Step 5: Faceplate 3: polish and finish
Using the drill with a wire brush & bench mount to polish the aluminium
One critical piece of safety info I forgot to mention in the video is to setup the drill with the direction of rotation 'pointing' away from you. Note in the video how I place the aluminium on top of the wirebrush and it almost took the piece away from me... not towards me...
The next video is actually from a few steps down... once I finished framing the box I found that the tolerances were too tight... that is, the aluminium plates would only just slide in to place. I need to make the edges of the plates a little narrower....
Bench drill setup as a sander
This video was taken after I made the box and realised I had a little adjusting to do on the faceplate. I've placed the video in this step because it also demonstrates using the drill to work/finish the aluminium faceplates.
Dam it! you'll see me monologuing about tools in this video when I should have picked what woody went with
Bench grinder/sander & accessories from Sears