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  • New To Tumbling

    How Long Does Rock Tumbling Take? How Long Does Rock Tumbling Take?  
    What to Know About Used Tumblers Before You Buy a Used Rock Tumbler Read This  
    awesome tumbled stones Amazing Tumbled Stones From Our Collection  
    The Best Rocks for Tumbling The Best Rocks for Tumbling  
    rock tumbler instructions Rock Tumbler Instructions  
    Uses for Tumbled Stones Uses for Tumbled Stones  
    Where to Run Your Rock Tumbler? Where to Run Your Rock Tumbler?  
    What Happens in a Rock Tumbler? What Happens in a Rock Tumbler  
    Are Rock Tumblers Noisy? Are Rock Tumblers Noisy?  
    Rotary and Vibratory Rock Tumblers Video Explaining Rotary and Vibratory Tumbler Differences  

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    Grit and Polish

    Sand as grit? Can I Use Sand Instead of Grit?  
    What polish should you use? What Polish Should You Use?  
    What is Silicon Carbide Grit What is Silicon Carbide Grit?  
    Polish for sale Rock Polish for Sale  
    Grit for sale Rock Tumbler Grit for Sale  

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    Tumbling Rough Questions

    Tumbling rough Rough Rock For Sale  
    Best tumbling rough Best Rough For Rock Tumbling  
    Rough Size What Size Rocks Should Be Used in a Tumbler?  
    Jasper, Agate, Chalcedony? What are Jasper, Agate, and Chalcedony?  
    Fee mining and digging sites Fee Mining and Digging Sites in the US  
    How much rough do I need How Much Rough Do I Need in my Barrel?  
    Ohio Flint Polishing Ohio Flint Into Gemstones  
    Sources of glass for polishing Sources of Colored Glass for Polishing  

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    Rock Tumbler Media

    Rock tumbler media Which Rock Tumbler Media Should You Use?  
    Buy rock tumbler media Buy Rock Tumbler Media  

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    Maintenance and Parts

    Oiling a Thumlers Tumbler Oiling a Thumlers Tumbler Motor and Bearings  
    Lortone Tumbler Parts Lortone Tumbler Parts  
    Parts for Vintage Rock Tumblers Parts for Vintage Rock Tumblers  
    How Long Do Tumbler Belts Last? How Long Do Tumbler Belts Last?  
    Lot-o-Tumbler Parts Lot-o-Tumbler Parts  
    Thumler's Rock Tumbler Parts Thumlers Tumbler Parts  
    Replacing a Lortone belt video Replacing a Lortone Belt  
    Tumble Bee Parts Tumble Bee Tumbler Parts  

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    Instructions

    rock tumbler instructions Rock Tumbler Instructions  
    why your rocks have a bad polish Phooey! My Stones Did Not Take a Nice Polish!  
    Where to Run Your Rock Tumbler? Where to Run Your Rock Tumbler?  
    Sand Instead of Grit? Can I Use Sand Instead of Grit?  
    Burnishing Burnishing With Soap to Improve Your Stones Shine  
    Printable rock tumbling instructions Printable Rock Tumbling Instructions  
    Polishing Preforms Polishing Cabochons and Beads in a Rock Tumbler  
    What Size Rocks to Tumble? What Size Rocks Should Be Used in a Tumbler?  
    Igneous and Metamorphic Polishing Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks  
    How We Use the Lot-o-Tumbler How We Use the Lot-o-Tumbler  
    Do Your Rocks Have Gas? Do Your Rocks Have Gas?  
    Printable Tumbling Log Printable Tumbling Log  
    tumbling glass Glass Tumbling Instructions  
    The Best Rocks for Tumbling What Are the Best Rocks for Tumbling?  
    rock tumbler polish What Polish Should I Use?  
    UV-10 Vibratory Tumbler How We Use the UV-10 Vibratory Tumbler  
    Rock Tumbler Media How to Use Rock Tumbler Media  
    Tips for polishing opal Tips for Tumble Polishing Opal  
    Cleaning the Tumbler Barrel Properly Cleaning the Tumbler Barrel  
    Rock tumbling books Books About Rock Tumbling  
    What Happens in a Rock Tumbler? How Much Rough Do I Need in my Barrel?  

