The Beall Wood Buff Kit contains everything that you need to start using this simple, quick and very effective method of finishing immediately. Core to the kit are three 8" buffing wheels, each of a different material and construction to suit the stage in the process for which it is intended. The wheels are marked to avoid them getting mixed up. The buffing wheels are mounted using the spindle adaptor supplied, which is threaded to take the spindle of the wheels at one end and is bored at the other to fit onto the shaft of a grinder (recommended rotational speed for 8" wheels is circa 1750 rev/min). A bush is also supplied so that the adaptor can be mounted on either a 1/2 inch or 5/8 inch shaft. As a lathe user, I mount the adaptor in the lathe by holding its outside diameter firmly in the jaws of my chuck but your chuck has to be capable of gripping tightly onto a 1.5" (38 mm) diameter (I have cut a small dovetail into the end of the adptor to match the dovetail jaws of my chuck, to ensure good retention and accurate shaft alignment). As an option, we also supply a Morse taper adaptor, in either 1MT or 2MT size, which can be mounted in the spindle throat and which has a parallel shaft turned on its outer end to carry the buffing wheel adaptor: this is probably the best option for most lathe users. The kit is completed with the inclusion of two generously large bars of buffing compound, one each of Tripoli and White Diamond plus a hefty bar of the Carnauba Wax essential for finishing.
Offers custom wood working tools including buffing systems, wood threaders, dowels, drill bits, lathe tools and accessories, collet chucks, and spindle nose adaptors.
I was privileged to meet Jerry Beall a couple of years ago when attending the Ornamental Turners International Conference in nearby Newark, Ohio. As well as being an excellent host whenever we snook away from the main proceedings to revel in the atmosphere of his fascinating workshop, Jerry demonstrated to us many of the plethora of products and inventions that his agile mind has produced for the woodworking market.
Whilst all were worthy of considerable attention, I was completely knocked out by Jerry's development of buffing systems for use on timber. Here at last was a quick, simple way of putting that finishing glow onto wood products that really makes them stand out. What I liked most was that this created a bright, light, smooth and incredibly tactile finish but not with the hard glossy, glassy, polished-plastic look with which some workers damn their work, but with a deep gleam that really brought out the beauty in the timber.