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Felicia

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Tumbler
« on: February 16, 2020, 10:02:32 AM »

Hi. I've been thinking about getting a tumbler for metal  finishing. Vibratory seems like the way to go so as not to damage bezels. Is anyone familiar with the Raytech tv-5? At this point I'm only thinking about it as I may not really do enough to buy a mass finishing machine. And could always add a couple of bowls if I want to tumbler. Not much to do with tumbled stones, though.
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Re: Tumbler
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 05:45:41 PM »

Metal finishing tumblers are not  wet rock tumblers although they look similar. Heavier construction is needed in a rock tumbler. Cabellos has the metal tumblers I have been using and I have used with corn cob and diamond powder for finishing stone specimens in them  and they seem fine.
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Felicia

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Re: Tumbler
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 07:39:24 PM »

 I'm not particularly concerned about tumbling stone, Basically metal finishing. If I were to do stone, we're talking literally a handful. That's if. Still bear it in mind if I do decide to use stone.
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Re: Tumbler
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 05:12:30 AM »

As Lithicbeads said, you don't need a high quality tumbler.  Dry finishing is easily done with a brass tumbler used by reloaders.  You can save a lot of money buying from company like Midsouth shooters supply.
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Felicia

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Re: Tumbler
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 12:23:35 PM »

Thanks. Hadn't thought to look at shooter's supply places. I saw one that is a bit cheaper. Has anyone used a vibratory tumbler for finishing? Are bezels safe in mass finishing?
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Re: Tumbler
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 12:29:20 PM »

I think I finally talked myself into doing the Foredom maintenance, instead of avoiding it like a little kid avoiding homework.
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