17.1.11

happy new year

I'm a little late getting back into the swing of things. I've been very busy with a different project  - just not working on polymer clay so much. I have several purchases planned for the new year. The other night I decided on the Ryobi 6" bench grinder. What a glamorous accessory - every girl should have one. I bought the buffing wheel and what I thought to be the adaptor to attach the buffing wheel. Of course, when I went to put it all together, the adaptor doesn't work with bench grinders - only on hand drills. So back to the store - turns out they don't carry the part I would need. Never heard of it. Contacted Ryobi - we'll see what happens. In the meantime, I'm probably going down to my local auto supply shop to see if they carry a table top buffer/grinder with all the parts I need in the box. If so, I will pack up my previous purchase and return it to the big orange hardware superstar.

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2 comments:

Carol Simmons said...

I use one like this without an adapter. What seems to be the problem?

Boston Baked Beads said...

Hi Carol - Thanks for your help - I actually got it working. Thought the "arbor shaft" that they mentioned on the buffing wheel was an actual part I needed to purchase - then realized I didn't need an adaptor at all, like you said. I love the results. My work looks so much more complete.