Toy harmonica restoration, karma investment
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:28 pm
I got bored during COVID lockdown while I was home on furlough and restored my son’s toy harmonica. He had filled it with blue glittery slime, and most notes did not play anymore. This is a $5 toy instrument, not really worth the time and effort to restore for pure monetary value. However I love to give my son instruments, needed a project, and as an OSG enthusiast have been trained to value instruments undervalued by others (especially when they are blue sparkle) and laborious restoration threads. Therefore I decided to take the time to take this apart, scrub all the glittery slime out, and reassemble it. I am hoping doing this good deed will pay off in the universe dropping an ice blue metallic Jazzmaster into my lap (preferably with greened-out aged finish). This slime is really gross and tenacious when it gets into stuff, has ruined a few sets of his clothes and some toy trains too. Took lots of scrubbing with old toothbrush under hot water. This was done two months after my combined carpal tunnel/cubital tunnel surgery.