I’ve discovered a quick and almost effortless alternative to hand-buffing a finish on my projects.

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I've discovered a quick and almost effortless alternative to hand-buffing a finish on my projects. Find or turn a dowel that matches the inside diameter of a lambswool paint roller cover, mount the dowel between centers on your lathe, and fire it up. Apply paste wax or buffing compound to the roller and give your project a high shine.
—Tony Finlay, South Penrith, New South Wales, Australia