Getting a tumbling machine

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Found a deal on a tumbling machine that’s homemade. It can then 7 bottles at a time. Gonna go pick it up Saturday morning and will be firing it right up when I get home. It comes with everything including cleaning powders to last me a lifetime. The only weird thing is it don’t have different size tubes like the ones I see on here. All the same size. The gentleman says that the biggest bottle he can fit is 4-1/2” wide and a quart soda for the tallest. Will that hold me back doing anything I may need to do? He has plenty of copper to fill all 7 tubes so I’m hoping that won’t effect me doing smaller medicines or anything else I may come across. Anyone have any knowledge on this? Thanks in advance
 

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Luckily you got all the copper you need to fill all 7 tubes, thats the most expensive part since a tube that size to do Quarts will take about 25 pounds of copper which is about $200. Times 7 tubes thats about $1,400.00 in copper. The Quart size tubes are to big in my opinion to do smaller pint size, 12 oz size or Hutches. With a Quart in a Quart Tube that gives you about 1/2 inch all around bottle, about what you want. if you put a hutch in there you'll have a inch or 1 1/2" around bottle to fill with copper which I don't think works as good as just using a smaller tube. But just my opinion. I'm sure others will vary? LEON.
 

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Just pulled this one out of my tumbler tonight. Before & after Pics.
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Wow, massive difference! I have got to get one of those. Just a little more trying to make these others work for me…. Just a few more busted bottles-And I will have one…. The struggle is real! It’s just a bit like trying to make a vacuum cleaner out of a wash machine. Rock tumblers will break your stuff, too- even with a ton of precautions. Especially that new vibratory one. Lol! How long did you have to tumble your bottle? The difference is incredible. Pretty!


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I’ve actually had him clean a few bottles for me with this machine so I know it does a good job. Maybe I’m just confused on the tubes. Here’s a before and after
 

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Found a deal on a tumbling machine that’s homemade. It can then 7 bottles at a time. Gonna go pick it up Saturday morning and will be firing it right up when I get home. It comes with everything including cleaning powders to last me a lifetime. The only weird thing is it don’t have different size tubes like the ones I see on here. All the same size. The gentleman says that the biggest bottle he can fit is 4-1/2” wide and a quart soda for the tallest. Will that hold me back doing anything I may need to do? He has plenty of copper to fill all 7 tubes so I’m hoping that won’t effect me doing smaller medicines or anything else I may come across. Anyone have any knowledge on this? Thanks in advance
 

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be sure it works those machine are vary hard to repair.Lots of moving part and home made are even worse to repair.Pay little as you can for the machine,so you won't get stung.By pass it if the seller doesn't want to start it up for you period
 

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Do you got a picture of this machine? hard to imagine one little motor running 7 tubes at ones, unless it's got more then one motor?????? LEON.
 

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Just saying it might be hard finding part for it!Just make sure it works and don't pay a lot for if you can.
 

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