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Daily Wire Tip Oct. 2: Tumbling – It’s a Toss-Up!
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
October 2, 2010
Some wire wrapping instruction books suggest to use rotary tumblers for cleaning and polishing jewelry. Is it a good idea?
-Irina in West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Yes, quite a few people use tumblers for work hardening and/or cleaning their jewelry. There are two different types of tumblers, rotary and vibratory. To learn all about how folks use them I’d like to direct you to our article Tumbling Your Jewelry.
We have also had several lively discussions about the pros and cons of tumbling that may give you additional advice. To find and read all of these, type "tumbler" in the “Keyword” search box at the left side of the screen, underneath "Search Our Blog" and press the green "Go!" button. When you have finished scanning through page 1, click on the number boxes at the bottom to find even more!
Most folks here know that, as a lapidary I only use a tumbler for rocks. Visit this page to see a few of my tumblers.
After reading through all of this information, the end choice will be yours.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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