The excitement of turning a jagged piece of stone into a gleaming gem or rock motivates rock hounds to polish stone after stone. Polishing rocks is a satisfying hobby, but the use of a rock tumbler to achieve the polished result is surprisingly unnecessary. With a few simple materials and some elbow grease, even the most novice rock hound can...
Rock polishing machines are noisy and tumble rocks together to create a smooth and shiny surface. You can create similar results without this machine. A Dremel tool with a grinding attachment offers one solution.
Extremely Easy Instructions on How to Make a Rock Tumbler at Home
Building rock tumblers is a project that can help children understand the geological process of the tumbling and smoothing of rocks in water bodies. A homemade rock tumbler is also a creative way of making polished rocks and stones for adornments. Read on to know how to build one at home.
Lake Superior rocks are soooo beautiful, love them for projects and landscaping! At their best when wet, and after trying baby oil, clear mail polish and spray sealer, I've picked a winner! Love this stuff for protecting garden gnomes and whatnot, but keeping my rocks shiny is my new favorite use!!!