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Posted in response to Polishing Apache Tears? from Doug on September 06, 2011 at 04:42:21:

Re: Polishing Apache Tears?

The best instructions I have ever seen are in a small volume called Modern Rock Tumbling, it is a small paperback, and sells for about $25, but it is worth every penny. As I said, absolutely the best instructions I have ever seen on tumbling.

You can get it at (they also have grit, polish, etc, at a very reasonable price)

I did a batch of pea-sized tears a few months ago following his instructions, and they turned out wonderful-no breakage, no cracks, no spalling, and with a very high polish.

I think probably the most important thing is to use a high ratio of cushioning material. I used about half tears and half plastic beads.


From Becky Kelher - September 13, 2011 at 14:48:45

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