A Well-Dressed Mop

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Make a rake to revive a compound-caked polishing wheel

By Helen I. Driggs

Taking care of your textile polishing wheels will extend their life and also reduce scratching caused by hardened or dried-out polishing compounds that can cut deep ruts in your work. I made a rake, or mop dresser, out of some glued together scrap wood and a few coarse thread drywall screws from the hardware store.

To make your own rake, you’ll need a Sharpie, a ruler, some scrap wood, C-clamps, wood glue, sandpaper, drywall or other wood screws, and a drill bit (I use a #46).