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ForestGrl

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09-12-2015 12:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: buffing compound question finishing

I set up the PSI 3-wheel buffing system last night, and applied (I think!) the 3 different compounds to the wheels. Thing is, the compounds were invisible on the wheels! Obviously, the white diamond may not show on the white wheel, but seems like the Tripoli and Carnuba wax should show on their wheels, since they are dark. I’ve read where people get carried away and put too much on the wheels, so trying not to do that. ;-) How do I tell when there’s some on there?

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-12-2015 12:48 AM

Hi Jamie. i have the Beall buffing system and a video came with it. You can veiw the video on line under Beall. I was surprised how you use them. I don’t think you can see any of th4e compound on the wheels. I know they sure throw the threads when they are new.
anyway, the video says to load the Tripoli wheel up good and bear down on the part all over buffing with good pressure. Then you lightly load up the whit diamond wheel and buff the part which I think they said removes any tripoli left on it. That is a once over pass,

Then you lightly load the was wheel and give the part a quick buff not dwelling on it or going over a lot.

I have experimented with different kids of raw wood and finished wood and some raw wood buffs better than others. you just have to try out the special you have to see the difference. Also. on a finished part, let the finish dry good before buffing. I waited at least 4 days.

Cheers, Jim

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#2 posted 09-12-2015 02:02 AM

Jamie

The Red Tripoli you will see but the White Diamond and wax you will not. Also make sure they are put on the right buffing wheels because there is a difference.

I go the Beall buffing system and I do like it much better. I did have the PSI one but gave it away to a starting turner.

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#3 posted 09-12-2015 02:41 AM



Hi Jamie. i have the Beall buffing system and a video came with it. You can veiw the video on line under Beall. I was surprised how you use them. I don t think you can see any of th4e compound on the wheels. I know they sure throw the threads when they are new.
anyway, the video says to load the Tripoli wheel up good and bear down on the part all over buffing with good pressure. Then you lightly load up the whit diamond wheel and buff the part which I think they said removes any tripoli left on it. That is a once over pass,

Then you lightly load the was wheel and give the part a quick buff not dwelling on it or going over a lot.

I have experimented with different kids of raw wood and finished wood and some raw wood buffs better than others. you just have to try out the special you have to see the difference. Also. on a finished part, let the finish dry good before buffing. I waited at least 4 days.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks, Jim, I’ll find the video. I’ve read about (and experienced) the Flying Fluff. Also have seen recommendations for conditioning the wheels, have to find the threads. Glad to hear that the invisibility isn’t another sign of aging. ;-)

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#4 posted 09-12-2015 02:48 AM



Jamie

The Red Tripoli you will see but the White Diamond and wax you will not. Also make sure they are put on the right buffing wheels because there is a difference.

I go the Beall buffing system and I do like it much better. I did have the PSI one but gave it away to a starting turner.

- Arlin Eastman

Good to hear the carnuba is, in fact, invisible. I would have loved the Beall system, but that will have to be a ways down the road. There was a time when I’d go an extra 50% to get the long-range best, but now I have to make some hard choices. I got free shipping on the PSI, so the price differential was more than was apparent at first. Anyway, last night I buffed the Mr. Stubby Stopper, and it was really nice when done. I assume there must have been some buffing compound on the wheels, LOL!! What is a mystery to me is why PSI strongly recommends a Watco finish before buffing. Odd, that is. Perhaps because Watco fills the pores some, and keeps the Tripoli from clogging them? A wild guess.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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