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Mizzie wheel [Was: Antique Satin]


#1

Hi! I’m wondering, what is this wheel? What does it look like,
what does it do, where do you get it? I don’t recall ever
hearing or seeing of such a thing.

Thanks in advance!


#2

The Mizzie I know is a small stone wheel permenently mounted on
a 2/32" dia. mandrel for use in a quick-change handpiece. It’s
also known as a Mizzie heatless. It imparts a rather corse
finish which sparkles and is one of the more durable finishes on
gold or silver.

Best;

Steve


#3

Greetings: These are small 3/4" or 1" grinding wheels (fairly
coarse grit) but produce no heat and are fast - usable on
Foredom/Dremel or Prinz rotary tools. Available usually from
Lapidary Shops or Dental warehouses (talk to your friendly
dentists). They come in 1/8 and 1/4 thicknesses. The main merit
is also that they are relatively inexpensive.

Regards,

Joe Bokor
@Joe_Bokor


#4

also available ffrom most jewelry suppliers such as Gesswein.

Best Regards,

Elaine Corwin
GESSWEIN CO INC USA
Telephone: 1-800-243-4466
Technical Support: 1-800-544-2043
(reach me at ext. 287)
Fax: 203-335-0300


#5

Hi! I’m wondering, what is this wheel? What does it look like,
what does it do, where do you get it? I don’t recall ever
hearing or seeing of such a thing.

They are a heat absorbing grinding stone. As you use the stone,
the stone absorbes the heat of friction and as the stone wares
down, this absorbed heat goes with the worn stone particles. Be
sure to use a mask when using this stone … it really does the
job on my nose anyway.

Any jewelry supplier will have them (Swest, Rio, Viigor, etc.).

John


#6
These are small 3/4" or 1" grinding wheels (fairly coarse grit)
but produce no heat and are fast - 

Mizzies are called “heatless”, but to say they produce NO heat
isn’t quite accurate. The workpiece will heat up, same as with
any sharp cutting tool. But because they are coarse, and
especially because the wheel is an open bond which wears down
quicker than the grit particles become dulled, the wheel stays
sharp and doesn’t load up in use. That makes it relatively low
friction compared with some other types of grinding wheel, and it
doesn’t generate a whole LOT of heat. Use it at slow speeds, and
things stay cool. But let it go full tilt, and your metal will
most definitely heat up…

Peter Rowe


#7
   The Mizzie I know is a small stone wheel permenently
mounted on a 2/32" dia. mandrel for use in a quick-change
handpiece.  It's also known as a Mizzie heatless.  It imparts a
rather corse finish which sparkles and is one of the more
durable finishes on gold or silver. 

It’s even more widely sold as unmounted wheels. Available in a
rather wide range of diameters and widths. I usually use mizzy’s
about an inch in diameter and maybe 3 mm thick, but I’ve got a
few also, in a small size, maybe about a half inch diameter and
only about 1.5 mm thick or so… The coarse finish the leave is
often referred to as a “stoned” finish, and is common in some
commercial lines. A similar finish can be obtained, maybe even
a bit brighter, with various coarse grit diamond grinding wheels.
One is commonly sold which has only a few quite large grit
particles, made specifically for texturing purposes. It leaves a
quite bright, coarse, sparkling finish…

Peter Rowe