I also use this material to line the base of my polish lathe. I
roll it up the back so the vacuum system is pulling through it. If
I happen to have a piece snagged out of my hand while polishing, it
has a somewhat soft landing vs slamming into the metal base. It
doesn’t save them all, but most of them come out OK. I don’t need
this very often, but every now and then, it pays for its self.
Don at Campbell Gemstones.