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Trash to Treasure: Part 6...HOW TO Make faux sea glass

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2007
3:41 PM

Post #4128894

Image provided is by member denimangle, a fused tempered
glass bowl. Love it, Cheryl!

Coming from part five, a continuation of the
fun we have smashing and tumbling glass:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/780548/

Our newest member, rebeccanne, posted on the last
thread about a man who solders beach glass together
to form what sounds like something beautiful for home
decor. Hopefully she will be able to share photos soon,
we're excited!

See here post here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=4127183

Keep up the great work, all!

KM

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cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2007
4:28 PM

Post #4129021

I love that bowl, it looks like diamonds. Do I need a kiln for that? I have to draw the line at a kiln, but a friend has one, haha!
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2007
4:47 PM

Post #4129065

If there's anyone in the San Jose area who wants to share my kiln space, I'd love to have some "playmates"!!!
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2007
5:27 PM

Post #4129184

Hi Cathy,

While I haven't made such, it would seem you do need a kiln
for one of these fabulous bowls.

Cheryl will likely be along soon and can tell you more, as she
is our resident expert on the matter.

:-) KM
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2007
5:49 PM

Post #4129222

Thanks Karen .. not so sure about the expert part .. Just the only one crazy enough to have trird this so far ...lol
Yes you need a kiln to make the tempered glass bowl
heres a new bowl this one I didnt fuss into a slab first

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2007
5:53 PM

Post #4129232

another view
I stacked the glass like a puzzel

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2007
5:57 PM

Post #4129240

heres another new one .. a birthday gift to the gal I got the window from

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2007
6:04 PM

Post #4129263

she made the remark that she wanted her window back
well FedX just droped off my new tumbler ..so its off to play ..

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2007
6:11 PM

Post #4129276

rebeccanne,
I can't wait for pictures .. they sound very interesting


Cheryl
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2007
7:09 PM

Post #4129391

Ok Denimangle, you will have to give a step by step on those bowls. I have a kiln that has been sitting unused for few years and that is just the thing to get me motivated to fire it up!
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2007
7:20 PM

Post #4129424

Tetley, let me know when you do, I'll drive in & bring lunch. It's ONLY an hour and a half, haha! (just kidding, don't panic!)

I saw a set of tempered glass shower doors offered on freecycle. Is this the kind of glass that the bowls are made from?
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2007
8:25 PM

Post #4129611

tetleytuna
I think I posted step by step on the other thread ill check


cathy4
I thnk shower doors are safty glass ..its like tempered glass with a film in the middle .. you dont want to use that.
daisyavenue
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10b)

October 27, 2007
8:42 PM

Post #4129663

Wuvie and Denimangle-

I thought of ya'll when I saw this piece by one of my favorite artist/designers, Tord Boontje.

I think that this series was all recycled wine bottles and if anyone could figure out how to make 'em, I know that you are the gals to do it!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Transglass-vase-Swarovski-Blossom-Tattoo-Boontje_W0QQitemZ230132212665QQihZ013QQcategoryZ2713QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

and a decanter:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Artecnica-Transglass-lidded-carafe-by-Boontje-green_W0QQitemZ130165970480QQihZ003QQcategoryZ115729QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2007
10:44 PM

Post #4129970

well on the blue bottle im kind of stumped ..
the gueen is easy he started with 2 bottles cut just the top off of one and the bottom off the other smoothed the edges with one of many things .. grinder sand paper etc.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2007
11:13 PM

Post #4130067

Hello all!

Cathy,

Ditto what Denim (Cheryl) mentioned on the glass. The side
windshields of many vehicles are tempered glass, so are many
sliding glass doors and such. You might be able to call a few
glass repair shops in your area, they will likely give you the remains
of what once was a door or window free of charge.

Daisy,

The Transglass vase, indeed cool looking, thanks for sharing.
He must have some nifty glassworking tools indeed, as he employs
a dozen people trained to make the glass.

