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.

In order to qualify for this page a DIY project thread must clearly show in pictures a working example of the creation. Works in progress will remain as posts until they reach completion and become eligible for enshrinement on this page. The most desirable DIY project posts are those with photos and text describing the project as it progresses from start to finish.

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: (rofl) 'n schist Oct 24, 2021 15:09:12 GMT -5 *
mohs: coprophagy = when you you find a dung beetle in a corpro... Oct 24, 2021 15:20:08 GMT -5
amygdule: If I roll this schist long enough. It might turn into a sphere Oct 24, 2021 17:30:24 GMT -5
rickb: Schist sphere would look nice with garnets in it Oct 24, 2021 17:55:55 GMT -5 *
Wooferhound: That looks like my job today Oct 24, 2021 18:04:37 GMT -5
pizzij: Hey...I've been away for a few years. I see the rules have changed. If an admin sees this...I wanted to post a Highland Park b-12 unit for sale but I only have 37 posts to my name. Since it would be picked up in person...buyer could verify. Help? Oct 24, 2021 20:37:08 GMT -5
rickb: Oct 25, 2021 6:35:20 GMT -5
Wooferhound: It's the Beat Alls Oct 25, 2021 7:28:16 GMT -5
mohs: Oct 25, 2021 9:12:26 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Well, don't that Beat All Oct 25, 2021 10:28:54 GMT -5
mohs: u could root for it Oct 25, 2021 13:17:45 GMT -5
rickb: Beetlejuice - don't say this three times Oct 25, 2021 14:26:59 GMT -5
mohs: never saw that movie Oct 25, 2021 16:04:22 GMT -5
1dave: THIS is not casual chit-chat. Death of individual beetles is PERMANENT! (read-it) Oct 26, 2021 8:53:11 GMT -5
1dave: NO! Not a hair style permanent! The real thing - as in D-E-A-D! Forever and ever squisherated. Oct 26, 2021 8:56:31 GMT -5
1dave: Bad Business, even if they aren't wearing Edgar Suits. Oct 26, 2021 8:59:38 GMT -5
1dave: Oct 26, 2021 9:09:36 GMT -5
rickb: the beetle was a road kill Oct 26, 2021 9:37:19 GMT -5 *
mohs: this is why we don't do it in the road,,,mostly Oct 26, 2021 10:26:59 GMT -5
herchenx: Just wanted to say hi Oct 26, 2021 17:53:23 GMT -5