In this first post I'd just like to briefly go through what I'd like this blog to be about. Everything will mostly boil down to two topics:
Restoration: with some models over a hundred years old, it's easy for them to have suffered some wear and tear. I'll post some tips I've gathered from experience, literature and all over the internet to try and help those who wish to restore a machine out. As I'm posting from Australia, I'll try to add some local and particularly relevant help, as I've found very little advice specific to Australia around!
Purchasing & selling: op shops, garage sales, eBay, wherever the opportunity arises; I'll try to post some tips to help make sure you're getting the right deal, when to haggle and when to snatch an amazing deal. With proper identification and knowledge you can increase your chances of getting the most out of a machine.
Good luck to all out there, and I hope you keep tuned in! (I'll be making a post about some basic cleaning/restoration very soon!)