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Anybody build a slip roller from scratch?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Magnumcharger, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Magnumcharger
    Joined: May 26, 2008
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    Lotsa talk about making sheet metal brakes and the like, but...I'm looking to make an 8' sheet metal slip roller.

    Has anybody done it?
     
  2. RICH B
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    Didn't make it; but had a home made 10' roller where I used to work. Came from dump body company we bought out. We rolled up 8 gauge with it a couple times. If I remember right it had 6" rollers with 2-1/2" or 3" shafts running in steel blocks with brass bushings. It had #80 chain sprockets linking the rollers. We turned it with a 3/4" drive ratchet and pipe.
     
  3. Magnumcharger
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    I'd love to see a picture of that!
     
  4. koolkemp
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    My buddy bought his, I think from Busy Bee Tools...he uses it more than his English wheel !
     
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  5. cruzingratiot
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    from Detroit MI

  6. toolman1967
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    I built a quick and easy one using three leftover Harley fork tubes,bushings and a set of bicycle sprockets and chain. A customer came in and bought it not long after I built it. I need to get busy and do another one. Motorcycle parts are cheap sources for the tubing for tools like these. My bead roller gears are from a blown out motorcycle tranny.
     
  7. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
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    from Western MA


    Thanks for the tips. I'll have to do a new inventory from a different view of my scrap pile before it goes to the crusher.

    Ed
     

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