DIY Projects by Rock Tumbling Hobby Forum members

The following are highlighted forum posts of do-it-yourself lapidary machine projects, or useful devices created by RTH forum members over the years. If you post and finish a new project, or find a previously created project post you feel belongs on these pages please bring it to our attention so we can add it.

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Rock Tumblers

Posted by: MrP


Rock Polishers

Flat Laps

Posted by: Roger
Posted by: Tommy
Posted by: scottyh
Posted by: djaxon

Rock Saws


Sphere Machines


mohs: Feb 17, 2020 10:53:19 GMT -5
Wooferhound: I just need to arrange to die on the Dance Floor ... bummer for everybody else though . Feb 17, 2020 11:17:15 GMT -5
whyofquartz: i have actually thought about a gas powered tumbler it helps that I work at an Ag-Pro and have access to lots of cast-off engines and motors. and a discarded rotating engine stand that could probably support a 55gal tumbling drum Feb 17, 2020 11:19:02 GMT -5
mohs: the fever is a killer Feb 17, 2020 11:26:30 GMT -5
mohs: Feb 17, 2020 11:28:34 GMT -5
Wooferhound: How many pounds of polished rocks do you get Per Gallon of Gas with that tumbler ? Feb 17, 2020 11:31:45 GMT -5
mohs: think I got the fever for a ,,, Feb 17, 2020 11:56:15 GMT -5
mohs: Feb 17, 2020 11:56:48 GMT -5
mohs: that post went viral,,,,moslty Feb 17, 2020 12:17:17 GMT -5
whyofquartz: IDK it is still a hypotheoretical mal-formed brain-child, naught but a Twinkie in my mined's aye Feb 17, 2020 12:48:51 GMT -5
whyofquartz: but if i can get it to work i can use 55gal HDPE barrells as simi-disposable liners and tumble very large rocks! rocks even heavier than a duck. Feb 17, 2020 12:50:59 GMT -5
rickb: "that post went viral,,,,moslty" So did the Budweiser Blues and the Brown Liquor Flu Feb 17, 2020 12:55:37 GMT -5
1dave: DUCK! The sky is falling! - How heavy is a duck? Feb 17, 2020 12:58:09 GMT -5
whyofquartz: as any man of science can tell you ducks weigh about the same as wood, bread, very small rocks, and, WITCHES!!!!! Feb 17, 2020 13:13:17 GMT -5
mohs: rockin pneumonia boogie woogie flu huh Feb 17, 2020 13:14:15 GMT -5
rickb: cat scratch fever Feb 17, 2020 13:19:09 GMT -5
mohs: who nose... Feb 17, 2020 13:24:38 GMT -5
knave: If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall Feb 17, 2020 14:11:30 GMT -5
knave: ”We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing. Feb 17, 2020 14:12:55 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Making rock soup with a 16 penny nail for seasoning . Feb 18, 2020 7:15:54 GMT -5