My latest edition of ShopNotes featured a tip sent in by a reader for buffing parts.
Notice that he used his 1 1/2” Φ hole saw as a mount for a section of paint roller sleeve.
I tried this and it will work, but me being me, I wondered if this would work better if the section of roller were mounted over the 1 1/2” Φ rubber drums of both my Rigid spindle sander and the small drum of my drill mounted drum. Since these drums expand the sleeves would not slip while buffing.
My Rigid drums are 4 1/2” long which made it perfect for cutting a typical 9” paint roller sleeve in half. Another typical length of paint roller is 4” which when cut in half is ideal for my 1 1/2” Φ by 2”long rubber drum. Beware that the paint roller sleeves fit tightly over the rubber drums. To help with this I sprinkled baby powder over the drum before mounting the sleeve.
Here are a few transition pictures from the sanding to buffing option.
I was only able to use paint rollers with a 3/8” or 1/2” nap with my Rigid spindle sander because of the the guard diameter but I could use a 3/4” nap on the smaller drum.
This tip also gave me yet another option to present when promoting the two mandrels I posted in my last blog. Because of their versatility,I have decided to name these two mandrels the, “Multi-task Mandrels”. What do you think?
I hope that you will find this tip of some use in your shop. Thanks for looking. As usual, your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green