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This is beautiful! I love how you sandblasted her! I might have to find sandblaster now!
Monica, no sand blaster needed. Paint stripper, wire wool, rubber gloves, elbow grease, wire brush and wet & dry emery paper down to fine grit are all it took :-)
Oh yes, I remember this machine!Cutting rubber to the right size and shape can be challenging.
...or just never throw anything away. I have a can of rusty screws, not-too-bent nails and an assortment of plumbing/woodworking items.A dressmaker would call them 'notions'.
Rob - what a highly appreciated, succinct and well photographed explanation - thank you...although the feet in question I had thought you were originally referring to in the other blog are those buggers for the 40s model Underwood Universal and Champions (those trapezoidal variety feet - with all manner of odd angles rubber and a rubber lip, which 'fits' into a rather large hole in the chassis)...Nonetheless, this is a very useful explanation that applies to many...and I have one of these gorgeous 30s Portable Standards with the later key styles...so, I'll have to examine those feet to see if they need replacing...they are hard as petrified stone, as I recall this explanation will prove helpful to me - thanks again for your quick and detailed insight on this!
That was from me (Adam)...didn't realize it'd go through as 'anonymous'