Discuss marble restoration & repair here - polishing machines, cooking, dipping, etc.
In the past I'd had a marble cooked by Scott Patrick. To do that, a damaged sulphide is attached to a punty, and "cooked" in the furnace by allowing the surface to remelt (which "restores" damage) while rolling the punty back and forth, so the marble doesn't melt off the punty, then it is broken...
I've got more mibs I want to polish and can't seem to scare up Paul Nulton, who polished my last batch for me...
Someone got me a phone # recently, but all I've gotten on that # is a busy signal.
Can anyone direct me to some polishers? I'd like to identify and get pricing from as many as...
Marble is 1 1/2 inches. Bought this at an antique shop for $5.00. Was wondering if this could be repaired and the cost to repair. If you could do it for me PLMK your price and info in a PM. Thanks, James P.S. I'll post pictures in the next message.
how do you the marble world feel about polishing using a 3lb rock tumbler. explain your positives and negatives i want to see if it is worth it or not and if it does a sufficient job. i have tons of RARE MARBLES but minor flaws and i want them in my collection! help me!
I would like to build the tri-head polisher. the AC gear motor # 5-930 at Surplus Center is no longer available. Is there a better motor out there fan cooled maybe? any help would be greatly appreciated.
Guess i'm new to the whole marble polishing game, years (20+) ago I collected antique beads and would get some german marble beads from time to time and fell in love with the colored gems, most were badly damaged being traded around africa for years. Then a few years ago I got a small Lot...
Does anyone have one?
If so do you like it?
Worth the money?
Easy to use?
Last and foremost...does it work good?
I have about 200 marbles in my life all of a sudden. I suspect some are collectible after a bit of research. I am befuddled by the orange rusty looking stuff on many of them. I don't know if steelies were stored with them or not. I don't think so...so I have no idea why they would rust....
This was my first shot at restoring a beat up marble! I was hooked afterwards
I have two marbles that are badly damaged. One is a large figural one with a rabbit that is so beat up I can barely see inside and it has a large piece missing ... If ground down and polished it could end up just large enough to encase the rabbit well enough. The other is a very large german marble...
So what do you do with a poor busted up marble? This is a huge one someone gave me, and I don't know if it's worth restoring?
Hopefully if I loaded these pics right youll see a killer onionskin that I restored! It was super frosty and after some tlc it turned out to be covered in some real nice mica!!!
Just wanted to say hello, im new to the forums and also the marble repairing world.
Acquired on original bag of 1" Master marbles that are labeled as Cat's Eyes and these things are stunning. Problem is I can hardly see through the bag.
Any way to clear up Ploy bags? I tried seeping a little distilled water in and massaged around but no luck. Any ideas appreciated.
Okay I promise not to mention countertop repair...........although I did get a much needed laugh out of that last thread...... This is a brown what I would call a "slag", but has a lot of surface damage, I'd call hit marks, but no real chunks. Since it's 1.25" diameter, makes me wonder if it'd be...
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