Monday, May 25, 2015

a better buffer

When I did the first round of sterling in 2013, I used my cordless drill with a buffing wheel for the final polishing.  Rather than let my drill take a further beating - I decided to invest in a proper bench buffer.  Harbor Freight comes through once again.  Forty bucks later and I am ready for the next round.  FYI...whenever you buy something from them, go online to look for coupon codes.  I got 20% off for the effort.  78,90,69,0,B

9 comments:

Margery Bills said...

Interesting.

Steve said...

The Chinese must love The Field Lab.

Sam Finn said...

I've been thinking of buying some things from Harbor Freight. Do you think you get your money's worth from their products?

J said...

Sam, I've bought several things from them. My experience is that the quality is lacking, but if it's an item you will only use occasionally or if you only need it for a short period of time, it's better than spending a whole lot more for a product which will end up gathering dust in your garage due to lack of use.

Sam Finn said...

Thanks J. That's pretty much what I was thinking.

Larry G said...

ditto. but the 20% can often ALSO be used on sale items... which brings the price down to about what some things are really worth... :-)

Larry G said...

Northern has better quality but you DO pay for it!

Margery Bills said...

Hilarious, Steve.

Wishing you Peace said...

Found this articile on Wikipedia: the link is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_carbonate. Thought you might find it of use.

"Sodium carbonate, in a solution with common salt, may be used for cleaning silver. In a non-reactive container (glass, plastic or ceramic) aluminium foil and the silver object are immersed in the hot salt solution. The elevated pH dissolves the aluminium oxide layer on the foil and enables an electrolytic cell to be established. Hydrogen ions produced by this reaction reduce the sulfide ions on the silver restoring silver metal. The sulfide can be released as small amounts of hydrogen sulfide. Rinsing and gently polishing the silver restores a highly polished condition."