Bush 1 1/2" (bore) x 1 5/8" (OD) x 3/8" (length)?

Hi folks,
Before I buy an expensive piece of stock to make one, does anyone know
of a source for the following bush? I just need one.
1 1/2" (bore) x 1 5/8" (overall diameter) x 3/8" (axial length)
Any metal is fine. Steel, aluminium, brass, whatever. It just needs to
locate a part; there won't be any rotation.
I can PayPal money to anyone who has one they'd like to sell.
Many thanks,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
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I'd venture to guess most that read this list have the capability to produce that for you . What are the tolerances , and where shall I send it ? My reply-to is good . I have both 4140 and 1018 crs on hand ...
Reply to
Terry Coombs
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Reply to
Ned Simmons
Thanks, Terry. I've sent you an e-mail.
Best wishes,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
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Thanks. From the look of it, though, it looks like they're a bulk supplier. I only need the one bush.
Many thanks,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
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What makes you think that? The prices quoted are for 1 to 4 pieces.
Reply to
Ned Simmons
Are the prices in the PDF part of the site? I couldn't get that to work in my browser. Just got a blank screen. I'll try on another computer tomorrow.
Best wishes,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
Try 1-1/4" pipe.
Reply to
Jim Wilkins
I emailed you the pdf, if I despammed your address correctly. $10.70 for a plain steel piece.
You can also get a price (and an image and 3D model) by choosing "Configure" in the first link, if your browser will work there.
Reply to
Ned Simmons
Thanks, I got the PDF. I also registered to use the site and got the same price of $10.70. I couldn't select "England" as a shipping destination, though. I've sent them an e-mail to see if I can get a total price.
If not, I have come across a somewhat rusty piece of stock from which I should be able make a bush. I didn't think I had any 2" round stock, but found an off-cut at the bottom of a box. Actually, this might be a better idea as I can test it against the parts it must mate with to ensure a close fit.
Not sure what the stock is, though. It has a green-blue end. I hope it isn't something ultra hard and unmachinable.
Thanks for the help.
Best wishes,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
Hi David,
Thanks for the kind offer. I've just found a piece of 2" round steel bar in the bottom of a box. I'm hoping I can turn it (slowly) on my father's Myford lathe. But if I can't I'll get back to you.
Best wishes,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
Chris,
I've got some 1.75" OD 1.5" ID brass tube that I could turn a ring from and pop it in the post if you haven't sorted the bush yet.
Reply to
David Billington
Sounds like you may have the problem solved, but:
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Reply to
Ned Simmons
Thanks. I found that site actually, but when I searched for the part number I got on the USA site, it didn't come up with anything.
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
That's pretty much what I thought. But having looked at the bar a bit more closely, it has been sawn with a bandsaw or hacksaw, so I'm hoping it'll be machinable.
Best wishes,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
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Well ... the color codes vary between vendors, so unless you know who the original full-length bar was bought from, you have no clue what it is.
FWIW, My E, M. Jorgensen metals catalog shows green with blue stripe as being Type 416 heat treated bars -- Rockwell C 25-32.
Nothing else in that catalog seems to match.
Since Jorgensen is shown as having 13 locations (as of the time of publishing) -- all but one being in the continental US, and that one exception being in Hawaii, I think that the odds are that your steel came from a different vendor. :-)
Good Luck, DoN.
Reply to
DoN. Nichols
Put it on a grinding wheel . Short streamers with lots of forks generally indicate more carbon/alloy . Long streamers with few forks are generally low carbon steel , and easily machined . In my experience a very sharp cutter with a bit more top rake gives me a better finish on 1018/1045 low carbon steels . I still usually end up doing final with a fine single cut file and wet-or-dry sandpaper . FWIW I cut 4140 with a portaband , handled wrong on the lathe it can be a real whirling SOB to machine . Low speeds , light cuts , and slow feeds to keep the heat down (I cut dry) . It can harden before you realize it ... and the first sign is a smoked lathe bit .
Reply to
Terry Coombs
Thanks. I'll give it a go.
Best wishes,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
I got a message back from them saying that they don't sell imperial sizes in Europe, so it looks like it's time to make one!
Best wishes,
Chris
Reply to
Christopher Tidy
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IIRC my local UK stockist has EN3B with a green end, not aware of them having anything with a green-blue end.
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David Billington

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