Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spinning wheel oil

For the last couple of years, I have been using a variety of lubricants for my spinning wheel.

Now, I seem to be settling firmly on Royal Purple synthetic oil.  It is sold in auto parts stores as a high performance motor oil grade SAE 0W-40, API service SM. I had been thinking of ball bearings for the flyer/bobbin assembly but the synthetic oil is easier.

The price is just under $10/ quart, so get the whole guild together and buy enough for everyone.

I put a small magnet in my oil bottle.  The magnet holds the bottle handy against a steel bolt in the frame of the wheel.

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