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  • As some of you know, I have wanted to stop managing H-M for some time. It's a tremendous strain on my personal life. I want to set up my own shop. In September, September 15, to be exact, it will be 8 years that Hobby-Machinist has been in existence.

    I have been training VTCNC to run things here. Dabbler is going to learn too. I feel that they are ready to start taking over the operation. I will be here to help in case they need, but I don't think they will. Tony Wells is and will be here also to consult with. I will be doing backups, upgrades, and installing addons. Other than that, I will not be around. I am leaving this place in good operating condition, and financial condition.

Burke vert head lubrication

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Glenn Brooks

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Nov 14, 2014
Well, the old bearings in my vertical head need to be replaced, and I have them on order. The head is packed with old grease. Which doesn’t do anything to help the bearings, as they are sealed. And doesn’t appear to actually reach the helical gear that drives the collet spindle.

Wondering if I should repack the head with lubriplate, or run the gears in an mineral oil bath? Any suggestions?



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Apr 30, 2015
I vote for grease Glenn
- oil would likely dribble out all over your machine
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