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Tag84

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07-06-2013 06:38 PM

Hi!
I just bought this old mortiser, and was wondering if anybody could help me with how to keep the metal tracks lubricated, and what sort of lubricant i should use?

Help/advice is much appreciated!

-- -Thomas -


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 07-06-2013 07:18 PM

As a newbie with little experience, I would suggest….
1) Johnson’s Paste Wax
or
2) Dry Lubricant

A grain of salt should be taken with this advice!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 07-06-2013 07:22 PM

Looks like wheel bearing grease on it now? White lithium grease might be better. Can use WD40 and 000 steel wool to clean it up. I’ve used my portable belt sander with extremely fine metal parper used in auto body work to rub down the rust, followed by metal polish and after I put a coat of paste wax on the machine surfaces.

What does it do?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 07-06-2013 07:23 PM

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#4 posted 07-06-2013 07:38 PM

Grease gathers sawdust.I’d use graphite or paraffin after cleaning off all of that grease.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 07-06-2013 07:58 PM

Thank alot! Doc yes i put bearinggrease on it :D, becomes a bit messy like Jim says.
Is Paraffin the same as used for protecting your chizles? the oil? I have it in the shop might use that :)
Dutchy bedankt!! zal er naar kijken.

-- -Thomas -

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#6 posted 07-06-2013 08:06 PM

Thomas
Some folks just call it wax, it’s use for caning and candle making you can pick some up at the market.

http://www.palmecoltd.com/refined-paraffin-wax.htm

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 07-06-2013 08:17 PM

Can you get Waxlit in Holland? That would work well.

The tolerances in the machine may be so tight you
will need to use grease. If so, find out what
machinests in your country use for greasing mill
crossfeed tables and lathe beds.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#8 posted 07-06-2013 08:27 PM

Thanks Jim! i understand it now,
Loren i think this is what you meanhttp://www.maiburg.nl/lijmen/houtverwerkende-industrie/smeermiddelen/ I think it’s exactly what i need Thank you very much :)

-- -Thomas -

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#9 posted 07-07-2013 10:24 AM

Every year approaching winter I coat the lathe beds, band saw table, drill press table jointer etc with furniture wax polish and never get a rust problem PLUS wood slides beautifully on such a surface.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#10 posted 07-07-2013 08:07 PM

Hello Thomas,

Jim his answer of course is the right one. I did read your question in the wrong way. You asked lubrication of the tracks. My first thougt were the bearings. For so far i know in the past they did it also with a pig thymus (zwezerik)

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#11 posted 07-08-2013 08:32 AM

I ordered grphite assembly paste, it fitted the description of what i need. Thanks to everyone helping me!

-- -Thomas -

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