Beall Polishing System #4: Rough surfaced curly maple

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Blog entry by PASs posted 03-11-2014 02:21 AM 1550 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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."

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 02:54 AM


A 4 min. Finishing Job! :)

Looks good!

Just think of how it would’ve been if you had sanded it to 220 first! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 03-11-2014 03:10 AM

The Beall buffing system is great. I have had one for several years and use it constantly.

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#3 posted 03-11-2014 06:21 AM

Yo Pete,

Well the results certainly speak for themselves.

I checked out Mr Beall’s youtube videos and then went looking for a seller of his “bag of Tricks”
I cannot find any in Queensland so will have to check out Timbercon in WA they couldn’t be further away !!
but usually stock the goods.

Looked at the net and found a supplier in the USA however the freight was almost as much as the purchase!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 03-11-2014 01:30 PM

WowZa Pete! That really is incredible. Thnx for the how-to pics

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 01:17 PM

Really does the business Pete!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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