#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