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

  1. rock tumbler for marble restoration???

    I put a group of very damaged vintage gems in my rock tumbler and a bunch of plastic beads for a cushion and have tumbled them through to 800 grit. Now I have no pits, pontils, beautiful but frosted glass. They show well in water. How can I get rid of the frosting. Will celium oxide tumble do...

    Started by luvthosemarbles, 08-04-2006 07:53 PM
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    08-06-2006 11:30 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 10:18 PM
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    02-19-2008 11:17 AM Go to last post
  3. marble cooking

    What is meant by cooking a marble? Thanks

    Started by magicluck, 08-09-2007 07:22 PM
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    09-03-2007 12:08 PM Go to last post
  4. Have a few that need help?

    I pm'd Leroy about polishing. Haven't heard a thing. Anyone know a reconditioner? They'er 16 slag shooters & 2 sulphides> Thanks marblemsier

    Started by marblemiser, 11-16-2009 10:09 PM
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    12-27-2009 09:12 AM Go to last post
  5. Buy a Polishing Machine here!

    http://www.landofmarbles.com/pc/mibmach/marble-collecting-supplies.html Please see the above link. Very soon we will be offering marble polishing machines for sale. This is a "bare-bones" 3-head model that uses a slurry of polishing grit and water to grind away damage. We will also be...

    Started by Pete, 09-13-2009 09:44 PM
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    11-04-2009 12:37 PM Go to last post
  6. Marble Polishing Machine

    I am wondering if they have built a better mousetrap yet re: marble polishing machines... I have a 3 head machine Polisher Paul hooked me up with a few years back, and my main problem is the marble "jumping the heads." I always thought maybe some kind if spport from below would help keep the...

    Started by Pete, 08-25-2007 01:57 PM
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    09-06-2007 01:51 PM Go to last post
  7. Anyone want to buy a marble polishing machine?

    I think I am about done with ploishing, so If anyone is interested in buying my machine, let me know. I just bought a new set of polishing heads for it too, as I wore down the original set. I'll sell the machine, old and new polishing heads, and my polishing grit. Anyone interested? It was...

    Started by Pete, 11-06-2007 01:29 PM
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    12-07-2007 07:33 AM Go to last post
  8. Question What are my options for badly damaged marbles?

    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...

    Started by Guitartists, 04-13-2012 11:58 PM
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    04-16-2012 10:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Turned out ok

    But, I'm on the fence about who made it? Champ? Before and after pics... S~

    Started by Splattman, 02-12-2010 07:54 AM
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    03-04-2010 01:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Help with polish pad type to use

    Hi, I am using a powder polish called Gialotex for a marble surface and am having a lot of trouble bringing up a shine. The manufacturer says to use a white pad without much more detail. Would anyone recommend using a white felt pad as I am not getting the finish I need. Thanks for your...

    Started by webbster, 02-15-2010 03:24 AM
    gialotex, polish pads, shine
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    03-04-2010 01:44 PM Go to last post
  11. Any Cooks Out There?

    Hi All, I have a 2 & 1/4" + Latticino that I would like to have cooked. It has multiple Surface Bruises, nicks, chips that I'm fairly certain could be repaired by cooking, and could also be polished, but I really don't want to lose a lot of the surface glass, so I'm leaning toward the cooking...

    Started by jkbemdavis, 01-01-2008 09:52 PM
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    01-20-2009 04:58 AM Go to last post
  12. Thanks Splattman

    Thanks so much steve for the fast work and excellent job you did on my MIb's. I really appreciate it. I will pay you via paypal if that is ok with you. Tom

    Started by Tdec1000, 10-03-2007 06:54 AM
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    12-15-2007 12:26 PM Go to last post
  13. Why do marbles jump the heads?

    I'm wondering what the major reason for marbles jumping out of the heads are, and what we can do about it! One concern I have is when you run the machine with no marble, sometimes heads spin "true" (do not wobble around the axis of rotation), and other times they do wobble. I have a hunch this...

    Started by Pete, 08-19-2005 10:25 AM
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    10-12-2005 09:18 PM Go to last post
  14. "fixed" swirl marble done by me and my torch

    Here are before pictures: http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy217/SantaRich/_MG_1043.jpg http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy217/SantaRich/_MG_1042.jpg

    Started by richsantaclaus, 03-29-2010 12:51 AM
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    07-03-2010 11:08 AM Go to last post
  15. Polishing machine help

    I'm hoping you can help me with both information and prices. I am a glass grinder. With that I am asked to do many things. Two are bottles and marbles. The equipment I have takes care of the bottles pretty well. But if there is an easier way to polish the marbles I'm interested. I...

    Started by Chay, 08-26-2005 11:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-12-2006 01:52 AM Go to last post

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