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johnny o
05-19-2008, 11:02 PM
Hey All
I just finished my latest toy for my shop. I made it from some old turbine studs, srap from my bin and some teflon coated steel backed bushings from mcmastercarr. It was designed with rolling 1/4 x 2" stock inmind but it bent that up quite handily. I found some old gears from some soot blowing equipment and worked them into the design. It one stout heavy piece, I dont evan clamp it down for the light stuff. Now I need some ideas for stuff to make with the stuff I already made so I can make more stuff.

05-20-2008, 12:02 AM
Last I talked to Madman, he had about a dozen pipe rollers that would plug and play right in your new toy.

Ground round and beautiful.

05-20-2008, 12:36 AM
You took the word right out of my mouth Johnny.........stout.

That thing looks great...looks bulletproof, great work.


05-20-2008, 12:49 AM
Nice ring roller,nice work table too;)

05-20-2008, 01:15 AM
That's not a toy my friend, it's one very serous roller! :eek: It makes my little HF ring roller look like a toy. You should be very proud of it. Now go and build some more "stuff". "Stuff" is good!

05-20-2008, 01:29 AM
Nice looking tool. Good job

Dr. Rob
05-20-2008, 04:26 AM
Job well done.

Apparently there was recently an article on ring rollers in one of the magazines. Anybody have a snapshot of what that was about; just the basic idea?


05-20-2008, 06:13 AM
That's a nice roller Johnny, looks stout enough to handle some pretty big stuff. Is that a railroad car the parts were sitting on?

Ian B
05-20-2008, 06:21 AM
Nice roller Johnny!

Couple of questions;

- Are the side plates steel, or aluminium?

- You're using 2 screws to force the top roller down. Other designs I've seen have used a hydraulic jack; do the screws struggle to put the initial bend in the bar, or isn't this a problem?


05-20-2008, 02:26 PM
Now I need some ideas for stuff to make with the stuff I already made so I can make more stuff.

How about a ring handle. You have done such a nice job you should finish it off with the ring handle and a John Deere spinner. That would make it over the top. The current handle is inspired by a bicylce not a guy with a really cool ring roller.:D :D :D


Quetico Bob
05-20-2008, 02:50 PM
Super nice, that's one skoocum piece of equipment. How did you cut the plates they look to be about an inch thick?
Cheers Bob

05-20-2008, 04:03 PM
Well done. No, make that beautifully done!


johnny o
05-20-2008, 11:30 PM
Thanks All
Ian b The sides are 1" thk steel, saw cut and milled to profile. I just rolled two 3/8 x 2" x 3 ft. flat bars for a firewood rack with it. It handled them nicely too. I think it might do well with 1/2" thick also. The 5/8-11 load screws work great, you can effortlessly put a 1/2 turn on them and roll the metal thru. I used 1/4 turns on the 3/8 stuff. The flat car the assembly sat on is my A3 switchers tender under construction, I forget who asked that. Of course I drank the yuengling lager, cause it wouldnt fit in the roller.
Gotta hide now from the old lady!