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    I need to make a couple of bronze bushings 2 inch ID 1.9 in long. A friend gave me a bar of tiger brass (his title) he said that if I cut grease groves in it the life would be almost forever. The metal has circular stripes around it. My question, what is tiger brass and is good bearing material?
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    Herm Williams

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    Herm, I have some SAE 660 that has that look to it.

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    • #3
      Sounds like 660, which is the typical bearing brass for machining. No idea on the grease groove comment.
      Russ
      Master Floor Sweeper

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      • #4
        Sounds like 660 bearing bronze. It looks like this:

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        • #5
          Oops, not sure where "brass" came from, I meant bronze. I've gathered quite a stock of that stuff from Enco while rebuilding my Rockwell lathe (which needed most every bushing replaced). Hey, at least it was a "b" word, and the "r" was right too. Gotta count for something, right?
          Russ
          Master Floor Sweeper

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          • #6
            I want to know how Evan manged to bend that piece


            Tim

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Timleech
              I want to know how Evan manged to bend that piece


              Tim
              Optical illusion from his lens.

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              • #8
                SAE 660 Bearing Bronze is good material . I use it to fix Vertical Turbine water pumps. I fixed my squirrel cage fan with it as well. The bearing still has the same shaft clearance that I made it to 3 years ago . It is a grease packed bearing/ bushing I give it couple of pumps of the grease gun every summer . I put two holes 180 apart and pump till clean grease comes out and recap . There is no seals on this application . I also turned a new shaft for it as well; tossed the old coldroll shaft and went for the good stuff . I had some bent 416 laying around turned it down to size . Straight as an arrow now .

                A straight groove works well , but a helical groove is even better . This all depends on the quality of the grease and how much attention you really want to give it . If you cut a groove in the middle of the bearing is acts like a reservoir.

                I can hang onto the bearing after it has been running for a while it does not get hot , which is good.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BillH
                  Optical illusion from his lens.
                  Spoilsport

                  Tim

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                  • #10
                    It isn't bent. This is though.

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                    • #11
                      That is it Evan, it looks just like your picture except it has straight sides.
                      Many thanks for all the help you all have provided.
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                      Herm Williams

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Evan
                        It isn't bent. This is though.


                        Make one like that and stamp LCT on the bottom
                        I just need one more tool,just one!

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                        • #13
                          Hay Evan, do you have another peice like that one, I could use some.
                          mark costello-Low speed steel

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                          • #14
                            That's the only piece I have like that. I shudder to think what it would cost now. I've had that for years. I've been saving it for that special project, whatever that is. It won't be napkin rings.

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                            LCT???
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                            • #15
                              Hello
                              What size piece do you need? I can check to see if more is available.
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                              Herm Williams

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