I guess every good metal fabrication shop needs a metal roller of some description. I have been getting by using blocks of wood for a while and though it was long over due that I made a usable metal roller. This project had a lot of Lathe work and I have to say that I need to better prepare my lathe cutting tools for the job. I watched this video from Mrpete222 and I had much better success after.
The Metal Roller uses Plain Bearings, not Roller Bearings. My Bearing shop wanted $80 each bearing so the cost would have been $480 plus tax for the 6 bearings. I wasn’t going to do that so I made my own. Whilst the Roller works well for what I need with Plain Bearings, Roller Bearings would reduce friction and provide easier rolling. All good.
Looks a little Steam Punkish!
I’d like to Thank my friends Joel and Aden over at Studio Dubbeld for playing a few parts in this short movie. Those guys are a fountain of knowledge and are so helpful for all things wood work. Check out their You Tube Channel, particularly their How To videos. Thanks guys!
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All the Steel used in this video was from Townsville Steel and Wire – Thank you Greg and Nicole!
Last but not least – Thank you to my Patreon Supporters for helping me and believing what I do is worthwhile. Cheers!!
Welder – WIA Weldmatic 200i Great little machine – Get one!
CNC – 3DTEK.XYZ Heavy Mill Great little machine – Get one!
CNC Controller – The all reliable MASSO – Get one!
Lathe -Sieg C6
Gloves Worn out – need some
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