Introduction: Poor Man's Buffing Wheel

About: Seafarer by profession, When in land I do projects for fun, always curious to learn!

In this Instructable we are going to see how to make your own polishing wheel for dremel or any rotary tool from old jeans.

Step 1: Materials

  • Jeans or any old denim
  • Dremel Sanding mandrel
  • Scissors
  • Compass or Circular template (2" Dia)
  • Marker
  • Awl
  • Precision Screwdriver

Step 2: Buff Wheels

I start with marking circles using the template & marker. We'll be needing around 10 denim disks.

Using scissors I cut the denim disks. Using the Awl pierce holes through the center of the denim disks.

Once done through the disks, keep it aside.

Step 3: Dismantling the Mandrel

Using the screwdriver removed the screw on top of the mandrel, this will remove the drum and the bottom washer. We'll be using the mandrel alone.

Step 4: Assembling the Polish Wheel

Take the mandrel, put down the lower washer and start inserting the denim disks one after the other. I made a washer out of a thick cardboard, this is just an additional support to hold the denim disks tight. Put the cardboard washer on the top then place the actual top washer and screw down.

Step 5: What Else? Start Polishing

Attach your new polishing wheel to your rotary tool and start polishing.

I suggest to use this wheel at very medium speed.

I use this for polishing a variety of materials including Glass, Metal and Resin.

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