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Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Bearings.. was: Wood choices

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  • James W. Pratt, Jr.
    I am making the bobbin not the axel! The axel will be 5/16 drill rod. James Cunningham
    Message 1 of 37 , Apr 30, 2006
      I am making the bobbin not the axel! The axel will be 5/16 drill rod.

      James Cunningham
      > > It is a standard Schack spinning wheel bobbin 7 inchs long by 4 inches
      > > accross on the ends. The bearings are nylon bushings 5/16 inside 7/16
      > > outside. It must spin smoothly at 7-1200 RPM. I am going to use
      > flanged
      > > moly impregnated nylons on my bobbins. I am not very sure of the
      > RPM maybe
      > > a spinner can get a little closer.
      > >
      > I thought about this as I was fileing on the tool-rest of my new
      > lathe... I would rough turn the shaft with a small chisel, then sand
      > to fit the bushing. You will need a caliper (or at least I would) to
      > ensure the shaft is a uniform diameter.
      >
      > I made a wooden insert this way last winter.
      >
      > Ralg (who's new Nova Lathe tool rest holder didn't fit any of his tool
      > rests, including the one that came with it)
      > AnTir
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      > Yahoo! Groups Links
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    • James W. Pratt, Jr.
      I am making the bobbin not the axel! The axel will be 5/16 drill rod. James Cunningham
      Message 37 of 37 , Apr 30, 2006
        I am making the bobbin not the axel! The axel will be 5/16 drill rod.

        James Cunningham
        > > It is a standard Schack spinning wheel bobbin 7 inchs long by 4 inches
        > > accross on the ends. The bearings are nylon bushings 5/16 inside 7/16
        > > outside. It must spin smoothly at 7-1200 RPM. I am going to use
        > flanged
        > > moly impregnated nylons on my bobbins. I am not very sure of the
        > RPM maybe
        > > a spinner can get a little closer.
        > >
        > I thought about this as I was fileing on the tool-rest of my new
        > lathe... I would rough turn the shaft with a small chisel, then sand
        > to fit the bushing. You will need a caliper (or at least I would) to
        > ensure the shaft is a uniform diameter.
        >
        > I made a wooden insert this way last winter.
        >
        > Ralg (who's new Nova Lathe tool rest holder didn't fit any of his tool
        > rests, including the one that came with it)
        > AnTir
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
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