I have been taking lessons from an 84 yr. old Gentleman in regards
to Lapidary, Carving, Small Sculptures, & Inlay.
Recently he blessed me with a polishing machine that he built & used
many yrs. ago. This machine is horizontal with 6 phenolic wheels on
it. Unfortunately, he doesn’t remember what grits he had the various
wheels charged with. He was using Diamond Paste for the grits.
My question is: Is there a reasonable way to clean these wheels &
start over with new grits? I searched the archives, read references
to Phenolic, but didn’t find anything about cleaning. I don’t want to
score or damage these wheels in the cleaning.
Thank you for any info anyone may have.
I am not a “young” person anymore, being almost 54, on March 4th.
But it has been great to find a Mentor like Hal, who has been willing
to share freely of his time & expertise. He is just as thrilled as I
am to share & learn. I started out by just going to see his hobby
shop after a chance encounter, & I have been travelling the 80 mi.
round trip every wk. since June '05 to pick his brain. He says “What,
do you think I am going to give you ALL of my secrets?!” I say
"That’s what I am here for!" & we both laugh!
I see folks on this forum have offered this type opportunity. If you
ever get the chance to study under one of the Elders, please take
advantage of it as it is rewarding for both parties beyond