Not wanting to blow sixty bucks on a tool rarely used, especially after reading negative comments about the ones currently available, I made this for facing drive shaft bushings.
A 3/8 x 6" bolt with the head cut off, a 1 1/2" fender washer with the hole drilled to 3/8", three regular 3/8" washers, and a couple of nuts. The sandpaper is 60 grit. I have to confess that this is not a precision machine tool. But it got most of the job done. I used a little grinder with a small cutoff wheel to cut down the edges my drill-powered "reamer" missed.
I am going to try this on the front axle. After filing the wallowed out spindle pivot surfaces, they're not too flat and true between the upper and lower.
Fantastic idea Steve!
Methinks Steve used the suggestion by Peter Kable in the other reamer thread.
Yes, I did. Just substituted a fender washer for a wood disk. Ken has been paying attention.
Ken gets a gold star for paying attention in class!
DAMN, I knew I should have taken out a patent on that!
I just used the facing tool idea to straighten the front spindle pivot points on the front axle. It's working GREAT with my cordless drill.
The two faces are on their way to becoming parallel after having filed away the wallowed out and uneven worn areas.
The low areas can be seen here. Some more polishing is required.
Thanks for the idea Peter.
Thanks for passing it on Steve.
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