Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

PSA: Do you REALLY know how to use a stapler?

For a long time, I did not.  At least not to their greatest potential...

The part which the staple presses down into is called the anvil, and most staplers have a two mode anvil where one pushes the ends of the staple inward and the other pushes them outward.  Sometimes the anvil slides to adjust, sometimes it is pushed up from the bottom, and I have even seen ones where it flips.
My Arrow 210 has a three position anvil, described on the instruction booklet below.

Aha!  There IS a reason for the outward staple!  It's a temporary staple.  If you choose to begin using these you will not need the scary-teeth-looking tool so many of us have seen and used.  You will only need your fingers.

Check out this very short video to see how much easier your life is about to become:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Poem: Taken By Typewriters

Typed on my 1939 Erika 5 at Mill Mountain Coffee in Blacksburg, Virginia.