I am considering adding some Tin Oxide or similar cutting/polishing
powder in with the walnut shell to see if it speeds up the process.
Has anyone tried adding any extra compounds to walnut shell for
polishing anything from metal, wood or coral or do you have any
Adding a compound to the walnut shell will definitely help. There are
such compounds that seem to be a blend of wax and polishing media. I
use a compound from Rio called Meta-Gloss. It doesn’t cut, but works
well to bring up a shine, or with shorter times will polish tarnished
When you use a compound,follow the instructions. That usually means
to work the material (mine is like paste) through the walnut shell by
hand, then let it run in the tumbler for a while. Latex gloves are a
good idea when rubbing the compound into the walnut shell.
Think of the compound addition putting rouge or tripoli on your mop.
Periodially it needs to be replenished.
Judy in Kansas, where the strawberries are blooming - what a good sign!