Got stuff, need ideas! Answered
I work in industrial bearing distribution, and every now and then something falls into my lap that I get to play around with. Today we got a bunch of bearings back that had been made slightly different than the customer had requested.
So, I've got a big box of these things. There's nothing wrong with them, it's just that the little tapped holes are slightly misaligned and can't be used in the original application. They are designed to press lightly onto a 5/16" shaft. The tapped holes are 6-32 thread. Also, I can easily get cheap 5/16 shafting and I've got a crate full of 5/16 single split and double split shaft collars.
My question is, what would you do if had all of these little guys? I couldn't bear to send them all to the steel recycling place, as they're perfectly good bearings and pretty neat to boot, but I'm not sure what to do with them. I thought I'd throw it open to the group--any ideas?