Tuesday, 25 of April of 2017

Rock Tumblers Polishers


Dual Drum Rotary Rock Stone Metal Glass Tumbler Polisher 6 lb Total New in Box
Dual Drum Rotary Rock Stone Metal Glass Tumbler Polisher 6 lb Total New in Box $74.55
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Rock Polisher Machine Tumbler Kit Smooth Stone Maker Gems Collector Kids Science
Rock Polisher Machine Tumbler Kit Smooth Stone Maker Gems Collector Kids Science $51.58
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Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher New
Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher New $119.66
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Used rock polisher tumbler
Used rock polisher tumbler $32.99
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Lortone 33B Double Barrel Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Polisher 6 Lb Grit Lapidary
Lortone 33B Double Barrel Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Polisher 6 Lb Grit Lapidary $168.99
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1 Quart Rotary Rock Tumbler 110V Stone Polisher Polishing Lapidary Tool
1 Quart Rotary Rock Tumbler 110V Stone Polisher Polishing Lapidary Tool $92.99
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ROTARY Rock Tumbler Polisher ABRASIVE GRIT KIT Assortment 4 different grits
ROTARY ROCK TUMBLER POLISHER ABRASIVE GRIT KIT Assortment 4 different grits $21.99
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Rock Polisher Machine Tumbler Kit Gems Collector Smooth Stone Maker Kids Science
Rock Polisher Machine Tumbler Kit Gems Collector Smooth Stone Maker Kids Science $43.61
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New Original Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher Abrasive Grit kit Assortment Grit
New Original Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher Abrasive Grit kit Assortment Grit $28.99
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Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher AR 1 102 Kit
Thumlers Tumbler Rock Polisher AR 1 102 Kit $50.00
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NIB The Original Rock Tumbler Model 635 Electric Rock Polisher B 2
NIB The Original Rock Tumbler Model 635 Electric Rock Polisher    B 2 $41.42
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NSI Rock Tumbler Classic Kit Gems Smooth Polisher Stone Machine Collector
NSI Rock Tumbler Classic Kit Gems Smooth Polisher Stone Machine Collector $50.50
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The Original Thumlers Tumbler Model T 100 Rock Polisher Brand New Needs Belt
The Original Thumlers Tumbler Model T 100 Rock Polisher Brand New Needs Belt $89.99
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Thumlers Tumbler AR 1 Rock Tumbler Case Tumbler Rock Polisher Kit Used
Thumlers Tumbler AR 1 Rock Tumbler Case Tumbler Rock Polisher Kit Used $35.00 (2 Bids)
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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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