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Thread: New guy here

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2022

    Default New guy here


    I've just joined the Forum after finding it yesterday when I was looking for some information about tumblers and polishing. To introduce myself - I'm from Birmingham, and I've been making jewellery with wire and beads in a very small way for a few years as a hobby. Now I've retired from full-time work I'm looking forward to being able to develop my skills and spend a bit more time on it.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    South Australia


    Hi Tomtoh. lots of info re tumblers and polishing I suggest you do a search on the subject ( top right of screen )

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Central London


    Some thoughts:
    1. For years the Lortone 3a was the king of tumblers. Depending on finances, probably the National Geographic would do too.
    2. A further expense will be mixed shot, the finest you can get, in stainless steel.
    3. Tumbling can be over night, or for at least six hours.

    Vibrating tumblers are much faster, but also more expensive. Because their action is different and they use very fine needles, they also overcome the problem of a tiny pinrick texture appearing on flat surfaces.

    Welcome to the forum, Dennis.


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