While this has been covered a few times in the past, I have not been
able to have specific questions I have answered satisfactorily and I
was hoping for some help (and yes, I am proud owner of your
tumble-finishing book, Judy, but I still have questions).
As sales have increased, I find myself unable to cost-effectively
finish my matte jewelry pieces by hand any longer. I would like to
use a vibratory tumbler but I am unsure as to whether a closed
tumbler can be used (in the book it only discusses ones with a
flow-through system). I have limited water-supply and cannot have
water running continuously through a flow-through. I’m looking at the
top model found heRe: http://dillonprecision.com/ Stock number 20493 -
would this work? I really don’t want to have to spend
I only plan to use this station for matte finishing so I am going
to use the same media in it all of the time. My next question is
about water… do you still use water in a closed system or do you
dry finish? I plan on trying out the plastic high-density media first
to see if it gives me the finish I am wanting. Can this be used dry?
I know it is going to take a bit of experimentation to achieve the
finish I want, but I would like to at least get my equipment
purchased correctly the first time and know how to use it.
I appreciate any help you guys can provide - I’ve obviously never
used a vibratory tumbler before (only a rotary) so I’m wading through
uncharted territory here.