Holy Cow! Today I am beginning the second half of my blogging goal. When I started JewelryMonk.com, I had never “blogged” before and I had never really done much writing, not on a regular basis anyway. I started with a lofty goal of writing something every day for the first 90 days. To MY amazement, I have, so far, accomplished 46 days in a row. Well, as I turn the corner into the second half of my goal, I will switch gears a bit. I will still be giving tips and such, but I would like the site to be more “interactive”, with more input from some of you who stop by from time to time. I would like feedback, questions, and suggestions. I am very close to kicking off a podcast (internet listening) and will be using some of your interaction to make the show entertaining and informative. But enough of that. Stay tuned here at JewelryMonk.com and also at www.facebook.com/JewelryMonk.
So for the tip of the day, I am tumbling some jewelry in my Vibratory Tumbler, so I filled up the tumbler with Ceramic Media and added enough soap to just cover the media. These pieces I am working on are raw castings, I de-sprued them, touched up some of the mold lines with a Fine Snap On Disc with my Foredom, and spread them evenly on top of the media.
I place the top on the tumbler and write the number of pieces on a piece of tape and attach it to the tumbler. This helps me when I am pulling out the pieces so I know I found all the pieces. I have lost small pieces in the tumbler before, and looked for pieces that weren’t there. If I know how many pieces I have in there, I know when to stop looking. I also plug in my tumbler into a Timer, so I can set the specific time so the pieces come out the same and do not accidentally get overworked. I set this load for 12 hrs.
There ya go, a little pre-finishing action to start your week.
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