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Forum topic by dmmflys posted 11-07-2012 05:14 AM 2250 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2012 05:14 AM

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I am very unfamiliar with ID and OD sizes of bearings and standard pipe (black pipe, ridged conduet, etc). What I need to do for a project is have the slandered pipe say around 1” slide inside the bearing with very small tolerance. That is capleble Of repeatable daily use and of course done as cheaply as possible.

Any help is very much appriceated.

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#1 posted 11-08-2012 01:16 AM

Cheapest would be get some UHMW polyethylene. It is self lubricating and makes nice bearings. Works with regular woodworking tools. Peach Tree sells it among other places.

If you are going to be moving faster than that, pick up real bearings. I get them from Surplus Center pretty cheaply.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 04:10 AM

I like the UHMW polyethylene idea.

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#3 posted 11-09-2012 05:08 AM

I’m building an adjustable height table. There will be four bearings that pipes will slide in to give stability which is where the close tolerance comes in. I don’t want it to be able to rack. As for speed slow at best so it’s not a concern. I thought pipe because its cheap.

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