Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Blue toy machine, but no paint along post this week
Sorry folks. Family stuff is happening, and not the fun holiday kind of family stuff. Although hopefully there will be a bit of that too.
The next post is all planned and half written, so it will happen soon. ish.
We will be talking about shining up the metal bits and will explore different techniques for dealing with everything from dried up oil to something very badly rusted.
The machine I am working on for the paint along is already in good shape. But my friend Janet turned up earlier this week with a lovely gift for me.
A classic vintage toy machine, hand crank or electric. Janet said she wanted me to have something to work on that does not weigh 40 pounds while my knee is healing! I love it.
The paint job is in good shape and it is turning. There is no pedal or controller, but I don't see any place to plug one in.
There is some very light rust on the hand wheel.
and more serious rust on the needleplate.
I'll be polishing this up as part of the paint along project, so you should be seeing it again soon.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! And if sauerkraut is a traditional part of your holiday menu, I definitely want to hear about it. I can't imagine a turkey dinner without it, but I rarely meet anyone down here in the South that shares this passion.