...into the rock tumbler. What did you think I was going to say? ;)
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, Marc and I collected beach rocks to put in the rock tumbler.
Yesterday, Marc dumped them into the laundry room utility sink and rinsed them.
Tonight, I loaded them into the drum of the tumbler, along with the "coarse" grit and water. They'll tumble 24 hours a day for a week before I dump them out, rinse them and put them back in for another week with water and fine grit. After that, it's "pre-polish" for a few days and finally polish.
The whole process takes a few weeks. So, as I type this, a little machine is tumbling beach rocks in a corner of our basement office.
It takes patience to see what kind of results we'll get. I never was a very patient person, but I have to be for this. Actually, patience is one thing this process taught me as a kid. Some things just can't be rushed.