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torker
05-03-2010, 08:48 AM
Hey guys! Sorry it took so long to write this up but I've been very busy.
Here's how it all started...bending the 1/8th X 2" flatbar the hard way. I tried and tried to do this in my ring roller but it's just not heavy enough...so I did it the (really) hard way...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0248.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0249.jpg
You'll like my simple solution to rolling the 1/8th X 12" piece...lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0246.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0247.jpg
Worked perfect! Only took a few minutes.

torker
05-03-2010, 08:52 AM
Here it is...pretty much done except for cleanup
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0251.jpg
The guy who dreams up the mini golf stuff I build with his new toy!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0252.jpg
Tried and tested....note the ball catcher at the end of the hole...it works great!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0253.jpg
Now it's off to the powdercoater then will be installed permanently!
Russ

hardtail
05-03-2010, 09:39 AM
Thats pretty cool work there........good idea.......must be getting nice out if the minigolf tour is starting.........LOL

Boucher
05-03-2010, 09:44 AM
I guess I will just have to conceede. I thought that I held the "Title" in jury rigging but I guess not. That certainly raises the bar. Very nice results and inventive thinking and construction. I like it!

wierdscience
05-03-2010, 09:47 AM
Good job,I like the Goodyear tire and rubber bending roll:)

hawgwrench
05-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Nice job man,this is perfect example of why I hang out here.The ingenuity and "work with what I have on hand" attitude is what keeps the ideas coming.Well done Torker.

Dan Dubeau
05-03-2010, 10:03 AM
Nice work. Nice roller.

Everytime I play a round of minigolf, I always think of how cool it would be to build a course.

ZINOM
05-03-2010, 10:32 AM
When I saw the first pic of the truck wheel I smiled.....that's great Russ, thanks for posting.

John

Mcgyver
05-03-2010, 12:09 PM
The guy who dreams up the mini golf stuff I build with his new toy!

the Tom Fazio of mini put :D

Russ good to see you back posting projects, I love the ingenuity of the tire roller, great stuff

lynnl
05-03-2010, 12:34 PM
Yep. That's clever as all "get out!"

I'll tell the story that it immediately brought to mind:
An AF friend told this, and swore it was the truth. He graduated from Auburn Univ, which as some may know, is a land grant college which has a very extensive agricultural program.
He and some fellow students were in the vicinity of an area where a lot of pigs were being kept, and noticed this one male trying desperately to mount and breed with a much larger sow. After many unsuccessful attempts, and much grunting and squealing out of frustration, the male started rooting and pawing at the dirt behind the female.
After a short while my friend and his cohorts came to realize what the pig was doing. He was "landscaping" an elevated position to stand on to complete the task he had in mind.

Yessiree, necessity is the mother of invention. ...plus, (in the pig's case) a high degree of motivation.

Now, lest someone think otherwise, I am NOT equating Torker to any farmyard animals. Nor am I suggesting a pig could've figured out how to bend that steel. :D

Willy
05-03-2010, 01:08 PM
"Hillbilly Engineering" has once again been put back in it's rightful place. On the podium.
Russ, I'm not sure but I think this example raises the bar for hillbilly ingenuity to a new level!
Thanks, good thinkin.

Alistair Hosie
05-03-2010, 03:00 PM
We Boys must live life with toys .Me included. :DAlistair

Your Old Dog
05-03-2010, 04:02 PM
Nice work. Nice roller.

Everytime I play a round of minigolf, I always think of how cool it would be to build a course.

Don't give him too much credit. It was supposed to be square :D



Yep. That's clever as all "get out!"

I'll tell the story that it immediately brought to mind:
An AF friend told this, and swore it was the truth. He graduated from Auburn Univ, which as some may know, is a land grant college which has a very extensive agricultural program.
He and some fellow students were in the vicinity of an area where a lot of pigs were being kept, and noticed this one male trying desperately to mount and breed with a much larger sow. After many unsuccessful attempts, and much grunting and squealing out of frustration, the male started rooting and pawing at the dirt behind the female.
After a short while my friend and his cohorts came to realize what the pig was doing. He was "landscaping" an elevated position to stand on to complete the task he had in mind.

Yessiree, necessity is the mother of invention. ...plus, (in the pig's case) a high degree of motivation.

Now, lest someone think otherwise, I am NOT equating Torker to any farmyard animals. Nor am I suggesting a pig could've figured out how to bend that steel. :D

Couldn't he of just asked her to take off her high heels?

jdunmyer
05-03-2010, 09:09 PM
Years ago, a friend was building a "cabin up North" and wanted a circular staircase to get to the loft/bedrooms. To make the handrail, he chained a hunk of pipe to the rear tire of his backhoe tractor and bent it similar to Russ' work. After getting it round, he simply stretched it out into a coil.

One expression of his that I'll never forget is, "I don't need a stinkin' shop manual, I have a torch!"

Al Messer
05-03-2010, 09:31 PM
Hey guys! Sorry it took so long to write this up but I've been very busy.
Here's how it all started...bending the 1/8th X 2" flatbar the hard way. I tried and tried to do this in my ring roller but it's just not heavy enough...so I did it the (really) hard way...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0248.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0249.jpg
You'll like my simple solution to rolling the 1/8th X 12" piece...lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0246.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/torker/IMG_0247.jpg
Worked perfect! Only took a few minutes.


It worked didn't it? Congrats on figureing out a practical solution!