Denim,

I keep putting it off, but I swear one day I'll make a bowl. Not sure what
my excuse is, the kiln is sitting there wondering what happened to all
that excitement when it moved in. LOL.

Ima,

Though I live far away from you, if I lived closer I'd take you up on the
offer just to watch you work, I've seen your stuff, I'm so impressed!

Tetley,

Alrighty, time to drag that old kiln out and make something fun! With
winter approaching, it may be the perfect time to do so. Think winter
gifts. :-)

KM


imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2007
12:18 AM

Post #4130291

awwww...thanks!~~~ I'm sitting here at my keyboard blushing...
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 28, 2007
1:39 PM

Post #4131641

Great.

My first HF tumbler came with a spare belt which I used to replace the broken one on the new tumbler. That one lasted less than 8 hours. That's 2 belts in under 20 hours. Might this lead me to believe that it's the tumbler and not the belts which are defective?

Argh.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2007
2:35 PM

Post #4131817

Though I've not purchased a HF tumbler myself, I would have to
guess that the belts are similar to the seals in our well pump.
It would seem these units sit for ages in warehouses, experience
all sorts of different elements, and then end up in our homes.

The rubber, plastic, etc. has expanded and contracted with time
and temperature, that is my uneducated guess. When a weathered
piece of rubber is suddenly made to run 24 hours a day with a heavy
load, it gives.

When I get around to buying my HF tumbler, I think I'll take it in to
the local auto parts store to see what they have to offer in the way
of a better belt.

:-) KM
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 28, 2007
2:40 PM

Post #4131829

Lala thats what happened to my first tumbler ..I sent it back I got my new one yesterday ..set it up it even sounded better then the first one ,,it has been running now for about 20 hours and all is fine
im not so sure its the belts hat are bad .. I would send it back for another tumbler
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 28, 2007
8:38 PM

Post #4132852

Thanks for the input gals. Even thought I purchased the tumbler directly from the store, I emailed the company telling them what happened and will see what they have to say. Since I'm not known for being overly patient I will probably try to find another replacement tomorrow and give it another whirl. If I locate one, and it too breaks, I will return the tumbler.
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 28, 2007
8:49 PM

Post #4132882

I got two of the single barrel HF tumblers and both the belts that came with them broke after just a few days. I purchased the replacement belts from HF and have not had a problem since. They are very inexpensive, less than $2.00 each here.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2007
1:35 AM

Post #4133751

tetleytuna,
here ya go step by step for the tempered glass


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/784789/

Cheryl
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2007
2:16 AM

Post #4133935

Cheryl thanks so much for the step by step! I am going to make it my next project to get that kiln into shape. It has been sitting unused for a couple of years but has been in a dry building so should be OK. What does "flash the kiln" mean?? I have not used it in so long have forgotten a lot of things and a lot I never knew in the first place.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2007
2:21 AM

Post #4133957

Goodness Ladies, I didn't get my tumbler yet, and now I want a kiln...what's a gal to do? Love the bowls and would like to make dinner plates like that...(wishful thinking)
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2007
2:23 AM

Post #4133969

Someday I will...Please keep the instructions coming. I'm printing and saving them all Thanks
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2007
2:34 AM

Post #4134042

tetleytuna,
To Flash the kiln means to open the lid and cool it off fast .. You must be really careful when doing so. its something you do when you want to stop the slumping or draping of your glass. If you dont want to Flash te kiln pulling the hole plug works some ..just much slower.

dahtzu,
Tempered glass dinner plates ..Not sure thats a good idea .. I know you cant eat soup out of the bowls ...lol
Look on craigslist for a kiln ...
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2007
2:37 AM

Post #4134049

Thanks Cheryl!
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2007
2:41 AM

Post #4134062

What would a good price be for a used kiln? does your electric bill go up a whole lot?
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2007
2:43 AM

Post #4134085

Thanks denimangle...like I said, wishful thinking...someone will figure out how to make the plates usable. I will keep checking craigslist for kiln and tumbler.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2007
1:05 PM

Post #4134988

cathy4,
I have gotten 3 different size kiln from craigs list from Free to $500.00 with lots of glass,molds & stuff for the kiln. I saw a nice one the other day for $70.00
Had to tie my self to the chair to keep from going to get it ...lol
I really doesn't cost that much to run the kiln you don't run it at full tilt all the time.
& if you get a big kiln you can fire lots of stuff at one time for the same money.
Cheryl
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2007
2:05 PM

Post #4135206

Cathy,

Hubby found my kiln at a local auction, and it would have been cheaper
had a lady not been pushing the price up.

