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    Scotch Brite pads on an arbor

    Does anyone know where I can find Scotch-Brite pads that are attached to an arbor and can be used on a drill press?

    It is not an easy thing to find, Lowe's does not have it, at least not the one near me.

    I am looking to use it to clean up some handles from an old lathe and was told they work well but can't seem to find them.
    Regards,
    Bill Antonacchio

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    Howzabout making yer own arbor? Screw a screw into the center of a dowel the size you want, cut a slot, slide in a pad and spin. That's the way the Frugalmeister would do it.

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    All the big box stores here carry them...so does Harbor Freight.

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    It was just yesterday that I was at the local Automotive Paint store and they had a display of a Ball of Scotchbrite on a stick, You can use it on a Drill press or a hand held drill, small one 2" dia, was something like $2.45 0r $2.75, they also had a bigger one for some more $$... almost bought one but haven't been doing any projects to need one and being sort of "Frugel" (French for Cheap) I just pondered and filled it away for future refference as the store is 1/2 mile from the house.

    So I would say look to your local auto paint supply house.
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    i just cut the regular pads into squares and chuck `em up on a mandral...usually in a 20k rpm die grinder........they hold up fine.
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    Thanks for all the replies. I will try to make and find, and see what happens. Anything is better than hand rubbing all those handles, that's for sure.
    Regards,
    Bill Antonacchio

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    Just a regular old Scotchbrite pad sticks well to a velcro pad on a ROS sander
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    Hi Stu,

    Yes, I thought of that too, but I am wanting to hold the handles so that I can get all the way round the curvy parts and thought having the pad mounted on the drill press would make it easier. Also Jim Kountz over on SMC did the same for his Delta Double Duty lathe handles.

    Since I have the Slide Rest (for metal turning) in addition to the tool rest and tailstock I have a fair number of bright work pieces to scrub up.
    Regards,
    Bill Antonacchio

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    Bill, what you need is some >> 3M Flap Brushes <<
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    These would chuck right up in your drill press, or even in a drill chuck properly mounted in a lathe.

    Or, depending on the size of work you have, some of these would work well too.....

    >> Clean & Strip Discs <<

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    I'm sure you know what you need, you just need to find somewhere to buy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Bill, what you need is some >> 3M Flap Brushes <<
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    These would chuck right up in your drill press, or even in a drill chuck properly mounted in a lathe.

    Or, depending on the size of work you have, some of these would work well too.....

    >> Clean & Strip Discs <<

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    I'm sure you know what you need, you just need to find somewhere to buy it

    Cheers!
    Ha Stu,

    Great minds, well at least your great mind and my stumbling upon. I got the "Clean and Strip" as you call it at Lowe's, but it scares me. I haven't tried it yet but I don't want to scar the metal bright work. I will try it out on some piece of scrap metal first and see how much damage it does before using on the handles.

    Maybe use it on the jig saw or bandsaw that I got when I bought the Delta Double Duty lathe. Both jig and band saw are pretty ratty looking. And yes I know pics, pics, pics.
    Regards,
    Bill Antonacchio

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