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    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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    Bob Wright

    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

  • #2
    Nice job.

    (mind if I copy it?)
    Tom

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

      Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
      http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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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.
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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        JAMES

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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.
          252 Miller Mig
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          R - 45 Milling Machine
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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!!!
              I'm not late...
              I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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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
                Bob Wright

                Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
                http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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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
                  If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

                  sigpicJohn Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
                  Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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                  • #10
                    nifty! ,....
                    mm210
                    maxstar 150

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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
                      I'm not late...
                      I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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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
                        Bob Wright

                        Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
                        http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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                        • #13
                          SHOWOFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                          I'm not late...
                          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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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
                              Bob Wright

                              Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
                              http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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