Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Oh, Brother!



Post-Script: After bashing this piece out last night, this morning I took the little blue dude back out to my work bench, to see if I could affect some positive change in its operation. I ended up doing a bit more degreasing, then applied a tiny bit of light machine oil to a few key linkages, along with the carriage bearings. The results are that the touch control adjustment now has some effect, meaning I can set it to the "L" (light) setting and get a better feel to the action. Also, the carriage now moves a little easier, more in line with my other Japanese portable, the Silver Seiko-made Royal Mercury. Finally, a bit of spray-on car wax and this little gem sparkles.

I have several more typecasts already done, from last night's session, that involve more of my late friend, mentioned in this article. Stay tuned.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're nicer to look at than to use. I have a similarly sport "De Luxe". Mine lacks the touching backstory that yours has.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Ted said...

ahh, the good old XL-747, nice example of the deluxe JP-1. I like mine very much, I expect you'll get good use out of it. (:

10:35 AM  

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