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Misc. Shop Stuff #6: Help!! Looking for Old Iron Caster Wheels

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 736 days ago 2015 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Fellow LJs, I hope one of you can help me with a challenge!

I’m trying to (re-) build a tool chest and want to put steel wheels on it. Old ones. I have a pair, but need four.

Do you have two cast wheels / casters that look like this?

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Height and material and style important; having an exact match not so much. Have you held onto anything like these? Or if you have four wheels that are alike, would you be willing to make a deal with a fellow LJ?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 736 days ago

Send me a PM if you can help!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Brandon

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#2 posted 736 days ago

Good luck finding some casters, Smitty! Those would be a fine touch.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Dave

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#3 posted 736 days ago

Smitty I will keep my eyes peeled.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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lysdexic

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#4 posted 736 days ago

No?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 736 days ago

Tempting, indeed, but no…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 736 days ago

Bump!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Dave

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#7 posted 736 days ago

?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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GrandpaLen

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#8 posted 736 days ago

Smitty,

I have worked on a few Victorian home restoration projects and have great success locating items from glass door knob to decorative iron fence and gates, from victorian furniture to original amusement park rides & items. This place has 3 floors above ground and 2 below and they are wall to wall salvaged items from pre 1900 and forward from there. They are located in Louisville, Ky., about 25 miles south of my home and if I am looking to replace anything antique, they are my go to source.
It would not suprise me if they have what you need and they are real nice folks to deal with.
Here’s their contact info, give ‘em a call.

Joe Ley Antiques
joeley.com
Copyright© 1999-2001 Joe Ley Antiques Louisville Kentucky Phone: 502.583.4014 All Rights Reserved

My first visit took an entire day (not a working day) just to walk through, It’s an amazing trip down memory lane or a look back into the past for you Youngsters.

I made a quick trip down there one day, hoping to find surface mount iron door locks and glass door knobs, they had 5 or 6, foot lockers full, of each.

Good luck.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 736 days ago

Len- Outstanding, thanks!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#10 posted 735 days ago

Bump!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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lysdexic

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#11 posted 735 days ago

Did you call Joe Ley? Any luck?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#12 posted 735 days ago

Calling them tomorrow, hope they have sat hours. Then an offer of a reproducton house is second. No matches out there in lj land of a 2” surface mount caster…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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oluf

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#13 posted 733 days ago

Try this site. I find them very good and great prices. www.thecasteguy.com

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 733 days ago

Very nice site, can’t find steel w/ 2” total height…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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SamuelP

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#15 posted 733 days ago

Last item listed here.

Too much moo-la if you ask me.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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