Odd, I can't remember if it was 200.00 or 250.00, but came with plenty
of shelves, supports, a lot of goodies.

:-) KM
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

October 31, 2007
12:34 PM

Post #4142580

Late afternoon yesterday a Mexican man who lives nearby and works for the water company came by. He was very polite but expressed concern about haveing heard the sound of rushing water several times when he had been passing my house. We live in a dessert and he thought I had somehow rigged up a waterfall from the little city water that comes out this far. I invited him in and showed him my tumbler and some of my tumbled glass. He was much reassurred that I had not somehow managed to hijack our water supply. In the summer we go through days without water and often don't get much when it does come back.

I was very glad he had stopped himself, rather than making some sort of official complaint. It makes me more a part of the community.

I don't speak a lot of Spanish but often connect with people through crafts and work on my house and garden.

Another connection made.

katiebear
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2007
12:52 PM

Post #4142667

Katie,

How neat is that? Good for you, good for the community! :-)

Karen Marie
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2007
1:23 PM

Post #4142789

well I took the first batch out of the tumbler yesterday ..
Im not going to post a picture as it looks just like everyones glass just no blue glass ...lol
I started another batch of stained glass scraps with the help of my grand daughter Sydney (2 & 3/4) this is going to be her glass to make stepping stones ..she was very excited . She is always wanting to help me with glass she sits at her little table and makes glass with her clay & molds or designing patterns on paper ...
yes she spends a lot of time with Grammy :-)

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UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2007
1:24 PM

Post #4142790

Good Morning,

Recently a thread has been created in the Artisans Forum for artists (which all of you here certainly are) to show off your work and visit. I'd like to invite everyone to come in and check out the Artisans Flowerpot Cafe. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/784415/

We'd love to see some of your beautiful glass and mosaic creations posted on the thread.

Please stop by and have a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea. The cafe is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and has some really nice folks there. Everyone is welcome.

Janet

UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2007
1:26 PM

Post #4142803

Aaah Cheryl. We cross posted. That photo is priceless! You really need to frame that one and hang it in your studio. Isn't it wonderful when our grandbabies want to be involved in our art.

denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2007
1:31 PM

Post #4142823

Thanks Janet,

I do love having her work with me .
My kids grew up under a quilt frame & bandsaw, but none of them do any kind of arts & crafts.. well maybe later..
Thanks for the invite ill check it out .
Cheryl


This message was edited Nov 18, 2007 6:56 AM
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2007
1:57 PM

Post #4142907

Aw, Cheryl, indeed what a fabulous picture!
It truly does deserve enlargement, I love it!

What a sweetie she must be!
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2007
7:57 PM

Post #4143987

denimangle such a priceless moment to be captured and enjoyed for a lifetime
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2007
9:41 PM

Post #4144295

dahtzu, We'd love it if you'd come to the artisans cafe and post your gorgeous birdbaths and bowling balls.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2007
1:32 AM

Post #4145089

UniQueTreasures Thank you so much for the invite. I would be happy to.
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2007
2:12 AM

Post #4145261

As much as I love them, I promise not to snag them off the thread! (waybigo grin)
caro_uk
near cardiff
United Kingdom

November 2, 2007
3:58 AM

Post #4149211

Hi all, sorry not been here much,just signed off unemployment,selling my mirrors for a living,well im giving it my best shot,sold 3 so far.lol as im finishing a mirror someone wants it,you guys have been busy with your glass,denimangle your grandaughter is so cute.bye all .
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2007
4:32 AM

