robcastle made mention of my blog and did some polishing on his Paper Towel Holder.
I mentioned I’ve polished rough sawn material.
I couldn’t find any photos, so out to the shop…
I grabbed a piece of curly maple left over from a custom cane handle job that had a fairly rough surface.
It even had some little shaving hairs sticking out.
I spent a total of 4 minutes working part of the surface.
In that 4 minutes I:
1. Mounted the red polishing wheel.
2. Rough polished with the red compound.
3. Changed out to the white diamond wheel.
4. Fine polished with the white diamond compound.
Here’s the result. NOT smoothed or flattened to any extent, just polished.
You can see the uneven surface, but everything the wheel could get to polished up pretty nicely.
It might be a surface only a mother could love. But it is smooth and shiny. And I do mean silky smooth.
And this wood had no sealer or finish of any kind, and I did not use the carnauba wax to deepen the luster.
-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."