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    Default Rock polisher advice

    My wife wants one
    im clueless
    we find a few agates
    but mostly she wants to polish "cool" rocks she finds in Kenai beaches
    I'm thinking a 6lb unit but I have no idea about media or buying a whole kit or???

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    Buy the kit, it's painless. Agates are hard and need 2 or 3 different mediums. A tumbler works fine if you are in no hurry. A vibrating unit is much faster.

    I find that I like "cool" agates better in the raw. Plain agates are pretty when they get shiny. Have fun!
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    Buy a lortone kit. A great way to start.
    I currently have 3 lortone 33b units. Great machines.
    For the other rocks get a hardness test kit.
    Only polish stones together of similiar hardness or you will never get them looking right.
    I bought my hardness test kit online from Dads rock shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    Buy a lortone kit. A great way to start.
    I currently have 3 lortone 33b units. Great machines.
    For the other rocks get a hardness test kit.
    Only polish stones together of similiar hardness or you will never get them looking right.
    I bought my hardness test kit online from Dads rock shop.
    Is there anything you aren't an expert at?!? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    Is there anything you aren't an expert at?!? :)
    Jack of all trades master of none!
    No seriously I just have too many hobbies.
    I grew up in lake Superior agate country.
    I love gold recreational mining and rocks and gemstones goes along with that.
    My wife also loves rocks and has a rather large Alaskan agate collection.
    Hence I needed to learn how to polish her agates.
    I had a tumbler and bought my wife one as a gift.
    Then my mother in law gives me one from a yard sale that I repaired and use.
    Got some rocks you need polished?
    Bring them over.

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    Well my wife has an agate collection of her own and I bought her a dual drum Thumbler a number of Christmases ago.

    I still need to come by an see your shop one of these days!


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