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Author Topic: Replacement drum for tumbler?  (Read 327 times)

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John Robinson

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Replacement drum for tumbler?
« on: July 09, 2018, 01:01:37 PM »

Hello,
I was given an old tumbler without a drum. Replacement drums seem to be rather pricey. Can one build a drum cheaper than buying one? If so how?
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Re: Replacement drum for tumbler?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 04:35:58 AM »

I haven't tried it but if I were to build one I would start with PVC pipe and threaded end caps.  Threading requires expensive tools so the other option is glue type caps held on and sealed with vinyl tape.  (electrical tape)
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Re: Replacement drum for tumbler?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 10:54:08 AM »

Thanks, I have checked the YouTube videos on the topic and no one seemed to have a good answer.
I only have about 20 lbs of stones that could be worth polishing, but I got about a 100 pounds of grit with the tumbler, including about 25 pounds of orange cerium. I would like to put that grit to use...
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