Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Mini buffer *PIC*

Fred in NC
>I must credit Russ Fairfield with the idea of using a wool painting roller for buffing. This one is 9" with 3/4" nap.

The adapters are my own design. I turned 2 wood plugs. The headstock plug has a Morse taper in one end (turned as part of the plug), and the other end was turned down to fit into the roller. The tailstock end was turned down to fit into the roller, with a 60 deg taper to fit the live center. A ridge or collar keeps the plugs from going too far into the roller.

For small items, such as pens, one roller can be used with more than one buffing compound. The paint roller I got from Lowe's cost about $8.

Thanks, Russ !

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