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.
Jasper-hound: Guys, I appreciate the questions. For my own pendants, which need to be more masculine, I wear simple stones with only a sterling silver ring soldered through a drilled hole. I have found this to be a good look, and other men enjoy them as well.
Dec 8, 2013 12:02:14 GMT -5
roy: there is something better than homemade pizza put it in the smoker !!!!!!
Dec 10, 2013 10:10:34 GMT -5
Shotgunner: I shoulda never made those pizzas. I'm allergic to wheat and my knees hurt for a week after. Never again!
Dec 10, 2013 12:11:37 GMT -5
dmm: Hello fellow rock hounds. Newbie member
Dec 10, 2013 16:37:42 GMT -5
Fossilman: Welcome dmm.....
Dec 10, 2013 17:50:47 GMT -5
wampidy: I feel for ya Scott. I am allergic to some nuts which I love but I feel like s..// when I accidentally down some peanuts. I can eat cashews but I can't eat them because they have some peanuts in them. GO FIGURE.
Dec 10, 2013 19:52:50 GMT -5
Shotgunner: finished two spheres tonight! woot! Pix to follow, maybe even manana.
Dec 10, 2013 23:02:26 GMT -5
roy: did you get that amy-sage sphere done yet !!!!!
Dec 11, 2013 10:32:02 GMT -5
drocknut: Welcome dmm
Dec 11, 2013 13:40:18 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Playing with rocks today (rock therapy, right Nancie?) Mineral oil and rock snot up past my elbows, lol. Now I have a bucket of oily rocks and a dirty saw to clean, ugh. Then on to the flat lap cabbing some stones...
Dec 11, 2013 14:58:16 GMT -5
Shotgunner: yay!! Jean is back!!
Dec 11, 2013 15:29:46 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Scott, you are incorrigible, LOL! And yes, I know which one you mean. I love you, too! Now I've got a mess to go clean up.
Dec 11, 2013 15:54:29 GMT -5
Shotgunner: no roy, not even done with the cube yet! lol bizzy at work today, no pix.
Dec 11, 2013 15:58:51 GMT -5
jamesp: The biggest mess at Jean's house is Jean herself. Welcome back. How was Tahiti ?
Dec 11, 2013 16:40:57 GMT -5
darkdude: hi im new here i just posted in the rock id section, and im looking for help and answers cheers
Dec 11, 2013 17:14:49 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: What can I say? I'm complex. And that's a HOT mess to you, jamesp, lol! Tahiti, don't I wish! Thanks, James, now ya got me daydreaming....warm....beaches.... Oh, where was I? Slabs are cleaned, photos taken, saw will have to wait until tomorrow.
Dec 11, 2013 18:02:30 GMT -5
roy: well dang it scott I have been waiting to see that
Dec 12, 2013 0:14:32 GMT -5