Originally Posted by Beermster1
Im going to build my own tumbler using a 20 gallon plastic drum and I have a few questions and could use some input. How much of the SS media will I need, How fast should the drum turn ? My plan is to build one based on the Thumlers Tumbler design. The plan is to do 1k of 2k at a time. I think I can build it for about $150
If the drum is round, you will need to put some baffles inside (like a cement mixer), or everything will just slide along as the drum turns. That is why the Thumblers drum has flat sides.
You probably already knew that, just thought I would post it just in case.