DIY Bearings from Bearing Balls

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Thrust Bearings

Machine steel. Harden steel. Insert bearing balls.


  • This discusses a wooden/metal bearing - note that the bearings need to be kept from touching one another to run smoothly - with a cage - because if they touch they slow each other down - [1]
  • Metal thrust bearing for a turbine. Shows how the races are taken out to expose the bearing balls, which are found in a cage - [2]