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Wood scrap bead tumbler- Hope it works. #2: Tumbler 2

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Blog entry by Bye Bye posted 931 days ago 3365 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: First attempt. Part 2 of Wood scrap bead tumbler- Hope it works. series Part 3: Lets try a ruff sander. Hope it works. »

I had to modify the tumbler into a round can and it did much better.

-- "Bazinga"



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dakremer

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#1 posted 931 days ago

Hey Tim – I love the design! I’m thinking that my version will be on the lathe somehow. I like your design – how the whole container rotates instead of just the bottom.

What are your review on it so far? Is it making beads? should the rotation be faster/slower?

great job!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Bye Bye

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#2 posted 931 days ago

It is rounding off the edges fairly well so far. I should know more by morning. My first batch has been running about an hour but I am running fine grit all the way. It is taking a while until I get it set right as far as speed. I had a friend who use to tumble rocks and I took apart a xerox copier to make his tumbler. I wanted a way to clear the sawdust without stopping. So far so good. Its not fast but I can say “I even do woodworking while I sleep.” LOL

-- "Bazinga"

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Bye Bye

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#3 posted 930 days ago

Well back to the drawing board. It would make a fine final sander before polishing.

-- "Bazinga"

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dakremer

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#4 posted 926 days ago

I really like this design, Tim. I think I might try something with the lathe tomorrow….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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