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Polishing brush with clear acrylic handle and black nylon bristles. Medium hardness. Used for cleaning metal surfaces.
Black Rotary Tumbler O ring for WTUM
Wooden handled brush with fine brass wire bristles, large surface bristle pad. Medium-soft. Brass brushes can be used, often in running or shallow water, to brush over the surfaced of metal objects to clean and burnish the surface and bring metal up to a soft satin glow finish. Brass brushes come in different coarsenesses and with either straight or crimped bristles.
2 pound pack of burnishing compound for rotary and vibratory tumblers. Burnishing compound, diluted in water and used with shot, helps clean and polish metal elements and jewellery pieces.
1kg pack of ceramic shot in 4x4mm pyramids. The corners of the pyramids can get into fine crevices in jewellery pieces. Ceramic is softer on surfaces than steel, so will require a longer cycle, but is less harsh on delicate surfaces.
1kg pack of stainless steel shot in mixed shapes; pin, ball and disc. The different shapes can get into different sized crevices in jewellery pieces and result in better overall finish. Shot must be stored in water with burnishing soap or dry in a air tight container. When wet and exposed to air rust will form.
Orange Rotary Tumbler O ring for WTUM
An essential tool for jewellers looking to regularly polish metal or plastics. This double-ended bench lathe has threaded spindles which will fit a wide range of grinding and polishing wheels, spin at high speed to provide a highly efficient grinding, sanding, and polishing service. Cotton, leather and fabric wheels can be treated with polishing compounds to remove dirt and scratches and bring up a high mirror finish on metals and a gloss finish on plastics such as Perspex. This machine operates at high speed and can catch and pull at material being polished, and can catch and wind fabric, jewellery or loose hair within range â€“ use with care. Respiratory protection is advisable as buffing and polishing releases fibers and dusts.
Rotary tumblers are easy to use, affordable and can be used to polish jewellery, harden and smooth metal & plastic elements and round off the shape of stones. Rotary machines are filled with shot (various kinds achieve different finishes), cleaning liquid, clean water and the stone/metal/jewellery pieces. The rolling action of the barrel on the moving belts turns the contents over and over to gradually buff and smooth. Small barrel tumbler is approximately 24cm high x 19cm wide x 25cm deep when assembled, and takes 1-2 kg of shot. It has different time/duration settings. Instructions are provided with tumblers.
Teethed motor ring for a small Rotary Tumbler
Plastic-handled brush with small brass bristle pad. Hard bristle. Harder-bristle brushes are best for cleaning and deburring metal surfaces.
Vibratory tumblers can produce results more quickly than barrel tumblers, and are gentler on delicate jewellery and softer stones. Vibratory tumblers are filled with the same mixture of elements as barrel tumblers, but they use a rapid vibratory action to clean and gently polish objects. This buffs jewellery to a high polish and keeps more of the natural shape of soft stones. This tumbler has an 10 inch diameter barrel and takes 2kg of shot. Instructions are provided with tumblers.
1kg packs of roughly crushed walnut shell for achieving fine polish on delicate surfaces. The irregular shapes of the material can get into fine crevices in jewellery pieces. Walnut shell is very soft on surfaces, is durable and reusable and can be used in both barrel and vibratory tumblers. It is non-toxic and biodegradable. Unlike steel and ceramic shot, walnut shell is used dry, and can be used with various polish pastes/compounds.
1kg packs of crushed walnut shell for achieving fine polish on delicate surfaces. The small size and irregular shapes of the material can get into fine crevices in jewellery pieces. Walnut shell is very soft on surfaces, is durable and reusable and can be used in both barrel and vibratory tumblers. It is non-toxic and biodegradable. Unlike steel and ceramic shot, walnut shell is used dry, and can be used with various polish pastes/compounds.
1kg pack of porcelain shot in 6x6mm pyramids. The corners of the pyramids can get into fine crevices in jewellery pieces. Porcelain is softer on surfaces than steel, so will require a longer cycle, but is less harsh on delicate surfaces.