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Project by savannah505 posted 152 days ago 1124 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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moment

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#1 posted 152 days ago

damn Dan , that is a pretty fancy and clever roller you manufactured there . Looks like something Borglum would have had in his shop . Shiny, blue, with Brazilian cherry …..nice ! Have a great weekend !

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oldnovice

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#2 posted 152 days ago

That’s using the noggin!
You see something, it just clicks, and you have some real fancy rollers for your shop!
Those are outrageous and should be very useful!
That is a beautiful blue.

What is the wall thickness of these rollers?
What does one weigh (just checking on shipping possibilities)?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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steve_in_ohio

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#3 posted 152 days ago

wow, great idea, those look like they will work whole lot better for you, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Ampeater

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#4 posted 152 days ago

It looks like it might be used for a drum sander if it is perfectly round and very stiff.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 152 days ago

Cool idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 152 days ago

That will do the job. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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grizzman

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#7 posted 152 days ago

a really good idea here, i dont like waste and when something can be repurposed, then i say go for it..bob

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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