Welcome!

Welcome to the Little Red Store website, as advertised in Rock & Gem Magazine.  We hope your rock gathering, grinding and polishing is going well--it is a great time to fire up those tumblers and make pretty rocks!  We sincerely want to be your supplier for rock tumbling supplies, spare parts and new equipment.

If you are new to this website, we want to thank you for coming.  Consider working your way down the left column to get an idea of what we have stocked in our "rooms".  Don't forget to review the "Technical Tips" section as well as the "Package Deals", which are great for those new to rock tumbling or for those needing to go deeper on a certain subject.

And if you are a Dealer wishing to offer our book, Modern Rock Tumbling, in your store, just give us a call.  We are now a Tagit Distributor and would be happy to give a quote to all Dealers wishing to sell Tagit Vibratory Tumblers or the famous Tagit Automatic Cabochon Machines.

Little Red Store has just developed a great (free) Cabber Tutorial to help our Customers learn about the Gyroc Cabber and how to become a productive Cabber Operator.  Just send us an inquiry through this website and we will send you the Tutorial by E-Mail. 

We understand that the two best rock polishes, Cerium Oxide and Tin Oxide, are pretty expensive so Little Red Store has developed a Sample Pack for our Customers.  For $30.66, you get 16 tablespoons of each polish--enough for about four 3-pound batches.  We want you to see the spectacular difference that good polishes make on your rocks.

We are also recommending that you change your rock tumbling "formula" to the following:  For hard rocks, (1) 4-6 weeks in 80-Grit, (2) 1-2 weeks in 220-Grit, (3) 1-week in 600-Grit, (4) 2-weeks continuous in Cerium Oxide Polish and finally, (5) 2-weeks continuous in Tin Oxide Polish.  With soft rocks and glass or Obsidian, just add 1-week in 1000-Grit after the 600-Grit week.  Try this new recipe...you'll like it!

Our specialty is--and always has been--rock tumbling.  We're happy to give you our honest advice and counsel by phone too.  Just E-Mail us and we're happy to contact you.  We can also supply any type of lapidary equipment you need. If we don't carry it in stock, we can find it for you and have it drop-shipped right to your front door. That's our specialty, and we maintain dealer relationships with all the “big guys” in the lapidary market so you get the very best deals. Try us!

Steve's book on rock tumbling, Modern Rock Tumbling, has had a second printing and continues to be very popular & helpful.  It is now available from many other lapidary dealers in the rock tumbling universe.  The eBook version of this book continues to be a popular item for those who need the information "right now", and is especially convenient for our international customers who want to avoid international shipping charges.
 
And when you need a spare lid for your Thumler barrel because your old one developed a hole in the center, this is the only place in America which automatically glues a tire patch on the inside of your lid before we ship it!  This will add greatly to the life of your new lid for just a nominal cost.  Your new Thumler rotary tumblers (the AR- series) and barrels shipped from Little Red Store will have these reinforced lids also.
 
And thanks for noticing that we ship all our tumbling powders in rugged plastic containers, so you never have to wonder if your powder is damp or contaminated.
 
Yes we are happy to ship Internationally. Once you give us your International order (plus your complete address and phone number), we box it up, weigh it and run it through our computer program to get a shipping quote. Then we E-Mail you the total costs and send a PayPal Money Request.  Once paid, we ship your order the very next business day. Best of all, we don't charge you any extra money for this service!

Our little web-based company started business in August of 2008 and is now 10 years old! Our entire staff would like to thank you for making Little Red Store a success, despite the tough economic times we are all facing. You have been awesome!

Yes, we still check all your orders to find the cheapest way to ship them--we compare UPS Ground to US Post Office for the better deal.  If we find a less expensive way, we initiate a refund through your credit card.  Our policy is to never make money on Shipping Costs.  We refund over $1000 a year this way!  Please note that it is our company policy is to insure all shipments over $100.00.

Thanks for letting us be your rock tumbling supplier.