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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2010, 06:50:23 pm »

A couple of years ago did you ever think you would get this excited about finding some bearings for an old piece of lapidary equipment? LOL
Heck you wouldnt believe the time I spend looking at wheels and arbors and vibrators (rock vibrating tumblers) and slabs and cabs and plotting of ways to get more money so I can buy more stuff. Naw......this is not addictive at all:)
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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2010, 07:14:48 pm »


Your right SOS, I wouldn't have.  Now its like I do everything I can to save a piece of equipment.  Its like 'bring it back to life'.  I haven't spent too much time looking at vibrators however (rock vibrating tumblers).  I have one and have not figured out how to use it yet.  Which reminds me when I am done here I will look it up.  I know its a slurry mix but thats the extent of my knowledge.

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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2010, 09:04:18 pm »

Daniel got me interested in a vibratory tumbler. He had me preform some cabs and do light polishing if any, and he stuck them in tumbler and next thing you know they look fantastic.
He will tell you the mix. I cant remember even though he tells me everytime:)
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2010, 11:38:49 pm »

I never thought of doing cabs that way.  Very light polish them toss them in the vib tumbler.

Is that cheating or not? .... I wouldn't think so.  Although you would have to be careful as they may become
to small to quick.

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2010, 06:50:53 am »

TOG I would have never thought of doing that either. And they only stay in the vibratory tumbler a very short time. But since I have been made aware of that technique you would be surprised at how many designers (I was told by those in the know) LOL  use this process to get that final, super shine.
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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2010, 09:56:41 am »


Well I started out in the rock biz by tumbling and just recently inherited(so to speak) a vibrating tumbler with two barrels?

I need to inter, no enter, no enroll, anyway do one of the cab contests.  (And take a grammer/writing course at my local College).

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