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A use for overhead garage door cable pulleys

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  • A use for overhead garage door cable pulleys

    A couple of months ago one of the springs on the garage door broke with a colossal BANG! Since the door was falling apart in general we got a new door, which included all new hardware. Salvage from the old door included four cable pulleys with ball bearing hubs. They aren't great, but they seemed to have potential.

    Here's what I did with them:

    It was an interesting exercise in using a rotary table. I made a fixture to simplify holding and repeatability:
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