Lapidary Equipment and Supplies

Lapidary tumbler, polishing grit, finished stones

Lapidary tumbler, polishing grit, finished stones

So, you have been out rock hounding and now you have a nice little collection of rocks and gems. The next thing to do would be to get them polished and shiny to enhance their natural beauty. Running them through a rock tumbler is an easy way to get maximum results with only minimal effort.  Let’s see what we can do to get the right tumbler for you and get you started.

 

Choosing a Tumbler

Tumblers come in several sizes and it is important to get the one that will fit your needs.
If you are just getting started and have small rocks and/or small quantities of rocks the 3lb tumbler will be a good tumbler for you.

If you have larger stones and/or consistently have large quantities of rocks then you can choose from the 4lb, 6lb or the 12lb tumblers. One thing to keep in mind when you are thinking about getting a larger barrel tumbler is that although they tumbler larger quantities of stone they also require more grit and polish to get the job done.

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