I thought I would share how a made felt replacements for the oil tubes.
I purchased a piece of brass tubing (K&S Precision Metal 1/8" x 0.014 Brass tube) and cut about an inch off. I then used my dremel tool grinding disc and tapered an edge on one end of the tube. Finally, I inserted the tube into my dremel tool and used it to "drill" the replacement felt.
It worked really well and fits perfectly into the oil tube end.
I bought and picked up some felt from Grainger (Felt, F1, 1/2 In Thick, 1/2 X 12 In) to finish out what I need.
I might be willing to share the remainder and produce more felt tips if others need it. Say $1.00 a tip? So set of eight would be $8.00. I'll round it up to 10 felts so you will have couple of spares for the same price. I would think this could ship in a standard envelope as the tips are very thin. If that works, then I'll pay for shipping ;-). If you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will be happy to send some to you.
I also posted an ad on ebay (for $10 there) if you wish to use it instead of directly contacting me. Better be quick! Sales are hot! I had one person buy one so far... :-)
I think I can get another 11 or 12 sets of 10 out of what I bought so request them while they last!
Here's a link to my google share with all the pics. I could only post 3 on this forum.
I finally finished reconditioning the mechanicals of my Edison. I tore everything down except for the motor. Replaced the felts and all is working very well! I did a crude measurement of the revolutions and I was surprised how close it was to 70 rpm's. Nice and quiet too!
Hmm. I guess I have some more adjusting to do! I actually adjusted it down to 70 so it might actually be close to 80 at full speed. However, I probably will need to re-adjust the governor a bit more as there was not much range left on the faster side.
I adjusted the governor and now easily meet the 80 rpm. I also made a little rpm meter with an arduino and a light sensor for easier and more precise measurement. It worked great! The turntable does a great job of holding the 80rpm steady.