[Source] Diamond Dust

This is NOT one of those ‘I have a friend who is having trouble with
his girlfriend and he …’ where I pretend to be asking for someone
else :wink:

A friend wants to re-surface a diamond grinding wheel. He’s not a
jeweller but he sonmehow has one to reface. I first of all suggested
that this is a job for the ‘experts’ - that is those in the trade who
do this for a living - but he’s adamant he wants to do it himself. He
asked me where he could get the diamond dust used to re-surface
diamond wheels.

I then thought of Orchid and the great wealth of potential
intelligence here.

Can anyone here help him?


B r i a n A d a m J e w e l l e r y E y e w e a r
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brian - what kind of wheel is it - a lap (thin flat) - a drum
(probably rubber about 4" to 8" dia by 1" to 3" wide at the edge)?
what is the wheel material - copper - iron - acrylic -wood - leather

  • pellon -?- ? what is the number of grit already on the wheel - (he
    can go to a coarser grit than what’s already on there, but he will
    have a pocketful of problems if he tries to go to a finer grit)? what
    kind of carrier does he want to hold the grit - wax - lube oil -?-? if
    he needs to recharge the wheel with something in the 600 grit range i
    can send a small container of it free if you let me know where - i
    have enough right now to grind down a small city & half of the
    suburbs. ive

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Hi Brian,

Depending on the grit size in his wheel & the way the grit was
originally applied it might be possible.

Diamond in many grits is available from Hi Tech Diamond Products.
They make diamond laps etc. for cutting & polishing. They’re good
folks to do business with & if asked will probably give your friend
some advice. I have no connection with the company, just a very
satisfied customer. There address is:

Hi Tech Diamond Products
750 Easy Street
Simi Valley CA93065
Phone 805-522-6211
Fax 805-522-9056



I hope you get some response on this as I too am looking for an
industrial diamond grit source. I too would like to work on surfacing
rock cutting equipment. I think I will post this on a lapidary list
and a rockhound list and see what developes. If I get anything, I
will repost it back here.

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