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.
sHoTgUnNeR: 96 and rainy here. Miami hot. Yukky
Aug 1, 2015 8:17:20 GMT -5
drocknut: That is yucky Scott. Humidity makes it miserable.
Aug 1, 2015 9:09:59 GMT -5
sHoTgUnNeR: Indeed m'lady, indeed.
Aug 1, 2015 13:09:33 GMT -5
washingtonrocks: The Seattle area has reached the 90 degree mark for 11th time this year, "shattering" the old record from 1958 of 9 days lol. We don't know what to do with ourselves!
Aug 1, 2015 14:13:11 GMT -5
mr.mohs: downloading Win 10 @ 35% this is not very hot.... mostly™
Aug 1, 2015 14:17:48 GMT -5
washingtonrocks: mr.mohs, the forecast calls for tepid download times and torrential boredom.
Aug 1, 2015 14:24:30 GMT -5
mr.mohs: at this rate Win 11 will be out
Aug 1, 2015 15:00:18 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Hey Ed, give us a heads up about Win 10 after a few days. I still have time to cancel my order & stick with Win 7.
Aug 1, 2015 16:29:34 GMT -5
mr.mohs: will do! so far this is a 4 hour download. first download took 3 hours.. now it doing some updating with 87% to go... another hour, I suppose-- might have to send a message from the other side at this rate...mostly
Aug 1, 2015 18:03:38 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Sure glad I'm retired. Lots of time to kick back & let the program load. Saving all of my Win 7 info on an external hard drive just in case.
Aug 1, 2015 18:42:27 GMT -5
mr.mohs: well here I am on 10... its funky...I need help Cortana!...mostly™ Ha HA
Aug 1, 2015 19:56:51 GMT -5
Fossilman: Got a break here,a front came through from the ocean and cooled us down to 72 degree's for the day...Misting off and on....
Aug 2, 2015 16:13:17 GMT -5
Fossilman: Was at Willamia,OR yesterday at bro in laws,it was 104 degrees there!!!!!!! Heck of a change!
Aug 2, 2015 16:14:56 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Hey Mike. had another visit with Bob on Sunday. He let me off easy again. Just a slab, a cab and a baggie of amethyst crystals for mamma. I let him get away with a 3/4 HP motor and a big hunk of onyx that was too big for my saw.
Aug 3, 2015 22:51:26 GMT -5
drocknut: It is smoky here from the wildfire in Glacier park. Supposed to be cooler than yesterday so that will be good.
Aug 4, 2015 9:32:15 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Wonder how many illegal pot farms have burned up in northern Cal, and how many illegal immigrant pot farmers ? Also wonder how many fire fighters are getting high from the smoke.
Aug 4, 2015 11:14:12 GMT -5
Fossilman: Many fires on the west coast......Don I bet the illegal pot farmers are crying a river.......Sounds like Bob was smiling again as he left your place...Your good people Don!!!!!!!!!
Aug 4, 2015 14:38:45 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Hey Mike, just had a call from Bob. No more blades for a while. He's gonna be headed to Florida after dropping off his blade trailer. Bummer. I was planning on firing up the barbeque this weekend.
Aug 4, 2015 14:44:33 GMT -5
Fossilman: No grass growing under his feet,is there!!!!!!!!!!! Git R Done Bob!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 4, 2015 15:00:00 GMT -5