I have now read Judy's fine book and listed to a lot of advice.
I certainly feel a bit more prepared to make a decision, but I guess
after basic info, everyone has to make their own decisions!!
I am really impressed with how helpful people have been.
My decision thus far has been to start with a lortone rotary tumbler.
I am trying to figure out if the 3 lb will fit a cuff bracelet, but
it is hard without seeing them. SO, It will either be a 3 or 6 lb for
the rotary. I will use it only with stainless steel shot for
burnishing (and to work harden things like ear-wires, etc)
Then, my next move will be to get a vibe. However, though my budget
would allow me to get the smallest raytech now...I think it might be
wise to wait a bit and then get the flow-through....It seems that
they work better for the first steps of cutting after casting. I
think I am also going to invest in two bowls, that way one can be
for dry polishing (after burnishing in the rotary).
If anyone thinks I am wrong on the fact the the flow through is
better, please let me know!!!!
I can't wait to start experimenting and moving forward.
thanks again to all who helped and good luck with your own