After assembling the tumbler and rinsing the rocks we were ready to go.The picklets put the "grit" into the tumbler followed by the rinsed rocks and filled with water. They plugged the machine in and let it go for 48 hours.
After listening to thisfor 48 hours straight (imagine my headache), we opened the tumbler up and saw this.YUCK!
The directions said to let the rocks continue processing if there were still nooks and crannies so we left them in there. After moving the tumbler to a room where we could keep the door shut 24/7 the picklets plugged it back in.
Today we added the medium grit to let process for 15-21 days. After that they will add the polishing powder and let it process another few days.