|Forum topic by Woodstock||posted 05-25-2010 03:15 AM||1208 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-25-2010 03:15 AM
I’ve got a question for all the lathe users. I have twice now bought new lathe chucks that were covered in grease or machine oil as removed from the box. I’ve wiped the outsides down but have had oil/grease get thrown out from the insides due to centrifugal force. (not surprising) on walls & myself and whatever I had mounted in the chuck.
Part of me thinks that a mechanical device such as a chuck need lube of some sort inside the gears/threads/jaws surfaces for lubrication as was well at to keep from rusting due to moisture from green wood.
But the other part of me doesn’t care to get a black “racing stripe” down the wall and myself. I could soak the chuck in kerosene to remove the grease/oil. But that seems to me to defeat the purpose.
Has anyone come up with a happy medium? Or is the lube really necessary once you’ve removed it from the box/bag?
-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".