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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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It cleaned up nice.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:40 AM
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That really did turn out nice, TS! Iíve got a few larger brass/copper items that I havenít tumbled for the same reasons - I just assumed there wouldnít be enough agitation/motion to be effective. This inspires me to give it a shot anyway - if it fits, it tumbles!

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Originally Posted by graybeard View post
It cleaned up nice.
Thanks!

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That really did turn out nice, TS! Iíve got a few larger brass/copper items that I havenít tumbled for the same reasons - I just assumed there wouldnít be enough agitation/motion to be effective. This inspires me to give it a shot anyway - if it fits, it tumbles!
Thanks! At the least, I thought it was going to take many more hours to get into the details.

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Thatís an awesome handle! It turned out great.


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Old 01-04-2020, 01:27 PM
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Gorgeous!

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Old 01-04-2020, 01:30 PM
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Thatís a cool find and came out great!

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TS awesome find. Blow your eardrums out ? I love ornate old hardware. Don't find a lot but the last house I did gave up a cool skeleton key lock escutcheon and a fancy cabinet latch. HH Mark

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Looks good!
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:15 AM
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Nice job it looks sharp.

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