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Old 10-18-2015, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody into rock polishing?

I found my old rock polisher in the attic a few weeks back and ran a batch of rock through it.
Then I went to the lapidary supply place in town to get some rough rock to tumble.
Well I came home with a big tumbler and a bigger tumbler
On needs to be rebuilt and the other needed a belt. Belt just came in for my qt66 and I got it going. The other is in much sadder shape....
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Anybody know the technical names for this? Flange mount pillow block?

It's the bearing the shafts ride on. The brass is worn out and they need to be replace/rebuilt. I was thinking about flipping them and drilling a new hole on the top and tapping for a grease zerk
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I've just used the tiny hobby ones with my kids. Had fun though.



That one you have must be fawkin loud. We had a tiny one and it was incredibly loud.
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I gotta ask, why polish rocks? Therapy?
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I gotta ask, why polish rocks? Therapy?



My grandparents did that in retirement. Ran a rock shop for 15 years up in Fish Creek, WI (Door Co. - the peninsula) in the summer, and wintered in AZ gathering agates, petrified wood, etc. Until my early 20's, I'd get belt buckles, tie clips, and petrified wood bookends they'd made, every birthday & Christmas.

Better than ugly sweaters & socks!
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I polish the rocket a lot, but I don't think that's comparable.
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Narock's in to cock polishing. Not really the same thing, I guess.
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My grandparents did that in retirement. Ran a rock shop for 15 years up in Fish Creek, WI (Door Co. - the peninsula) in the summer, and wintered in AZ gathering agates, petrified wood, etc. Until my early 20's, I'd get belt buckles, tie clips, and petrified wood bookends they'd made, every birthday & Christmas.

Better than ugly sweaters & socks!
So, not like pet rock thing then.

I've picked up rocks from different states I've been to. Pacific Ocean beach and that. Picked up stuff in Hawaii but they spooked me with their Mother Earth queen goddess that puts a curse on you if you take away rocks from the islands. Maybe BS but I didn't want to take the chance.
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Anybody know the technical names for this? Flange mount pillow block?

It's the bearing the shafts ride on. The brass is worn out and they need to be replace/rebuilt. I was thinking about flipping them and drilling a new hole on the top and tapping for a grease zerk
It's a square flange mount bearing.

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Old 10-19-2015, 09:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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my FIL was into the rock hobby...

what dia. is the shaft ?
I may have one of those square flange mount bearings

we just sold all the saws and polishing equip to local rock gem club the rest went to auction. It was a fun hobby for Dad ..
it wasn`t something i could do.



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That one you have must be fawkin loud. We had a tiny one and it was incredibly loud.
Very loud like at a pasta processing plant with everything running at capacity in my garage. Got to build a sound deadening cabinet with some form of ventilation.
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My grandparents did that in retirement. Ran a rock shop for 15 years up in Fish Creek, WI (Door Co. - the peninsula) in the summer, and wintered in AZ gathering agates, petrified wood, etc. Until my early 20's, I'd get belt buckles, tie clips, and petrified wood bookends they'd made, every birthday & Christmas.

Better than ugly sweaters & socks!
Someday I'll figure how to make jewel mounts and make some stuff for the woman
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It's a square flange mount bearing.

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Damn them suckers are expensive
I think I'll do the flip thing until I can't beat the dead horse anymore and have
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my FIL was into the rock hobby...

what dia. is the shaft ?
I may have one of those square flange mount bearings

we just sold all the saws and polishing equip to local rock gem club the rest went to auction. It was a fun hobby for Dad ..
it wasn`t something i could do.



I'd love to have a full set up. But baby steps.
It's a hair under a 3/4 in shaft. There's 4 on this unit.
It's a one off built machine. Made by an aircraft machinist he had the end plates casted in aluminum and milled them out. The barrels that came with it are also "custom"
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Got it all torn down.
Cleaned with degreaser.
Painted the base plate. Chased all the threads out on the aluminum plates and reassembled.
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I think I'll do the flip thing until I can't beat the dead horse anymore and have
to shell out the cash Ola haha





I'd love to have a full set up. But baby steps.
It's a hair under a 3/4 in shaft. There's 4 on this unit.
It's a one off built machine. Made by an aircraft machinist he had the end plates casted in aluminum and milled them out. The barrels that came with it are also "custom"
I'm gonna check the work bench drawer later today....
If it's the right size - I will give to you

Dad made his own setup ... I will see if I can find a pic
Sadly it was never finished ( always a work in progress)

PM me your address I can ship you flat rate box of rocks
Geodes and some other cool stuff ... I might have some pearl shell also

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Up here, you just might find gold in 'em.



That's a little one.

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Can we see before and after pictures of rocks you've used these machines on?
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So, not like pet rock thing then.

I've picked up rocks from different states I've been to. Pacific Ocean beach and that. Picked up stuff in Hawaii but they spooked me with their Mother Earth queen goddess that puts a curse on you if you take away rocks from the islands. Maybe BS but I didn't want to take the chance.
That's probably what happened to your leg you came back with a pebble in your shoe and the bitch got even.
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I'm gonna check the work bench drawer later today....
If it's the right size - I will give to you

Dad made his own setup ... I will see if I can find a pic
Sadly it was never finished ( always a work in progress)

PM me your address I can ship you flat rate box of rocks
Geodes and some other cool stuff ... I might have some pearl shell also

Thank you!
I hope this project does not turn into one like the rest of mine
I have to buy 2 bearings ($15 to $30)
Belts ($15 to $30)
And a new cord (probably have a gazillion around somewhere)
Maybe a chain.
Hopefully I can save those flange bearings by flipping them 180, until I order new ones.
And then the barrels.... that's the expensive part. I was thinking about buying 3 lortone barrels for a qt12 tumbler (like my large blue one, just uses one large barrel instead of 2 short ones). Those are about $80 shipped a piece.
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I got a french fry stuck in my shoe in morro bay and didn't realize it until I hit kettle man city on Sunday
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Can we see before and after pictures of rocks you've used these machines on?
When I have a finished batch I will post pictures. My first batch I did the right way had some contamination and it scratched the crap outta the stones (red jasper) so I'm going to run them again.
It takes any were from 4 to 6 weeks from start to finish.
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here`s a few pics of the mega polishing contraption ..
i called it the "mega rock sander"
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all departments are conected under for water flow n drain
also has area to run drive chain with motor below .
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fully custim area lid folds down to catch splash`n and debris
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1" size shaft with custom bearing
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The local Jeep / Rock guy thought it was Christmas when he found out
the goal was to move the rocks and exuip to new owners
we want this to bring the joy and great attitude it provided to Dad

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