How to Disassemble a Large Ball Bearing and Anneal It

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HOW TO Disassemble a LARGE BALL BEARING, ANNEAL IT, MACHINE IT

Demonstrating how to disassemble or take apart a large industrial ball bearing for use in a steady rest project for my Sears Craftsman 12 x 36” Atlas Lathe. The large ball bearing will be annealed in my blacksmith forge and left to air cool in the hopes I can machine the race with my lathe. Ball bearing races are extremely high quality steel, extremely hard, and not able to be machined as is without being annealed. Thankfully I have a blacksmith propane forge that should be up to the task….stick around and see how it works out for me!
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    BeachsideHank

    2 years ago

    Russian/ Ukrainian machinists call it a "lunette" (люнет) When I was making mine, I searched YouTube videos and found far more examples and inspiration in their postings than English ones, no need to translate either, the language of craftsmanship is universal:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=%D0%BB%D1%8E%D0%BD...

    Those ball bearings are also good for handle ends too after annealing them. ☺

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