ok first thing - i have not done any homework on this yet just thinking it trough.

I have been asked to make a set of rollers for an "english roller" a colleage is making. He found the rollers for sale to very high dollars and wants to save a buck. It seems the biggest part of the high cost is that the commercial rollers are heat treated then ground. My friend will not use his tool in a production basis so will accept reasonbly hard steel. Rollers are 3in long x 3in at widest diameter. Each has a slightly different taper ranging from 3 to 2 7/8 to 3 to 2 1/4 in 1/8 inch increments.

I will by 3 inch stock cut to 3+ inch lengths so be able to face the ends and bring to exactly 3in length.

All that said - the questions are:

What steel would you suggest?

Short of building do you have suggestions as to how to go about achieving the taper. (I think i will do the math and make many cuts then polish)

the math: any quick source of formula to determine rise in a 3 in segment of arc??

now i will go research a bit and see if i come up with what you all suggest.

thanks

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Craig

I have been asked to make a set of rollers for an "english roller" a colleage is making. He found the rollers for sale to very high dollars and wants to save a buck. It seems the biggest part of the high cost is that the commercial rollers are heat treated then ground. My friend will not use his tool in a production basis so will accept reasonbly hard steel. Rollers are 3in long x 3in at widest diameter. Each has a slightly different taper ranging from 3 to 2 7/8 to 3 to 2 1/4 in 1/8 inch increments.

I will by 3 inch stock cut to 3+ inch lengths so be able to face the ends and bring to exactly 3in length.

All that said - the questions are:

What steel would you suggest?

Short of building do you have suggestions as to how to go about achieving the taper. (I think i will do the math and make many cuts then polish)

the math: any quick source of formula to determine rise in a 3 in segment of arc??

now i will go research a bit and see if i come up with what you all suggest.

thanks

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Craig

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