String Em’ Up
Hey everyone, after the podcast episode from yesterday (Episode9), I vowed to post here more often. So while I am doing different projects and I run across things that I think others might find value in. Today I was taking some of my castings and running them through my tumbling process, I figured I would share something some might have overlooked.
When possible, I string up my pieces with brass wire to save time picking through the tumbling media looking for pieces, especially small pieces. I have spent more time looking through tumbling media, especially steel shot, that whenever possible I look for time saving things.
Make sure you leave plenty of room on the wire so the pieces have enough area between each other for the media to work, and when possible, make sure the pieces are mixed up in shape. You don’t want the pieces to “spoon” or fit so close together that they don’t get worked by the tumbler.
Hope you find this helpful, as I was pulling the pieces out of the tumbler (and smiling cuz it took me 30 seconds) I was thinking of you.
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