I am doing the last little touches of rebuilding my
Sheldon 15" lathe, and need the material for the way wipers.
I have the original, it is a very dense and firm felt, about
1/4" thick. The felt I can get in the local fabric store
seems way too flimsy for this use. I looked in J&L, MSC
etc. and didn't find any bulk material like this (to my
surprise). Does anyone know where to get such material?
Any other suggestions for the best and most effective way
wiper system would be appreciated. I am thinking of making
some scrapers out of brass shim stock to almost scrape the
ways clean, keeping most of the chips out of the felt.
I thought that bending the shim stock outward a little would
scoop the big chips away while not trapping small chips
between the scraper and the felt.
18 years ago