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  • #16
    Originally posted by chris***@sbcglo View Post
    Good explanation.
    Now someone show me a picture with some 5" x 1/8" (or equivalent) material.
    Don't bother. I'll post them myself.


    Ed, I don't like you anymore and you're not welcome to S.D.

    Funny thing (in a not so funny kind of way) is that I've made countless tables before that required skirts and I always rolled them in one piece. In fact, I was planning on rolling these the exact same way I've always done in the past, which was in one piece. So, I make my own d@mn roller for wider, heavier material and I've lost all my marbles somewhere along the way. I actually took the last six months "off" because of the "accident", and my wife always says I haven't been the same.

    Excuse me while I throw this project in to the recylcing bin along with taking a plasma torch to my roller. One person says it should be rolled in two parts, and I'm a lemming.

    I've gotta go and do twice the work I should be doing

    I'm really mad at myself.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Old Sporty View Post
      Chris*** - Just a question. Why do you have to roll the rings in halves?

      Thanks.
      ... because I like to make extra work for myself.

      I'm an idiot.
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      • #18
        Chris-

        Sorry wasn't trying say you can roll yer 5" this was- just trying to show the Flat areas that happen when rolling material in these style Rollers.



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        • #19
          Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
          Chris-

          Sorry wasn't trying say you can roll yer 5" this was- just trying to show the Flat areas that happen when rolling material in these style Rollers.



          No, I'm serious. I already rolled one in one piece. I really am an idiot.
          I'll post pics later.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by chris***@sbcglo View Post
            No, I'm serious. I already rolled one in one piece. I really am an idiot.
            I'll post pics later.

            I quit.
            Don't worry, it takes our kids at least till they are 4 to realize it
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            • #21
              My technique has always been to measure out and mark the circumference on the material and leave enough for tails, then roll it till the lines are close enough together.
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              • #22
                Chris - That's the reason I asked. I've always rolled in one piece and accounted for the flats as Broccoli said. Just thought I might learn a new and better way of doing it.

                Thanks.

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                • #23
                  I've always done the same thing for one piece, too. In fact, all my planning was to do this project with one piece rings, just like every other freakin' ring I've ever rolled. Then somewhere along the way I lost my mind and listened to someone who would have done them in two halves. In fact, I even had the material all scribed up for one piece.
                  At go time, I cut everything in half, and the rest is my PITA.

                  I'm so beside myself I want to cut these ones up, buy new material and start over. Anyone want a roller?

                  I need to take another six months off... ... but I gotta eat.

                  I'm done posting. You'll all never hear from me again.
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                  • #24
                    I will say this: it was tough to get the one piece ring out of the roller, and with material 3/16" and up, one would have to remove the top roller to get the ring out, or you're in for a fight.

                    I swear I've lost my mind.
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                    • #25
                      Don't be so hard on yourself. You did something new and made it work didn't you?

                      As for the ring roller, PM me and we'll make arrangements for the transfer.

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                      • #26
                        more pics, finally

                        Hello everyone.
                        I've been real busy, so I'm finally getting around to posting some more pictures (if anyone really cares).

                        1 and 2) Jigged up for welding the vertical tubes. The tubes are 3" x .120 wall. I had the 3/8" plate waterjet for a press fit so I could do the welds on the underside. I used this table to jig it all up square.

                        3) This is how the underside of the stands looks. Basically this is what I see before I weld the tubes. No one will see any of this, except some bugs or really small people.

                        4) Welded. All of these welds were done as jigged up, so it was good practice for OOP stuff. Although, it seems that most of my work is OOP.

                        5) Zipped up. I needed full 60" lengths which I got from 20' pieces. The ends of each 20 footer were creased as you can see in the photograph. I put it towards the backside and the pictures shows it to be much worse than it is in real time. No big deal.

                        Thanks for looking.
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                        • #27
                          1) Stacked up. There were eight of these in total.

                          2) I TIG welded the seams of the skirt and buffed them out. I can control the fill better with a TIG weld so there's less post-weld grinding on a joint like this. I just welded these up as they sat stacked on the cart in the previous pictures. Not the prettiest welds, but I was cruizin' for speed and gettin' er done.

                          3) Mounting plate welded across the tubes. This will receive another bracket from which the monitor will hang.

                          All in all, this project came out pretty well. It wasn't my design, but I was happy to oblige. I'll try to get some pictures as they sit painted and installed once the building is finished. I'm just glad they're gone and I can move on to the next project.

                          Thnaks for looking.
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                          • #28
                            For Broccoli

                            Originally posted by chris***@sbcglo View Post
                            Don't bother. I'll post them myself.
                            ...sometimes the bear eats you.

                            1, 2, 3) One piece ring. Ahhhh, geeeeez.
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                            • #29
                              I think they turned out pretty good.

                              Are the seams at the edge of the plate/rings going to be left visible, or will those be filled by the painter?
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Fishy Jim View Post
                                Are the seams at the edge of the plate/rings going to be left visible, or will those be filled by the painter?
                                The skirt was tucked under the edge of the plate by 3/16", so the seam won't be visible unless you're less than 5" tall.

                                Glad it's done.
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