Advice for tape drive repair / maintenance
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Mon Dec 18 17:24:41 CST 2006
> For those of us with machine tools, I wonder if a roller can be "fine
> tuned" to the proper diameter by fitting an oversize piece of
> neoprene tubing to the roller, cooling the whole affair in dry ice,
> then machining it (on a lathe) to the proper size. I can't recall
I believe it can, although cooling to liquid nitrogen temperatures is
recomend (if only beacuase it takes longer to warm up again, so you have
longer to take a cut).
I've also heard you _can_ machine 'rubbers' at room temperature, but that
the tools are totally different from those used for metal turning. May be
I've not tried either though.
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