Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Watch My Hand

So how's this for something different!  What the heck is this?  Well, Kathy has an old Singer sewing machine, probably from the 1940's that her mother owned.  It looks like a small table, until you want to use the machine, then you fold back the top, and pull up the machine and away you go!  Well, the top needs refinishing.  So I took the top off, sanded it down and put the first coat of varnish on it.  Then today I sanded the varnish down with 320 grit sandpaper.  320 grit is very fine, and results in very fine dust.  I was wiping the dust off with my hand, and then took a look at my hand and saw this!  "Hmmm...  that looks interesting, I think I will photograph my hand."  And operating the camera to take this picture with only one hand, was a trick!

And just for the heck of it, I put my hand on a brand new sheet of 320 grit sandpaper.  It is waterproof sandpaper so it is black in color.  The dust from my hand transferred to the sandpaper.  Look, I made something that looks as if it was made in 2nd grade!


Anonymous said...

Love the second grade handprint! Would love to see before and after photos of sewing machine. Mom had one also. I had a 1970's version and wish I still had it.

Anonymous said...

I thought the white "substance" on your hand was paint. Kathy must be happy that you are fixing her mom's sewing machine. I love the print on the black background. betsey