buffing with a wire brush?

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Forum topic by maljr1980 posted 09-24-2011 02:52 AM 1402 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2011 02:52 AM

just curious as to how many of you use or know about this process. sand, wire brush, finish.

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 04:08 AM

I use this method to clean up live edges. Using a wire on flat stock gives it a very weathered appearance. I don’t know what you would gain by sanding and then wire brushing. I use a wire wheel in an air die grinder. Use a full face shield and goggles as there will be wire projectiles! Gloves and arm protection are also a good idea.

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#2 posted 09-24-2011 04:41 AM

everything at work goes through a wire brush machine or buffed with a wire wheel on a die grinder. sanding closes the grain on the wood, and the wire brush opens it back up

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#3 posted 09-26-2011 04:43 PM

I use it sometimes to remove hard finished on wood. Its easier than sanding and less messy and quicker than stripper. Lately any hardened plane knobs or totes get this treatment, then re sand and BLO.

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