves and drawers. It is also used for covering books and other projects. The nice thing about it is that it doesn't tear easily and it is repositionable.


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