In the home stretch
|All set up and ready to go!|
|Close up of the bed.|
Sadly, something went wrong in the clear coat process, and the final finish became rough, pocked, and just plain ugly. I have no idea what happened--maybe pollen, maybe some solvent from inside the can got on the paint, I don't know, but something made the finish bork up in a couple different spots. I sanded them down, and I hope I can fix it with another clear coat, but I may have a slightly scuffed looking machine. At the very least the entirety of his exposed parts will have been painted, it's just a frustrating setback after so much hard work and patience.
On the brighter side of things, I found yet another vintage machine!
I knew Glenn would kill me if I brought it home, so I left it on the shelf and trudged back to the apartment. I mentioned I thought I could sell it for far more than $25, and Glenn said, "Yes, but would you have the time to list it?"
Ah hah! I don't have the time, but Tom from The Antique Cellar does! A quick phone call to him, and I had permission (sorta kinda) to go get the machine to trade it to Tom and find it a good home. Success!
|Some of the attachments.|
That's all from me this week. Check back on Sunday or Monday for the final reveal for Gideon, assuming all goes well with the clear coat recoat.