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mfreno
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My latest project is a silk cabby but I'm having a difficult time trying to quite it down. I've tried some fabric ease the sound but it did not help much. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Have you tried graphite? However, once you have quieted it down, you have to clean off most of the excess graphite so your silks won't come out dirty.
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Ron Reid
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Hello:

I restored a Milson Worth Silk Cabby, and had the same problem. I used graphite, as Spellbinder recommends, and it worked very well. I just used it real sparingly, and wiped off all the excess. I noticed it will scratch paint if you're not careful.

I don't think you'll ever be able to get it totally quiet, unless you have a cabby with a swivel load chamber. I think all of the "elevator" styles will make a little noise, so you have to lower them slowly.

There are some pictures of it on my amateur website; scroll about 1/2 way down:

http://members.cox.net/ronreid/

Ron
mfreno
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On 2006-03-15 11:20, Ron Reid wrote:
Hello:

I restored a Milson Worth Silk Cabby, and had the same problem. I used graphite, as Spellbinder recommends, and it worked very well. I just used it real sparingly, and wiped off all the excess. I noticed it will scratch paint if you're not careful.

I don't think you'll ever be able to get it totally quiet, unless you have a cabby with a swivel load chamber. I think all of the "elevator" styles will make a little noise, so you have to lower them slowly.

There are some pictures of it on my amateur website; scroll about 1/2 way down:

http://members.cox.net/ronreid/

Ron


Nice work! Your paint finishs look great. You must have taken your time with each piece.
kregg
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Try teflon tape used to smooth out wood drawer glides.
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Michael Baker
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You may also be able to locate Teflon powder, which is sold as a dry lubricant for model railroads. It is white, so the staining problem associated with graphite powder should be reduced.

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Bill Hegbli
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Why not just cover the inside gimmick with cloth or felt. This would make it totally quiet in operation. Maybe even flock contact paper would work well.
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