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    Stopper Buffing Handle

    I have a three wheel buffing system and made this handle to buff stoppers so I don’t lose them across the garage. The handle is 12 1’2” long with 3/8" x 16 tpi (the size of Ruth Niles’ threaded studs) all thread threaded into the end about 3”, and exposed ¾”. I turned a tennon ¾” long by 15 mm thick to accept a ¾” piece of ½” schedule 40 PVC which saves the handle when buffing the bottom of the stopper.
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    Well...that takes all the fun and excitement away, Chuck.

    Looks like a great idea. Not sure I understand the reason for the PVC, though. If the buffer hits that handle, seems like all it'd do would be shine up the handle. Am I missing something? Either way, I still like the idea, and will log it away for the future.
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    Vaughn,

    I have cut into the wood on a couple of items that I buffed, probably over aggressive with the white diamond compound, and my thought was that, over a period of time, the end of the handle would get worn away, hence – the PVC collar. It may be overkill, but if my hunch is right, a ¾ chunk of PVC is a lot cheaper than a chunk of Maple. I tend to over think things anyway. By the way, the OD of the PVC is the same OD of Ruth Niles’ #301 stopper.

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    Great idea Chuck, thanks for sharing!
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    Great idea and thank you for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Rodekohr View Post
    Vaughn,

    I have cut into the wood on a couple of items that I buffed, probably over aggressive with the white diamond compound...
    Yeah, if you're removing wood with the buffer, I'd say you're being WAY over aggressive, especially if it's with the white diamond, which is finer than the tripoli compound. But now I see your reasons for adding the PVC collar.
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