Evans CR2 original and replacement motors
Lapidary Machines

Evans CR2 Rock Tumbler Replacement Motor

Evans CR2 Rock Tumbler Replacement Motor Our Evans CR2 Rock Tumbler recently stopped working properly. It would run for several hours and then just stop. Not only was it a problem that the machine had stopped. It was more of a problem because the motor was getting very hot and could have posed a fire […]

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all a part of the rock tumbling process
Tumblestones

Rock Tumbling Process – Weekly Tasks

 Our Rock Tumbling Process Recently I shot a series of four short videos documenting a snippet in time of our rock tumbling process. Reason I say snippet in time is that we do our weekly check on the tumbling on a Monday and this was when I shot the videos. Rock Tumbling Process – Video […]

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evans 6lb double barrel rock tumblers
Lapidary Supplies and Equipment

Rock Tumblers for Polishing Stones

Rock Tumblers have been used for many years to make smooth, shiny polished stones from rough rocks. People tumble pebbles they find on the beach or bits of other rocks they find when out and about. Then there are those that only tumble semi precious rough rocks like Amethyst and Carnelian to name a few. […]

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beach diamond saw
Lapidary Supplies and Equipment

Diamond Saw for Lapidary

The Diamond Saw really is the standard equipment for cutting up rocks, especially very hard Agates and Quartz. These saws have a circular blade ranging from a few inches to 3 feet or more in diameter. The size of the rock to be cut dictates the size of the blade that’s needed and once the […]

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Dop Stick – How To Set One Up With A Stone

The dop stick is a very important aid to the Lapidary Artist, allowing for a method to securely hold a stone whilst it being worked. While at the same time keeping fingers away from the highly abrasive and fast rotating grinding wheels. Ask anyone who has used a Lapidary grinding machine without a dop stick […]

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silicon carbide grits for rock tumbling
Lapidary Supplies and Equipment

Silicon Carbide Grits and Polishes

Without silicon carbide grits it would be very difficult to run a rock tumbler. The various grits, for example: 20, 60, 80, 220 and 400, 600 and 1200 are used to progressively grind out the imperfections on your rocks, with the 20 grit being the most aggressive. Another important material for the tumble process is […]

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