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.
Fossilman: Might hit the beaches today and look for sea glass......
Apr 16, 2015 9:55:14 GMT -5
drocknut: Mike, hope you find a lot. I've never looked for sea glass before but I've heard it's hard to find, especially certain colors. Enjoy the hunt and wear sunscreen, don't want the fossilman to get sunburned.
Apr 16, 2015 11:57:31 GMT -5
Fossilman: The foss don't sunburn anymore....LOL Worked outside my whole adult life-I just get browner...Thumbs up
Apr 16, 2015 16:11:30 GMT -5
caro9956: I'm looking for rough fordite. can anyone help me locate some?
Apr 17, 2015 14:01:00 GMT -5
Fossilman: Someone on here sells it,can't remember who..........Post on the buy,sell and trade site-Thumbs up It's pricey too...
Apr 17, 2015 15:21:01 GMT -5
drocknut: No idea what you are counting down snowmom. I thought you were counting up. Trying to help ya out...lol I've never been called a glass full kind of woman but I like the sound of that.
Apr 17, 2015 16:19:35 GMT -5