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I'm planning to build my own english wheel. Would these work for Lower anvils?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hillbilly4008, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 2,919

    from Rome NY

    I've got the base all planned out. I think I may have the upper anvil all lined up, now I'm looking for a cheap lower anvil. I have been looking at bearings for possible lower anvils. While at Tractor Supply today I came across these 3 point hitch balls.
    Im thinking that I shouldn't have a hard time finding bearings to fit inside. Then just find a suitable axle to fit the bearing.

    I don''t expect to perform miracles with these, but it may be a good entry level anvil. What do ya think?
  2. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,972


    I'm no expert, but I think you need one with less crown on it.
  3. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,518

    from canton MI

    You dont want them way to much crown!

    PM Me I have the upper and lowers from a old HF wheel I will sell cheap shipping will be a bitch but you will be better off
  4. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,937

    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    @ 1 1/2'' o.d. that's gonna be one small anvil:D It would probably work for a very small wheel used for small , very highly crowned panels. The contact area of an anvil with that much crown would probably leave alot of heavy tracking marks in a panel unless a very light pressure was used when wheeling out a panel.

    Good luck and have fun with your wheel project!

    " Humpty Dumpty was pushed "

  5. You can get various radiused anvils at Harbour frieght[seperate] from their wheeling machine-I saw em last week....
  6. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 2,919

    from Rome NY

    I heard that Hoosier patterns no longer sells the wheels. Must be some stupid Internet rumor?

    I realized this was a bad idea after I sat there and thought about it for a few. Dutch Comstock doesn't live that far from me, and he sells E-wheels. Rcranger knows him pretty well, I'll try and get ahold of him for the anvils.
  7. fbama73
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 989


    If you can get a set of wheels from Joe (Hoosier pattern), you'll not be disappointed.
  8. got my wheels from joe.....the great.....

    Dutch is one of the best in the shaping world......:)

  9. My set came from Oklahoma hardware and supply, I bought them on ebay when I built my machine, nice quality but around 600 dollars for one 9"by 3" and 3" anvil set with bearings
    at around 50 the HF should be a place for some to get started
  10. fordcragar
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 3,179

    from Yakima WA.

    Hoosier Patterns doesn't make E-Wheel stuff anymore and Joe left the company. Here is Joe's contact info:

    Joe Andrews
    1009 Southampton
    Decatur IN, 46733

    Phone 260-301-9034
    Fax 260-724-2236

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