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I polished a large Charlevoix stone for my friend Bill. I also re-polished a large Petoskey Stone at the same time. I’ll show you the process I used.
Here are the steps I took to polish this:
I started with my normal, dry angle grinder with a diamond cup wheel. The cup wheel is 50/60 grit.
Next I moved to a Makita electronic stone polisher. This has a soft backer, so the pads can flex to the shape of the rock. The grits are as follows:
Diamond cup wheels: www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=153592065765&_ssn=jonathancmu&_osacat=0&hash=item23c2cceee5%3Ag%3A99wAAOSwMUtdSHvV&_odkw=beast&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313&_nkw=beast+cup&_sacat=0
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