Re: Re: Re: Re: Tumbling Gemstones
Hi Barbara. I never had a problem with filler. If you are using high dollar gem material than by all means go through the steps. But if you just want to put a polish on some Petrified Wood or other rocks, like agate than just run with coruse grit for a week or so and check to see if your items are ground down to where you want them. I have run several loads like this and when I get them where I want then clean and I put each load in a bucket of water. I put a little extra course grit in the tumbler before next load. After several loads I then clean the tumbler and start runing them on the polish stage. You only need to run all the stages if feel like you can only get the results you want. Be sure the lid is on good or you could have gray grit on everthing where ever your tumbler is located. Only had this happen a couple times. If you don't know where to find a club go to the
www.amfed.org site and look under clubs. You usually find some one in the club who can help you and they may only be a phone call away. Best wishes on your new tumbler. Geo.
From George Finley - July 03, 2007 at 00:38:57