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by JeffR1
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Stuck Springs
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Stuck Springs

The graphite in those small tubes you find at a lock smith maybe, if one could get it larger quantities. What I have learned so far about grease, is that if it's too thick and especially sticky, it won't work very well as the "stiction" will lock up the springs when wound too far, but how ...
by JeffR1
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Stuck Springs
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Stuck Springs

And here is what the Tribologist said _ interesting, I just copied and pasted his answer. "An unusual application. Being a high end audio nut I'm interested. I could murder all these sellers. They don't give you the base e.g. Lithium, Lithium complex, Calcium complex, Polyurea etc & they do...
by JeffR1
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Stuck Springs
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Stuck Springs

Thanks everyone. First off, yes I could have used the search function, but I find that even when I'm specific, too may redundant pages come up _ I did try that at first. Have you checked the search option to just show the "first post of topics only"? Really cuts down on redundancy. That's...
by JeffR1
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Worth the effort?
Replies: 29
Views: 663

Re: Worth the effort?

It depends what was used as a grain filler and if the table was waxed or not, but I have always done both sides.
by JeffR1
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Stuck Springs
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Stuck Springs

Thanks everyone. First off, yes I could have used the search function, but I find that even when I'm specific, too may redundant pages come up _ I did try that at first. Yes, the shaft was properly locked into the centre of all three springs, the motor worked well at first, then it did stop. I took ...
by JeffR1
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Worth the effort?
Replies: 29
Views: 663

Re: Worth the effort?

It's not rocket science, you won't have any problems, and if you do, you will figure it out, and if you still do, post again with any questions. Put a small amount of stripper in one spot no bigger then an inch square, and see how it reacts to the paint. If it eats it off right away, then you're hom...
by JeffR1
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Worth the effort?
Replies: 29
Views: 663

Re: Worth the effort?

Lots of interesting stuff here, but I will post about the sliver paint problem, and what I would do with that if a customer came into our store. Stripping paint is a PITA, even more so as it gets into the grain and that can be difficult to get out. What makes it even more difficult is that the insid...
by JeffR1
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Best source for Victor springs?
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Best source for Victor springs?

The bearing you want to leave in place is on the disc end, it has a round ball that the governor spindle drives against. I've never encountered a ball bearing in a governor bearing ever and I've been doing these motors for over 40 yrs. The only ball bearing I've ever encountered has been at the bot...
by JeffR1
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Stuck Springs
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Stuck Springs

According to the YouTube videos of the dyslexic genius, this grease is the go-to stuff. https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NCB00101?impressionRank=1 However it did not work for me, on my triple spring motor, the first spring unwind and released the centre peg from the inner part of the spring further o...
by JeffR1
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials
Topic: Best source for Victor springs?
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Best source for Victor springs?

Also found this seller in the UK for springs.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/soundgen/m.htm ... 7675.l2562