Well, I finally got my new tumbler up and running yesterday and
wanted to tell everyone that I absolutely love it!!! I’ll have to
plan my fabrication steps a little differently perhaps but I’m very
pleased with its initial efforts.
I put some components in with stainless steel shot and burnishing
compound for approximately two hours yesterday. They have a very
slight orange peel finish which I’m not too bothered about as
they’re not finished yet and I’m sure that will go with some final
polishing. I also put in a necklace I fabricated with lots of little
setting joined together with jump rings and the “chain” part was also
handmade by me. That has come out absolutely beautiful and I’m
pleased to say that all my solder joints remained intact.
Does the orange peel mean that they were in the tumbler for too