I know I've been quiet lately. I've suffered a bit of misfortune in the health department and I'm down to one useful arm for a while.
As I'm not able to type very well, I've been looking into repair techniques. I've been thinking about crafting replacement feet for the Royal Administrator. I know molding/curing rubber can be very involved, so I've been searching for a substitute material. Today I was reading a motorcycle website who did an intriguing review of a moldable, easy-curing rubber called Sugru.
This stuff looks to be dead useful for typewriter fixes and improvements. I'm really excited to get my hands on some. I've ordered some black and white and I'm going to try blending to a gray color and molding new feet for the Administrator. I'll be sure to document the process.
Out of curiosity - does anyone out there have a foot from a Royal Diana or Administrator (I'm pretty sure they're the same) I could borrow to make a mold? I can promise I would not damage the foot and I would return it within a few days. Please email me if you can help.