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Roger Williams 209/08/2017 09:46:45
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Hello all, Ive no idea if this person has been recommended as a supplier of wiper felt so I thought I would mention them. Their ebay username is - soj924h . An A4 by 6mm sheet is £3.50. Seems a fair buy to me. Cheers.

Ady109/08/2017 10:01:56
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Very handy, thanks for that

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Bikepete09/08/2017 13:20:56
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Link

Russ B09/08/2017 13:36:32
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I've ordered a sheet, thanks for the tip.

DMB09/08/2017 13:50:02
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Buy felt cheap by the metre from any small shop selling only cloths and cotton.

IanT09/08/2017 14:03:48
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A few years back I needed to make new felt wipers for my shaper - and looked into sources of "felt".

It turned out there are a few kinds - but the general wisdom seemed to be that the sort I required was best described as "hard" felt (as opposed to the "soft" felt used by milliners for hats & other similar crafts). I cannot remember all the details now but I eventually purchased several 12" square sheets (in various thicknesses) of "oil-retaining" hard felt from a company specialising in classic car maintenance - where hard felt is used in some oil seals & bearings. It wasn't that expensive that I recall and I still have plenty of it left....

This particular felt may be just the job but I thought I'd mention that there are different kinds of 'felt' and that some may be better than others for our uses...

Regards,

IanT

KWIL09/08/2017 16:01:50
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Product used is a hard wool felt, this type of stuff

http://www.britishfelt.com/product-category/industrial-felt/white-40-density-firm-felt/

Rod Renshaw24/05/2020 09:49:28
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Felt as used by chiropodists can also be used, available from the web -or even from a friendly chiropodist when they get back to work..

Rod

Andrew Tinsley24/05/2020 10:39:44
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Looks as if people have bought up the entire stock as it isn't listed anymore!

Too late as usual,

Andrew.

Neil Wyatt24/05/2020 11:22:42
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Well the link is three years old... zombie thread!

old mart24/05/2020 16:17:03
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An old trilby hat would do

3M do a product called White Scotchbrite, it is felt, no abrasives in it, probably designed for use with lapping compound.

Edited By old mart on 24/05/2020 16:20:56

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