Harbor freight walnut media

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30cal
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Harbor freight walnut media

Post by 30cal » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:45 pm

Bought some harbor freight fine walnut media,,,they were out of the course. Turns out it doesnt clog flash holes just have to run it a little longer.



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Re: Harbor freight walnut media

Post by JLong » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:56 pm

Nice, that's good to hear. All I have tried so far has been a coarse walnut, but I've spent a lot of time picking it out of the flash holes with a toothpick. Sure polishes nicely though.
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Re: Harbor freight walnut media

Post by Blackfire » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:04 pm

Jarren, go to Spokane Abrasives, sw corner of Greene/Mission. North side of bridge from SCC. They sell 50 lb bags in 4 different grits of walnut and 3 of corn.

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Re: Harbor freight walnut media

Post by JLong » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:23 am

I'll check them out next time I need to restock. What's everyones preference on tumbler media? I see a lot about corn and walnut being pretty popular.
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Re: Harbor freight walnut media

Post by justingrosche » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:08 am

Go to Petco, buy lizard bedding. It comes in a 50 # bag for a 10th of the price of tuff nut. That bag will last a lifetime, even if you give half of it away. What I like about it, is that it’s cut small enough that it will pass through the flash hole without getting stuck. The only drawback to it is that if you polish it too long it will scratch your brass. I mainly use it as a drying media and to apply a little bit of new finish car polish to keep the brass from tarnishing after wet tumbling.

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Re: Harbor freight walnut media

Post by Blackfire » Fri May 24, 2019 4:57 pm

I buy Media from Mike at Spokane Abrasives (509-532-9540) on Broadway in Spokane.
Years ago while up there, I got a hold of three boxcars of brass, and Mike worked with me to find the perfect mix.
12/20 Walnut runs $25 / 5o#
14/20 Corn media runs 3o.9o/5o#

Turtle Wax or NuShine rubbing compound added to a mixture of 60% Corn, 40% walnut.
Makes brass SHINY!!

For those that want dull finish, walnut only.

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Re: Harbor freight walnut media

Post by Blackfire » Fri May 24, 2019 4:59 pm

and my current tumbler runs about 20 lbs of media, 30 lbs brass... or about 2500 30-06 brass per load... 8-)

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