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.
mr.mohs: so you wanna ROCK'N revolution? well... don't ya know!! You can count me in
Apr 11, 2014 20:02:16 GMT -5
drocknut: Lol Jean, but Ed said it first I just repeated the rumor...:D I wanna rock and wrap all night. And party everyday...with you all. Does KISS count as rock music with you more mature folks?
Apr 12, 2014 9:30:57 GMT -5
mr.mohs: I'll second that w/a satay!...they taste rreeaalll gooooddd !!!
Apr 13, 2014 18:23:05 GMT -5
drocknut: Lol you guys are just too funny. Wish I could find some goid satay here but no place to buy it and no way to make it myself right now
Apr 13, 2014 20:23:20 GMT -5
mr.mohs: You can buy the peanut sauce Diane. One brand is made by Tsang. Marinade the pork or chicken & grill on stick
Apr 13, 2014 20:46:58 GMT -5
mr.mohs: no... no... no... not a dop stick!
Apr 13, 2014 20:48:08 GMT -5
Shotgunner: Bacon, converting vegans one slice at a time.
Apr 13, 2014 20:51:22 GMT -5
drocknut: Ed, I probably could find the sauce but have no way to marinate and cook it until I get into my trailer in about a week. Until then I'll be in my motel room dreaming of your satay. Lol Scott.
Apr 14, 2014 9:24:34 GMT -5
drocknut: Well maybe not your satay but some satay...lol
Apr 14, 2014 9:36:05 GMT -5