Post #4149277

Can tumbled glass be glued to the top of stepping stones and actually used as stepping stones? I'm moving a big trellis and want to put a bit of a walkway between it and the rest of the garden. Thanks! Cathy
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2007
11:31 AM

Post #4149581

Cathy4,
I know you could use the flatter pieces .. people do it all the time with stained glass.
if your not going to walk on it you could use it all..
grout it after the glue it .
I have stained glass in the tumbler now for Sydney to make a stepping stone
Cheryl
Brender
Topsham, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2007
4:39 PM

Post #4150463

Hey Caro! Best of luck on your new employment as an "artiste" !! It is said - do what you love and the money will follow :-) I haven't been brave enough to try so you're my hero!
Can you post some pics of the mirrors before they go out the door?

Brenda
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2007
8:34 PM

Post #4151190

Yes, caro_uk Please show us your mirrors.
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 2, 2007
8:55 PM

Post #4151252

I'm about to throw my hands up. Four broken belts in a week's time. I just called HF and asked The Phone Answering Person's opinion, and he said if it were him he'd return the tumbler and not buy another one. LOL now there's a novel approach to sales. Kind of reminds me of A Miracle on 34th Street when Macy's santa sends people to Gimble's to get a better deal.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2007
9:03 PM

Post #4151288

Lala, sorry for all your broken belts. Kinda makes me afrait to get a tumbler. Is it worth the trouble and expense? Sure do want one. Are you doing BLUE yet?
YBF Faye
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 2, 2007
9:26 PM

Post #4151351

No blue yet Faye. I've got a load full broken and ready to go, but I can't keep the thing running long enough to finish the load (a rather yucky looking yellow-green) that's already in there.

I did ask the Phone Answering Dude if he thought the problem was in the tumbler's structure or if it's in the belts themselves. This thought had not occurred to him. So before I return it (as if I have the slightest clue where the receipt is) I'm going to do some experimenting. A few days ago I bought a belt that looked to be an exact duplicate at Napa Autosales. Unfortunately there was not enough elasticity in the belt to make the tumbler go 'round. However I just tried it on the single drum tumbler and it's working, although it's turning more slowly. Next I shall try the Hoover belt that Cheryl recommended. I'm hoping that the issue is with the belts and not the tumbler. I shall be most disappointed if if these Harbor Freight machines both turn out to be junk.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2007
9:55 PM

Post #4151441

Lala, hang on and hang in there...it's just testing your patience..You go girl and show you WILLLLLLLL win.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2007
10:14 PM

Post #4151498

Lala
I hound the hoover belt cut it in 4 and put it on the tumbler yesterday its going strong .. the belt that came on the tumbler lasted 3 days ... we will see how long the hoover last but you get 2 belts for under $2.00 and cut then into 8 ... much better deal
Cheryl
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 2, 2007
10:23 PM

Post #4151529

Cheryl how did you cut it? Sorry to be so instructionally challenged, but sometimes I need step by step if I'm reading instead of "seeing".
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2007
11:52 PM

Post #4151829

Lala
lets see ..first I put the broken belt on the wide Hoover belt and marked off how wide they should be ...kind of pinched the place where I marked and then took scissors and cut on the lines ...then cut around the belt...
Cheryl
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2007
12:20 AM

Post #4151948

Quickly popping in to say I'm sorry for those who are experiencing the
belt dilemma. I don't know what I can do other than to offer chips and
salsa.

;-) KM
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 3, 2007
2:33 AM

Post #4152385

UniQueTreasures how do I get to artisans cafe from here...sure could use a cup of something right now.
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2007
11:06 AM

Post #4152954

Part 1 - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/784415/

Part 2 - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/786200/

Coffee's always on at the cafe! Have fun!

Now, I'm really on the road to the Reniassance Festival!

