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Barrelling Enquiry for working Silverwork


#1

I have been gathering together some equipment which will allow me to
make settings for my Lapidary work.

One of the items I am looking to get is a barreler or tumbler

Does anyone know what rpm the barrel should revolve at? Would a rock
tumbler with a finned barrel do the job? Or I have the necessary kit
to enable me to build one myself.

best regards
Andy


#2
Does anyone know what rpm the barrel should revolve at? Would a
rock tumbler with a finned barrel do the job? Or I have the
necessary kit to enable me to build one myself. 

It depends on the diameter of the barrel. There was a thread a
couple weeks ago on the rock tumbling hobby board about barrels
speed:

The rock tumbling hobby board is the best online resource for rock
tumbling and also a good resource for general lapidary information
and how to build your own tumblers.

Rick Copeland
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
rockymountainwonders.com


#3

Thankyou I have since found a thread saying that barrel speed for
tumbling jewellery should be around 40 rpm does anyone agree with
this speed