|Review by odie||posted 11-22-2008 03:49 PM||7881 views||7 times favorited||24 comments|
Every time I make a ring box I use The Beall Wood Buff. I make about 300 ring boxes a year in four different sizes. Since I have had my wood buffing system (approx. 18 months) I’ve probably used it on close to 500 boxes. I used to hand wax and buff these boxes and it would take forever. Now it takes half the time and the quality of finish is second to none.
The procedure I use is quite simple. I now sand my boxes on a belt sander down to a 400 grit. Then I apply one coat of tung oil and let sit about 24 hours. At this time the magic begins. I put the boxes through the three stages of the Beall Buffing System. The first stage removes the scratches left by the 400 grit sandpaper. The second stage removes any residue left by the first stage. The third stage applies a thin coat of carnauba wax. I use mine mounted on the lathe at the suggested speed.
This system comes with a great set of instructions. I would advise getting their DVD of demonstrations for a really detailed experience. I have been doing business with them for about ten years, and it’s a great run smaller tool company. You can also purchase this system at Woodcraft as I did, but I had to get the adapter for my lathe from Beall.
I have added some pictures to help you envision the finished product and the set up.
-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)