So four days in & the healing has begun in ernest at last. There is still a long way to go before this boo boo is fully gone but at least it's on it's way now. Trouble is i can't wait to get back to doing something if only something small. The stiffness in the muscle underneath the burn has dramatically reduced if not fully gone. I can't yet make a solid (tight) fist yet With this in mind i don't want to risk getting the wound wet so won't be doing any gluing today (for a few days yet still) but i do have some sanding to do. but basic movement & gripping is fine now.
Yes i know when you look at my work in the WIP stage nine times out of ten it does not require sanding down as shown in the pictures. Sometimes i rush things however & on those rare occasions projects require a little help from my sander lol.
So problem whilst my hand is recovered enough to use a little now i still have to keep this wound clean. My boo boo as it is now four days in below:
To keep it clean i came up with a very simple solution.
First of all a nice big piece of plaster.
Then a latex glove that i wear when painting but with the finger tips cut off. The plaster acts as the first barrier against any stray dust particles that get under the glove since the wrist & the finger tips are not skin tight, but also protects the wound from sweat as my hand gets hot under the glove. Then the glove of course as an outer shield against the heaviest dust from the sander - Voila'.
I will be using this same method when i get back to PM'ing in a couple of days. Since the latex gloves get gummed up from my PVA glue the fingerless version shown here will work nicely lol. Right then i am off to dig out my sander, more posts soon folks lol.