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Thread: A tool I modified to help restore Treadle bearings.

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    Super Member SteveH's Avatar
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    A tool I modified to help restore Treadle bearings.

    So, recently when I did a rebuild on a 1922 Singer treadle base, I was wondering the best way to get the gunk and old crud out of the cone-shaped holes that the Singers use as bearings. (like the ones on either side of the foot pedal)

    I bought a wire wheel brush for my drill and modified it. The picture below is after the 2nd modification.

    I used a belt sander to reshape the wire wheel.

    It worked AWESOME, so I thought I would share.

    Steve

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    Steve,

    Where in the world did you find a tool made in the U.S.A.?

    Neat idea too.

    Joe

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    there is a usa. yes virginia there is a usa. neat idea
    ​debra

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    Steve thank you for sharing this idea with us. I made one and it is a great time saver and you are right it is awsome
    Skip
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    how clever!!!!
    Nancy in western NY

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    My old boss used to give me all of the last minute, crazy objective, probably not enough time projects... When I asked him during my review why he did that to me, he said "If ya want something done quickly, give it to a lazy man..."

    This tool was born of that mentality...

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