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Old 05-11-2018, 05:13 PM
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:15 PM
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Again a google of caruba doesn't give any relevant answers, - what is that?
If I put wax on the ball bearings it would have been burned in about 15 minutes,You keep putting it on all day?, filling the bearings with burnt carbon? I dont get it??
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I take a 4 to 1 one mix of beeswax to carnauba wax
I melted and mix it and put it in Dixie cups . I use this wax for my jack wax it lasts longer than beeswax . I have a wooden rod that I've been usingfor a long time.I put a little wax on that and roll that on my yolk. it gets a little char from the rod the combination of wax and char usually lasts a long time. there are times I may only do it once or twice a day . it all depends on the pieces I'm making and how close to the Gloryhole the yoke gets .

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Old 05-12-2018, 06:40 AM
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If you build your yolk with a way to bolt your balls down and no weld them, you could do what I do and just change them every few years. Also.. the more you lubricator them the more chances you are going to have dust and other crap clog them. I never lubricate them...
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:16 AM
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Again a google of caruba doesn't give any relevant answers, - what is that?
If I put wax on the ball bearings it would have been burned in about 15 minutes,You keep putting it on all day?, filling the bearings with burnt carbon? I dont get it??
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:26 AM
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If you build your yolk with a way to bolt your balls down and no weld them, you could do what I do and just change them every few years. Also.. the more you lubricator them the more chances you are going to have dust and other crap clog them. I never lubricate them...
I have been lucky enough to have the same balls for 8 years or so. lubricate them when ever they squeak to much.
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:33 AM
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I had a set of old balls that had jammed up & sat around for a few years. I soaked them in vinegar for 3 days & then rinsed them & blew them out with air. They work great again....no lubing so far.
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While mine function a good deal more poorly than they did, but I find I don't have all that much interest in their performance at this stage. We make a lot less less stuff all the way around.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:42 AM
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While mine function a good deal more poorly than they did, but I find I don't have all that much interest in their performance at this stage. We make a lot less less stuff all the way around.
and trust me Pete as you get a few more years on you, it will get less and less. Energy levels become almost no existent and life's priorities change when you get past 70. Clingy balls are no where on your radar at that point.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:28 AM
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Three hours seems to be the energy window.
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