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Old October 6th 04, 02:22 AM
NovySan
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OK, so I just got back from my first visit to Glass Beach in Ft.
Bragg. It was utterly amazing and wonderful. I have an idea that will
require quite a bit of tumbled sea glass. Luckily I drink a lot of
things that come in beautifully colored bottles (love that
Sapphire...). My question is, has anyone ever done large batches of
sea glass with a cement mixer? I can get one off of ebay cheaper than
the $200 Home Despot wants for a new one. It's capacity is quite a bit
larger than the brass tumblers I've seen in gun shops. It looks like I
could get about 5 - 10 gallons of stuff in there. Before I run down
this road, if anyone's tried this and it worked out well or completely
failed miserably, let me know.

For those of you who don't know, as I didn't, here's a URL

http://www.fortbragg.com/glass_beach/
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Old October 6th 04, 04:55 AM
Michele Blank
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unfortunately, Sapphire Bombay Gin is a painted bottle. Tumbling it's
fragments will yield clear fragments. (found this out whilst melting
bottles)
As far as the mixer goes, i believe that the grit/ abrasive compound you use
may influence your final result more than the method??? m


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OK, so I just got back from my first visit to Glass Beach in Ft.
Bragg. It was utterly amazing and wonderful. I have an idea that will
require quite a bit of tumbled sea glass. Luckily I drink a lot of
things that come in beautifully colored bottles (love that
Sapphire...). My question is, has anyone ever done large batches of
sea glass with a cement mixer? I can get one off of ebay cheaper than
the $200 Home Despot wants for a new one. It's capacity is quite a bit
larger than the brass tumblers I've seen in gun shops. It looks like I
could get about 5 - 10 gallons of stuff in there. Before I run down
this road, if anyone's tried this and it worked out well or completely
failed miserably, let me know.

For those of you who don't know, as I didn't, here's a URL

http://www.fortbragg.com/glass_beach/



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Old October 7th 04, 12:18 AM
C Ryman
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Is this an electric cement mixer?

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Connie Ryman
Cryman Studio

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OK, so I just got back from my first visit to Glass Beach in Ft.
Bragg. It was utterly amazing and wonderful. I have an idea that will
require quite a bit of tumbled sea glass. Luckily I drink a lot of
things that come in beautifully colored bottles (love that
Sapphire...). My question is, has anyone ever done large batches of
sea glass with a cement mixer? I can get one off of ebay cheaper than
the $200 Home Despot wants for a new one. It's capacity is quite a bit
larger than the brass tumblers I've seen in gun shops. It looks like I
could get about 5 - 10 gallons of stuff in there. Before I run down
this road, if anyone's tried this and it worked out well or completely
failed miserably, let me know.

For those of you who don't know, as I didn't, here's a URL

http://www.fortbragg.com/glass_beach/



 




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