etc. If you can reveal the make and model of your vibratory
finisher, I'll be glad to tell you what the book says about it
(although I'll be out of town on and off in the next few weeks).
Thanks for the offer. I purchased a Reytech Adjusta-Vibe 25
(AV-25SS) Steel Media System from Rio Grand (p236). The catalog
says “media capacity: 50 lbs. steel media”. My interpretation of
this was that 50 lbs was the maximum amount that could be used
rather than the prescribed amount. I bought 2 lb which I now
realize was foolish as it was practically nothing in volume. If
I bought 50 lbs of stainless steel shot it would cost about 700
bucks. I guess that I had no idea what I was getting into here.
Surely I can operate this with less than 50 lbs of shot, no?
Anyone know of a source for stainless steel shot that is less
than $15 a lb.
A book that is available through Rio Grande might also be
useful to you: Tumble Finishing for Handmade Jewelry, by Judy
Thanks, I will get it. It has to be of some help.
I would really like to get the vibratory finisher up and running
because I make hundreds of rings and find that I am spending a
large portion of my life sitting in front of a polishing machine.
I has ceased to be “fun” long ago.