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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. ago
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    I reckon you are tired of rubber tires and loss of air!
     
  2. oj
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    Thats pretty slick, it looks stout enough and plenty of pressure as long as the single roller gets enough traction to roll the strapping thru it. I have a commercial one and and the 2 leading rollers are geared to turn together, you set them to the thickness of the metal and the third roll applies the tension.
     
  3. Mike Rouse
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    The ring roller looks great. First off, roll a ring for the handle. Makes it more controllable
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  4. cfmvw
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    I built my own lathe based on Dave Gingery's Shop From Scrap series, using his charcoal-powered foundry to produce aluminum castings. I later took a cheap throwaway drill press (5/8" chuck but a low speed of 700 rpm????) and cast the parts I needed to convert it to 12 speeds with a low 40 rpm spindle speed and cast/machined a milling attachment and a variety of cutters. I've cast and machined all kinds of parts and materials with them; the pictures show a beautiful block of maple my neighbor gave me when he moved...I added some cherry and purple heart to it, machined it into a bowl and sent it to him.
     
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  5. woodbutcher
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    :D Damn guys and gals.This thread just gets better all the time.The engineuity of the people here is just outstanding.Thanks to all for their projects.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  6. porsche930dude
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    Thanks guys. Yeah most of the ones iv seen pics of have the two free rollers chained together but i dont really see the point of that. It wouldnt help with slippage at all. If i do have a problem ill try wraping it with skateboard grip tape. I was going to use a bicycle rim for the handle wheel but I went with the straight bar for now. Im sure the wheel would be better but ill give it a try. The wheels will be going on my homemade mini tractor. Its almost done then ill work on the new wheels. I suppose it also classifies as equipment :)
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  7. seb fontana
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    Here is a pic of an old strap roller I picked up..Has three rollers all connected by gears..Not a slip roll so whatever you roll has to be able to spring apart..
     

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  8. Ulu
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    Or you cut it and weld the halves.

    We had a mondo horizontal slip roller at my old job, but if rolling I-beams & flanged sections, they trap, so to roll a full circle, you must cut it loose.
     
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  10. Marty Strode
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    Are the wheels you are building going to be similar to these ? My Brother built this from scratch, I rolled the wheel bands, on my slip-roll. He has the tiller, and a mower attachments, it works great ! TnT.jpg TnT 2.jpg
     
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  11. Reading this thread makes me feel so inadequate......:(
     
  12. porsche930dude
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    yup thats the plan. Mine has the little snowblower on the front and i made a little mower deck for it out of a push mower. I also have a little v plow for the back of it but i think itll be way too much for this little guy itll be just for show
     
  13. Made this today. It's for straightening coils of Kunifer brake pipe. Cost about £10. I used seven 5mm ball bearing pulleys and a length of bedrail (very useful stuff!). The post on the end is a bush covered with some rubber hose and stops the pipe curling round as it comes out the end.

    Saved about £50 on the Carbuilder Supplies item. Works really well.

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  14. Mike Rouse
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    Are the pulleys placed in such a way that a straight rod would touch the inner diameter of each pulley. Does the coiled pipe enter from the right hand side.
    This's is a great idea.

    Mike
     
  15. I lined up the 4 pulleys on a common centre line. I then used a piece of straight steel round bar the same diameter as the brake line to get the position of the three opposite pulleys. The straight rod does touch the inner diameter of each pulley.

    I push the brakeline through then pull it back and forth a couple of times. Comes out dead straight.

    If you used pulleys with a wide square groove and made it so you could adjust the spacing between the two rows of pulleys then it would work with a range of pipe sizes.

    I think it would work just as well with 5 pulleys.
     
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  16. Couldn't find the pipe bender I was tripping over when I didn't need it....

    Made a new one from some bar stock, a couple of M8 button caps and one of the pulleys left over from the pipe straightener I made the other day. Handle is self adhesive 2mm neoprene wrapped in duct tape - quality ;-)

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  17. Nostrebor
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    I have 6 screen door rollers sitting on the work bench right now that are destined for this project. I've seen a few different renditions, but yours is the simplest yet from a fabrication standpoint. Nicely done!
     
  18. I wanted a larger wheel for the carriage on the lathe. Sometimes the little wheel doesn't allow the control I'd like. This is built to come off with the center bolt while keeping the original wheel.
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    All done from the scrap pile in one afternoon.
     
  19. 64 DODGE 440
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    Nice mod. Looks proper for a hotrod shop. :D
     
  20. Ulu
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    Here's a real quick & dirty job.
    I needed an A/C clutch puller at 11:00 PM one night.
    The clutch has straight pipe threads, or close enough to screw this hacked-off nipple into,
    There's a 3/8" bolt, and the nut is ground a tad then jammed inside with a big hammer.
    Four impromptu set screws secure it.
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  21. porsche930dude
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    Im happy to report my roller works perfectly!
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  22. Ulu
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    Very round.
    What are the drums for?.
     
  23. Ringo !
     
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  24. clem
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    so you made a pipe straightener and a then a pipe bender.....sounds kind of ironic.
    But seriously, great idea. I like it, as I've always been frustrated with coiled up brake lines
     
  25. Ulu
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    LOL . . . I have a hoist that's so heavy I use it to hold things down. :rolleyes:
     
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  26. And used the same parts to bend pipe as I used to make a straightener... What's that all about.....

    TBH a 6mm hole in a 2 x 4 will work just as well but I fancied building one of these things so I thought I'd just give it a go...

    Also, I can't stand the look of wonky brake pipe, looks like it has been done by a complete bell end...
     
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  27. David Gersic
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    Pinion flange holder for a Mopar rear end. Needed to replace the pinion seal. Strap iron cut with an angle grinder to fit around the pinion nut.
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    Also made a pinion seal installation tool from PVC.
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    Neither is especially fancy, but they got the job done. As a bonus, the seal installer also fit the axle seals.
     
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  28. porsche930dude
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    Im making antique style steel wheels for my mini tractor
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  29. Ulu
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    Ah Ha! Pretty cute!

    This one has been kicking around here over a decade. I finally just stripped it down for the hardware and parts.

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    Oh, yeah. That white thing is my home made hoist, that weighs a ton. It holds things down as well as it picks them up.
     
  30. knucklepower
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    my homemade brake line tool.
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