If you enjoy woodworking, you know how important finishing your project is. If you are a wood turner in particular, you probably have seen the buffing systems on the market. If you have seen them, you also have probably seen how expensive they are. Because of this, I decided to make my own wheels, which work just as well as the expensive systems out there, mine only cost me around 12 dollars, but I already had almost all of the parts. If you don't, you can still make this for substantially cheaper than buying a new system.
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Step 1: Materials and Tools
There are actually very few materials required to make these wheels. Your biggest invest will just be time, and at that, you can easily make three wheels in just a few hours.
-Flannel (You want 100% cotton flannel. This is a very cheap fabric, I got mine for $1 a yard, and just ended up buying the rest of the bolt for $12.33. I ended up with a lot left over so I would estimate you could easily make three wheels with 8-10 yards.)
-9x9 scrap of plywood (The measurement of the wood merely dictates the diameter of your wheel. If you want a larger wheel, use a larger square, smaller, use a smaller one. )
-3 Medium-Large Screws (Machine screws, not drywall)
-6 Washers, 2 small, 2 large
-Fabric Scissors (You will notice that mine are not fabric scissors, and I deeply regret it. If you have them use them, but regular scissors will work.)