Monday 17 December 2012

Hermes knob - a solution

Impatient for a machined aluminium replacement, I tried a softer, more easily worked material. Ready-made shapes sprung to mind: draughtsmen (like you play draughts with),  a wheel from a wooden toy (which I didn't have) or some kind of turnery for cabinet makers. The drawer pull won the day for having a centre guide and I got them from the same shop I get replacement bushes for my Olympia SMs. Wonder if I could get them stock ribbons?

Thursday 6 December 2012

1969 Hermes 3000 platen knob

I found a bar of aluminium in the garden about 10 years ago.

The Young Master is learning to use a centre-lathe at school.

Fingers crossed...

Wednesday 5 December 2012