Sunday, October 13, 2013

New Motorized Burnishing Tool

I received a small motor from a friend recently and had stored it under my work bench in the garage. I really didn't know what I wanted to use it for until I visited a local leather shop. After seeing their burnishing setup, I decided to make me a modified one. I took some 12oz leather and cut out some 3" circles. I prepped them and glued them up.

With the help of a friend with a lathe, the glued cone was rounded out and grooves were cut where desired. A bolt was put through the edge tool and fixed onto the mother shaft. To condition the stacked leather, I applied some neatsfoot oil until it would no longer soak in.

Here is my new motorized burnishing tool.