[Lab] protein jar tumblers

Darcy Whyte darcy at siteware.com
Sun Jul 3 17:08:52 EDT 2011

Either way this is coming down the pipe soon. I have two friends who are
giving me one of these withing the next week.

I'm hoping to make a tumbler that runs 4 of these.

So I can promote the stones individually and reuse the grit.

By the way, my first batch is ready for checking out today. Later when I'm
home I'll see how it's doing after about a week of tumbling.

Either that or it will be broken and their will be water and mess
everywhere. :)

On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:

> Um, because water is involved, I'm a bit concerned about screwing through
> it.
> Also, by doing something that interferes with the outside roundness of the
> jar, it might not roll on the tumbler.
> I'm not dismissing it. It sounds better the more I think of it but it still
> requires the right solvent to seal it up...
> On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 4:40 PM, mike Jans <mjans at live.com> wrote:
>>  Do you think the jar is tough enough to screw through? If so, you could
>> press the agitators against the inside of the drum and screw into them from
>> the outside.
>> ------------------------------
>> From: darcy at siteware.com
>> Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2011 13:24:09 -0400
>> To: lab at artengine.ca
>> Subject: [Lab] protein jar tumblers
>> I finally found some empty plastic protein jars to use for my rock
>> tumbling project. They are large (like a gallon) and they have a wide mouth.
>> The plastic is very tough so I think they will be okay as rock
>> tumblers. They may be made of vinyl I'm not sure.
>> Anyways, any ideas of how to install rubs inside them so the rocks don't
>> just slide inside?
>> I'm just a little concerned that it will be hard to glue unless I can find
>> the right solvent.
>> One thing I thought of is to add a disk underneath the lid. So when you go
>> to add the lid (like a peanut jar lid), you first put down a disk as if it
>> were a seal. The lid would go over top of this disk and hold it in place.
>> Then the disk could have some agitators attached to it so that as
>> the assembly turns the agitators rotate inside the container and make sure
>> the stones don't slide.
>> Any thoughts?
>> http://mambohead.com/2011/06/rock-tumbler-first-run/
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