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by Fossilman
Howdy from Oregon...
by arghvark
Used Lorton tumblers tend to command a premium, but there are occasionally big used Lortones on ebay, craigslist, etc. You can also often find home-built or modified big tumblers. The design/construction is so simple that if you're into tinkering, a big tumbler can be set up pretty reasonably.
by arghvark
Fascinating. My 33B has been running for over 2 years, constantly, and there is barely-discernable wear on these?

by miket
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The heart looks nice.

Yes, eye protection is a must, at all times. That Dremel can be very nasty.
Thanks, I like it too.
It can. I hold it in one hand and stones in the other, I have a nice little cut on the back of my hand from it also.
Sometimes I tend to get a little too aggressive with the agates I think.  :|

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