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Casted vs. fabricated jewelry tumbling


#1

Is a tumbler used for casted jewelry only? Or can hand fabricated
jewelry be used in it also? Is it better to use a tumbler or a
polishing wheel?? Thanks in advance, Bari


#2
 Q.  Is a tumbler used for casted jewelry only? Or can hand
fabricated jewelry be used in it also? Is it better to use a
tumbler or a polishing wheel?? ... Bari 

Either technique can be tumble finished. Cast pieces usually
require more cut down than fabricated pieces.

In my opinion, tumble finishing is healthier - you are not breathing
the polishing compound - and much less precious metal is removed in
mass (tumble) finishing.

Judy Hoch, G.G.
@Judy_Hoch