1. I am getting a rotary tumbler and stainless steel shot. I will
be tumbling mild steel in the tumbler at times. Is there an
alternative to water that I can use in the tumbler, so that my mild
steel pieces won't get rusty, and so that I won't have to rush to
dry them as soon as they are done?
I'm not worried about the stainless steel shot, just my actual steel
jewelry and art pieces.
2. I'm getting a double barrel tumbler. I'd like to put a different
abrasive tumbling medium in the other barrel. What else should I get
besides the stainless steel shot? I've seen plastic media, porcelain
media, walnut shells.... I don't know where to start. I am primarily
tumbling mild steel and bronze, possibly some silver, usually very