|Project by savannah505||posted 02-28-2014 04:24 AM||1567 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Well, I hope this is okay to post, it is finished, it does have wood on it…....??? I came across these rollers that were used on a newspaper printing press and the light bulb clicked on. I think a lot of us have those adjustable roller stands that are really not very good or large enough rollers to handle the job, there’s always something that could be better about them. Well these rollers are awesome and the bearings on them let them spin forever when you roll them by hand testing how smooth they are. I used angle iron to make the mounting bar and Brazilian cherry wood for the bearing/shaft supports. Tough and dense wood!!! I tapped 1/4 20 threads into the wood to attach to the flat bars on each end that I welded on the angle iron. You might notice that the base is not as wide as the roller, but I don’t think that will be much problem in future use. The new roller surface is 22 inches wide and 5.5 inches in diameter. compared to the original 11 inch wide roller. I have access to more of these rollers if anyone is interested and would like to have one or more themselves, just let me know. Now it’s time to go use it…....... Have a great day everyone!!!
-- Dan Wiggins