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  1. #1

    Sep 2019
    New Caney, Texas
    White's MXT & Garrett AT Gold
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    Homemade Tumbler.

    Will try it out tomorrow.
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  2. #2
    May 2011
    tujunga ca
    xlt mxt gmz and now a gmt whites
    1347 times
    i dont think people believe me when i tell them.i just put my coins in my washer machine,i leave them in there for a month or so.it works great and they cant go any where,but i do like to build things they you did.

  3. #3

    Mar 2018
    Vancouver B.C.
    ScubaTector Equinox 600 Harbor freight
    12 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I made one using a drill as well, had trouble regulating the speed then built one using an old printer, much better but ended up buying one from Harbor Freight, works great.

  4. #4
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    Cat teaches man, not everything here serves him.

    Feb 2011
    S. Fl.
    Minelab Excal II, Garrett, Tesoro
    7812 times
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    I been using V-8 Splash bottles & hand tumbling them
    when I can find time to block out 3 or 4 hours, which is seldom,
    but, every now & then, they'll be a movie or something on,
    that I bother to take the time.

    I use crème of tarter to clean them (no baking soda or vinegar,
    as that will cause gases, explode the container...)
    I do sometimes soak them overnight in vinegar.
    With CoT, you got to be sure you have no copper in your silver coins,
    as the penny will turn them a copperish color, too, & you'll have to retumble them.

    Did you crank that bad boy up yet?
    How's it working?
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  5. #5
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    Coin Rescue Tech

    Jun 2014
    Northern O-H-I-O
    F75 LTD, 1280X Aquanaut, & an F2 (loaner)
    17250 times
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    Wow, nice set up, it's amazing what one can do with their own ingenuity.

    Tumblers are relatively cheap I got my single tumbler at harbor Freight for $39 back in 2014 and have used the heck out of it. My son bought me a double tumbler last summer for $20 at a thrift store, still in the box, hardly used. I keep this one around so when my original takes a crap I an still good to go. Back in 2014 and 15 I detected so much that I tumbled twice a week, now I'm lucky if I have enough clad to tumble once a month.
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  6. #6

    Sep 2019
    New Caney, Texas
    White's MXT & Garrett AT Gold
    288 times
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    I hunt almost every day. I have tons of dirty clad, not literally, but a lot. I have had problems regulating the speed as well, changed to a better drill I have. Will probably end up buying one.
    Thought about removing the drill motor and installing a variable dial switch for better voltage regulation. Part of it is the challenge to make it work. I appreciate the suggestions and will try them out.
    I used liquid detergent and water.
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  7. #7
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    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    37791 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    That's funny but I'm sure it would do the job I use salt and lemon juice works great pennies separate I love that washing machine idea lol

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  8. #8

    Apr 2017
    Fisher F75, Minelab Soveriegn XS 2 Nokta pinpointer
    1621 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    a block of wood with a notch and a g clamp should give you good throttle control. or a zip tie around the trigger... but at lower speeds the built in fan on the drill may not be effective. battery drills are much slower rpm

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  9. #9
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    Aug 2013
    Southern California
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus
    8738 times
    American ingenuity is always impressive. Thanks for showing us!
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