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Old 01-04-2020, 09:42 AM
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Default Tumbling a doorknob. Nice results.

I dug this doorknob at a 1900s house. The first two pictures are after spraying it off with a hose. It's pretty heavy, so I assume it's brass. I then got the idea to tumble it.

I wasn't sure how well it would work considering it's a smaller tumbler and there wouldn't be tons of movement/tumbling inside with the aquarium gravel. I filled it about 1/3 with gravel, halfway with water and a drop of dish soap.

It came out GREAT after about two hours. I'm going to see if the property owner wants it as a decorative piece.
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