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    Default Polishing stones without a tumbler

    Hi like the question says... I have a Dremel, is it possible to use that? Thank you!


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    The answer in my opinion is no it is not practical

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    I've done a small amount of carving with a flexshaft - I wouldn't use a Dremel for that as it's done wet, so the flexshaft reduces the problems of water + electrics.
    I suppose you could work through grits, but if you're looking to end up with something similar to tumble-polished stones it's going to be very time consuming. I'd also expect it to consume Dremels too.

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    Used stone tumblers are not that expensive and will solve your problem. Have a look on Ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/30341020860...SABEgLuIPD_BwE

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    Quote Originally Posted by llou96 View Post
    Hi like the question says... I have a Dremel, is it possible to use that? Thank you!


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    did you mean the top of a stone that has been set into a piece of jewellery already? Or, did you mean loose stones?

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    God question Wallace.

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    Is He on the forum?
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    Ha ha, good only knows. Dennis

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    I do a lot of rock and gem cutting and polishing.
    What are you trying to achieve?

    If you just want tumbled stones, get a tumble polisher.
    If you want faceted stones, get a faceting machine.
    If you want cabochons, you will need a selection of grinding wheels, sanding wheels, and a felt or leather polishing wheel. Use cerium oxide or tin oxide paste for polishing.

    Depending on the starting state of your gemstones, you will also need a diamond trim saw, and potentially a diamond slab saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siskin View Post
    I do a lot of rock and gem cutting and polishing.
    What are you trying to achieve?

    If you just want tumbled stones, get a tumble polisher.
    If you want faceted stones, get a faceting machine.
    If you want cabochons, you will need a selection of grinding wheels, sanding wheels, and a felt or leather polishing wheel. Use cerium oxide or tin oxide paste for polishing.

    Depending on the starting state of your gemstones, you will also need a diamond trim saw, and potentially a diamond slab saw.
    This post is now 18 months old and the original poster didn’t return for answers so probably spam

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