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I'll happily trade some materials, time, or cash as desired for a bit of felt as my lathe needs some and I don't have any. I can order some, but I suspect several folks here have acquired more than a lifetime's supply and would be willing to share. If you've got some to spare, let me know and we can work out the details via PM.

Thanks!
 

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Spare 1/4” f5 ? White felt,
Got it for a Sheldonlathe
But got too much,
 
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That's what I'm looking for, PM sent.
 

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1/4” could be to thick it was for my Sheldon I had to make new brass covers , I’ll dig some out and see , should get into town next week to the post office.
 

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You may have already solved your need, but for what it is worth....I use furniture anti scuff pad material...works...get at big box store.
 

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Someone read our private messages and wanted me to post to the forum?. Any how the 1/4” felt was to thick for the covers that came on the Sheldon so I made some new ones, the steel jig I made is to bend the brass , the old felts are the black ones. Did your lathe have wipers ever ?.
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I’ll send you a 6x6” piece Monday.
 

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Boot insoles cheap and plentiful
 

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But stinky
 

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That's what I'm looking for, PM sent.
Someone read our private messages and wanted me to post to the forum?. Any how the 1/4” felt was to thick for the covers that came on the Sheldon so I made some new ones, the steel jig I made is to bend the brass , the old felts are the black ones. Did your lathe have wipers ever ?.

I’ll send you a 6x6” piece Monday.
Actually, I am thinking someone read this thread.
 

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Old Setson's are a great source of felt :)

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Any how the 1/4” felt was to thick for the covers that came on the Sheldon so I made some new ones, the steel jig I made is to bend the brass , the old felts are the black ones. Did your lathe have wipers ever ?.
I’ll send you a 6x6” piece Monday.
I'm not sure mine ever had wipers, when I had the saddle apart last fall I didn't notice any indication they ever existed, but admittedly I wasn't expressly looking for them at the time. I would refer back to the images I took then, but I apparently didn't take any of the relevant portions of the saddle. Either way, I intend to put some on it.

Thanks for the pic, that's pretty much what I was thinking but it's nice to see outside of my imagination.
 

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dtsh : Are there small screw holes on the saddle above where it rides on the ways ? , are they prismatic or flat ways ?
Got a pic of saddle on ways ?,
Ok I went to lathes uk doesn’t look like any of them had way wipers , you’ll have to make covers and drill tap saddle to hold them on there.
 

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Thanks greatly. Perhaps I'll take better pictures this time!

When I'm working on something I take pics to ensure I can get it back together because I can't seem to remember what I was doing 10 minutes ago; though it seems to never fail that some detail always escapes notice and I spend way too long finding how some fiddly bit that I managed to miss, fits.
 
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