Already there's a need for two typewriter stands and covers, and I'm thinking about designs for those. But ahead of that, there's a few things that need more immediate attention. Originally the Remington was issued with two spool covers. This machine has a a couple of plastic discs held on with bits of 1/4 " plastic tubing.
I bought some 2" wide 18 gauge brass strip from Ace Hardware to make brass replacements. Two 1/2" by 1/2" brass knobs are on their way from Lee Valley Tools.
In the pictures below you'll see how two squares of brass can be changed into two spool covers, with a block of wood, some 1/2" screws, and a small lathe. More to follow.
Two x 2" squares of brass being screwed to block of wood (tenon cheek offcut):