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    The Baleigh belongs to Otis Parsons Art School

    outta my price range too
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    Grumple,
    I can't give you a heads-up on ring rollers. I don't have a need for one with the type of work I do...hobby guy. Too easy for me to hop in the pickup, head to the scrap yard 6-7 blocks from the shop and salvage something that will work for less than the cost of new steel...already made.

    Ed knows his ring rollers. Ask him his favorites, wishes, longings, whatever.

    If you don't want to send the bucks for a high dollar roller, build one. Gear reduction drive, motor and reversing switch should connect to a ring roller you made that will do the work you want it to do. No use spending big money...if this is a hobby.

    The concept it dirt simple with room to go overboard if that is what you want to do. Spend your money on other tools and build yourself a ring roller sized to fit your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumple View Post
    Ed,
    I just bought a lathe Delivered on Thursday but its not wired or even completely assembled yet and needs leveling and break in. So maybe I will just build me a ring roller. Looks like a fun project.
    Thanks,
    Grumple
    Forget the ring roller...you're gonna be too broke from buying lathe tooling.
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WyoRoy View Post
    Forget the ring roller...you're gonna be too broke from buying lathe tooling.
    :

    One of the reasons I do not own one- this hobby already drains enough money from da wallet
    Ed Conley
    http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
    MM252
    MM211
    Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
    TA185
    Miller 125c Plasma 120v
    O/A set
    SO 2020 Bender
    You can call me Bacchus

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    Rationalize all you want Eddie...I know its eating on ya'.
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WyoRoy View Post
    Rationalize all you want Eddie...I know its eating on ya'.
    Nope- but a Mill is
    Ed Conley
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    Nope- but a Mill is
    You are gonna be one broke veggie!!! Give me a shout when you get one and I'll work you up a CARE package of tooling.

    EDIT: BTW, if you get the mill the lathe is just a matter of time...
    2nd EDIT: Should have bought that Bridgeport when you had the chance.
    Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
    Miller DialArc 250
    Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
    Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
    Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
    South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
    Logan 7" shaper
    Ellis 3000 band saw
    Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
    Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
    3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
    Lots of dust bunnies
    Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumple View Post
    jallcorn,
    I already have a Compact Bender but that won't do it. Is the Hossfeld actually able to do full circles or 1/2 circles in a 12" diameter? I guess if they have a die that big but that would be a pricey die.
    Thanks,
    Grumple
    Look at Hossfeld's web site,
    http://www.hossfeldbender.com/advantages/index.php
    this page says what they can do. How well do they do it? Don't know yet but I just bought a #2 Hossfeld with 3 - 5 gallon buckets of dies. Haven't had time to look at it yet. My application will be bending scrolls, etc. for ornamental ironwork.

    3 weeks ago had to make 8 sets of rings to exact dimension, 1 set to fit exactly inside the other. Used an old trailer brake housing that just happened to be the exact diameter, and hot bent 1/2" square bar, then hot bent 1"x1/4" flat around the 1/2" bar still on the jig. Slow but worked. If I had had the Hossfeld then, would have tried to figure it out for that project.

    Hossfeld has a good reputation among blacksmiths that have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    The Baleigh belongs to Otis Parsons Art School

    outta my price range too
    I guess if I win the lottery it will be on my list of things I can afford to buy.
    Grumple
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    Quote Originally Posted by WyoRoy View Post
    Grumple,
    I can't give you a heads-up on ring rollers. I don't have a need for one with the type of work I do...hobby guy. Too easy for me to hop in the pickup, head to the scrap yard 6-7 blocks from the shop and salvage something that will work for less than the cost of new steel...already made.

    Ed knows his ring rollers. Ask him his favorites, wishes, longings, whatever.

    If you don't want to send the bucks for a high dollar roller, build one. Gear reduction drive, motor and reversing switch should connect to a ring roller you made that will do the work you want it to do. No use spending big money...if this is a hobby.

    The concept it dirt simple with room to go overboard if that is what you want to do. Spend your money on other tools and build yourself a ring roller sized to fit your needs.
    I wish I could head to a scrap yard thats close by. The one I used to go to can't sell stuff to people anymore and thats where I would browse the yard and find all kinds of neat stuff I could use in projects. I guess I need to search out a new scrap yard. I have some time to figure out the ring roller as I have plenty to do in the mean time so I may just build one.
    I like your signature with the 40x59 shop thats too small. I know the feeling. Mine is 40x60 and although 1 foot bigger (actually 40 feet) than yours, its too **** small too.
    Grumple
    Last edited by Grumple; 09-22-2008 at 07:45 PM.
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