Shine On

Jewelry need a quick buff? Reach for a paint roller

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Shine On

Recently I needed to polish brass parts for a project. I didn’t have a buffing disc, so I looked around the shop for an alternative. I saw several paint roller covers that I thought might work—but how to drive them? I found that they fit tightly on a 1-1/2-in. hole saw. I cut a 3-in. length of roller cover, inserted the hole saw and chucked it into my drill press. It worked great, and I’ve used this method often to buff and polish jewelry and all sorts of other items. You can buy buffing compound at a hobby store. — Bill Wells

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