Tools such as disks, belts, and sheets made with Bonded Burnisher™ papers, cloths, and plastic films, provide new ways of finishing with standard machines and hand tools. The new tools produce finishes similar to those created by abrasives – and some entirely new finishes.

A Bonded Burnisher™ sheet made of woven carbon fiber fabric attached to a foam backing.

39.10; Carbon fiber on 10mm EVA backing1

A Bonded Burnishing™ tool comprised of fiberglass bonded to a foam pad. The ground may be of any useful material.

Expt 25.2; Flat EVA foam hand pad; 7x18 cm w-fiberglass cloth on 1 mm thick pad before G-5 application_3527

A detail of the tool comprised of fiberglass bonded to a foam pad.

25.2; Flat EVA foam hand pad; 7x18 cm w-fiberglass cloth on 1 mm thick pad before G-5 application_3528

 

Unbacked Bonded Burnishing media

The principle of the Bonded Burnisher System™ is the combination of a medium, such as glass spheroids or woven fiberglass, affixed to a ground such as paper or cloth, by a binder such as a resin. But, many Bonded Burnisher™ media possess the tensile strength to act both as medium and ground, resulting in tools such as the following, wherein the woven fiberglass fabric Bonded Burnishing™ medium is consolidated with resin without a separate  ground, the fiberglass operating both as medium and backing.

Expt #30.5.2; Fiberglass cloth; 2-ply, unbacked, with diluted G-5 matrix_3593

 

Using similar processing, a non-woven ManniGlas® sheet, presently used for insulation, is consolidated with a resin binder to produce a Bonded Burnishing™ tool.

38; Tool made of Non-woven Glass Fiber sheet1