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  • Small Ring Roller

    I needed a roller to roll my O Scale RR Track for the bridges i sell and since i can't buy one off the shelf i had to make it. Its only 5" tall but you can get the idea and make one bigger for a ring roller. Here are some pics of the roller and the parts. I made every part except the 1/4" lock nuts and the handle that was from a metal dumpster. It took me about 15 hours to design and build...Bob
    http://new.photos.yahoo.com/aametalm...60762401121042
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  • #2
    Nice job.

    (mind if I copy it?)
    Tom

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    • #3
      Copy away, i share ...Bob

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      • #4
        looks great. you lathed out all the parts too. man it must be nice to have a lath, the uses it could be put to must be way up there.

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        • #5
          Great job on your roller.Sometimes it's nice to have the exact machine you need for the job. Pride of building it yourself is very gratifying & you get reminded of that every time you use it. Thanks for sharing.

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          • #6
            wow, very impressive!!

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            • #7
              wow, must be nice to have a lathe Why didn't you make your own nuts
              too cool!!!

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              • #8
                I have 4 lathes, 2 SB 10 inchers and 2 Craftsman 6 inchers. I could have made the nuts but i wanted the nylon lockers, i was going to dimple some nuts to lock them but i didn't want to screw up the bolt threads...Bob

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                • #9
                  Ring roller

                  Nice job on your roller. I have a larger version and have considered making a small one like yours for doing small parts and pieces. The big one is nice but is a pain when trying to make small items. Dave

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                  • #10
                    nifty! ,....

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                    • #11
                      Bob,
                      knowing you, I figured you could make nylon locking nuts. You'd probably make a jig, have a stell center, and pour melted plastic in 'em. But then you'd waste 1/2 hour doing all that

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bert View Post
                        Bob,
                        knowing you, I figured you could make nylon locking nuts. You'd probably make a jig, have a stell center, and pour melted plastic in 'em. But then you'd waste 1/2 hour doing all that
                        Ya Burt i could have made them, esp on a rainy day like today, instead i flopped on the couch watching Another 48 Hrs for about the 900th time.

                        I ran 80' of track thru it a few times each piece and they rolled perfect even in stainless steel. I also ordered a lovejoy coupling to put my motor/gearbox setup from my big roller to the small one to ease the pain of the blister on my right hand from wheeling ....Bob

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                        • #13
                          SHOWOFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            nice job!

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                            • #15
                              Thanks guys, I will post some pics when i get it motorized ...Bob

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