I closed my shop for a couple of weeks recently as I headed south to see family and friends and get away from some cold, dreary weather. Also, as I am suffering more and more from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis in my hands, I needed some relief from the mechanical work.
I am taking a very limited number of machines for repair right now (just 10). My hands are very beat up from years of hard work, and I’m limiting work to every other day, just 3 machines a week.
Headstocks rebuilt so far in February:
Perucci, GA, 1981 machine
Burpee, TX, 1956 machine
Avery #2, CT, 2007 machine
Galkiewicz, NY, 1986 machine
3 headstocks on hand to be rebuilt, and 4 incoming.
These replacement items are typically needed for a 10+ year old headstock to operate correctly: both belts, drive sleeve bearings, quill bearing and switch.