rw_design wrote:So I pull the pin then wrap the brass barrel with teflon tape until it fits snug innside the housing like a press fit? Where is the flat spot oriented?
Yes it should fit snuggly and the flat spot should be at the bottom so it is aligned with the threaded part of the spindle.
rw_design wrote:My next question is do I turn the spindle post tight against the flat spot of that inner brass barrel and leave it there? I have a teflon washer and the felt pad style no spring in it.
Yes this is correct, you can also leave the washer and pad in place
rw_design wrote:I do not know how to assemble the spindle post into the barrel assembly with the pin removed and now wrapped in teflon tape.
Did you remove the arm? If it is removed it should be relatively straight forward. Put the arm back on and adjust the pivot bearings (the spindle must be in place on the t-bar before you put the arm back on).
rw_design wrote:Once I get that far I can pretty much put the arm together and test the table. The arm will be free to pivot up and down and I can set the VTF and test the table wouldn't you think? Of coures I have to lube the spindle well and bearing with oil..
VTA is set with different size ball bearings and there is not much adjustment here, the spindle and barrel assembly should not move as one...