Janet
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2007
1:37 PM

Post #4153228

LOL @ "I don't know what I can do other than to offer chips and
salsa." KM you always have the perfect solution. Chips and salsa could probably bring world peace if the boneheads were smart enough to serve it at the U.N. meetings.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2007
2:34 PM

Post #4153431

Lala,
I think your right .. when we go out to eat mexican I bring home my dinner because Ill eat my weight in chipe & salsa ...lol
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2007
2:38 PM

Post #4153441

Chips and salsa are great, but I prefer the old fashioned Lipton onion dip mix in sour cream with ruffled potato chips. Reminds me of my parent's parties when I was little.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2007
2:39 PM

Post #4153444

Oh, Cathy, me, too!

And Chex party mix, too!
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2007
2:46 PM

Post #4153471

My sisters and I used to eat any leftover crusted over dip and stale chips that sat out overnight, and we never died.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2007
6:46 PM

Post #4154107

cathy4 ... oh what memories you bring back ...
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 3, 2007
11:11 PM

Post #4154776

Thank you for the short cut Unique. Wish I could put them on my desktop
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 4, 2007
4:29 PM

Post #4156819

You are quite welcome Faye. You can set your preferences here on Dave's to watch any thread that you post to (if it's not done already). You can also save any of them as a favorite by clicking on that little yellow folder icon at the top right of every page on Dave's. You can also save the artisans forum itself as one to be watched. That way any time someone posts something new, it will pop up on your watched thread list.

For a while there, there were many folks posting to the artisans forum and it was wonderful seeing all of the work. Then, as folks got busy, the posts would trickle in. This site is full of incredibly talented folks. The cafe is a great way to encourage more posting by these talented people.

We'll always try to be sure that when a new thread to the cafe is created, a link will be put there to the new thread. I've always found that really helps with continuity for the computer challenged folks.

Janet
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 5, 2007
2:22 AM

Post #4158431

Thanks Janet for all your help. Mum's on the way..Let me know when arrive, if they survived.
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2007
4:35 PM

Post #4160054

I'll do it. I'm looking forward to having mums. I've never had them before. The only ones I've ever seen were the boring ones that Mom bought. {Please don't tell her I told you that. :-)} I'll figure out a way to send you some bamboo that you can put in a vase to show off your tumbled glass. :-)
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 6, 2007
2:33 AM

Post #4162197

Unique...Awesome, and thank you. Please keep posting.
Flower Friend, Faye
KBJ
Annville, PA

November 11, 2007
11:18 AM

Post #4181317

Hi everyone -- just catching up on all your posts-- my you've been busy. I am in total agreement on the chips and salsa, I too could eat my weight. I also love the onion soup dip and chex -- we have a lot in common! I laughed hard when the posts turned to food -- so typical!!

Okay, I too have had HUGE belt problems with our tumbler from HF. In fact, we returned the original and traded for a new one only to have the same issues! I went to ebay and bought 10 belts for $12.50 (included shipping) because this science project must get completed. Believe it or not, we are on the first of the 10 belts and it's been running for 3 days now!

This is what I found...no luck with any Hoover belt or a "flat" belt but I did try. After many broken belts, I think the KEY is oiling the bearings every day. My son tells me that he pulls on the belt daily to keep it flexible. This seems to be working. The last thing is that when you finally get the new belt on the big wheel and the little wheel, make sure that the little wheel is in total alignment with the big wheel. It took a couple of trys to push the little wheel toward the "wall" of the tumbler. I did this using a screw driver as leverage. It seemed to be off quite a bit and when it got into alignment, we have had no broken belts. I hope this helps at least one of you.

I think I'm going to give my hand a try at one of those lovely mirrors once this science project is over. We have to tumble for 4 weeks straight. With our recent delays we are only into week 3. Keep your fingers crossed that the belt continues to work.

