So my father sent us a rock tumbler one year for a present and I finally got it out the other day and I am using it for the first time today. I am polishing some Carnelian rocks that I painstakingly found with my husband in Watching NJ in the sterling creek.
It's not too noisy, it could be a lot worse, Lortone makes the quietest tumblers. The instructions were easy to follow. I have it placed on my craft table so I can keep a good eye on it. I am looking forward to seeing what they look like after the first stage.
The website is great, it tells you everything you need to know. It's important that you thoroughly read the information and instructions so you don't have any disasters.
Pics will follow.