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Slip clutch felt replacement

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by N_Cook, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. N_Cook

    N_Cook Guest

    Well I've always called it felt but this is worn down to a woven backing
    that is well glued to the pulley. I suspect it is more pool/snooker table
    baize material rather than haberdashers felt, but why always white ? some
    special formulation. Unobtainium full clutch assembly so renovation of what
    is here.
    Anyone know how to make neat punch-cut dual concentric cut rings without
    proper setup. Small central hole ok with normal leather punch ,but outer
    larger cut?
    Probably I'll cut the centre hole in some green baize, glue to the remnant
    backing (or start again stripping of the old ?) , compress as its curing and
    then cut away outer excess with a scalpel.
     
  2. Guest

    What make and model is this for? I still have some replacement felt clutches in stock. Either supply the make and model or a size and I'll check stock. I can mail it easily.

    Dan
     
  3. N_Cook

    N_Cook Guest


    If I was regularly doing this then yes a set of large diameter punches as
    well as the small set I already have.
    Have decided to punch the small centre holes, then glue onto the original
    surface as no integrity left in the woven remnant matrix. Then an adjustible
    craft cutting compass , as parallel axis of cutter and centre it will locate
    easily here, to cut the outer ring.
    These compasses eg
    http://www.modelspoorhobby.be/Foto's/gereedschappen/snijpasser.JPG
    are great for partially cutting rubber sheet to drive bands. Partial, so to
    keep the cuts regular and concentric and so build up a large range of bands
    from one sheet, then finish off the cuts by hand with scalpel , guided by
    the initial cut.
     
  4. N_Cook

    N_Cook Guest

    Cutting compass worked well, almost looks a pro job except for the green
    colour. I suppose only one world supplier of whatever this slip clutch
    material is. Sorry. I don't know where you get baize from, my source was a
    pool table repair man working at a pub and was not averse to a drink for the
    old cloth in his van.
     
  5. I suppose only one world supplier of whatever this slip clutch
    It's easily obtained in the US. Buy a Banquet "chicken nugget" frozen meal.
    The nuggets are indistinguishable from industrial felt washers.
     
  6. You owe me a new keyboard!!! :)

    Jonesy
     
  7. I suppose only one world supplier of whatever this slip clutch
    Holding it under the shower should clean it out.
     
  8. I suppose only one world supplier of whatever this slip clutch
    "Indistinguishable" refers to appearance and texture -- not necessarily
    taste. Perhaps the time has come to rephrase Arthur C Clarke's famous
    observation:

    "Any sufficiently processed food is indistinguishable from building
    materials."
    Not /all/ Banquet products are gastronomically beyond redemption.
    Experimentation is useful is one is looking for quick, cheap meals. And
    let's give Banquet /some/ credit. All their products are made from food-like
    substances.
     
  9. Not /all/ Banquet products are gastronomically beyond redemption.
    At the moment, you not only don't, but can't.
     
  10. "Any sufficiently processed food is indistinguishable from building
    materials."

    This is arguably true. A few years back I bought non-fat cream cheese that
    closely resembled spackling.
     
  11. Jerry Peters

    Jerry Peters Guest

    Except that spackling probably tastes better, or at least has *some*
    taste to it.

    Jerry
     
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