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Old 05-21-2019, 07:39 PM
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Default Tumbled my keys

I didn't save keys for years but then I started.
I thought 200+ keys would fill a mason jar but its only about half.
Pictures are just one tumbler batch.
They kind of look nice next to a full trinket jar.
My skeleton and R/R key finds are in my treasure chest.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:50 PM
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Those turned out great! I like the Hudson keys.

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Old 05-22-2019, 04:01 PM
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I've saved my key finds too. What type of medium did you use to tumble them, and for how long? This enquiring mind wants to know! I'd like to do that with my collection.

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Old 05-22-2019, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists View post
I've saved my key finds too. What type of medium did you use to tumble them, and for how long? This enquiring mind wants to know! I'd like to do that with my collection.
Steel bb's, vinegar, dish soap and not water.
Two hours in tumbler.

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Old 05-23-2019, 06:50 AM
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Is that a Casita I see?
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for the idea! I have been saving my keys, for scrap but they look nice in a mason jar.

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Old 05-28-2019, 12:26 AM
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My 4yo steals all my key finds except 1 set I saved, 1920-30s candy machine keys all linked together with a rivet... my son has probably taken 100 or so lol


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Old 05-28-2019, 04:52 PM
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I've only saved a few of the more interesting looking ones.

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