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Blog entry by john001953 posted 07-26-2014 09:15 PM 845 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am building a steady rest for my jet mini lathe. Shopping around for the wheels, I need ideas for wheels. I would like to use 1 1/2 inch wheels. I checked out roller blade wheels, but they are to big. I am looking for 1 1/2 inch wheels with bearings. Any ideas would be great.



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#1 posted 07-26-2014 10:23 PM

Well….. the bearings I used as wheels on my thin rip jigs (in my project page) are 1 3/8” OD and sealed bearings. The link is in the post. 3 for less than $10 shipped!

Here is the other that I found:
http://www.lionsdeal.com/fmp-132-1093.html?utm_source=googlepla&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CMPcoLuA5L8CFQwGaQod6a4Aow

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 10:28 PM

Link for what I used. You could put som plastic dip or rubber banding around the OD.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/R10-ZZ-Double-Shielded-Bearing-5-8-x-1-3-8-x-3437-/160376859541?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 10:58 PM

I know a lot of turners use the one from Lee Valley. Not as small as you described but they should work.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=68825&cat=1,43455

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 11:31 PM

They do make roller blade wheels 43mm which is almost as small as you want. You could either keep the larger size or sand them down a bit. Try a good skate shop, the small ones are for tricks and freestyle skating.

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#5 posted 07-27-2014 12:16 AM

Check out plastic casters at HF

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#6 posted 07-27-2014 12:52 AM

Rockler sells a set of 4 for $12.

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