Hand Tools Archive

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Re: Success with a making a shallow ura

Winston
> curious about the compound - mcmaster's page says that those types have a binder that is more or less a glue for the wheel so that the grit binds to the wheel and doesn't just fly out like it does with a wax stick.
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> Did it seem to maintain its cutting power?

I had to recharge the little felt buffing wheel maybe 2 or 3 times. Not bad, considering how tiny the wheel is.

The stuff says it's made with glue instead of grease/wax. I wouldn't say it feels sticky at all, but it does seem to stay on the wheel reasonably well. It's also water-soluble -- a quick rinse under the faucet easily got the stuff off my hands.

I still would like to try again with a somewhat larger and slightly softer wheel. I'll have to look around to see if I can find something like that. Ideally I'll be able to create a hollow that looks aesthetically pleasing in addition to being functional.

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