Regarding finishing turned bowls:
I usually have used either spray laquer or varnish/trup/oil by hand, for finishing off my wood turning projects. The other day i stopped by a garage sale late in the day after everything had been picked thru and found a buffing machine in back of the guys garage. He kept telling me it was a lathe and it looked like a ordinary grinder motor at first glance. The motor is Baldor and it does say buffing lathe on it. So we struck a deal at $100.00 for the motor, a case of router bits, a box load of wax, buffing wheels, a small foredom carver with some bits, table saw stand (extension for long wood),and a drill press vice clamp.
The foredom carver is what i really wanted - $10.00 and is old but works very well, one speed but serves my purpose of enhancing cracks for filling etc.- The buffing machine is a nice addition to my wood tools and now im going to have to learn how to use it.....LOL
Question: I have never used a buffing machine before. Does anyone own a machine like this one because im not sure how to remove the wire wheel from the one end ? (picture below). It has a handle on it that will swing upward but in doing so is not releasing the shaft on the wire wheel.
Can anybody tell me what wax is what? in the pic below i have layed them out so maybe someone can identify which is which.
How to charge and polish using these wheels and waxes?
Didnt really need the router bits and thinking of getting rid of them so i included a pic of them if anyone is interested let me know. There is one bit that is missing but the rest are brand new.