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  • #16
    I got mine from eBay. There are four things that you really need. A water feed from the centre of the disc. a variable speed control, removable diamond pads and a decent electrical cutout, all of which came with the machine I bought. I first started with and orbital sander fitted with wet and dry paper and using manual water feed from a hose. It worked but was painfully slow. The other pics here show a panel I'm currently working on. So far polished down to 100. Gulf has done some very nice work and may point you to other threads about this craft.


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    • #17
      David,

      That counter is looking great!............. Is that crushed limestone that you are using in the upside down pour?..............Your pics are killing my old back .......... When you get my age, you will appreciate the word "ergonomics" .
      joe watson

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Gulf View Post
        David,

        That counter is looking great!............. Is that crushed limestone that you are using in the upside down pour?..............Your pics are killing my old back .......... When you get my age, you will appreciate the word "ergonomics" .
        I used marble chips, some mystery decorative rocks and some leftover random rock tiles.It looks like the stars in a night sky. That's the idea anyhow. I agree that the working position is poor, but that slab weighs 40 kg, not too easy to lift on my own. Also the water that splatters off the polisher makes less mess at ground level. Hence the downpipes used as a fence in last pic. Joe, I think I'm probably older than you anyhow. My odometer says 67 what's yours?
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        • #19
          Marble is what I was thinking. I don't know why I typed limestone? You are bringing up a great point for anyone thinking about concrete polishing. It can get real messy. I elevate my projects to relieve my back. Depending on the time of year, a full rain suit and face shield is a must for me. My "oldometer" is at 61 .
          joe watson

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