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: Almost wished you a happy birthday today, Mike Fossilman. It was the other fossilman, Don, active a long time ago (2007). I remember this confusion last year. Your BD is the day after mine.
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mr.mohs: ah thanks Cath! actually this as been a mild summertime blues
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Shotgunner: when I toured the Asahi beer factory the tour girl kept saying "fill-ti-lation" and it took a few moments to realize she was saying filtration!! Adorable she was!!
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Terry664: I have been away for a few years don't recognize anyone in here
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Fossilman: A lot of new people in here Terry..........Welcome back.
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rockpickerforever: Hi Diane!! Long time no see! Whatcha been up to? Trouble, no doubt, lol.
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rockpickerforever: Ugh, have a filthy, dirty truck to wash. Maybe if I wash it, it'll rain? I can only hope. Going to swap meet tomorrow, wish me luck!
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Rockhobbit: Good morning peeps! Hope ya'll have a great day!!
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rockin12thman: Hello all, I'm a rookie rockhound in Western Washington. If anyone has knowledge of prospecting sites in my neck of the woods, I'm all ears. lol I would love to find a geode!! Have a great day and happy hunting.
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Fossilman: Lots of Washington people on here.....Welcome aboard....
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thehp: Hello - the hp ( new guy to this board )Is there a preferred thread for introductions to the community, or dos folks just jump in when they have a question / comment / etc ?
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1nickthegreek: Good morning RTH'ers!!!!!!!!
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bonnielou: Very central new jersey. Enjoyed viewing rock/minerals pic that i could actually id as have same.
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