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    Rotary Rock Tumbler Information

    Rotary tumblers for sale Rotary Tumblers For Sale  
    Lortone and Thumler's comparison Comparing Thumler's and Lortone Machines  
    Plastic tumblers are loud About the Inexpensive Plastic Tumblers  
    Choosing a rotary tumbler Which Rotary Tumbler is Right For You?  
    Rotary and Vibratory Rock Tumblers Video Explaining Rotary and Vibratory Tumbler Differences  

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    Vibratory Rock Tumbler Information

    Vibratory Rock Tumblers For Sale Vibratory Rock Tumblers For Sale  
    Using a Lot-O-Tumbler How we use the Lot-o-Tumbler  
    Difference between rotary and vibratory tumblers Rotary and Vibratory Rock Tumblers Explained  
    Using Thumler's UV-10 How We Use the Thumler's UV-10 Tumbler  
    save time and money Save Time and Money With a Vibratory Tumbler  

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    Tumbled Stones

    identifying dyed gemstones Dyed Stones and How to Identify Them  
    Value of tumbled stones Are Tumbled Stones Valuable?  
    Tumbled Stone Identification Chart Printable Tumbled Stone Identification Chart  
    What is Dalmatian Stone? What is Dalmatian Stone?  
    Stone identification Polished Stone Identification Guide  
    sea glass Sea Glass vs Tumbled Glass  
    river stones River Stones  
    Petosky stones Polished Petoskey Stones  
    Forty Gemstones Forty Gemstones From Around the World  
    Eye Agates What Are Eye Agates?  
    Fluorescent Moonstone Fluorescent Moonstone  
    Ocean Jasper Ocean Jasper  
    awesome tumbled stones Amazing Tumbled Stones From Our Collection  
    It Looks Like Turquoise Dyed Howlite The Turquoise Impostor  
    Zebra Jasper Zebra Jasper  
    how much do tumbled stones weigh How Much Do Tumbled Stones Weigh?  
    Jasper, Agate, Chalcedony? What are Jasper, Agate, and Chalcedony?  
    Fluorescent Fluorite Fluorescent Fluorite  
    history of tumbled stones Who Invented Tumbled Stones?  
    Fluorescent Opal Fluorescent Opal  
    precious vs semiprecious Precious vs Semiprecious Stones  
    Uses for Tumbled Stones Uses for Tumbled Stones  
    energy from stones? Energy From Stones?  
    Tumbled Stones for Sale Tumbled Stones for Sale  

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    Tumbled Stone Crafts

    Uses for Tumbled Stones Uses for Tumbled Stones  
    Making a Necklace Steps for Making a Necklace  
    Swoboda gem trees The First Tumbled Stone Gem Trees  
    Glue For Tumbled Stones Glue and Gluing Tips for Tumbled Stone Crafts  
    Make a Tie-Tack Steps for Making a Tie-Tack  
    Swoboda Jewelry Swoboda Tumbled Stone Jewelry  
    Vase Filler Tumbled Stones Work Great as a Vase Filler  
    Make a Keychain Steps for Making a Keychain  
    Tumbled stone earrings Steps for Making a Set of Earrings  
    Tumbled stone bracelets Steps for Making a Bracelet  

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      Rock Tumbling Book
    Modern Rock Tumbling We highly recommend: Modern Rock Tumbling by Steve Hart. Learning is the fastest way to improve the quality of rocks that you tumble. In this book you will learn from an expert with extensive experience. You will increase your abilities, learn to save time, money and have a great reference book that you will use again and again.

      Gemstones of the World
    Gemstones of the World We highly recommend: Gemstones of the World (fifth edition) by Walter Schumann. One of the most popular gemstone books ever written, with over one million copies sold. It has about 100 pages of basic gemstone information and about 200 pages dedicated to photos and descriptions of over 100 gems and gem materials.

    Tumbling Articles and Resources
      Tumbling Instructions
      Polished Stone Identification
    Fee mining sites   Fee Mining and Digging Sites
      Rock Tumbler Blog
      Tumbling FAQ
      Using Tumbling Media
      Tumbling Glass
      How Long Does Tumbling Take?
      How Loud Are Tumblers?
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