[Vwdiesel] Cleaning parts --- ( by tumbling )

H.Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Sat Mar 13 16:07:23 EST 2004

Sandy Cameron   asked :

How would broken up car windows work as a tumbling medium? 

Any crushed glass will work just fine.   I used same type of glass in the
cement mixer and it was ok.

At the risk of being attacked for spreading VOO-DOO nonsense.Here is my 
version of the all time best all around most practical and best dollar for dollar.
TUMBLER setup.:
Get a wringer  washer --- and put the tumbler drum on the rubber rollers.
there is no modification needed. Just remove the top part.

I got mine in 1963 and it is sitting outside all year --- and still works. They have
an oil filled gearbox and 1/3 HP motor.    This one is a THOR  (Eaton's ?)
and it is made like a brick crapper.
Originally my intentions was to mix paint. Worked like nothing else.  But it
works equally well for turning a tumbler drum.For paint I throw a handful
of balls in the can.

The finest (best) media for c-rusty bolts get old carborundum stones and
crush with a sledge.Would you believe I got my carborundum from a 26000
HP grinding stone setup ?   ---put your money on the line.  From great northern
grinders ---   ask NORTON.            Norton makes some great abrasives
for guys like us ( I own no stock ) They are sold at Wal-Mart  as  ????
sponges ?  try one   they are 1" X  4" X  2.5"    blocks of foam.

Old paintcans makes good el'cheapo  drums for tumbling.                  Hagar.

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