Does anyone know if Metal Supermarkets or elsewhere in Calgary carries Oilite? I used my last piece a year or so ago that I had got at a garage sale and now need some more.
Yikes. That would be for a massive bushing...or a lot of swarf!
I need some 1" OD, probably 6" of it. BUT I MAY HAVE FOUND SOME @PeterT gave me an idea and I just checked through my junk gear and motor drawer. I found some 1 1/4 bushings with 5/8 bore. I need a 1 inch flange with a 1/2 bore, so I can machine these I think. The mounts are mangled so I'm hoping the bushings are still OK. I'm going to remove the shaft and check them out tonight.
932 would be OK as well. I'm just used to the 841. It machines well as long as the tool is really sharp or carbide. I find if the tooling is dull it makes a heck of a mess. But at least I am used to it. I read if you re-machine older 841 you should heat it first so it bleeds, then allow it to cool quickly so the capillary action draws the oil back in further. Apparently it machines better then. Never tried this though.
I think 660 is easier to work with and would be fine even.
Thanks—I may contact you if the old bushings are toast or I can't remove them without wreaking them.
What were you using the 6" OD for?????? Your fishing reels?????
Oilite is Alloy 841 although 932 works as well. Do you really need oil impregnated?
That's insanely cheap. I just don't pay attention to garage sales & kijiji ads, maybe I should.I got this big rod at a garage sale and it still had the price on it (as well as the alloy stamp). It was 3" OD and 2 feet long for $5.00.
It is cheap. And I never go to garage sales, I just happened to be walking my dog the day I found this. I avoid Kijiji. Others have great luck—but I get Freddy Krueger or Johnny Millennial at my door. (I prefer Freddy).That's insanely cheap. I just don't pay attention to garage sales & kijiji ads, maybe I should.
Peter, are the bushings for heavy mechanical application or you just need self lubricity properties? I might have a stick of either UHMW or nylon plastic around 1.75-2" dia. I turned some flanged spacer bushings for a friends race car. Something to do with the suspension system. After running & inspection the metal shaft that slid within it was shiny & the plastic showed no appreciable wear. But plastics can only take so much load.
This might seem waaayyy out in left field but if your project has a big enough "hold in place" casting, an oil soaked hard wood bushing might be usable...I can see the "ya right" look on your face from here LOL.
if your requirement is for just rotational control, oiled hardwood might be a viable option.
Actually I appreciate the idea and the technology. It was good enough to get my great grandfather into the prairies by wagon and in areas that have true hardwoods (not the softer birches and populars we have out west) they still use it in some applications.
A couple of years ago I posted a vid about 1100 lbs wagon wheels. Hard to scoff at older technology when they achieved results like this:
Yes, pictures please...I agree with @Johnwa !Pictures please!
Long story short there’s a mechanic shop closing up locally. He said a crokinole board maker was moving in where he was.Yes, pictures please...I agree with @Johnwa !
On a historical creations note...when I took welding classes decade ago in Calgary there was a guy in them who owned a property right around where the west ring road at Stoney and Trans Canada Highway is being built. He made "historical" tack and especially all the metal parts used on wagons and anything else metal you'd see in western movies. He did this for a living, and catered to the movie industry in California and some parts of Europe. He never met his customers, but instead sent all his historical creatures by courier around the world. His orders came in by fax (originally) then later email.
I have a lot respect for people who manage to survive in niche industries like this. I can't recall the prices he charge but I know a lot of stuff was thousands. Very cool.