Friday, November 25, 2016

Yamaha Amp Repair: Introduction




It's that time of year again... when your trusty Yamaha amp starts letting out smoke. So begins another restoration project!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sherline Lathe: Good Quality Steel Tests


I returned to the Sherline lathe to try out some tests with a piece of scrap steel I found, driven by my success with the aluminum piece. Things look very promising!

Friday, November 11, 2016

IBM Selectric III- High Resolution Font Scan: Symbol 96


I purchased a strange IBM Selectric III font ball - "Symbol 96" - this one prints out only symbols and no letters. I suppose it would be used for when you need a section mark, an infinity symbol, or a copyright sign. It never even crossed my mind that those characters would be missing from every other 96-character font ball.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Tektronix TDS 544A: Re-Unboxing


Here's a quick photo series of my latest project- repairing a Textronix TDS 544A oscilloscope. This is the massive box from eBay that shipped the whole thing. Let's (re)unbox this used oscilloscope!

Friday, October 28, 2016

IBM Selectric III- High Resolution Font Scan: Courier 96



I scanned in a new font from the IBM Selectric III typewriter- this time, another 10 point font- Courier.