Is 22K gold too soft to be tumbled with stainless steel shot in a
rotary tumbler? Some folks have told me "yes", and some said "no."
Anyone with experience doing this?
Like many thing the answer is “it depends” if your tumbler is a
powerful one then you may find that it will leave the work with an
orange peel surface from the impact of the media. A gentler tumbler
will not sling the shot with as much force and will not mark up the
work quite as much. The best answer is to give it a try on a test
James Binnion Metal Arts