Getting a tumbling machine

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I’m picking it up tomorrow. I’ll follow up after I get it set up and going.

Congratulations! (But I’m a tiny bit jealous). That is so nice! I would probably have to keep something that size out in the rv with my 300+ paintings and art show stuff. It’s interesting when we want to use it, moving boxes and boxes ect. But it works well as a “she-shed” the rest of the time. But if anyone hears of any other tumblers, please let me know? That is really sweet, Merle! 7 bottles you say? You could go into business with that…. Breaking other peoples stuff for a change! At least that’s what my hillbilly tumbling machines do to my stuff, too often!


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I've never broke a bottle, I did have a piece of copper get wedged between a bottle & fingers of the bottom Stopple before, put a nice dull wear mark around bottom of Bottle. Not Good. LEON.
 

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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 seems like everything is good to go. Ordered a couple newer tubes and stopples from jar doctor and getting ready to be on a mission to clean all the bottles at my house. Then I’ll move on to seeing if I can make a buck.
 

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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
 

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How many days did you Tumble & what compound & grit did you use? Curious? LEON.
 

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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 just spun and wouldn’t turn. Had to ruff them up with a wire brush to get them going agin
 

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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
Those look fantastic!! My bottles will be sent to you soon!! . How many were you running at a time.
 

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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 hard to come by and I’d hate to mess one of mine up.
 

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Do you have before & after pics of the ones you just did? LEON.
 

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