Close

Results 1 to 6 of 6
    1. Kit: , by (Member) Rick is offline
      Builder Last Online: Aug 2014 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 0
      Started: 04-27-07 Build Revisions: Never  
      Not Supported

      I placed these items in a rotating tumbler that I use for polishing jewelry. The barrel is filled with stainless shot, water and soap. These pieces went in raw and after about four hours of tumbling, they came out nicely polished. Next step is to attach them to a scratch built Polishing Raw Metal , coilover suspended tube axel on a Deuce project.

      There you go Donald, I'm actually building something.

      Rick

      Build Photos

      Polishing Raw Metal-img_1000-jpg 


      Show Complete First Post

      Show Your Support

      • This build may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
        Please note: The first post will be displayed at the top of every page.
    JOIN THE SMC ALLIANCE NOW

  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Jeffrey
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    7,833
    How much does one of those tumblers cost? Is it economical for the average builder?
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
    QUOTE QUOTE #2

  2. Rick's Avatar Member
    Name
    Rick
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,699
    I paid about $80 CDN for mine Jeff. The two bags of shot (make sure you get stainless) were extra and for soap I just use shavings from an Ivory soap bar. I use it for polishing silver jewelry that I make so its echonomical for me. Its your typical rock tumbler and they turn up at garage sales and swaps all the time so thats probably the cheapest place to find one. If you're going to do any metal work in your modelling, this is a must have.


    Polishing Raw Metal
    QUOTE QUOTE #3

  3. Deuces-wild's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Guido
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    2,209
    WOW!! That does a beautiful job on those metal parts. Arbor Freight has one for $29.99 Check out item #46376 and #30956 :)
    Be nice or else ~1~**
    QUOTE QUOTE #4

  4. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
    Name
    Don
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    5,953
    Cool.....there you go Rick, you're on your way. If you want to go one step farther, drill out those studs so that you can put in bolts and epoxy Polishing Raw Metal them from the back of the hub, presto....you have honest to goodness bolt on wheels, of course then you will need a 1/8th scale lug wrench, hee, hee.
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.
    TDRinnovations.com
    QUOTE QUOTE #5

  5. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
    Name
    Jeffrey
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    7,833
    I have a 1/8 scale lug wrench. I dropped it on my foot and now I have a 1/8 scale limp. I have to definitely check out that Harbor Freight unit. It's definitely cheap enough for me.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
    QUOTE QUOTE #6

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Quick Scale Calculator

 
Scale Calculator   Scale Factor   Real Size:     + Deluxe Scale Calculator
  1: th   Which equals Convert measurement: Reset or clear:  
  Any Scale   Scale Size:     + Deluxe Metric Calculator
 
Top