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LindaAnn

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Posted: 09/25/22 12:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I pick up rocks whenever we are traveling... just little rocks with pretty colors and shapes. Sometimes I find pieces of glass. I have a jar-full and I'm thinking I would like to have a Rock Tumbler.
Do any of you do this and do any of you have a Rock Tumbler? If you do, I would love suggestions. I see there are many on Amazon, but I don't know how to choose!
I would welcome any input.
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Harbor Freight sells a decent cheap one that will let you get started and see if you like it.


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jkwilson wrote:

Harbor Freight sells a decent cheap one that will let you get started and see if you like it.


THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTION! i WILL CHECK IT OUT.
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The title of your post made me think of..

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Sort of a bit like my Mom, she liked to "collect" rocks from her travels with my Dad.. Although Moms rocks wouldn't fit into a tumbler..

HF does sell rock tumblers

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Found HERE at HF for $70

For small quantities they also have a single version HERE at HF for $50

Looks like they also carry some different grits for polishing.

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Gdetrailer wrote:

The title of your post made me think of..

[image]

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Sort of a bit like my Mom, she liked to "collect" rocks from her travels with my Dad.. Although Moms rocks wouldn't fit into a tumbler..

HF does sell rock tumblers

[image]

Found HERE at HF for $70

For small quantities they also have a single version HERE at HF for $50

Looks like they also carry some different grits for polishing.


That is a same model (different brand) that I have. Bought it 30 years ago and still works just fine.

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Just be warned it takes a lot longer than you think it does. Hard rocks will survive and be polished, soft rocks will be ground to dust.


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Sorry got rid of mine. Had it just for the kids leaning and enjoyment. It was just a low cost starter kit from Amazon. Worked fine.


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Great for polishing gold and silver jewelry also using steel tumbling media.

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agesilaus wrote:

Just be warned it takes a lot longer than you think it does. Hard rocks will survive and be polished, soft rocks will be ground to dust.


Yes, some stones can take hundreds of hours.

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Also good for polishing brass cartridge cases

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