I'll shortly post some 'work in progress' photos of the out-of-the-attic, cover-plate-off, assessing the situation, not-as-bad-as-it-looks, but-still-scratching-chin, Remington Rand Model 1.
Suffice to say, it is a rubber fetishist's worst nightmare.
On a completely unrelated tack, I was sat here wondering, as you do, what it would be like to write another's blog? Like a house swap but just for one post. Imagine how cool it would be to post on Joe's blog. Or be Matt for a day. Or make a cowboy preacher's proclamation in homage to Father Ted. Or pioneer some previously unimagined typecast transportation road movie type bike cast as Richard. Or a "this day" cast for Robert. You get the idea.
Walk in another's shoes, just for one post. Maybe share post content by e-mail and upload as usual. Easy, and potentially a lot more interesting than the way I have made it sound.
I don't know, it was just a thought. Empathy, and all that. I'm up for it. Have an opinion.