F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

drano
Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




IBM Selectric Typewriter

IBM Selectric

When I was a kid, my dad had a green IBM Selectric typewriter with a black keyboard. He used it to publish a stock market analysis and investing strategy newsletter, which he banged out on his Selectric in his bedroom. Sometimes, to make money to buy Wacky Packages, or issues of MAD magazine, I would help collate and staple the latest issue, or sort the envelopes into bulk piles and run them through the Pitney Bowes postage meter.

At some point he gave me the typewriter. Not too long after, I ditched it during an apartment move. I right away regreted getting rid of it, and ever since, I have sort of kept my eye out for another one.

Well, today I was at the RE-store in Seattle donating some usable bathroom fixtures that we had leftover after a recent remodel, and there it was. A green Selectric, complete with original dust cover, 12 different typeface balls, the original manuals, and 8 new ribbons. All for $30.

I think I’m going to start my screenplay tonight.

2 Responses to “IBM Selectric Typewriter”


  1. R Frank Says:

    I LOVE THIS POST! I learned in high school, how to type on a light brown Selectric, and I loved it! I’m SO IMPRESSED that you found that DEAL! Especially bc it’s number ONE, a CLASSIC! And with all the type balls and original sundries! Good for you! ENJOY! :-)

  2. Tim Says:

    As a typewriter collector (got about 20), I think this is a wonderful story…and I’m jealous. Well done!