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Discuss marble restoration & repair here - polishing machines, cooking, dipping, etc.

  1. Can anyone make marble polishing machines?

    I regularly get requests about where people can get a marble polishing machine. I'd like to offer them for sale on the site - can anyone make them? I can list the machine for sale at the price you say. When I ake a sale and collect the money (and only after I have secured your money) I will...

    Started by Pete, 01-14-2008 07:33 PM
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    02-16-2008 09:19 AM Go to last post
  2. first one

    Well, here's the first one that I have reconditioned with the machine that I bought from Pete. Yes, I know that I probably should have used a catseye as a test dummy (sorry Terry), but I just went for it with a "no guts, no glory" attitude. I know that it's not as dramatic without the "before"...

    Started by browndog, 01-30-2008 03:38 PM
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    02-07-2008 11:24 PM Go to last post
  3. A Strange occurence?

    It happened the other day to me. I was in a conversation with someone and, of course, the subject came up about marbles. I received the customary raised eyebrow, and giggle about a grown man collecting marbles..HeeHee is what I heard. Then the topic of restoration surfaced...Now the guy thinks...

    Started by Splattman, 02-25-2007 11:57 AM
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    06-19-2007 01:47 PM Go to last post
  4. Intructions to make marble polishing machine

    Here is a link with instructions on how to make a marble polishing machine. Just in case this page moves, I am copying the info below: How to Assemble and Use your Marble Reconditioning Machine The motors are small and turn no faster...

    Started by Pete, 01-19-2008 11:32 AM
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  5. Can I handpolish a mib?

    I have a lutz onionskin that seems to have just a light haze. I imagine this would come right out with the final buff of a marble polishing machine, but I don't feel like firing it up. Can't I saturate a washcloth with the final buff slurry and "massage" the marble in the cloth for a half hour or...

    Started by Pete, 08-15-2007 08:06 PM
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  6. for and aft pics

    Just promoting the passion...... B4 & After pics.. S~

    Started by Splattman, 02-06-2009 08:59 PM
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    For those of you that have the small machines and would like to build a big one please go to Kelly's board and look at the post by this title. Thanks!

    Started by mender, 03-09-2004 01:21 PM
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    08-09-2006 06:49 PM Go to last post
  8. Anyone able or a how to repair Old Mesh bags?

    Hello Everyone, I have an old Kokomo 30 count mesh bag (Blue Stitch with Yellow Mesh). This bag with marbles are Mint and orginal (white/clear base marbles, not the more common, but scarce blue based). I picked it up from the orginal owner a few years ago, after his 2 year old got hold of it....

    Started by n2life71, 04-30-2009 07:12 AM
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    05-14-2009 07:06 AM Go to last post
  9. Polisher needed

    New to the site and looking for a Marble Polisher. Prefer one in Dayton, Ohio area so I can hand deliver or I can mail them. I have several German marbles that could use some minor help. Thanks for any response or help. Robert

    Started by rpmtoys, 12-12-2006 09:36 PM
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    03-29-2007 09:49 PM Go to last post
  10. OK, as long as it is show & tell time

    This my first attempt at fixing a hurt mib. Like Jim, I didn't take any before shots since I didn't know how it would turn out. Has a few little streaks in it but it's a far cry from the piece of junk I first received:D

    Started by purpledog, 01-30-2008 09:18 PM
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    02-19-2008 10:17 AM Go to last post
  11. marble cooking

    I have a sulfide with a bad fracture. sent to leroy johnson for polishing. he sez marble will break apart in his machine. i tried once before to have a sulfide cooked, and the figure inside melted & leaked out. marble destroyed. So. should I just give up on repairs for this marble? or, can...

    Started by russellF, 10-24-2005 06:48 PM
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    09-15-2006 01:27 AM Go to last post
  12. Polisher needed!

    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...

    Started by Pete, 03-15-2012 11:49 AM
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    09-15-2015 09:11 PM Go to last post
  13. German Marbles with film

    I was wondering if anyone knew of an easy way or the way in general to clear this up? They are cloudy on the surface and I want to bring them back to life.

    Started by Shacone, 07-22-2018 12:51 PM
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  14. Question Clearing up the dings, dents, and cracks

    I have several German handmade marbles that have been used for what they were made for, and they have lots of dings, dents, cracks, chips, etc. I would love to be able to see the cores and swirls better. I am not really looking to repair them. I just want to make it easier to see through. Is there...

    Started by jayne, 10-23-2015 10:19 PM
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  15. the chicken's done

    Well, I finished my first sulphide. I'm pretty happy with it, and it makes a good argument for "pro-polishing" versus "anti-polishing". The pics are kind of dark to show the detail of the rooster. The finish is flawless. Even though it had heavy damage, I was still able to keep it bigger than 1...

    Started by browndog, 02-04-2008 06:21 PM
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    02-06-2008 11:30 AM Go to last post

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