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

  1. 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 12:32 PM
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  2. 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 08:33 PM
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  3. 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 12:49 PM
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    09-15-2015 10:11 PM Go to last post
  4. for and aft pics

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

    Started by Splattman, 02-06-2009 09:59 PM
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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 09:06 PM
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    01-28-2010 07:50 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 11:19 PM
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  7. Question Slags and Handmades need a facelift

    These slags and handmades are in rough shape. One handmade is so beat up that I cannot even tell what the center might be. I wonder if it could be blasted with a torch and made so that it would be clear. I realize it might not be round, but it's a shame to just trash it. Some of the handmades would...

    Started by jayne, 03-04-2016 11:06 PM
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    02-25-2019 08:52 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 04:38 PM
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  9. Is anyone cooking marbles?

    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...

    Started by Pete, 03-06-2012 08:50 AM
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  10. 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 08:12 AM
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  11. Question Need info about a sphere machine

    Hello all, i have a chance to buy what is said to be a marble making machine from an antique dealer .the machine is new , never used and asking $ has 2 motors and is a factory made machine made by the beacon company.the dealer says it is called the star sphere machine.does any one out...

    Started by OUTOFROUND, 07-28-2009 02:03 PM
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  12. 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 12:57 PM
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  13. 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 07:48 PM
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  14. chips

    Can you fix a chip in a machine made marble? If so how would I go about doing so? Thanks Beth

    Started by beth, 01-23-2014 04:07 PM
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  15. Can it be repaired ?

    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.

    Started by JRAR78, 03-21-2010 08:02 PM
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