How I modified a little 3″ mini bench grinder/buffer to include a sanding surface. This neat little bench grinder was a great find at Harbor Freight, and even better once I worked my crafty magic on it, and modified a little so that I could use it as disc sander as well.
Now I can use my mini-bench grinder as a table-top grinder, disc sander and buffer. Over the years, I’ve found myself using the buffer more and more. It’s super handy to buff my silver jewelry to a beautiful shine, while allowing the oxidation to remain in the carving and crevices. Personally, I like this look on my silver jewelry because it allows the details to stand out, and it keeps the antique silver finish without looking “neglected.”
I also use the buffer on the final step of making my solder glass pendants. After the pendant is complete, I clean it with a cloth barely dampened with rubbing alcohol, to clean off any residual chemicals from the flux and soldering process. Then I smear Turtle Wax paste all over the silver frame and let it dry to powdery finish. After the wax is dusty and dry looking, I buff the pendant frames with a clean soft cloth and the buffing wheel of the Mini Bench Grinder.
This is one of my early DIY videos from years ago; long before I learned how to edit my videos! So please forgive any rambling!