This relates to this musical instrument I'm planning to build...
There are buttons (approx 7/8 inch diam) attached to 1/8 inch brass rod shafts. I want the shafts to slide in bronze bushings. By the nature of the instrument, the player will often be pressing near the side of the button rather than in the middle. The bushing will probably need to be about 5/8 inch long.
What do you recommend for the bushings? I can buy 1/4 inch bronze rod from MSC and drill it out on the lathe. Or maybe a combination of drilling and reaming? I guess this will depend on the 1/8 inch brass rod I get, and how accurate it is. I can get brass rod from MSC, also I see that RC hobby suppliers carry brass rod in various small diameters.
Should I try to look into Oilite? This would probably be overkill, right?
All advice, suggestions, ideas, etc. will be much appreciated.