Okay, here's my question-- I'm not sure how much media to put
in. The hopper on the tumbler will hold about 4 and a half cups of
water (I don't know how else to describe the capacity!). I
purchased 2 lbs. of stainless steel shot which doesn't make much of
a dent in filling the hopper, so I'm assuming I need more? How
much more? I think I probably also need a different media to use
first-- like the "aqua cones" Judy talks about-- for the non-PMC
Hi there, Rio Grande on p.418 "Tools & Equipment 2003" has some
rotary tumbler barrels.
Workpiece capacity: 1.5 cups/60 rings 4 cups/160 rings
ceramic: 10 lbs 15 lbs.
hardwood: 3 lbs. 5 lbs.
steel: 40 lbs. 70 lbs.
plastic: 8 lbs. 14 lbs.
shell: 7 lbs. 10 lbs.
I've personally only used a rotary tumbler with a 50 rings capacity,
we used stainless steel shot -- mixed with the pointy ones taken out
- - and it does a fine job. I hope the above specs give you a hope
to finding what you need.
K. David Woolley
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada