>I'm just about to order an extractor
If you have money you just want to spend on your hobby, go ahead. If you feel you need one, think it over.http://bushfarms.com/beesharvest.htm
> and a metal double sieve and a 5 gal bucket w/gate. My thought was to simply extract the honey and filter it through this double sieve into the 5 gal bucket. Is that enough filtering?
> Would it be proper to place a woven cloth filter between these sieves?
Cloth will lose small fibers and those will cause rapid crystallization. If you want crystallized honey this works fine. If not, I would not do it.
> I had thought I would filter it again, using the set of three plastic filters that fit onto another 5 gal bucket (my buddy already has these plastic filters), then I would let it sit for a day or two and then bottle the honey. Altimately, I want very clear honey ... I've seen too much that is cloudy and would not feel comfortable selling it looking like that.
I don't feel comfortable buying honey that isn't cloudy. Clear honey usually means it's been overheated and overfiltered. I think it's a matter of educating your customers. A free taste of raw unfiltered honey will usually win them over.