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  1. Merle

    Tumbling Before and After photos

    Couple more I remembered to take pics of
  2. Merle

    Meyer - Meinhardt Bottle / St. Louis

    That one cleaned up really good.
  3. Merle

    Tumbling Before and After photos

    Yes, I live on the Illinois side of the river but love the city. Getting harder and harder to find ones I don’t already have or can afford. I’m very lucky that I have a machine that can tumble 7 at a time so it shouldn’t take me to long to get this shelf done then on to the next.
  4. Merle

    Tumbling Before and After photos

    And one of the personal shelves
  5. Merle

    Tumbling Before and After photos

    I’m bad about not taking before pics. I get in a rush. Here’s another that I did though
  6. Merle

    Tumbling Before and After photos

    Those bottles look great. Got a tumbler a couple months ago and just started pulling off my personal shelves last week. You figured it out pretty quick
  7. Merle

    Tumbling Before and After photos

    Figured out how to turn fruit jars. Didn’t realize how big of mess it makes. Hope I don’t have to polish many half gallons
  8. Merle

    Odd question

    I’ve heard of bottles turning purple, but not brown. And never knew you could reverse the color. You learn something new everyday. Now I have to go and see how this works
  9. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    Here’s a couple
  10. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    Been busy but did get pics I’ll post soon
  11. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    I’ve been running all 7 at a time. I have a bunch of crowns that need a spin, then once I get better at it on to the blobs and hutches. I do have 2 hutches and a citrate bottle going for trial spin right now. If it go’s as hoping I’m going for a iron pontil. I’m taking it slow. Good bottles are...
  12. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    I did 4 days and used the aluminum oxide from jar doctor. A couple of the stopples are old and homemade so had one of my double deco bottles slip on me and is fuzzed up the bottom of the bottle. Won’t let that happen again. Other than that no issues besides using soft scrub on the tubes and the...
  13. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    Forgot to post when I finished. Here’s a few of the better ones. I finished. Works good I think. I’m bad about taking before and after pics. I have some good ones that will be done on Friday. I’ll post when I get them cleaned up
  14. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    I ran my first batch trough and my phone crapped out so my before pics I don’t have. Pointless to post what I did. I have round 2 in now. Got the pics saved to back up so I’ll have when finished this time. I had one come loose on me from the first 7 and I’m running again. Other than that it...
  15. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    Got it all for 1000.00 like I said right place right time
  16. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    It was built to last. I hope my wife don’t want to move any time soon. I don’t want to go through that anytime soon. It about killed me getting it in the basement
  17. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    Yes, it’s a single motor operating the machine. It’s all cut copper that came with it. I filled all 7 4” tubes and still had plenty for more. I get to take my first run off when I get home tomorrow. Looking forward to see how they come out. I put 2 on at the beginning that just needed dusted off...
  18. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    I put all 7 on this morning. She’s turning all with no issues. I will let you all know how the first clean turns out. It rotates 70 rpm and I was told run for 4 days. Run two days one way and flip and run another 2. Does that sound right? I hope I loaded everything right. I put a few crows and...
  19. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    It’s a really neat set up. I couldn’t get anyone to help me get it in so didn’t get to mess with it that much. Here’s what it looks like in operation.
  20. Merle

    Getting a tumbling machine

    It killed me getting it in the basement. I just started filling tubes. Gonna start a run either tonight or in the morning. I got 50# of aluminum and 10# of 1200. All kinds of odds and ends. Hope I get good quick so I can get my personal collection shining. Looks pretty cut and dry. First 7 are...

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