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Replacing babbitt bearings on old machines. How to remove the old babbitts and repour them with fresh metal around the rotating shafts.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 50

Tip: How to get a burned-out bearing off of a shaft when it acts like it's been welded on.
COUNTRYSIDE Jan 1980 (v.64#1) pg. 53
Added Info COUNTRYSIDE Mar 1980 (v.64#3) pg. 8

Tip on making a bearing-race driver from PVC plumbing fittings.
DIRT RIDER #114 May 1992 pg. 80

Tip on filling wheel bearings with grease without using a pressure greaser.

Repouring babbitt bearings. A low-tech way to rescue old machines.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 73
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 4

Tips on lubricating bronze bushings.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 14
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 6

Unorthodox, but effective way to lubricate a noisy sealed bearing in a power tool.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 10

Rust-proof, pivot-and-bearing surface for a weather vane, bird feeder, or anything else you want to be rotated by the wind.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 20

Ball bearings in shop tools and machines. When and how to replace these vital components.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 49
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 10

Make your own steel bearings from a rod-coupling nut. Can be pressed into wood for minimizing wear on a wooden support.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1979 (v.151#4) pg. 64

Make your own plastic bearings.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1963 (v.183#4) pg. 155

Tip on using only your hand and thumb to force new grease into a small open or shielded bearing.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 35

Tip on machining bearing and bushing drivers from pieces of old camshafts.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 36

Tip on using ABS plastic pipe to drive out bearings and seals.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #213 Apr 1994 (v.18#9) pg. 26

Making bearing drifts from a worn or damaged bearing of the same size.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #224 Mar 1995 (v.19#8) pg. 27

Handling roller bearings in cars of the 1930s. How to remove, inspect and replace them without risk of damage.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #239 Jun 1996 (v.20#11) pg. 23
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #241 Aug 1996 (v.21#1) pg. 32
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #244 Nov 1996 (v.21#4) pg. 33

Barrel type roller bearings. A brief history on their application in automobiles.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #259 Feb 1998 (v.22#7) pg. 21

Tip on attaching an extension (remotely-located) zerk grease fitting to service a bearing that is located in an awkward or inaccessible location.
STEAMBOATING #33 May-Jun 1990 pg. 39

An investigation of the frictional properties of various bearing materials in association with TEFLON.
TELESCOPE MAKING #21 Winter 1983 pg. 44

(1) Tip on removing pressed in bushings. (2) Tip on using old bearings and races as tools to help install new ones.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Nov 1994 (v.22#11) pg. 9

Tip on making a heating device to expand bearings prior to installation without cooking the grease or melting the seals.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Mar 1996 (v.24#3) pg. 5