I bought a Dental lathe from a garage sale (pic below) for $50-60 and it is almost new. I was thinking of just setting it up for buffing bowls. It has two speeds on it (1750 and 3450). Has quick release levers and small steel cones that slip in and out of the collets. The way it works now is the smaller cloth wheels just spin on and self tighten down (The shafts can be removed though).
I am thinking about ordering some buffing wheels and wax and give the bowl buffing a try. I see that Beall and Don Pencil sell the wheels and waxes on there websites (thanks to Vaughn for providing me the info and sites).
Both sites sell package deals with (3 )- 8" buffing wheels, Tripoli, White Diamond and Carnuba along with adapter. I was also going to buy (3) - 4" bowl buffing wheels also.
I thought i would ask the other turners/buffers out there if the above makes sense ?????? What do you think of 2" v. 3" v. 4" bowl buffing wheels ? i thought the bigger the less i would have to buff............
Currently the types of finish i use are Danish/Varnish/Turp or naptha, or just Danish oil with spray Laquer top finish..........sounds like adding the buffing at the end of my finish may improve things from what i have been reading...................Thanks Dan
Final thought: What is everyones favorite type of finish ?