Greetings All, I am working on a cradle for my soon to be first born
and the specs call for two bronze bushings (along with other various
2 bronze bushings 5/16" o.d. x 3/4"
I can't seem to find these anywhere and was hoping someone might point
to an online etailer that would have these very items? I tried Rockler
but it seems they don't offer these items? Any help would greatly
I've seen that Lowes has bushings in their small parts bins. Can't swear is
they had bronze or not, but there was a nice size selection. I'm sure Home
Depot or even a nicely supplied local hardware store could have them also.
Am I the only one who finds Home Depot's selection of hardware to be
terrible? That is, I can find 2" #10 wood screws in bags of 2, 4, 6, 10,
20, 50, 100 and 5 pound boxes, but if you want something even slightly
esoteric, they don't have it.
> Greetings All, I am working on a cradle for my soon to be first born
> and the specs call for two bronze bushings (along with other various
> 2 bronze bushings 5/16" o.d. x 3/4"
Take your choice:
Grainger or McMaster-Carr.
Any good hardware store and probably Home Depot or Lowes.
There will be a (big, like 5' high & 8' long) row of plastic
drawers filled with washers, nuts, bolts and assorted "hardware" that
you never thought you needed to look in before. They are usually color
coded to differentiate between standard to metric or stainless vs
Googled for "Bronze bushing", got 356K results. Try here:
or some of the other results. Should be able to find them.
Or try the yellow pages for bearing distributors.
The only road to success is always under construction.
Swinging cradle? I've used nylon, covering the offending white with the
appropriate color washer, and also the bronze-colored hardware Rockler sells
for gliders. Works nice.
Nylon or UHMW stuff probably more slippery than bronze in this low-load
>Yes, swinging cradle. I will go back to Lowe's and Home Depot and take
>a second look to see if they have what I need.
If you want the strength and longevity of bronze bushings, but without
the almost inevitable squeak, look for oilite bushings - they are bronze
with built-in lubricant. And you can even find them at many auto parts
stores. They might have the size you need in stock.
I managed to buy a stick of nylon (1 1/8" diameter) but now need to cut
slices of it about 1/4" thick. How do you cut the nylon so that you
end up with a nice smooth surface? I tried it on my chop saw and as
you probably already know the cut was not clean at all.
> I managed to buy a stick of nylon (1 1/8" diameter) but now need to cut
> slices of it about 1/4" thick. How do you cut the nylon so that you
> end up with a nice smooth surface?
A lathe with a cut off tool.
I figured it was somethig like that. Unfortunetly I don't have a
lathe. I do have a friend who works in a machine shop and I am going
to ask him if he would consider taking it in and cutting it for me.
Thanks for you advise.
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