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Pete49

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help identifying diamond dust
« on: May 09, 2020, 04:14:41 PM »
I was tidying up my faceting material and found these vials of diamond dust with numbers I don't recognise. They came from a chap in Qld years ago when I was just starting out in faceting and put them aside for later..... :o...many years later in fact. Also with them were a set of almost new copper laps plus 2 unused  copper laps (Robilt).
Anyhow just wondering if anyone can enlighten me on the grades these dusts are as mine are all in normal nomenclature ie: 180, 360, 600, 1200 etc. the numbers are 0/2, 4/8, 10/20, 20/40.
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Pete

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Re: help identifying diamond dust
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2020, 05:12:45 PM »
Possible they are mesh labels??

If so, 0/2 would be #14,000 grit.

This reference chart may help:

https://www.gemsociety.org/article/gem-cutting-abrasives-grit-mesh-microns/

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Leah

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Re: help identifying diamond dust
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 01:16:16 PM »
Thanks Leah solved my problem.  beers
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Pete
PS tumbling grits came last week  ;D

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