Sunday, 19 of February of 2017

Rock Tumblers Polishers


MILKY QUARTZ Rough Rock Gem for Tumbler Polisher
MILKY QUARTZ Rough Rock Gem for Tumbler Polisher $4.94
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Dual Drum Rotary Rock Stone Metal Glass Tumbler Polisher Quiet 6lb Total 2 Drums
Dual Drum Rotary Rock Stone Metal Glass Tumbler Polisher Quiet 6lb Total 2 Drums $74.95
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Dual Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Rock Polisher Coin Shell Cleaner
Dual Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Rock Polisher Coin Shell Cleaner $71.24
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Single Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Rock Polisher Coin Shell Cleaner New
Single Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Rock Polisher Coin Shell Cleaner New $56.99
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Vintage 1968 Rapco Tumble Stones Rock Tumbler Polisher Lapidary Kit Set WORKING
Vintage 1968 Rapco Tumble Stones Rock Tumbler Polisher Lapidary Kit Set WORKING $19.99
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Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher Model AR 1 102 Brand New in Original Box
Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher Model AR 1 102 Brand New in Original Box $75.00
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6 LB double Rock Tumbler Polisher Abrasive Grit Kit Smooth Stones Jewelry
6 LB double Rock Tumbler Polisher Abrasive Grit Kit Smooth Stones Jewelry $139.99
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6 LB DUAL DRUM ROTARY ROCK TUMBLER POLISHER FREE SHIP
6 LB DUAL DRUM ROTARY ROCK TUMBLER POLISHER FREE SHIP $59.96
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Rock Tumbler Rotary Polisher Polishing Lapidary Tumbling Kit Grit Polish Gems
Rock Tumbler Rotary Polisher Polishing Lapidary Tumbling Kit Grit Polish Gems $51.97
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Rotary Barrel Rock Polisher Tumbler Single Drum Smooth Polished Finish 3lb Max
Rotary Barrel Rock Polisher Tumbler Single Drum Smooth Polished Finish 3lb Max $54.95
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HONEY CITRINE CALCITE Rough Rock for Tumbler Polisher
HONEY CITRINE CALCITE Rough Rock for Tumbler Polisher $8.09
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VINTAGE 1992 THUMLERS TUMBLER ROCK COINS JEWELRY POLISHER CLEANER 2 BARRELS
VINTAGE 1992 THUMLERS TUMBLER ROCK COINS JEWELRY POLISHER CLEANER 2 BARRELS $143.99
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Tru square Metal Products Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher Accessories 24 oz
Tru square Metal Products Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher Accessories 24 oz $36.07
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Thumlers Tumbler Rock Tumbler Polisher Model T 2 w Accessories
Thumlers Tumbler Rock Tumbler Polisher Model T 2 w Accessories $70.00 (1 Bid)
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rock tumblers polishers
Has anyone tried Polishing Aluminum in a tumbler?

I have small 6061 aluminum parts. I currently use polishing compound with a buffing wheel on my bench grinder, but the extremely small size of the parts make it tough to hold onto them, and since I have several hundred to polish, it is very time consuming.

I borrowed a friend's vibratory polisher (the kind used to polish brass ammunition casings) but that did not work at all. Even after 24 hours, I did not see any results. I thought maybe the media wasn't rough enough, so I tried glass beads from my sand blaster, but that didn't work either. (It did however shine up some copper pennies I threw in there as a test.) I finally tried play sand, but all that did was smooth off the rough edges, and give my parts an overall "matte" finish (the exact opposite of what I wanted.)

Has anyone used a tumbler to polish aluminum with good results? If so, what media did you use?

I was also thinking of a rock tumbler, but again, what media would work?

I'm not sure how factories polish their small parts.

My wife uses a rock tumbler with steel b-bs and water to polish small silver jewelery parts she makes. The tumbler has to run for a day or so. She also uses a small jeweler's hand vise to hold small parts when buffing them on a wheel. I got her the small hand vise from Lee Valley Tools (they have a web page) and it was about $9.00.

Good luck.

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