Friday, 8 August 2014

Restringing a Corona 3


11 comments:

  1. Ah, I love these meditative posts! Plus, they are of best practical use. Thanks, and cheers!

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    1. It is a good excuse to get an old typewriter out of the attic!

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  2. wonderful instructional how-to. likely to be a reference until the end of time.

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    1. Well thanks. I'm fairly sure some folks would start at the hook and make their way back to the motor, that way, you can wind the tension on when you get here rather than worrying about all the way through.

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  3. Nice one. Good work, and excellent detail.

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  4. Enjoyable read, with the technical, practical detail and images :-)

    (And useful to boot!)

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  5. This is genius Rob, a comprehensive account of a comprehensive job

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  6. Well done. Seeing the number of these found broken in the wild (well over half) this will come in handy for lots of folks, since there are still hordes of folding Coronas to be found out there.

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  7. Many thanks for this. I just recently acquired a Corona 3 with a broken string. It still had the original string and hook! However, I noticed that the string seemed waxed (under magnification). I therefore obtained black waxed linen thread from a craft shop (via Amazon) and this seemed to be identical to the original thread in the machine. Waxed thread would seem to be logical as it would seem to act as a lubricate/enable the thread to pass quickly via the pulley. It is working beautifully on my machine.

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    1. Glad to help Pete. I think it is hard to determine whether old string is waxed or simply contaminated with oil, but I would agree that waxing linen thread is supposed to enhance its strength and should reduce any friction.

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