The motion in the barrel of the Tumbler simulates the natural action of flowing water or ocean waves. Beaches and riverbeds contain rocks and pebbles smoothed by water and the abrasive sand it carries. As rocks grind upon one another with constant water and sand in the mix, they begin to round and smooth. Although this is a constant process, it does not however, naturally polish the rocks.
The Tumbler uses an abrasive media instead of sand (not included). It is graded by grain size, from fine powder sized grains, up to large sized grains. By changing (usually by weekly intervals) the grain size, rotating from coarse, medium, to fine, the rock or gemstone is smoothed much more quickly than the natural process
To polish using a Tumbler, add a metallic oxide compound (not included). The complete process for a gemstone or rock to go from rough to smooth, polished finish, usually takes 4-6 weeks.
- • 3 lb Single Drum Rock Tumbler will transform ordinary rocks into beautifully polished gemstones with this professional rock tumbling machine
- High quality tumbling machine with long lasting powerful motor
- Capacity 3lb. per drum
- Barrel Type Rubber (allows for quieter operations)
- Abrasive media is not included with the tumbler