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Jewelry vs. Stones Tumblers

Hi Robin,

very fine cut 3-square needle file (I think it's an 8/0). 

Thanks, that’s a great tip. I do have a very fine needle file that
I’ve used for this purpose before. It does leave the metal with an
almost polished finish.

All you need to do after that is get in with the burnisher to shine
it up a bit. 

This is a problem for me for some reason. I have a burnisher but
(apart from using it around the inside of a bezel after setting) for
the life of me I can’t figure out what I’m supposed to do with it.
Do you have to have super strength in your hands to have any effect?
All it does is leave super-shiny lines wherever it’s been and I can’t
seem to get any evenness of finish with it. I must be doing something
wrong. So generally it stays in the draw unused, apart from
burnishing inside bezels.

Thanks again.

Helen
UK

Midway USA has a vibratory tumbler for $46. I have been using their
tumblers for years. It’s great.

LaVerne

Midway USA has a vibratory tumbler for $46. I have been using
their tumblers for years. It's great. 

I never thought of looking at shooting supply companies. The same
machines sold for jewellery are SO expensive. If my rotary tumbler
dies the death, I’ll look at Midway. Thanks for the tip.

Helen
UK