One thing on my DSG lathe which will need to be dealt with fairly soon is the cross-slide adjusting gib. It's right at the end of its adjustment, and the slide is fairly free-moving. The obvious simple thing to do is pack out the non-wearing face, but how to do it? Is there an 'accepted' technique? This is the tapered type with an adjusting screw at one end. I know one answer is to extend the adjuster end of the gib, but that would soon mean a loss of bearing surface. I'm thinking in terms of building up the face with epoxy, but that may be awkward to get down to a smooth flat surface. Maybe sticking on a bit of shim with superglue? I could metal spray it, but even 'cold' spraying would probably turn it into a banana. Maybe it'll be simplest just to make a new gib?
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