You may have seen a Project Paper Towel Holder I made for No 4 Son Toby and his Partner Ashlee.
Well after reading all the great comments I trolled through the website to catch up on all the great posts I may have missed.
Well I found a post by PAS showing a beall wood polishing result.
I have some polishing equipment mainly for metal products but I quickly bought a couple of pads, one calico and one sisal and then set to work.
I have a portable motor with a tapered shaft to fit the pads/buffs.
I also had some hard burnishing oil of which I only ever used by hand.
As the towel holder was still here it became the “guinea Pig” for my mad woodworkers experiments.
The holder already had some Danish Oil on it so I I didn’t expect to get anything too impressive.
There it is it in the before testing state.
I set up the sisal wheel applied some Hard Burnishing oil to it and set to work.
The results were very encouraging so I then set up the calico buff and continued on again.
This is the end result
Now I needed to determine if it was a result of the Danish oil previously applied or in fact hard burnishing producing the improved effect.
So I selected a scrap of left over Jarrah pallet material (read as rubbish) I was again experimenting in making cupboard door inserts, Hence the rebated edges.
Anyway using only the buffing pads I again set to work, sure emough again I found some very impressive results.
I didnt get any where near the finish I saw with PASs project but did appreciate the results that I got just “fooling around”
So I would expect with a dedicated project “decent” timber and the correct polishing gear that Hard Burnishing/Wood Polishing does produce a worthwhile result.
Hope its of some benefit to LJs, I certainly did
-- Regards Robert