Woodworker's buffing machine


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SteveB123
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Woodworker's buffing machine

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:09 am



Not trying to achieve show finish at all, just wanting to clean things up to make them presentable on a soon-to-be daily runner. Hmm.....buffing kit with a 5/8" arbour requirement.
~$30 @ Princess Auto
~$30 @ Princess Auto


What do I have with a 5/8" arbour? Oh yeah....
...a 3HP Unisaw.
...a 3HP Unisaw.

Not show chrome, but certainly acceptable.
Not show chrome, but certainly acceptable.



Unfortunately, the pieces had a fair bit of pitting, and sort of surface crazing that wasn't going to come out during my quick and dirty clean up. Still, a vast improvement.


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Re: Woodworker's buffing machine

Postby dingdong » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:51 am

Looking good. Now finish them off with Mothers Aluminum Wheel Polish and in 15 minutes they will look like almost chrome. Not sure I would spend more time on the housing though. It can't be seen.
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Re: Woodworker's buffing machine

Postby SKMURDOCK » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:30 am

What a great idea! The weight of the saw must make for a very stable buffing wheel. I on occassion, have done the reverse, using a hand held automotive buffer to finish off the last coat of finish on a piece of furniture I made.

I will admit to being jealous, though, of your Unisaw. ;) I make do with an older Craftsman contractors saw.

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Re: Woodworker's buffing machine

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:45 am

Buffing/wire wheels move a sh*t load of air. Guess what happens to all the residual sawdust left in the nooks and crannies of the saw? :shock:

I picked up the saw used last year, cleaned it up, and added a Forrest WW2 blade, link belts and a Sawshop fence. It's lovely.


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