I found some more information regarding how to tumble stained glass pieces (for mosaic projects) to just take off the sharp edges but keep their shine. Here's a couple of things I found along with the website addresses. All the "rock" tumbling websites have you go through all the grit stages, whereas, the mosaic sites had different procedures. Thought some of you might find it interesting, even though you may not work with glass.
www.lapidaryclubofohio.org/definitions.htm "Stained glass shards used for mosaic glass are also tumbled. No abrasive is used to avoid clouding the glass, only water as a lubricant to remove the sharp edges so that the glass may be handled safely. As little as 8 hours tumbling may be sufficient for tumbled glass."
www.mosaic-tile-design.com/stained-glass-tiles.html (Check out this web page....this person uses an electric ice cream maker as a tumbler!)........................"What I did finally buy on eBay was an old ice cream maker for $7. I had to cut the paddles off the center churn part of the ice cream maker but leave the center post intact to use it to 'tumble' my tiles in a little soapy water. It holds more tiles at once than most of the rock tumblers I saw for sale." "After an hour or two of tumbling, the cut edges are not as sharp and you will see grainy debris in the bottom of the tumbler after doing a few batches."
I will have to try the soapy water with my "kiddy" tumbler and see what happens. Maybe I can get Earthdog to take some before and after photos.
OMG! Takila, I'm a bit of a speed reader, so as I'm scanning your post, I get to the bottom & I think I read where your gonna get E-dog to save you some soapy water! HAHAHA! Thank God you just wanted pictures!
liz opportunity is for the taking. Look inside yourself, you'll see. Then go clean up your own backyard...leave my yard to me. rossington collins band.
rockpickerforever: Cold here (56 degrees, brrr!) this morning, but it'll warm up soon enough! Expecting temps 20 to 25 degrees above normal today and tomorrow. And those Santa Ana winds. Not even a hint of a breeze right now...
Mar 26, 2015 9:39:42 GMT -5
Fossilman: In the 70's here today and sunny....Starting to plant my veggie garden-potatoes up three inches already..
Mar 26, 2015 9:57:06 GMT -5
mr.mohs: Crisp hot whiteness-City Noon-Occupants of Rock Zone are Consumed (Santa Ana are winds off the desert) jdmostly
Mar 26, 2015 10:05:57 GMT -5
drocknut: Oh Jean hope you didn't put away your long undies for those kinds of temps...lol. lol Ed.
Mar 26, 2015 10:10:21 GMT -5
headfullofrocks: Aaaahhhhh, Vancouver Island, Appx. 13deg Celsius. Grass is green, got some obsidian in cerium oxide tumbling away, and the sun is peeking through the clouds, can't ask for much better in the lap of geographical luxury. :
Mar 26, 2015 14:55:57 GMT -5
Shotgunner: Mike, we harvested potatoes a few weeks ago!
Mar 27, 2015 20:15:13 GMT -5
meviva: Anyone going to the Anthem, AZ show tomorrow?
Mar 27, 2015 22:42:48 GMT -5
mr.mohs: so Anthem tomorrow? I went last year. I'll keep it in mind
Mar 27, 2015 23:06:05 GMT -5
Shotgunner: They are promising 94 today!
Mar 28, 2015 9:31:36 GMT -5
Fossilman: Scott,do you have a greenhouse or what?? Or just warm enough temps in the winter months..Can't beat fresh spuds!!!
Mar 28, 2015 9:42:34 GMT -5
drocknut: I like fresh spuds too. Hard to grow anything in a travel trailer though. Yikes, 94 is way too hot. They are talking close to 90 here at my mom's so I may be hiding in the ac for a while.
Mar 28, 2015 11:06:36 GMT -5
mr.mohs: yep- the southwest got ripped off this season-- High pressure everywhere... was thinking of going to anthem...but it to hot for the trek. no a.c. & the freeze plug is weak...
Mar 28, 2015 11:16:56 GMT -5
drocknut: Does not bode well for the summer ed
Mar 28, 2015 11:37:17 GMT -5
mr.mohs: it would seem that way. Diane. BUT I recall one unseasonably warm spring and yet we had a mild summer. the last couple summers have been mild --although this last summer -- lasted all winter & spring UUUGHH! Maybe in for brutal one...
Mar 28, 2015 12:39:11 GMT -5
Fossilman: Helping Tammy can grapefruit today...................Juice and fruit...LOL,she loves it,I hate the stuff..
Mar 28, 2015 15:48:30 GMT -5
drocknut: I hope it's not a brutal one Ed.
Mar 29, 2015 1:33:45 GMT -5
snowmom: fossilman, I'm with Tammy. that's good stuff! Grapefruit juice is my favorite drink.
Mar 29, 2015 9:53:25 GMT -5