Well, over the last week I have been busy tumbling glass with my Lortone Tumbler which I use to clean coins, jewellery, gold and silver rings.
I am really impressed with the “Beach Sea Glass Effect” which the continuous tumbling has resulted in.
I have two tumblers, both Lortone, one is a Single Barrel Tumbler and the other is a Twin Barrel tumbler, I bought the single one off ebay and the double barrel from Aussie Sapphires and the Grit I am using for the beach glass effect is Silicone Carbide Course Grind
Here is the results from a weeks continuous tumbling.
Tumbled Glass - Beach Effect
It’s amazing what you find when it comes to Metal Detecting out bush. So far in the last couple of months I have found 3 old vintage Western Australian Numberplates with my E-Trac Metal Detecting while coinshooting
The number plates below are pretty old, especially the two Wagin Numberplates….. nice addition to my Metal Detecting Finds Catalogue!
Vintage Bunbury Numberplate BY 177 - Western Australia
Vintage Wagin Numberplate W 17 - Wagin - Western Australia
Vintage Wagin Numberplate W 61 - Wagin - Western Australia
Also been pretty busy uploading photos of my Old Australian Bottles
so far I have around 240 photos of my bottles in the gallery, I still have another 100 or so photos to upload, plus plenty more photos to take of other bottles and jars I have found.
Not only that but I have found some new old Bottle Dumps around town, so I need to find the time to go out to those places and dig them up, most of which the bottles are laying just under the surface, so digging them should be no problems, just a bit worried about digging up deadly snakes laying under the leaf litter.
I also joined a great Antique Australian Bottles
last night, it costs $33 per year and is definately well worth the money, the information they provide on all Antque Australian Bottles and Jars is amazing! I have found quite a few of my bottles on the site, not surprised to see that alot of my bottles are not worth that much, but still I am not dissapointed in finding out that!
Well it has been raining cats and dogs here, the soil is very wet, which is great news for my Metal Detecting Adventures, so tomorrow I am definately off out bush to do some metal detecting.