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15 years 6 months ago #15769 by moggy
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just taken delivery of a rock tumbler

living next to a gemstone beach with an endless supply of stones and paua shells to polish, it seemed and essential purchase. Looking forward to the first produce.

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15 years 5 months ago #238969 by Celtic_Kiwi
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Ooo, that sounds intriguing.

So is this a small business venture type thing, or purely recreational?

Celtic_Kiwi
AKA Nikki

Tir Na NOg

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15 years 5 months ago #238974 by moggy
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at the moment, just a hobby, it is just a small one. Though there are a couple of people if not earning enough to make a living are certainly making money from the stones here.

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15 years 5 months ago #238982 by sod
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Sounds great and lota fun:)hope it turns into at least pocket money maker hobby

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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15 years 5 months ago #238986 by jeannielea
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Tumblers used to be popular in the 70s and people who used them were really hooked as the magic of turning stones into beautiful polished gems is very addictive! So enjoy your new 'toy' and hope you can make some lovely jewellry.

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15 years 5 months ago #239756 by Kiwi303
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for the mechanicly inclined, they're not very hard to make either, a solid round drum, a frame and a pair of axle stubs. weld the stubs to the ends of the drum, off centre so the drum wobbles as it turns, and run a pulley to a motor or a waterwheel and slap a door on the drum. Hey Presto! your own home made tumbler.

You Live and Learn, or you don't Live Long -anon

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15 years 5 months ago #239757 by Kiwi303
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for the mechanicly inclined, they're not very hard to make either, a solid round drum, a frame and a pair of axle stubs. weld the stubs to the ends of the drum, off centre so the drum wobbles as it turns, and run a pulley to a motor or a waterwheel and slap a door on the drum. Hey Presto! your own home made tumbler.

You Live and Learn, or you don't Live Long -anon

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15 years 5 months ago #239993 by davsri
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Hi Moggy
Where did you get your rock tumbler from :D

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15 years 5 months ago #240000 by moggy

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15 years 5 months ago #240026 by lady yank
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Uh oh, you have started a hobby that will become addictive. For me it started when I took a lapidary class at a local rock shop. The class only cost $5, but that is because they realize when you are hooked, you will spend much more. Seriously, you will be amazed at the beauty of your stones. Rock on!!!

Don't make me release the flying monkeys!

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15 years 5 months ago #240223 by davsri
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Thank You Moggy :)

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