Introduction: Save Old Lathe Feed Collars With Cheap Items
Lets renew a old lathe feed collars
Step 1: Simple Items to Renew Your Lathe Colars
I have a old lathe a Joinville 117r model made in brazil in 1975 that lathe are inspired on south bend lathe small models. A very acurate fine lathe. But the colars feed are worn out, thats bad, because without any control on feed you cant do a precise work... thats why we need to solve this!
you going to need:
1 - a sharp knife or sharp metal
2 - a small wire brush
3 - ink corrector or white ink
4 - clear nail polish or a lacquer
Step 2: Start the Work
First thing first, we need to clean with a sharp blade the marks of the collars, really scribing the marks deep and cleaning and taking of the rust and old paint, than clean with a wire brush with a lateral swipe for only one side to really remove the particules of dust and rust, do this until you get deep lines.
Step 3: Painting Our Collar
Im using a corretor ink, just because is cheap and readily avaliable for everyone, but you can use white paint to or even other colors. I did several coats until the ink go on to the deep of the lines
Step 4: Finishing
Let the ink or the corrector set for while, thats very fast on the corrector ink, and just rub your finger or a piece of fabric to clean, i did both than use a piece of cloth to take the excess of ink and clean the collar
Step 5: Thats It!
To finish just add a lacquer or in my case a clear nail polish to seal that ink and finish the project, now just let it cure for some hours! and you get a renew feed collar!