My son keeps sing "I'll tumble for ya". Keep tumbling girls!

cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

November 11, 2007
3:51 PM

Post #4181875

I've been reading other sites about tumblers. Several mentioned that you should weigh what you are putting in and make sure you don't go over the the capacity, as in a 3 pound tumbler will break belts if the contents including water weigh more than 3 pounds. I'm sure you all know this, but thought I'd throw it in just in case. Cathy
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2007
5:42 PM

Post #4182217

Good Morning
Just a fast note and back to the Wall for the day ..
I found the hoover belts and used the first ran for 5 days stright ..still doing great ..
Over filling might be a trouble spot like Cathy4 said .. weight wise or filling over 1/2 way ... I only oiled the rod when I started the new belt not every day.
Cheryl
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2007
6:40 PM

Post #4182372

Hello all!

Cheryl, how did your trip go? Hopefully well.

KBJ, so good to hear the project is going well. :-)



caro_uk
near cardiff
United Kingdom

November 18, 2007
2:26 AM

Post #4205136

Hi everyone,got my website sorted ,just need some mirrors to go on there , think im going to be busy for awhile making them,heres a mirror in early stages i made not got a pic of it finished but it is on my website,i have nearly finished another mirror i will show you all when ive finished it,ive been going to carboots secondhand shops looking for dishes for my mirrors,anybody finished any of their tumbled glass yet?shall pop back soon to see you all ,bye for now.

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dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2007
3:34 AM

Post #4205387

Pretty mirror.

Lala, Are you doing blue yet...post, we want to see.
YBF Faye
Lala_Jane
North West, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 18, 2007
2:43 PM

Post #4206351

No projects yet Faye, just tumbling, tumbling tumbling. I'm tempted to buy a "real" tumbler as these HFs are still giving me fits. The Hoover belt seems to be working...on the double barrel. But the single barrel won't turn at all once the drum is in place (no matter which belt I use). Grrrr. Wuvie, how 'bout some chips and salsa?

I doubt if I start any actual projects with the blue until spring. My intent is to tumble all winter long then start on the "creek bed" in the spring. At the rate I'm going that will be spring of 2010. *sigh*

Speaking of blue glass you ought to try to get your hands on a couple of Bombay Gin bottles. They are a very distinctive light blue color and would make a nice addition to your varied colored bird baths. I have scored 2 bottles at the recyling center and left my name in hopes of picking up a few more.

YBF,
La
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 19, 2007
3:58 AM

Post #4208693

Lala, What is the difference in a "Real Tumbler" I looked at a tumbler at Michael's and it looked like a toy. Very small. Is there a larger, heavier tumbler?
As for the Bombay Gin bottles, May have to go to "The" store for those, cannot get bottles from the dump anymore. Is anyone allowed to ramble at the land field, and take treasure possibilities away?

I'm looking forward to see your beginning project take pics. of the before, during and finished project.
YBF Faye
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

November 19, 2007
4:47 AM

Post #4208797

For people that are interested in a "real" tumbler, I got mine from an eBay store called Ball Mills N Rock Tumblers. It was much more expensive than the little HF one that I'd had but I can do lots of glass, even a bunch of whole bottles. I want to do some fairly large projects so for me it is worth the expense. The glass only takes a day or two to get clean and smooth enough to use.

There is also at least one store on eBay that sells large bags of tumbled glass. Can't remember the name.

Any questions, let me know.

katiebear
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 19, 2007
2:03 PM

Post #4209509

Recently I noticed Hobby Lobby sold pre-tumbled bags of stones for
$9.99, at least in our area.

The newer model tumblers in the hobby stores have a plastic bubble
and are not what I use. While I would love to have a nice Lortone Tumbler,
such an expense is not in the budget at this time. Watching for yard sales,
I often find the small Rolling Stones Tumblers for a couple of bucks. Not
a bad price to pay considering this is just a fun whim of mine. I have five
tumblers going right now.

For those facing the 'no taking' rule from the recycling centers, you may
want to try resorting to what I do. The local bar tosses their bottles into the
trash in boxes. The local center doesn't mind me taking a few bottles here
and there when I bring in a truck load of beer bottles. Sounds like a fair
trade to me, LOL.

This thread is getting long for those on Dial-up, so I'll make a new one.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/791616/

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