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Tumbler polisher for keys etc

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:40 am
by Richard Evans
Anybody used one of these, or seen one in use? How useful are they?

Richard

Re: Tumbler polisher for keys etc

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:24 pm
by Barry Say
John Leistmann had one at the last count and he thought it wonderful.

Barry

Re: Tumbler polisher for keys etc

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:44 pm
by pipemakermike
Richard Evans wrote:Anybody used one of these, or seen one in use? How useful are they?

Richard


I did a lot of tumble polishing when I was an apprentice scientific instrument maker. They will do a fine job although for me, I prefer to have nice sharp corners and I remember that all the corners became rounded.

Re: Tumbler polisher for keys etc

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:57 am
by Francis Wood
Probably OK for an antique effect. And (I guess) similar to extreme buffing. But it's handing control to the random - I'm not inclined to try it.

Francis

Re: Tumbler polisher for keys etc

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:00 am
by Richard Evans
Thanks for the replies. Mike and Francis make good points, particularly the possible loss of sharp edges.
Richard