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Louie Powell
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Buffing Wheel storage
Apr 18th, 2018 at 2:06pm
 
Looking for suggestions - - -

I have a set of three buffing wheels.  In my case, each wheel is mounted to a block of wood that threads onto the spindle of my lathe.  Presently, I'm storing the three wheels, along with the bars of tripoli, white diamond and carnauba, in plastic bag from Homer's.  The bag sits on a shelf, and that approach does protect the wheels from dust, but Homer's bags are chintzy and will split open if you look at them wrong.

Looking for suggestions for a better and more secuire way to store them.  Something to keep shop dust from collecting on them, and also something is a step up in quality/style from the Homer's bag.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Buffing Wheel storage
Reply #1 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 2:21pm
 
Are you looking to build or buy?
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Reply #2 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 2:55pm
 
Big Zip Loc bags!
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Reply #3 - Apr 18th, 2018 at 4:24pm
 
Cloth/canvas shopping bags folded over.
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Re: Buffing Wheel storage
Reply #4 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 6:03am
 
All of my buffing supplies are in individual zip-lock bags and then into a 5 gal bucket with a lid.
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Reply #5 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 9:00am
 
Have you ever considered something like a saw blade store box?
Where each blade, or buffing wheel in your case, has it's own drawer to sit in.
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Reply #6 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 9:55am
 
I have three plastic boxes with lids --- "Tupperware -like"  one for each type of abrasive compound/wax.  They are roughly 6 inch cubes and can hold my 8" wheel,  4" wheel and 4" bowl bluff plus the compound stick all together.
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Re: Buffing Wheel storage
Reply #7 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 6:46pm
 
Zip Lock,  why pay more  just to keep the dust off them?
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Reply #8 - Apr 20th, 2018 at 8:06am
 
Ok... so far it's 2 for Ziploc bags. All the others fall by the wayside compared to the shear brilliance of Ziploc bags!!! Smiley Smiley
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Reply #9 - Apr 20th, 2018 at 8:47am
 
Actually, that's an appealing idea.  My wife is the queen of zip lock bags, so we have lots of them around the house.

Next best idea is some kind of plastic container - perhaps old tupperware pie containers.  Wife has decided that tupperware is dangerous because it's plastic, and we have to switch to glass for storage.
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Re: Buffing Wheel storage
Reply #10 - Apr 20th, 2018 at 8:59am
 
Louie Powell wrote on Apr 20th, 2018 at 8:47am:
Next best idea is some kind of plastic container - perhaps old tupperware pie containers.  Wife has decided that tupperware is dangerous because it's plastic, and we have to switch to glass for storage.


Glass in the kitchen, plastic in the shop.

Currently I have mine in three serrate what they usually call "shoe box" containers.
I get them from the BORG, they are about a buck a piece. Great for lots of things around the shop.
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Re: Buffing Wheel storage
Reply #11 - Apr 21st, 2018 at 12:09am
 
I use "semi-disposable" Glad food storage containers. Those are stackable, and helps me keep everything more orderly.
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Reply #12 - May 1st, 2018 at 11:30am
 
Closing the loop - I dropped into a nearby surplus outlet store (kinda like a dollar store on steroids) to check out their options.  Found some large semi-disposable food storage containers (a totally unknown brand) that sold for two for $2.59.  Each box is large enough to hold three wheels and the companion compound/wax stick.  Price was right for the application.

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