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Tool Tech: Another HF Bead Roller Stand...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NealinCA, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. Chairmnofthboard
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
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    Chairmnofthboard
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    from So Cal

    Here's some pix of mine.

    I cut an exact copy on the cnc and bolted them together. I put a slide on my version to have a back stop.

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    And change all those chinese nuts and bolts.
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  2. The "nutz & bolts" was a great idea!
     
  3. alex211
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Posts: 39

    alex211
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    from NW PA

    Not done yet, still need to paint it. I have $45 in the steel to build it. It is real strong now and doesn't flex at all. My next plans are to add a gearmotor and a foot pedal.

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  4. movingviolation
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
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    movingviolation
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    Damn what a great thread!

    Seems fathers day brought me a bead roller....so now i gotta step up and get with the program so mine can join the club!


    Leon
     
  5. CRH
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 554

    CRH
    Member
    from Utah

    I couldn't resist... I am building mine right now!
     
  6. Checksix!
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 47

    Checksix!
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    Here's mine, tried to sell it a while back since I got a Mittler, but it doesn't cost anything to stay in the shop and I still use it on heavier stuff.

    Dave bead roll 001resize.jpg

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  7. 296moon
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 662

    296moon
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    from england

    Not as pretty as yours but I just made a table for mine and powered it with a motor from an ambulance wheelchair lift, just need to make a foot control now [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Checksix!
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
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    Checksix!
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    I planned on putting a VFD on mine too but the Mittler already has a motor so I went with steering wheel drive. The upper structure is all bolted on so a motor in the future is bolt on deal.

    Dave
     
  9. CRH
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 554

    CRH
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    from Utah

    I couldn't resist the beautiful shape of the green one that started this post. I got the Woodward Fab one (CHEAP from Summit) and started sketching designs. Here's what I came up with. Thanks for everyone posting their versions. I learned much and got the drive to build mine!
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  10. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    Here's mine HF based beadroller:

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    These pics are 2-3 yrs old.I get rid off the crank and at these days i have a steering wheel from some old bus bolted on
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2010
  11. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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    what a work of art outstanding job making an inexpensive roller look way cool and function better
     
  12. Thanks for all the posts guys! I just bought a bead roller out of the classifieds and need to modify it.
     
  13. CRH
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
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    CRH
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    from Utah

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    Here it is actually finished.
     
  14. Well done, did you make the wheel as well?
     
  15. CRH
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
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    CRH
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    from Utah

    No, the wheel was cut off of and old bar stool.
     
  16. grabrr
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
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    I love this thread. I just bitched about my HF bead roller this afternoon...I need to find some metal and start the mod.
     
  17. Flathead Johnny
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    Flathead Johnny
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    from MA

  18. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    hugh m
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    from ct.

    I hate junk Harbor Freight Chinese stuff, but you guys have done nice jobs of disguising/reinforcing them into useful tools you don't have to hide...especially like the brass tag.
     
  19. atomicjoe23
    Joined: Jul 16, 2011
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    What a great thread! Very inspiring. . .I've got a few things that could use some "disguising". . .

    . . .glad I was linked to this thread and thanks for sharing!
     
  20. wrsexton
    Joined: Jun 14, 2009
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  21. yaidunno
    Joined: Apr 26, 2012
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    yaidunno
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    from Wisconsin

    Well i get zero points for originality. I couldn't help but follow the lines Neal in CA laid out. Im 25 and just getting into this hobby, so sadly i can't say i was able to make it out of scraps i had laying around. It started out as a Woodward fab roller which uses 1/2" plate. I was able to flex the plates 3/4 of an inch at the end using a 24" pry bar before the modification. Now i struggle to tweak them 1/8".
     

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  22. Nice job yaidunno!
     
  23. NealinCA
    Joined: Dec 12, 2001
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    That does look familiar:cool:
    Nice work!
    Neal
    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  24. SJR
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
    Posts: 126

    SJR
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    on the power feed units whats good power unit to use? what kind of HP and gear reduction and speed works? is there something I can find cheep, maybe some kind of power tool I could modify and mount up to a HF Bead roller?
     
  25. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,540

    gatz
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    HF also sells this 440# hoist for $99; with a 20% discount, 79.20......

    http://www.harborfreight.com/110-volt-440-lb-capacity-electric-hoist-with-remote-control-40765.html

    It has a nice FWD/REV control on a cord. They work fine and the rpms should be about right, although a chain reduction could be added too.
    They shouldn't be too hard to modify, although everything is metric.

    I've used them to make lifts attached to the ceiling in my shop. One to store the JD snowblower attachment during the summer months and the mower attachment in the winter months. Another one is used for a "basket" lift to store garden hoses, gas cans, weed-eater, leaf-blower.

    Used another winch to make a sliding lift to bring "stuff" up from the basement for annual garage sale. (you'd think we'd run out of things to sell)
     
  26. Jim Stabe
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
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  27. cody1958
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    cody1958
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    from wichita ks

    awesome tool. Looks so vintage!!!
     
  28. Hey Jim, That MG is sure bad ass!
     
  29. Jim Stabe
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
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    Jim Stabe
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    Thanks
     
  30. SJR
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
    Posts: 126

    SJR
    Member

    Just got my HF roller today look forward to using and improving it, any others have moter driven ideas for me? I like the winch one seems strong enuf
     

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