|Project by hairy||posted 08-14-2012 05:44 PM||3577 views||17 times favorited||17 comments|
I wish I had thought of it. This is in the Oct 2012 Wood magazine, a tip from Tony Finlay from South Penrith, NSW, Australia. Thanks, Tony.!! Great idea using paint rollers as buffing pads.
He used a dowel between centers, I turned a taper to be held in a chuck and cone live center. Everything needed was here already. Quick and easy!
I used White Diamond compound on a walnut chisel handle as a trial run. I’m satisfied enough to get a better roller. I’m sure I bought the cheapest one in the store when I got it. It was on hand so I used it .
My only experience buffing is on motorcycle fork tubes and metal parts, messy work. This wasn’t. I did use dust collection to catch the lint and hopefully the compound flying off the roller. If I notice a mess from this, I’ll rig up a cardboard box as a shield around it to contain the mess. I’d recommend using reverse if you have it, to have anything coming off the roller going away from you.
-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...