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POLISHING
sa   BRASS CLEANING & POLISHING
sa   COPPER CLEANING & POLISHING
sa   GEMSTONE CUTTING & POLISHING
sa   GLASS GRINDING & POLISHING
sa   METAL CLEANING & POLISHING
x   BUFFING
xx   GRINDING

Tip on sanding, wire-brushing, buffing, ... small round objects.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #17 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 10

Tip describes how to work with a buffing wheel chucked in a drill press.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 18

Tip suggests using a random-orbit sander to buff large surfaces.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #57 Feb 1997 pg. 28

Powered maintenance with wire wheels, cotton buffs and wool polishers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #114 Feb 1970 (v.20#1) pg. 60

How to make your own polishing wheels. Glue emery cloth around disks cut from plastic foam.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #184 Oct 1977 (v.27#7) pg. 70

Tip on converting a 3" long paint roller, two large metal washers and a carriage bolt into a drum for buffing and polishing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #386 Mar 1998 (v.48#3) pg. 20

How to true the perimeter of stitched-muslin polishing wheels.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 10

Tip on selecting abrasives for rubbing out a finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 10

Make a disposable buffing wheel from plywood and felt weather stripping.
FINE WOODWORKING #116 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 18

Tip on using pulleys of two different sizes to reduce an electric motor's speed for buffing.
FINE WOODWORKING #128 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 16

Tip: Make good buffing pads from old felt hats.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 26

Tip: Remove scratches from plastic meter faces, bezels and dial windows by polishing with cigarette ashes.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1979 (v.16#1) pg. 86

Four-gang tumbler for deburring small parts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1963 (v.120#5) pg. 194

Make a miniature polishing wheel from common rubber faucet washers.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 253

Tip: Use pencil erasers, chucked in a drill, to restore the polish on tool surfaces.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1982 (v.158#3) pg. 75

This tool chucked in a drill press makes polished designs in metal and plastic.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1984 (v.161#6) pg. 133

Professional buffing wheels and compounds add luster to metals, hardwoods, and plastics. Includes plans for simultaneously driving separate buffing wheels with one motor.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1969 (v.195#2) pg. 126

How to make a scalloped polishing wheel using foam-backed strips of emery cloth wrapped on a wooden disk.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 124

Restoration road. Part 10. Tips on making and using a buffing stand.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #255 Oct 1997 (v.22#3) pg. 6

Paint-roller tube section fits over drill-mounted sanding drum to serve as a buffing wheel.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 14

Tip shows how make a buffer by fitting a section of paint roller cover over a sanding drum that is chucked in a drill press.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 24

Shop-made buffing drum (consisting of wooden discs joined with a nut and bolt) is covered with abrasive pad material.
WOODSMITH #91 Feb 1994 (v.16) pg. 5

Tip describes how to equip a random orbital sander with a modified lamb's-wool mop for polishing large waxed surfaces.
WOODWORK #46 Aug 1997 pg. 8

Tip: Use a scrap of "Draylon" in an orbital sander to buff up a wax or oil finish.
WOODWORKER Dec 1989 (v.93#12) pg. 1165

Small parts buffing wheel is made from a paint roller fitted with a wooden spindle and shaft that is powered by a drill press or lathe.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 12

Homebuilt buffing machine has collector to help keep shop clean. Electric blower and furnace filter trap buffing compound and minute particles as they are removed in the buffing process.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1984 (v.40#4) pg. 28
Correction WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 21

An introduction to the special wheels and compounds required for proper buffing.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1984 (v.40#4) pg. 46

Shop-made buffing wheels from old T-shirts or cotton felt.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1989 (v.45#6) pg. 28