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Re: A new friend
« Reply #570 on: December 16, 2016, 04:24:21 PM »
18 months on and Mr Silky has been getting a bit stiff on the bed :ShakeHead: I tracked it down to his wipers rubbing where they had expanded having absorbed the oil. 

So old rubbers out, a sheet of thick natural felt cut to shape and put in their place. Lets see how long that lasts.  :)

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #571 on: December 16, 2016, 11:00:53 PM »
That was a lot of expansion Jo!  No wonder things were stiff!  The new felt sure looks good and should last a good while I would think.

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #572 on: December 17, 2016, 12:48:20 AM »
Jo, does your way oil have a sulpher in it?   or the cutting oil?

Hmmmmmmm

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #573 on: December 17, 2016, 10:03:30 AM »
Jo, does your way oil have a sulpher in it? or the cutting oil? 

:thinking: I don't know Dave.

I rarely let Mr Silky loose with his baby oil as he likes to throw it every where  :ShakeHead: So it is more likely to be caused by the bed lube that's applied using his little plunger on the bed.

The felt isn't as good at cleaning up the bed as the rubber was :disappointed:

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #574 on: December 17, 2016, 10:17:55 AM »
Maybe a modern Polysomethingorother would be less likely to soak up oil than rubber or can you still buy spare ones?

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #575 on: December 17, 2016, 10:32:42 AM »
can you still buy spare ones?

Yes 102 + Vat + P&P  :facepalm2:

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #576 on: December 17, 2016, 10:49:59 AM »
can you still buy spare ones?

Yes 102 + Vat + P&P  :facepalm2:

Jo

The factory ones (made in Taiwan , i suspect)  are a stiff plastic, and don't work that well (especially on a 'used' bed)  . Your felt ones are probably better  , although, you might want to avoid grinding dust .

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #577 on: December 17, 2016, 11:05:01 AM »
Thanks Bill  :)

. Your felt ones are probably better  , although, you might want to avoid grinding dust .

The rubber ones were excellent and cleared cast iron swarf without any problem. The felt lets oil out from under the ways - they leave the bed moist just waiting for the CI dust to make friends with it  :(

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #578 on: December 17, 2016, 01:32:57 PM »
Jo, does your way oil have a sulpher in it? or the cutting oil? 

:thinking: I don't know Dave.

I rarely let Mr Silky loose with his baby oil as he likes to throw it every where  :ShakeHead: So it is more likely to be caused by the bed lube that's applied using his little plunger on the bed.

The felt isn't as good at cleaning up the bed as the rubber was :disappointed:

Jo

Replace the rubber wiper, and make a .010" spring steel scraper that JUST fits the dovetail...it will help keep it clean.    I use Mobile Vactra #2 way oil on my Aciera.  No issues.

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #579 on: December 21, 2016, 04:24:44 PM »
Some people are never happy with just one  :ShakeHead:

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #580 on: December 21, 2016, 06:05:45 PM »
Is he hoping they will start breeding?

Looks like the collets already have

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Re: A new friend
« Reply #581 on: January 10, 2017, 08:20:17 PM »
Is he hoping they will start breeding?

 :paranoia:
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