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Rock Tumbler to Recycle Glass

05/20/2011 12:03 PM

I saw your video for the diy rock tumbler, I am looking for a tumbler to recycle glass. Do you think that this plan would work? I like that you used a plastic barrel,

seems that it would help baffle noise.

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05/20/2011 1:49 PM

HI Audrey,

Can you give us a little more information.

There are lots of people here, so if you could give us a name or the web address of the video, maybe we can help.

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05/20/2011 9:16 PM

Hi Lyn, actually it was not a video, sorry I looked at so many sites today to research.

The Web address is;

http://cr4.globalspec.com/blogentry/2166/DIY-Rock-Tumbler

Thanks for responding.. Audrey

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05/20/2011 11:09 PM

what do you mean by recycle glass?

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05/21/2011 12:45 AM

That's what I was thinking, but I used up my dumb posts for the week, and I thought the answer would be obvious.

Thanks.

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05/21/2011 12:59 AM

Everyone or someone on everyone's network has done that operation too many times

If the joke doesn't make any sense just keep posting till you hit the naughty step

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05/21/2011 4:05 AM

Pieces of coloured glass when used in a rock tumbler achieve a high polish and all sharp edges are removed as well....I believe even quicker than many types of stones as the glass is softer....

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05/21/2011 10:07 AM

I use an Ultravibe 10 tumbler. It's a vibratory tumbler and they are much cheaper to build and very very fast!

I use mine for all kinds of material processing. I'm thinking of building one that is larger to process compost and soil.

If I put a wire mesh bowl and dust shield under the bowl, it becomes a very fast sifter.

Glass can be either ground in it by including quartz rock with the glass, or pollished by including fine quartz sand.

With grinding stones, I've made powdered calcium carbonate, and powdered active charcoal.

If you are making your own, look to the vibratory tumblers. Its a simple motor with an off-center weight on the shaft. The motor is mounted to a base plate, and the base plate is mounted via coil springs to a solid base, with the motor and weight on the bottom. The top of the plate has a rubber sheet to clamp the bowl to, and a theaded rod sticking up in the center for the clamp.

A tumbler type polisher like the one you mention takes about a month to polish the hardest rock. The vibratory tumbler takes a week!

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05/23/2011 10:17 AM

Thank you for this info, I am looking forward to lots of experiments!

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07/11/2012 4:05 AM

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