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#2446659 - Yesterday at 10:17 PM Tips for removing leather key bushings?
machineintel Online   content
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Registered: 08/16/14
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If wetted or steamed, old leather bushings seem to tend to break apart rather than pull out nicely like cloth bushings do. Right now, the best technique I have is to chisel and file them out, which is very inefficient time-wise. Does anyone have any better methods they wouldn't mind sharing?

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#2446682 - 17 minutes 5 seconds ago Re: Tips for removing leather key bushings? [Re: machineintel]
rbstewert Offline
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Registered: 01/10/12
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Loc: Portland, Oregon
I found good results with a Jiffy J-2000 steamer, and a curved pipe hose attachment, available from Jiffy (http://www.jiffysteamer.com/Accessories/viewdetails.asp?productId=504)

Added in a variac for precise temp control, so neighboring glue joints are not disturbed. If the leather was put in with hide glue, the stuff comes out like butter.

When installing new pieces, they can be held down, positioned, re-positioned with a quick hit of steam. Particularly helpful when trying to push the new leather into the slots before the glue sets.

Probably not a setup you'd want to take out on a service call, but for in-the-shop. . .











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