|Black Cat2||02/07/2015 16:46:45|
|83 forum posts||want to put oil pads on my little lathe to wipe the bed clean but not sure what to use..Even cotton wool now is some sort of synthetic scratchy stuff.Also took the top slide of to make sure it had been oiled before being dispatched to me-it hadnt- and having slid it back on ,gib correct, I find it gets so tight the last inch towards the chuck is almost impossible..Removing it afew times has made any difference! I m not so newto gib strips I cant do this..But I cant!! |
|john kennedy 1||02/07/2015 17:32:16|
214 forum posts
This is what I used to replace the old wipers on my Harrison milling machine
|Capstan Speaking||02/07/2015 17:45:54|
177 forum posts
It's little out of parallel. So is mine. You get what you pay for.
You might need to keep re-adjusting it if using the full travel.
|Black Cat2||02/07/2015 17:51:59|
|83 forum posts||thank you John..Just right..|
I was afraid of that..B....y thing wasnt out of parallel before I touched it..Just wobbly..ha.ha
|1256 forum posts|
I had to make new wipers for my shaper a while back - and spent some time going into what "felt" to use...
Some people will advise the use of various kinds of 'soft' felt (as used in toys, hats etc) but the kind you ideally need is an "oil-retaining" 'hard' felt - and the vintage car site (the same site that John has already pointed you to) was the only place that I could find the right stuff. Apparently old cars use it in all sorts of places! It's not that expensive and I purchased several 6"x6" sheets in various thicknesses which will last me a long time hopefully.
One other thing that I may do when I get around to fitting wipers to my (other) lathe - is to include a neoprene 'pre-wiper' as I had to make these for the shaper too - and it seems a good idea. The rubber wiper helps to stop the swarf actually getting in - and the felt lubricates. A bit belt and braces maybe and (of course) you will still need to regularly remove the wipers and clean the grunge out...but hopefully there will be less of it.
Edited By IanT on 02/07/2015 18:44:27
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