Smithsonian Rock Tumbler Classic With Bonus Refill

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ITEM# 19206862
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    ITEM#: 19206862

    Encourage a future geologist with this Smithsonian rock tumbler. This fun machine lets you transform rough rocks into beautiful gemstones and comes with everything needed to get started.

    • Age: 10 & Up
    • Gender: Unisex
    • Material: Plastic
    • Assembly: Assembled
    • Exact Color: Yellow


    Specs

    Features
    Material Plastic
    Type STEM
    Assembly Assembled
    Gender Unisex
    Dimensions See description
    Warranty 30 day Limited Manufacturer
    Model Number 49005GSB
    Country of Origin China

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    • Most Helpful

    • Wonderful!
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      This works great and isn't all that loud (I keep it in the garage). The instructions are very vague, so here are some tips. The water...put enough water in the tumbler to cover the rocks, etc., along with the grit. After a week of running for 24 hours, check your rocks for desired smoothness. When ready, clean the rocks (water) and clean the tumbler thoroughly. DO NOT do this in sinks, the grit will clog your drains, like cement was poured into them. Always put a slight amount of cooking oil around the inner cap and around the lip of the tumbler (the instructions for this come with your purchase). Repeat the water process with the rocks 2nd stage of grit. Wait a week, but tumble these 24 hours a day. Check the rocks for desired smoothness and repeat cleaning process, start all over with the next grit. The 4th step, the polish. Run for a week @ 24 hours. If you would like the rocks, etc., to be even shinier and better polished, clean out the tumbler and add about 1/4 cup of Ivory Bar Soap. You need to make the pieces shredded, like shredded cheese. Run until desired shine is achieved. Be patient, this process from start to finish, takes at least a month. Have fun and enjoy!

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      Shelley S. Nov 16, 2016
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    • Great product just as described
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      I'm done with overstock after this! It came in missing the barrel for the tumbler! The gift was sent home with my in-laws so I don't even have the ability to ship it back.

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      Blake R. Dec 25, 2017
    • exciting
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      I cant rate this yet, since it is xmas present

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      wendi e. Dec 14, 2017
    • Awesome product
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      My son loves rocks so we tumbled ones he'd collected. Great product with a great outcome of beautiful shiny rocks. And we will have fun tumbling the ones included.

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      Frances W. Sep 25, 2017
    • Smithsonian Rock Tumbler
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      I bought this for my granddaughter. She is so happy to have gotten it. She's a little disappointed that it takes as long as it does for the process of polishing the rocks. But other then that she is happy

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      Carla J F. Dec 31, 2016

    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "Is this battery operated? Is it a water tumbler?"

      • A:

        No Batteries are needed-- its is more of a water tumbler. Finished product takes about 14-17 Days.

    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        Christmas gift

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