I braved the cold out in the garage this weekend long enough to make a couple tools to disassemble my Canonet. The shutter and aperture blades were pretty sticky, to the point where the shutter fired in slow motion – it took about 5 seconds to open and another 5 to close. The tools worked out alright, Ronsonol (lighter fluid) worked its magic, de-gunking the works, and now it all works like a charm! The two tough bits were not damaging the small slots for the spanner wrenches (they’re really little and easy to strip) and making sure all the glass was clean before putting it back together.

Check out our driveway as of yesterday:

5 foot snow drifts in our driveway

It’s a blizzard.

posted January 24, 2005 – 11:45 am
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