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Chains tangling in tumbler


#1

Does anyone have suggestions of how to stop a long lariat chain
necklace from tangling in a small rotary tumbler with steel shot.

Thanks. Nancy Czapla


#2

I usually tumble my piece before put the chain on but if have to I
use twist tie to tie the chain together, still come out tangle a bit
but not as bad.

Anna


#3
Does anyone have suggestions of how to stop a long lariat chain
necklace from tangling in a small rotary tumbler with steel shot. 

When I put chains in the tumbler (rotary vibrating donut type) I
connect the chain and drop it over the center of the tumbler basin.
As if the centerof the tumbler was someone’s neck. I have never had
a chain tangle in this manner but I have never done anything longer
than a 30" chain.

Don Meixner


#4

Try threading the chain on a wire every 1-2" or so and closing it up
into a loose ring. When done tumbling, clip the wire and slip out,
and your chain should be tangle free.


#5

I got plastic bird ladders from my local per store. I had to cut
them down to fit. I wrap my chains around as far as they can and
clasp them tight. I can fit about 20 lightweight chains per ladder.

Carin


#6
Does anyone have suggestions of how to stop a long lariat chain
necklace from tangling in a small rotary tumbler with steel shot. 

Make sure it’s clasped.

Paf Dvorak


#7

If life was fair, you could reverse the direction of the tumbler and
they’d untangle.

Paf Dvorak


#8

If it is a wet tumbler you will want to be sure the spring is
stainless steel. Not all are. Another can of worms.

Charlie


#9

double the chain, double it again, strap w/ twisties in no more than
2 places; chain gets polished, cannot tangle. If needed, retie in
different places and retumble.