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  • My New Toy

    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.
    johnny o

  • #2
    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.
    Excuse me, I farted.


    • #3
      You took the word right out of my mouth Johnny.........stout.

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



      • #4
        Nice ring roller,nice work table too
        I just need one more tool,just one!


        • #5
          That's not a toy my friend, it's one very serous roller! 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!

          I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
          Oregon Coast


          • #6
            Nice looking tool. Good job


            • #7
              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?



              • #8
                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?


                • #9
                  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?

                  All of the gear, no idea...


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by johnny o
                    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.


                    • #11
                      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


                      • #12
                        Well done. No, make that beautifully done!

                        So many projects. So little time.


                        • #13
                          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!
                          johnny o