"Wild Bill" wrote in message ...
I worked on a machine years ago that was referred to as a graining machine,
which was similar to what you described. It was used to put a directional
finish on metal machine parts.
It was fairly large, and a padded paddle was used to press and hold the belt
down on the workpiece, in a fashion similar to ironing clothes.
Timesaver has manufactured both a 9" x 48 and 12"x 48" machne in the
past. I have a 9" machine right now and think the design sucks but
used ones are available. [email protected]