Thursday, February 03, 2011
Contamination is a major problem when it comes to getting that polished wet look on your rocks. It doesn’t matter if you are tumbling, faceting, cabbing, or cutting spheres. Here are a few tips on eliminating contamination.
*If you use sanding belts or discs you can store them in zip-lock type bags when you are not using them.
*If you are doing tumbling, keep the grits away from each other and never open more than one at a time. Even the dust from one floating in the air will contaminate a finer grit.
*Make sure you wash your hands between handing belts, discs, cups, wheels, barrels, lids, bags of grit, etc.
*When you are done washing your rocks, cups, barrels etc. re-rinse your tools, rocks and hands once last time.
It is paying attention to these small details that will help you get that final wet-look polish on all your rocks. It not only saves time it will save money.