Bullet tumbler

  1. cardiffrob Member

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    I want to 'tumble' soft lead balls (.44 cal) and want to make some sort of tombola drum and sit it on some rollers powered by an electric drill. Has anyone done this and has anyone got any suggestions for a watertight drum with parallel sides that I could use?
    This seems to be the only way to polish away the sprue left over from casting them.

    Thanks

    Rob
     
  2. Migmac

    Migmac Member

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  3. bigegg

    bigegg I drink and I know things. Its what I do.

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    Two suggestions for drums:

    Oxyclean tubs.
    Or 150mm drain pipe - you can get rubber/flexy plastic sealing caps for the end.

    Bigger? HDPE blue plastic barrels come in various sizes from 10l to 200l
     
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  4. RichardM Member

    Jem stone polishing tumbler or soil pipe access plugs welded onto a piece of soil pipe.
     
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  5. cardiffrob Member

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    Thanks, guys. I guess I shall have to look out for some body building supplement tubs. They sound ideal.




    Cripes! I'm not planning a War! :laughing:
     
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