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These are tumbled Michigan puddingstones. They were tumbled using the following method:
Rotary tumble in 46/70 grit, checking progress weekly. Tumble them until they’re done. For most rocks, this is multiple weeks.
Then move the rocks to a vibratory tumbler (I use a Lot-O).
2 days in 220 silicon carbide (2 TBSP)
1 day in 500 aluminum oxide (1/2 tsp) and borax (1 TBSP)
1 day in 1000 aluminum oxide (1/2 tsp) and borax (1 TBSP)
1 day in aluminum oxide polish (1/2 tsp) and borax (1 TBSP)
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