Tuesday, July 9, 2013

tumblin

Caught 2 more hornworms this morning. 
This one was the cuter of the two. 












Got a great deal on a Harbor Freight rock tumbler that arrived today.  Ran a test with 2 lbs. of stainless steel shot and a couple of coins for 3 hours.  Does a nice job of pounding out scratches but it doesn't eliminate much of the hand finishing that's needed.














Transplanted an avocado and a palm this afternoon.  84,103,71,0,B,0

8 comments:

Wm. Pugh said...

need to go to a shooters supply for media. like corn cob, treated corn cob, walnut, treated walnut, ceramic media. can not think of any more....but there is wet and one machine is $800.00 used + steel shot that goes in them is $$$$$ to.
rosharon- buddy

Rita B. said...

Man, wouldn't it be wonderful to have all the avocadoes you could ever eat, right in your own greenhouse! Continued success!

remmij said...

nice close up on the horn - don't imagine that the bright green is the best camouflage in your neighborhood…
many choices:
tomato
hawk moth

Zole said...

Nature is amazing isn't it?

mary lee said...

Glad you didn't put of photo of the other one on then. Great plants. Hope you have good growing always.

Keller said...

http://www.kingsleynorth.com/skshop/category.php?catID=1143

Try some plastic beads and polish

Hartley said...

Stainless should work well. Add a couple drops of dish soap and a splash of water for lubricant. Tumble about 8 hours. My wife is a jeweler and has used this method for years with great results. Good luck. BTW,have been following and enjoying your blog for a couple years now.

Melissa Henson said...

If you find a horn worm with little white sacks attached to his back leave him alone he will die shortly and the wasp that laid eggs on his back will hatch and provide more wasps to fight the fight. Horn worms can clean a tomato plant in a one night if not noticed.