I just want to thank you for this posting.You have lifted a weight
of guilt from my shoulders. Each time I read about the way people
look after their rolling mills, I just hide my head in the bucket of
sand I carry with me along with the tub of guilt I dip into often.
I bought my rolling mill twelve years ago when I knew nothing about
how to look after the steel rollers. More money than sense in those
days. Not enough money now though, anyway, I digress.
I did know enough not to pass steel through the rollers, and to
rinse off pickle and water from any metal I was rolling, so the
rollers are not in bad shape. There are a few pits but nothing too
bad and the rollers look a bit brown. I smother them in oil when I
feel the guilt thing coming on but considering the mill lives in an
unheated conservatory, it is not in too bad shape.
Your letter cheered me immensely because it made me realise that the
mill still does what I want it to do and does it well. If I were to
have a new one (not going to happen) I would use the knowledge I have
gained from reading the Ganoksin postings and it would stay in better
shape. As I am 60 in a couple of years, I reckon the mill will see me
through the years left.
The main thing wrong with my mill at the moment is that the rollers
are not parallel. Now I have read how to sort this and I have watched
someone do it but I just can’t get my brain around the problem when
it comes to sorting my own mill. I have a blind spot.
Hope all of you on Ganoksin had a good festive season.
Cheers from Ruth in the UK.