Tuesday, June 7, 2011

We Need More Cowbell

After the baby was put to bed, I retired to the back patio to continue sanding the body of the Lettera. It is far from done. I still have the 150, 250, 400, 600, and 1500 grit papers to go, but 400 and higher is wet paper. Wet paper lets me sit inside and work on while watching television.

In Progress. Lots of elbow grease. See that reflection on the left side
of the ribbon cover? Quality.

The cover is sanded to 1500. The lower part is 150. See the difference
in shine? All I did was sand.

Pretty cool. 

I need to start looking for a buffing wheel that can fit in the chuck on my cordless drill. I think that Auto Zone or O'Riley might have something like that. The buff is the last step on this "little" project. I am hoping that by the end of the week I'll have a complete machine to show off. In fact, it might make it's way to the type-in on June 18th.

3 comments:

  1. Utterly amazing. I'm Jealous! :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. Dang dang dang dang dang dang dang dang nice.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks really cool! As a minimalist, it certainly tears me in two directions with my own Lettera. On the one side, I love the naked metal aspect, but on the other, the stock paint draws me in.

    Either way, I love what you are doing with your Lettera!

    ReplyDelete