I am making a shaft that has two bearing surfaces that will both run in bronze bushings. My question has to do with polishing the shaft bearings. Is is OK to use an abrasive such a emery cloth or lapping compound to do the polishing? Or will the abrasive impregnate itself into the bearing surface and lead to premature wear of the bronze bushing? That shaft is CRS. I expect to lubricate with 20 wt oil.
I know this is a basic question, but I haven't seen it addressed in any of the books I have. Are there any good books that explain the art of producing bearings surfaces to run in bushings? Or does everyone use ball and roller bearings these days?