5 Things To Do With A Buffing Wheel (and 1 Thing You Shouldn’t!)-Friday Findings

It used to be when I read advice about sanding and buffing my polymer pieces that I’d always say, “Nah, I’ll just slap some varnish on it.”

This is because I’m Lazy.

Also, I HATE sanding.

But more and more I found I was dissatisfied with the look of my work. The ones that were sanded and buffed not only felt nicer, they looked so much more elegant and refined.

It was Cindi Leitz’s tutorial on DIY sanding blocks that finally got me started sanding my pieces.

This purple, blue and copper mokume gane donut pendant was the first polymer clay piece that I sanded and buffed.
 You can see in the photo how buffing brings out depth and sparkle in the metallic clay.
This mokume gane donut pendant was the first polymer clay piece I sanded and buffed.

You can see in the photo above how buffing brings out depth and sparkle in the metallic clay.

Then, of course, I wanted even more shine. So I got out a piece of denim and buffed until my arm nearly fell off… but it worked!

I immediately realized the benefits of a buffing wheel and added one to my wish list. Many thanks to Samantha of Jessama Tutorials and Jessama Design for sending along the one I show in the video.

Once I got my wheel I started to think about other ways to use it. I’ve come up with five, plus one thing you shouldn’t do.

Watch the video to learn what they are, and hear me use the word “sheen” way too often, lol. Sorry ’bout that.

Tools & Resources mentioned in the video:

https://youtu.be/fLmOqVlO1M8

Watch the 5 Things To Do With A Buffing Wheel (and 1 Thing You Shouldn’t Do!)-Friday Findings video at YouTube.

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