bead sander bugs #1: working out kinks

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Blog entry by jeffl posted 01-07-2012 11:08 PM 1539 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If this comes out right the first picture is the plywood disc glued and screwed to the pulley. After running for several hours the disc came unglued so I drilled and tapped the pulley.

The second picture is another view of the pulley and disc.

This next picture shows the screws counter sunk through the Velcro.

I included a picture of the single screw that keeps the bucket from turning.

I had to put tape on the lid to keep it on. I found this out when I went to check on the beads and the beads were all over the floor.
I included a picture of the beads after a 80 grit,120 grit and 220 grit.

The last picture shows the beads with a beeswax and orange oil Polish. This only took about a minute. The polish pad rubbed the inside of my bucket and probably will melt it. I’ll keep on experimenting. Jeff

-- Jeff,

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 11:10 PM

I forgot to credit Filinvested for this idea. Thanks

-- Jeff,

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 09:31 AM

I like it. What are you using the beads for?

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 10:50 PM

I’m planning on letting my wife and daughter use them for jewelry.

-- Jeff,

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 05:55 PM

They are beautiful!
Look like stones found on the beach.
Cool idea.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 01-12-2012 02:42 AM

It works good on small square or close to square scraps. You can’t overload it or they slide under the weight.

-- Jeff,

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