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Trying things out
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Winston
I agree, a video would be very helpful.

I went to the store and got a set of Ryobi drill-mounted buffing wheels which came with three kinds of compound. The wheels are cushion sewn, so they are soft. My drill is said to spin at 2000 rpm, which is slower than a bench buffer, and the wheel is smaller (4 inches), so this setup will work slower than a bench buffer. For my workshop setup, it's more convenient to use a drill for this than a bench buffer.

I tried the finest compound, white rouge, on a sharp chisel, which was hollow-ground and sharpened with a 30-degree bevel. I used it for maybe 8 seconds on the bevel side, and then I flipped the chisel over and worked the back for about 1 second. After all this, there is a tiny hairline at the edge, which looks similar to the one

My initial impression is that the chisel does not seem as sharp as it was before. It was previously sharpened on a 12000 grit Shapton Pro stone and shaved hair easily. After buffing, it will still shave hair, but it requires more effort. It can still pare pine end grain, but not as cleanly as before.

That said, a slight loss of sharpness is a small price to pay, if it buys greatly increased edge durability. I haven't yet used the chisel for anything (other than some test paring cuts) so I can't say whether the edge actually lasts longer.

Anyway, a video would be really helpful for those of us who are interested in trying this out. I can't speak for others, but I know nothing about buffing wheel types and compounds, so a little discussion about what kind of buffing wheel and compound to use would also help (I just used what was easily available and I have no idea how well it would work compared to something else).

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