About Us

Welcome to the brand new Little Red Store website!  We have worked hard to modernize our store and make it easier for our customers to find the products they need, as we enter our 11th year in business.  And all checkout functions on this website are fully secure with a PCI-Compliant security system.  Feel free to call or write and let us know what you think about this new website.

We hope your rock gathering, grinding and polishing is going well--it is a great time to fire up those tumblers and make gorgeous 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 "TechTips" 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 happy to announce that we now manufacture the famous Automatic Cabochon Machine, “The American Cabber”! Little Red Store has just developed a great (free) Cabber Tutorial to help our Customers learn about the American Cabber and how to become a productive Cabber Operator.  Just send us an E-Mail and we'll send it to you. Our new American Cabber video will soon be available, also.

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 $33.54, you get 16 tablespoons (about a cup) of each polish--enough for about five 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 rotary 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.  These recipes are available in the Tech Tips section.

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 now had a third 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 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) via telephone or E-Mail, 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 you a PayPal Money Request for the amount of the order.  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.. You have been awesome!

This is our second-generation website. Please feel free to make comments about what you would like to see as we refine the website and update the products we offer.

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 best deal.  If we find a less expensive way, we initiate a refund to you through your credit card.  Our policy is to never make money on Shipping Costs.  We refund thousands of dollars a year this way!  Please note that it is our company policy is to insure all shipments over $125.00.

Thanks for letting us be your rock tumbling supplier.