Rock Tumbler Noise Comparison

Rock Tumbler Noise Comparison

In this video we compare the sound of two rock tumblers. A large hobbyist tumbler with a rubber barrel and a tiny toy tumbler with a plastic barrel. The toy tumbler makes a lot more noise for two reasons: 1)…

Thumler's Model B Rock Tumbler

Thumler’s Model B Rock Tumbler

The Thumler’s Model B rock tumbler is a favorite tumbler for people who tumble rocks and clean brass cartridges. It is also used in many machine shops to clean, deburr and work-harden metal parts. The barrel has a capacity of…

Replacing the Belt on a Lortone Model 33B or 45C Rock Tumbler

Replacing the Belt on a Lortone Model 33B or 45C Rock Tumbler

This video shows you how to replace the belt on two different Lortone rock tumblers: Models 33B and 45C. All that you need is a new drive belt, a screwdriver and a couple minutes of time. It is a very…

Thumler's UV-10 Rock Tumbler

Thumler’s UV-10 Rock Tumbler

In this video we demonstrate how to use the Thumler’s UV-10 vibratory rock tumbler for polishing a batch of agate, jasper and petrified wood. The key to success in using the UV-10 tumbler is adding just the right amount of…

Replacing the Belt on a Lortone Model QT-series Rock Tumbler

Replacing the Belt on a Lortone Model QT-series Rock Tumbler

This video shows you how to replace the belt on three different Lortone rock tumblers: Models QT6, QT12 and QT66. All that you need is a new drive belt, a 3/8″ wrench or socket drive and a couple minutes of…

Replacing the Belt on a Lortone 3A Rock Tumbler

Replacing the Belt on a Lortone 3A Rock Tumbler

This video shows you how to replace the belt on a Lortone Model 3A rock tumbler. All you need is a new drive belt, a screw driver and a couple minutes of time. It is a very easy job that…

Thumler's A-R12 Rock Tumbler

Thumler’s A-R12 Rock Tumbler

The Two-in-One Rock Tumbler http://rocktumbler.com/thumlers/model-ar-12.shtml You can quickly convert the Thumler’s A-R12 rock tumbler from a large, 12-pound capacity tumbler into a small-capacity tumbler with two three-pound barrels. This gives you great versatility and is like having two rock tumblers…

Thumler's A-R6 Rock Tumbler

Thumler’s A-R6 Rock Tumbler

The Two-in-One Rock Tumbler http://rocktumbler.com/thumlers/model-ar-6.shtml You can quickly convert the Thumler’s A-R6 rock tumbler from a large, 9-pound capacity tumbler into a small 3-pound capacity tumbler. This gives you great versatility and is like having two rock tumblers in one.

Burnishing Polished Stones or Glass in a Rock Tumbler

Burnishing Polished Stones or Glass in a Rock Tumbler

http://RockTumbler.com If you have tumbled some rocks or glass in a rock tumbler a final burnishing step can significantly improve their luster. The burnishing step is a final tumble in a heavy soap solution. We use some grated Ivory bar…

Loading the Lot-o-Tumbler

Loading the Lot-o-Tumbler

http://RockTumbler.com In this video we show you how we load the Lot-o-Tumbler to get the right amount of water and grit for proper tumbling action. The Lot-o-Tumbler requires very little grit (just two tablespoons of grit or polish for a…

Rock Tumbler Media

Rock Tumbler Media

http://RockTumbler.com Ceramic and plastic media are used as a filler and as a cushioning agent in rock tumbling. Large ceramic media are used as a filler when you don’t have enough rock to fill the tumbler barrel to proper capacity…

How Loud is a Rock Tumbler?

How Loud is a Rock Tumbler?

http://RockTumbler.com A small rotary rock tumbler is about as loud as shaking a 1/2-full carton of orange juice. To get an idea of what a small tumbler will sound like adjust the volume of this video until it is about…

Rock Tumblers - How Much Rock to Tumble?

Rock Tumblers – How Much Rock to Tumble?

http://RockTumbler.com This video shows you why filling your rock tumbler barrel between 2/3 and 3/4 full is essential. Too much rock and there is not enough space in the barrel for tumbling to occur. The heavy load is also hard…

What Happens in a Rock Tumbler?

What Happens in a Rock Tumbler?

http://RockTumbler.com Look inside a small rotary rock tumbler to see what happens to the rocks. They are rapidly tumbled as the barrel turns. This tumbling action rounds the rocks and smooths them. After watching this video you will understand why…