I keep a pair of skin-tight leather racquetball gloves in the
studio for polishing work. No loose areas or parts hanging
down... nothing to get caught by the spinning buff.
I am a part-time newbie. In my ‘day job’ as a middle aged
computer geek, it is considered a no-no to have anything but
pristine hands and nails. Therefore, I wear … ya guessed it!
… skin-tight gloves! I get goatskin driving gloves from
WalMart, as tight as possible. They stretch. Now, if I could get
them with fingers just a l-i-t-t-l-e bit shorter!
I have dabbled in blacksmithing for quite a while, and now for
the first time I’m able to keep my hands clean. Working with
copper and silver at the bench, buffing, sanding, grinding and
buffing actually stains the skin, and it won’t scrub off. What’s
the big deal about keeping my hands clean? Right now, I am
free-lancing in computer documentation and support. Every day or
every week, I am in the office of a new client meeting new
people, and I feel first impressions are valuable. I may
regret the gloves should I hurt myself down the road, but right
now, they are necessary!
I’m glad there is at least one other glove wearer!